Theological Lectures
Confession and Spiritual Direction
Fr. Maximos (Constas)
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In these enlightening lectures Father Maximos elucidates the meaning of confession, and provides many practical insights into the significance of spiritual direction from the Letters of Ss. Barsanuphius and John. These two great saints of the Church, who lived in Gaza of Palestine in the sixth century, were highly-esteemed hermits who lived in relative isolation from the world, but conducted extensive correspondence with people from all walks of life and levels of society: laymen, soldiers, priests, monks, bishops and others. Their letters are remarkable for the view they give us into the process of spiritual guidance, since these letters preserve not just a question and an answer, but a series of letters recording an ongoing conversation. Though many of these letters were written to monks, they contain teachings and principles of spiritual life that are relevant to everyone who seeks to know and love God.

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Both Lectures: $5.00
The Sermon: An Exposition of the Jesus' Sermon on the Mount
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Father Josiah provides an exposition of the Sermon on the Mount - the most commonly known and quoted portion of the entire Holy Bible.  Its phraseology is deeply embedded into the everyday usage of the English language. It is the sermon par excellence of our Master Teacher, Jesus Christ, and is the manifesto of His Kingdom. Its teaching is fundamental to Christian faith and practice, and ought be burned into the heart of all believers.

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All 7 Lectures: $20.00
Master or Slave: Technology in the Christian Life
Father Josiah Trenham
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These lectures examine in detail the pervasive influence of the digital revolution in all aspects of contemporary life. The meaning of both the form and content of the technologies in our unique information age is revealed, and a paradigm for utilizing technology in a humanizing and soul-profiting way is set forth.

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All 10 Lectures: $25.00
Prayer and Salvation
Father Patrick Reardon
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In this edifying offering, Fr. Patrick Reardon makes evident his penetrating insight into the text of Holy Scripture, and presents significant practical guidance on how to pray the Scriptures and live the life of faith unto salvation. Fr. Patrick is the long-time pastor of All Saints Orthodox Church in Chicago, Ill, and an erudite priest-scholar who has published numerous articles and books, and serves as senior editor of Touchstone Magazine.

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All 4 Lectures: $10.00
You Belong to Christ! An Exposition of First Corinthians
Father Josiah Trenham
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In this new five lecture series Father Josiah unpacks St. Paul’s literary masterpiece of sixteen chapters devoted to the proclamation of the Holy Gospel, the Cross and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and its application to the daily lives of Christian believers living in an intensely pagan milieu in Corinth. St. Paul’s patient correction of a deeply troubled local church provides many prisms through which to gather wisdom for Christian living in the 21st century.

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Patriotism: The Duty of a Christian to His Nation
Father Josiah Trenham
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This five-lecture series by Father Josiah Trenham is designed to ignite the waning fires of patriotic love in the hearts of believers. In these lectures the student will glean the Scriptural teaching on the nature of allegiance to the state, as well as survey the historic exceptionalism and present degradation of the American nation. The series concludes with a lecture designed to answer the question: How Then Shall We Now Live in a Post-Christian Society? 

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All 5 Lectures: $15.00
Mary Greeted Elizabeth: Witnessing Christ in the World Today
Father Maximos (Constas)
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Enjoy this lecture delivered by Father Maximos (Constas) at the fall retreat of the Orthodox Inter Seminary Movement held on Sept. 28th, 2018 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA. 

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Mary Greeted Elizabeth: Witnessing Christ in the World Today: $0.00
Riches in Christ: An Exposition of the Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians
Father Josiah Trenham
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Patristic Nectar Publications is pleased to present a new six-part lecture series entitled: Riches in Christ: An Exposition of the Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians. This New Testament letter is a circular catechetical piece, the very crown of Pauline theology, and written by the Great Apostle while he was an "ambassador in chains" in prison. This sacred text unveils God's mystery and the unsurpassable riches that all believes possess in Christ. It is of massive pedagogic import for the Christian life, revealing both the saving acts of the Holy Trinity on our behalf and the contours of a Christian walk that is worthy of the Gospel.

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All 6 Lectures: $15.00
Forgiveness: Balm for the Heart
Dr. Xenia Enke
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In this series Dr. Xenia Enke, an accomplished Orthodox Psychologist and clinician, presents the essential components of authentic apologies, the supreme importance of seeking and granting forgiveness, the critical necessity for doing this hard work, strategies for making effective apologies, and the beautiful healing benefits of forgiveness for both the seeker and the one who forgives.

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Both Lectures: $7.00
Concentrated Prayer: Praying as an Expression of Love for God
Father Maximos (Constas)
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This lecture explores praying as an expression of love for God. In this series Father Maximos, with his distinctive pedagogical mastery, distills the teaching on concentrated prayer of St. Maximos the Confessor and of Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra, and provides numerous helps to overcoming obstacles in prayer.  This offering includes a bonus lecture entitled The Personality of the Mother of God: What Kind of Person Was She?  by Father Calinic Berger. 

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All 4 Lectures: $10.00
The Parables of Jesus: Revealing the Mysteries of the Kingdom
Father Josiah Trenham
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The Master Teacher, Jesus Christ our Lord, employed a wide variety of pedagogical styles in order to educate His disciples. Chiefly in His instructional repertoire was the telling of parables.

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All 5 Lectures: $15.00
Works: The Offspring of Faith
Father Josiah Trenham
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An exposition of the Epistle of James.  This short but pungent Epistle - deeply rooted in the Wisdom and Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament - presents a virulent call to righteousness in the Church, or what St. James calls the perfect law, the law of liberty. The Epistle of St. James is perhaps the earliest book of the New Testament, having been penned by St. James, the Brother of God. St. James insists that pure and undefiled religion is a working faith expressing itself in sincere trust in God through all trials and zealous deeds of justice and mercy as believers anticipate the coming of the Lord, Whose 2nd Advent is right at the door.

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All 5 Lectures: $15.00
American Holiness: A Religious History of America and Her Saints
Father Josiah Trenham
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A Religious History of America and Her Saints. In each lecture, the first portion surveys American religious history and the second portion is dedicated to presenting the life of a particular American Orthodox Christian saint. Historical periods reviewed include: The colonial period in the 17th century through the 1st and 2nd Great Awakenings; the rise of the black churches; the invention of the American Originals – protestant faiths originating in the United States; the waxing and waning of American Catholicism; the meteoric rise of Pentecostalism in the 20th century; and culminating in the explosion of religious pluralism in the last 50 years during which millions of Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus have migrated to the United States. The lives of Saints reviewed include: Ss. Herman of Alaska; the Hieromartyr Juvenaly and the New-Martyr Peter the Aleut; Innocent of Alaska; Alexis of Wilkes-Barre; Raphael of Brooklyn; Tikhon the Enlightener of North America; John of San  Francisco; Sebastian of Jackson; and Nikolai of Ochrid.

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All 9 Lectures: $20.00
True Love: God’s Purposes for Marriage
Father Josiah Trenham
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In an age unmoored and adrift from any solid and unchanging vision for marriage itself, these lectures prove timely and are designed to root deeply within listeners a patristic vision for marriage. It is this expansive and glorious vision, articulated in the Scriptures and by the Church Fathers, that is to inspire the practical and every-day outworking of Christian marriage and family life. The God-ordained purposes of marriage are fixed, and for God-fearing Christians keep marriage from becoming a wax-nose manipulated and deformed by debased cultures and secular elites.

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All 4 Lectures: $15.00
The Sermon: An Exposition of the Jesus' Sermon on the Mount
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Father Josiah provides an exposition of the Sermon on the Mount - the most commonly known and quoted portion of the entire Holy Bible.  Its phraseology is deeply embedded into the everyday usage of the English language. It is the sermon par excellence of our Master Teacher, Jesus Christ, and is the manifesto of His Kingdom. Its teaching is fundamental to Christian faith and practice, and ought be burned into the heart of all believers.

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All 7 Lectures: $20.00
A Simple Heart: Cultivating Simplicity in the Spiritual Life
Bishop Irenei (Steenberg)
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This eminently practical series is dedicated to the cultivation of simplicity in spiritual life, and is punctuated with Bishop Irenei's sagacious piety.  An extended question and answer session with Bishop Irenei and Father Josiah is included with special remarks on the Theme by His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH, Primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.  Bishop Irenei serves as the Bishop of Sacramento for the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, and is well-known internationally for his superb theological scholarship and personal devotion.

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All 6 Lectures: $15.00
Prayer of the Heart in an Age of Technology and Distractions
Father Maximos (Constas)
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This seven-lecture series was delivered by Father Maximos in February of 2014 to the clergy of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America at the invitation of His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph. Father Maximos is the Presidential Research Scholar at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. He is an Athonite monk, one-time Professor at Harvard Divinity School, accomplished author and translator, and lectures internationally in both academic and parochial venues.

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All 7 Lectures: $20.00
Joy Within Discomfort: thriving Amidst Anxiety and Depression
Dr. Xenia Enke
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These edifying lectures offer a wealth of practical understanding and counsel designed to provide a pathway forward to joy for those bogged down by anxiety and depression. As anxiety and depression abound at epidemic levels in our society these lectures are timely and encouraging. The speaker, Dr Enke, is deeply committed to a therapeutic practice that flows out of her Orthodox Christian faith and abides in the teachings of the Holy Fathers.  Dr. Enke is a therapist with extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD.

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All 3 Lectures: $10.00
Lord and Master of My Life: Reflections on the Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian
Father Maximos (Constas)
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This series is dedicated to one of the signature prayers of the sacred season of Great and Holy Lent, and is designed to unveil the comprehensive meaning and significance of this magnificent prayer for the spiritual life of the Christian. With extended teaching on the significance of prostrations, repentance and transformation, the nature of our fundamental vices or passions, and the acquisition of virtue, Father Maximos - with his usual economy of words and vast pedagogical repertoire - makes the listener feel as though he had never heard the prayer in his life.

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Complete Series, all three lecture: $10.00
Sage Counsel: Wisdom for Christian Living from the Proverbs
Father Josiah Trenham
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The important Proverbial themes on godly living and virtue as found in the book of Proverbs are expounded. Principles for leadership and politics; family dynamics; women and the Ideal wife; work, diligence and sloth; wise and foolish speech; and honesty and integrity. Each of the virtues of the wise is found to be Incarnate in our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is our wisdom, and taught us that wisdom is vindicated by her children.

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All 7 Lectures: $20.00
Relationships: Human Relationships in the Light of Christ & Patristic Principles of Parenting
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou) & Father Josiah Trenham
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Two lectures dedicated to Relationships – Human relationships in the light of Christ and patristic principles of parenting. Father Zacharias explains the means for a Christian to have all of his relationships flow from his central communion with the Lord Jesus Christ. It is this core union with Christ that scents and flavors all other human relationships for the Christian. Father Josiah speaks about family dynamics.  He presents a vision for family life and parenting articulating patristic principles for child-rearing drawn extensively from the teaching of St. John Chrysostom. Extended question and answer sessions follow each lecture.

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2 Lectures + 2 Q/A Sessions: $10.00
The Voice in My Head: Reflections on the Conscience
Father Josiah Trenham
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An exploration of the meaning and function of the conscience - a significant and much neglected subject in contemporary theology and preaching. What is the conscience; the fall of the conscience and its pathologies; the Redemption of the conscience and the contours of its health; respecting the consciences of others - living in peace with disagreement; and the conscience in the Divine Liturgy, at death and at the last judgment.

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All 5 Lectures: $20.00
The Mystery of the Incarnation
Father Calinic Berger, Ph.D.
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In this series, Father Calinic unfolds the personal presence of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, how Jewish monotheism was reconciled by the early Church with the worship of the Son of God, and the overwhelming mystery of the Virgin Birth. 

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All 3 Lectures: $10.00
Counsels on the Holy Priesthood
Father Maximos (Constas)
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These lectures are designed to reveal the inspired paradigm of priestly identity and service drawn from select Church Fathers. Each lecture combines both substantial patristic scholarship and penetrating contemporary images and applications. 

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All 3 Lectures: $10.00
The Apostolic Fathers
Father Josiah Trenham
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A review of the earliest post-New Testament Christian literature providing inspiring examples of Christian devotion and the ethos of the Christian generations immediately following the Apostolic period.  These writings are replete with inspiring examples of Christian devotion and provide a valuable window into both the significant personalities and the spiritual and theological ethos of the Christian generations immediately following the Apostolic period. These texts are also of great apologetic value in the contemporary pluralistic milieu in which Orthodox Christians dwell in the West.

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All 5 Lectures: $15.00
Contemporary Orthodox Elders
Father Josiah Trenham
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The nature of spiritual direction and eldership in the Church is unfolded through an examination of the lives of influential elders who have served Christ and who are either still living or have reposed in the Lord within the last 50 years. The lives and teaching of these seven great elders from Romania, Greece, England and America are majestic love gifts from the reigning Christ to His Flock on earth, and their radiant witness serves as a clear guide for all who wish to enter into the Kingdom of God. 

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All 7 Elders: $20.00
The Ascetical and Pastoral Theology of St. Silouan the Athonite and Archimandrite Sophrony
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
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In these lectures Father Zacharias unfolds the major contours of the theology of the great contemporary elders St. Silouan the Athonite and Archimandrite Sophrony, given to our generation by our man-loving and gracious God. This edifying lecture series was originally delivered at the invitation of His Grace, Bishop Basil of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, at the Diocese's 2001 Clergy Brotherhood Retreat, and is published here with the blessing of the author.

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All 8 Lectures: $20.00
The Hidden Man of the Heart
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
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Archimandrite Zacharias provides a series of presentations on the place of the heart in the spiritual life of the Christian, with special reference to the writings of St. Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex.

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All 7 lectures: $20.00
The Shepherd and the Sheep
Bishop Irenei (Steenberg)
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The beautiful characteristics of our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ are unfolded by Bishop Irenei (Steenberg) as he guides the pastors of the Church in imitating the Chief Shepherd. These lectures are illumining not just for clergy, but for the laity as well.  Bishop Irenei encourages us all to live as faithful sheep in the flock of Christ.

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All 5 Lectures: $10.00
Taming Lions: The Life and Prophecy of the Holy and Righteous Daniel
Father Josiah Trenham
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A deep look into the longer Orthodox and Catholic version of the precious Old Testament prophetical Book of Daniel, unlocking principles of godly integrity and virtue and providing guidance in the meaning of Daniel’s prophetic visions.   Lectures on Chapters 1-6 focus on the marvelous character of the Prophet Daniel and the Three Holy Youths. Having established the integrity and virtue of Daniel, called several times in the text a "man of high esteem", lectures on Chapters 7-12 attempt to explain with patristic guidance the meaning of the stunning visions that Daniel has of the future of the Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman Empires, as well as the coming of the Kingdom of God in the person of the mysterious "Son of Man." The eleventh and final lecture is dedicated to Chapters 13-14 which relate the stories of Susanna, Bel and the Dragon that are unfortunately not found in those English Bibles based on the Jewish Masoretic text.

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All 11 Lectures: $25.00
The Life and Teaching of St. Maximos the Confessor
Father Maximos (Constas)
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St. Maximos the Confessor, who served God from 580-662, is one of the great theologians of the Orthodox Catholic Church. This devout monk, was a leading Constantinopolitan intellectual, a prolific author on doctrinal, ascetical, exegetical and liturgical subjects, and a confessor of Holy Orthodoxy who lost his right hand and tongue for his stentorian opposition to heresy. In 8 lectures, Father Maximos (Simonopetritis) - a highly esteemed patrologist and the world's leading authority on the teaching of St. Maximos the Confessor - presents an edifying overview of the life and works of this magnificent man of God and teacher of the Church. Father Maximos is Senior Research Scholar at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. 

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All 8 Lectures + PDF: $20.00
The Christian Life is Impossible...All We are able to Do is to Die Daily
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
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Troves of collected wisdom from the great ascetics of the Church in ancient and contemporary times concerning the cultivation of man's inner life are uncovered. A magnificent culling of the Patristic treasury chocked full of insights from Father Zacharias' own life and experience as a spiritual son of Elder Sophrony of Essex.  The series includes a question and answer session.

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All 6 Lectures + Questions and Answers: $15.00
The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
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Saturated by the teaching of Holy Scripture, the Church Fathers, and especially the lives and teachings of St. Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex, Father Zacharias describes the process of salvation as it is prefigured in the history of ancient Israel. Beginning with the deliverance from Egyptian tyranny when Israel was drunk with divine consolation, continuing through the extended wilderness wanderings, and culminating in the entrance into the Promised Land- the mystery of life in Christ unfolds - an ever-increasing and dynamic relationship with God. These lectures were codified into a book entitled Remember Thy First Love: The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life in the Theology of Elder Sophrony.  

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All 9 Lectures: $20.00
Personhood in the Life and Ministry of Elder Sophrony (Sakharov)
Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
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Explore the depths of what it means to be a human person called to union and communion with the Living God, through Father Zacharias’ insightful reflections on the life and ministry of Elder Sophrony (Sakharov). These lectures have since been expanded and codified in a text by Father Zacharias entitled, "Man, the Target of God". Father Zacharias a spiritual son of Elder Sophrony and a long-time member of the monastery of St. John the Baptist, founded by Elder Sophrony in Essex, England in 1959. Father Zacharias is also the primary conduit in contemporary Orthodoxy of the life and teaching of Elder Soprhony, and has written many books in which he articulates Father Sophrony's inspired teachings. Patristic Nectar Publications is honored to host these lectures by such an esteemed lecturer as Father Zacharias.

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All 7 Lectures: $15.00
Vespers: Our Evening Offering to God
Father Josiah Trenham
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Byzantine Chant Training - Vespers  is the first in a series of chant training by Bishop Basil. This audio covers most of the standard hymnody of Orthros.How this audio came to be…  Many years ago a young man upon being ordained into the Holy Orthodox Priesthood found himself with the tremendous blessing and daunting task of leading the people of God pastorally as well as in the divine services. One of the great early challenges, among many, was learning how to proficiently chant according to the ancient traditions and tones of the Church. It was because of this that Bishop Basil lovingly created these audio recordings and provided this young priest with a model and training sessions of how to properly chant for the Church and Her Services. The following are those same exact audio files. These have been digitally enhanced and are now offered to you by Patristic Nectar Publications. Our hope is that others who find themselves in a similar circumstance or simply with the desire to learn have available to them an exceptional model and training resource. May these be richly edifying for those who seek to learn how to chant.

Bishop Basil of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America (Antiochian Archdiocese) is one of the premier liturgists in the contemporary Orthodox world. He is a former instructor of Byzantine Chant at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary where a Chair of Byzantine Liturgical Music was established in his name in 2010. He is also the author of The Liturgikon: The Book of Divine Services for the Priest and Deacon published originally in 1989, now in its 3rd edition, and considered by many to be the premier Ieratikon in the English language. He himself has composed and/or arranged numerous Byzantine music settings in his Contemporary Byzantine Music project.

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All 4 Lectures: $12.00
Lessons from the Lives of Ss. Peter and Paul
Mother Melania
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An exploration of the traditional Greek Christian understanding of the three powers of the soul, the intellect, the will, the heart, and how to rightly utilize and direct these powers. Explore how the powers of the soul – the intellect, the will and the heart – are to be used to cultivate virtue and conquer the principal vices by gleaning edifying and illustrative examples of Christian living from the lives of the Holy Foremost of the Apostles, Peter and Paul.  The series culminates in reflections on Christian leadership drawn from the lives of these two Apostles.

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All 4 Lectures: $10.00
Job: Lessons on Faith, Wisdom and Suffering
Father Josiah Trenham
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In the Book of Job, the Christian believer sees an example of unconditional faith and patience in suffering; learns the limits of proverbial wisdom; and discovers the necessity of embracing a spirit of submissive silence in the presence of and before the face of Almighty God. Father Josiah surveys all 42 chapters of this beloved staple of the Old Testament Wisdom literature. Orthodox Christians read the Book of Job each year during Holy Week as they prepare to experience the Saving Passion of Jesus Christ the Lord. The Much-Suffering Prophet Job is a supreme example of the "innocent sufferer" whose intercessions healed men and whose patient endurance of inexplicable suffering was resolved by the unfolding of God's marvelous providence.

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All 5 Lectures: $10.00
The Pedagogy of Grace
Father Maximos (Constas)
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In this series Father Maximos (Constas) seeks to stimulate the listener’s desire for God and holiness by intimately examining the spiritual experience of two saints: Ss. Symeon the New Theologian and Silouan the Athonite. Though separated by more than a millennium in time, these two saints share a very common experience of grace. Fr. Maximos searchingly penetrates into the spiritual lives of these saints by placing special emphasis upon their common experience of dereliction, or the loss of grace. Through this lens one is able to understand the supreme importance that the Lord God places upon the acquisition of humility as the prerequisite to spiritual attainment.

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All 3 Lectures: $10.00
Apocalypse Soon
Father Josiah Trenham
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Fr. Josiah exposits the Book of Revelation verse by verse in order to give the reader insight into both the original meaning of the text to its 1st century audience and a practical application of its message to the Church today. The Revelation of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian completes the New Testament Canon. It is both an end and a beginning, as it unveils to the Church both the cataclysmic conclusion of this falling age, and the ushering in of the New Heavens and New Earth where righteousness dwells forever. The Revelation, or the Apocalypse, as it is traditionally known, is a unique genre of literature among the 27 books of the New Testament known as "apocalyptic." In 22 sacred chapters St. John reveals the zeal of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ to maintain the purity of His Church, and to lead Her victoriously into His eternal Kingdom. Under numerous symbols and images, as well as dramatic and confrontational historical depictions, the nature of the war in heaven and on earth is revealed between the Church of Jesus Christ and Her enemies: the dragon, the beast, the false prophet, the harlot and those in alliance with evil. The message of the Lord to His much-suffering Church of the 1st century and today is this: Be faithful to the end, for the Lord is coming quickly to reward those who hold fast to His Name.

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All 10 Lectures: $20.00
Saints, Sanctity and the Life of St. Raphael of Brooklyn
Father Maximos (Constas) and Father Josiah Trenham
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Father Maximos (Constas) and Father Josiah Trenham explore the subject of what constitutes a Saint of the Church.  Father Maximos explores the nature of holiness.  Both Father Maximos and Father Josiah deliver lectures on the particular holiness of St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn.

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All 4 Lectures plus 1 Bonus Lecture: $15.00
Christian Marriage and Secular Culture: What it Should be and What it has Become
Father Josiah Trenham
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Today Christian marriage is under terrible assault. The marriage culture in America is in serious decline, and many believers have little idea of what constitutes a “Christian” marriage.  St. Paul calls Christian Marriage a "great mystery".  In this series, Fr. Josiah describes the nature of the Divine-Human marriage between God and His people, between Christ and the Church, as well as the contours of authentic marriage between believers in the Church. He also describes the sad decimation of marriage progressively taking place in our post-Christian and secular culture. These lectures are offered with hopes that they will inspire a vision for Christian living in marriage, elevate the aspirations of Christians in their conjugal lives, and serve as a protection against the inroads of degrading secularism in the home.

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All 2 Lectures: $5.00
Joy: An Exposition of Saint Paul's Letter to the Philippians
Father Josiah Trenham
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An exposition of St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians. This sacred letter reveals the world-conquering mystery of Christian faith. Here St. Paul unveils the orientation of his entire life when he says, "For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Of all St. Paul's letters in the New Testament, Philippians is the most personal. The Great Apostle had a very dear relationship with this local church, and the theme of Christian joy radiates in each of the four chapters. This is deeply intriguing since St. Paul wrote this joyful letter of thanksgiving while he was in prison! Each of the chapters contains some of the most sublime teachings of the Gospel, including in chapter 2 the most detailed Apostolic teaching on the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ found in the entire New Testament. These lectures are presented with the sincere hope that a more thorough study of this Pauline letter will fill believers with the joy which St. Paul models and of which he speaks.

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All 4 Lectures: $10.00
Drive: How to Save Your Soul in Traffic
Father Josiah Trenham
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Driving – explore how we might transform this seemingly lost time into opportunities for spiritual reflection and growth in Orthodox praxis and Godly virtue. Perhaps the most unexamined aspect of contemporary urban life is driving the car. After working, sleeping, and entertainment driving consumes the greatest portion of our days. Car ownership is now the second most costly portion of modern life after housing.  This series explores how we might transform this seemingly lost time into opportunities for spiritual reflection and growth in Orthodox praxis and Godly virtue. 

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All 4 lectures: $10.00
A Heart for God: Lessons from the Life of the Holy King and Prophet David
Father Josiah Trenham
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Explore the life of the Holy Prophet and King David, a man with a “heart for God.”  Through his life we learn how to live with godly devotion, true repentance, and discover the prophecy regarding the true Son of David, King of Kings, Jesus Christ the Lord. Christians are indebted to no one in the Old Testament more than to the Holy Prophet and King, David. He alone, amongst all the believers in the ancient covenant, is described by the Lord as having a “heart for God.” David’s sin, in infamy 2nd only to that of Adam, has been meditated upon by believers, as has David’s deep repentance - which has provided an image for countless penitents to imitate over the centuries in order to find peace with God. In this series, the entire life of King David from his early rise as a humble shepherd, to his years in hiding from Saul, to the magnificent covenant that God cut with him which provided the prism through which believers have come to understand He Who is the ultimate Son of David, the true King of Kings who reigns on David’s throne at the right hand of the Father; the one’s whose heart is gentle and perfect: Jesus Christ the Lord.

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All 10 Lectures: $20.00
The Desert Fathers
Father Josiah Trenham
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The principles of spiritual life expressed in the lives and sayings of the Desert Saints continue to inspire devotion to the Holy Trinity today.  It is hoped that this series will not only be edifying, but will inspire further study in the Evergetinos – a collection of writings on their lives and sayings. The Desert Fathers hold a foundational place in the Church's understanding of the authentic Christian life. The Desert Fathers and Mothers are the world's "true evangelicals"...those whose lives were completely formed by the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. The contours of their lives demonstrate the freedom that Jesus Christ gives to His followers who take Him at His word and submit all to His cause. In the recesses of the Egyptian desert these saints possessed life, and that abundantly. From the Gospel explosion, which was St. Antony's life written by St. Athanasios the Great, through several hundred years of Saints populating the deserts of Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and even Persia, Gaul, Britain and Ireland the Desert Fathers have provided a touchstone by which all future generations are able to measure Christian virtue. The principles of spiritual life expressed in their lives and sayings continue to inspire devotion to the Holy Trinity today.

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All 5 Lectures: $10.00
An Orthodox Catechism
Father Josiah Trenham
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A broad introduction to Orthodox Christianity designed to expose the catechumen to the contours of Orthodox faith and life, aid priests in preparing catechumens to be received into the Church as well as edify Orthodox individuals seeking a better understanding of their faith. 

For those seeking to become Orthodox, Catechism is a process of full-orbed Christian formation in which the Orthodox Christian life is inculcated in the learner through participation in divine services, prayer, study, community assimilation, and practice. At the heart of the catechetical process are the catechetical lectures delivered to the catechumens by the priest or the catechist.  It is toward this goal of providing a usable introduction to Holy Orthodoxy that the sixteen lectures entitled An Orthodox Catechism have been developed by Father Josiah. This series has been utilized by Father Josiah in parish practice over the course of almost two decades to prepare more than 400 catechumens for reception into the Orthodox Church.  

Not having an official Orthodox Catechism in the English language, many parishes and pastors scramble to put together a basic catechism that will adequately expose the inquirer and catechumen to the contours of Orthodox faith and life.  It is hoped that this series will aid priests and parishes in preparing catechumens to be received into the Church, as well as edify Orthodox individuals seeking a better understanding of their faith.

These sixteen lectures are presented to catechumens in two parts. Part One: God, Man, Church is traditionally delivered over the eight weeks leading to the Feast of the Nativity of Christ. Part Two: The Holy Mysteries is delivered over the eight weeks leading up to Pasha, when catechumens are being prepared for reception into the Church on Great and Holy Saturday.

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All Lectures - both Part 1 and Part 2: $35.00
Soul Cleansing: The Mystery of Confession
Father Josiah Trenham
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The Holy Sacrament of Confession is examined both theologically and with practical application to our lives.  We learn how the confessed life is filled with the love of God and the joy of change for the better. Confession regenerates the human soul, and is the milieu in which "the rubber meets the road" in Christian transformation. The embrace of regular and heart-felt confession can open the door to God's Kingdom for us all.  Topics covered in this series include: The meaning and institution of confession; preparation for confession and the Importance of self-examination; confession as spiritual medicine and the curative power of penance; the Father confessor; and answers to objections.

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All 5 Lectures: $10.00
The Beatitudes
Father Josiah Trenham
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Each beatitude is unveiled revealing the universal character of an authentic Christian, the blessings associated with each beatitude and the benefits the earth enjoys through the lives of Christians who manifest these sacred dispositions. 

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All 8 Lectures: $20.00
The Good Wife: Five Lectures on the Christian Ideal
Father Josiah Trenham
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The core character of the ideal Christian wife and her high calling from God in marriage is unveiled. The good wife as help-mate; as soul of the family; as the homemaker, nourisher, and steward; as the lover, domesticator and healing drug; and as faithful friend. This series is helpful for young men and women who are contemplating marriage, the engaged, pastors who need pre-marital counseling material, and husbands and wives who wish to enrich their marriage and establish it as more thoroughly Christian.

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All 5 Lectures: $10.00
Islamic Sharia Law in America: An Orthodox Christian Perspective
Father Josiah Trenham
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An Orthodox Christian perspective of Islamic Sharia law and the implications for America in the light of Islam’s stated interest in instituting their law in the West. A general survey of what Christian life is like under Islamic rule for the past 14 centuries and the current judicial and financial trends in the West today is provided. This lecture reflects upon the growing intersection between Islam and the West, with a special focus on the Islamic request of Western governments to be governed by Islamic Sharia law instead of Western law. What is Sharia law? Why are Muslims asking for it to be applied in the West, and how should Americans respond? Why are Muslims in the West forming a growing Islamic identity instead of assimilating to their new countries?  This lecture was given at the St. Barbara Orthodox Monastery in Santa Paula, Ca.

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C. S. Lewis: Advice on Faithful Christian Living in a Secular Age
Father Andrew Cuneo
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Fr. Andrew unveils Lewis' edifying counsel on fidelity to Christ when one’s societal culture has abandoned God. November 22nd, 2013 was the 50th anniversary of the repose of C. S. Lewis. Father Andrew Cuneo, an Orthodox Christian scholar-pastor, completed the first and only Oxford doctorate on the subject of C. S. Lewis.

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Holy Orthodoxy and Abortion
Bishop Basil (Essey)
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Each year in January the Orthodox Church in America commemorates the Sanctify of Life. This is done each year around the date of the infamous Supreme Court decision of January 22nd, 1973, Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion in America. Since that time the lives of some 60 million unborn children have been sacrificed on the altar of "a woman's right to choose". Each year in our nation more and more citizens are rising up against this barbarism, gathering throughout the country to peacefully protest, and many bishops and priests are speaking out against the abortion holocaust in their parishes, dioceses, and publicly. The sermon you are about to hear was delivered by His Grace, Basil, Bishop of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese in North America. Bishop Basil serves as the Secretary of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops in the United States. It is a stentorian call to the defense of unborn life, and a model homily for clergy desirous of preaching on the sanctity of life. Patristic Nectar Publications offers this homily with the blessing of its author.

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Loving God Without Fear
Bishop Irenei (Steenberg)
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Loving God Without Fear is a free three part lecture series by Bishop Irenei (Steenberg) of Richmond and Western Europe of the Russian Orthodox Church in America. Bishop Irenei is author of “The Beginnings of a Life of Prayer” and a onetime fellow of Oxford University and Chair of Theology and Religious Studies at Leeds.

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Divine Energy: Saving Transformation in Jesus Christ
Father Joseph Copeland
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In these profound reflections Fr. Joseph presents an Orthodox understanding of salvation as much more than words, concepts and religious ideas but rather as a transformative and organic union with Jesus Christ and illumination by Divine Light.  Father Joseph has been the pastor of Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Yakima, WA for more than 30 years, and is an Archpriest and deeply respected spiritual father of the Antiochian Archdiocese. He has been married to Khouriya Sophia for more than 50 years, and is the father of many children and grandchildren.

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