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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
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
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
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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Love: The Most Excellent Way - An Exposition of 1 Corinthians 13
Father Josiah Trenham
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A verse by verse interpretation of the great love chapter 1 Corinthians 13, inspiring all Christians to live this life of love for God and men. St. Paul’s famous love chapter – 1 Corinthians 13 – has become duly famous as the most extensive description of love found in the divine oracles. Through the use of multiple verbs, St. Paul unpacks the contours of divine and human love, and fashions a picture of a way of life he calls the most excellent way. This superlative way is to be the way of life of each and every Christian person. These lectures are intended to inspire just this life of love for God and men. 

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All 7 Lectures: $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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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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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
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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Do This and You Shall Live: An Exposition of the Ten Commandments for the 21st Century
Father Josiah Trenham
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A review of how the Law of God – The Ten Commandments – directs all people to Christ, manifests His beauty and holiness, and reveals God's will for His people in every place and time.  Twenty fundamental theological principles concerning God's Law are expounded, each of the Ten Commandments is explained in its original meaning and contemporary application, and special emphasis is given to the unique challenges faced by 21st century believers, who dwell in a post-Christian and secularized context.

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All 10 Commandments: $15.00
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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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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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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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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