Fr. Evans friends from Panaghia's Pantry in Ecuador call in with an update the ministry work. A question regarding why the Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar for Lent and Pascha. If Jesus is God why does He pray to God. Does the Orthodox Church honor the black madonna
The Ride Home with John and Kathy
The Ride Home with John & Kathy! Buckle in for a Wednesday full! Like… Confession as a marital practice ... GUEST Dorothy Littell Greco ... writer and photographer who lives outside Boston ... The author of "Making Marriage ," Dorothy and her husband lead marriage workshops and retreats, speak at conferences nationwide, and have been helping couples create and sustain healthy marriages for over 25 yrs The end of the world and the last days... GUEST Doug Bursch ... writer, podcaster & pastor ... the author of “Posting Peace: Why Social Media divides us and What we can Do about It” When Life seems Crappy ... GUEST Rev Dr Dean Weaver ... Stated Clerk of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church ... co- founder and former president of EduNations Lost city of Dura-Europos ... GUEST Frederica Mathewes-Green .. she's the author of "The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God," and "Welcome to the Orthodox Church: an Introduction to Eastern Christianity" ... (it has the oldest house church ever found, oldest space set aside for Xian worship, also a synagogue, covered inside w depictions of the OT w icons arranged like a Orthodox Church today) Plus Does This Make Sense? And more! Thanks for riding with us on The Ride Home with John & Kathy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
David Gornoski is joined by Viktor Skuratovsky, and the two discuss the latest developments around the Ukrainian government's targeting of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the emergence of the schismatic church, the history behind the "Lavras" in Ukraine, the ideology of Stepan Bandera, the spreading of Russophobia, the Ukrainian counteroffensive, the battle of Bakhmut, and more. Visit A Neighbor's Choice website at aneighborschoice.com
On this episode of the podcast, Melissa is talking to Father Gregory Joyce is the rector of St Vladimir's Orthodox Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Besides his seminary education from Holy Trinity in Jordanville, NY, he also holds a bachelors and masters in education. His parish is currently opening a brick and mortar elementary school in addition to his online supplemental program for homeschooling kindergarten and first grade students. We're joined by the principal, Dr Irene Melabiotis, who holds a PhD in education and is also a parent of a kindergartner in the blended learning program. The School's Website https://www.a2oca.org/ The School's YouTube Page https://youtube.com/@annarbororthodoxclassicala2456
Daily Catechism of the Orthodox Church
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Daily Catechism of the Orthodox Church
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https://events.eventzilla.net/e/estuary-chino-2023-2138601197 Date of event: Thursday, 18 May 2023 12:00 PM - Sunday, 21 May 2023 4:00 PM PDT Place of event: CrossPoint Church, 6950 Edison Ave, Chino, CA, 91710, United States. Join Jonathan Pageau, John Vervaeke, and Paul VanderKlay for a two-day event with presentations, conversations, and break-out sessions using the Estuary Protocol, moderated by Kathryn Wilson. On May 21, join John Vervaeke for guided meditation at 7am, followed by Paul as a guest preacher at CrossPoint Church at 9:30am. At 1:30pm, Jonathan Pageau will lead a tour at St. Andrew's Orthodox Church. Attendance is limited to 325 people, with 100 discounted tickets available. A group rate for 30 rooms is offered at the Ayres Hotel in Chino Hills, CA. The event is sponsored by ProFathers, Inc., and the local Chino chapter of the Estuary Project. ---------------------------
Haela Ravenna Hunt-Hendrix's band, Liturgy, is a platform for both fine art and theology, delivered in waves of transcendental black metal possessed by the spirit of classical music and the energetic urgency of punk and indie rock. An unapologetic Christian with a love of the Orthodox Church and a spiritual practice many believers would deem decidedly unorthodox, Hunt-Hendrix is a boundlessly talented, thoughtful, and moving artist and performer. As she says in this episode: "The band is called Liturgy. The point of the performances is to be a mass. Liturgy is a structured form of collective worship and that's the intention. When we play the music, I'm reading it as a holy experience." Discover Liturgy's music here. Delve further into her work and theology on Substack and YouTube. Follow No-Prize From God, Ryan J. Downey, and check out Downey's other podcasts: PopCurse (Musicians Talking Movies) and Speak N' Destroy (Interviews About Metallica). Listen to No-Prize From God: Playlist For the Podcast.
Daily Catechism of the Orthodox Church
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As is tradition each year in the Orthodox Church, on this day we hear the blessed Paschal homily once preached by St. John Chrysostom.
Aristotle Papanikolaou, Archbishop Demetrios chair in Orthodox theology and culture at Fordham University and co-founding director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center, talks about the role of the Orthodox Church in Russia's geopolitics as the war in Ukraine continues.
ACR & 21WIRE Present: Sunday Wire with Patrick HenningsenThis week the SUNDAY WIRE broadcasts LIVE on Alternate Current Radio, with host Patrick Henningsenbringing you this week's top stories, both domestically and internationally. In this abreviated episode, Patrick talks with special guest, Jay Dyer, author of Esoteric Hollywood, about the history of CIA's covert operations infiltrating and steering religious institutions, including with the current schism in the Orthodox Church in Ukraine – and what this means for NATO's proxy war against Russia. All this and much more.
There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do these signs that you are doing unless God is with him.” John 3:1–2Nicodemus, a Pharisee and a ruler of the Jews, is mentioned three times in the Gospel of John. The passage above comes from the first time he's mentioned. The second time is when he reminds the Sanhedrin that Jesus should be heard by them before they condemn Him, and the third time is when Nicodemus assists with Jesus' burial after His death. John's Gospel is very symbolic. He especially uses the images of light and dark. For example, when Judas went out to betray Jesus, John's Gospel notes that “it was night.” In the passage above, John's Gospel notes that Nicodemus came to Jesus “at night.”Saint Augustine, in commenting upon this passage, says that Nicodemus came to Jesus “at night” because Nicodemus was not yet fully born again and, therefore, was not yet living fully in the light of faith. But the fact that Nicodemus does come to Jesus and questions Him at length shows that he had a spark of faith and that he wanted to deepen that faith. He clearly hoped that Jesus was the Messiah and professed that Jesus was “a teacher who has come from God.”From early times, prior to the formalization of canonization practices, Nicodemus has been given the title of “saint” within the Catholic Church as well as in the Orthodox Church. He is especially venerated because he stood up against the other religious leaders at the time to defend Jesus and show support for Him. This took courage. He was ridiculed and risked being shunned by the others. But Nicodemus knew there was something special about Jesus, and he persevered in following that inspiration.In many ways, Nicodemus is a great example for us today in our modern world. More and more, in most secular world cultures, being a follower of Jesus is looked down upon. This is especially true if you choose to live your faith openly and believe all that the Gospels teach. Many Christians find that living their faith openly, especially within the workplace, school environments, and other civic circles, is challenging. And like Nicodemus, many find it easier to come to Jesus “at night,” meaning, in a hidden way. And though Nicodemus started this way, he eventually spoke openly in defense of Jesus in the presence of his fellow Pharisees who, according to some traditions, persecuted him and drove him into exile.Reflect, today, upon Saint Nicodemus. He allowed the spark of faith within him to grow as He listened to Jesus, struggled with the pressure from his peers, but ultimately openly professed his faith in Christ. And though this hurt his worldly position of honor within the Sanhedrin and among the earthly rulers, it earned Nicodemus an eternal honor in Heaven. Reflect upon the courage he must have had to go against the pressure of his peers by allowing the faith he found in Christ to grow and fill his life with the light of Truth. Seek to imitate this good man and allow yourself to be inspired by his courage so that you, too, will receive the same eternal glory he now enjoys in Heaven.Lord of light and truth, You reveal Yourself to those who come to You with faith. Help me to follow the example of Nicodemus so that all confusion and darkness will be dispelled by the light of Your truth. Give me courage, dear Lord, to follow You and to set my heart on all that You reveal. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2023 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.
This week the SUNDAY WIRE broadcasts LIVE on Alternate Current Radio, with host Patrick Henningsen bringing you this week's top stories, both domestically and internationally. In this abreviated episode, Patrick talks with special guest, Jay Dyer, author of Esoteric Hollywood, about the history of CIA's covert operations infiltrating and steering religious institutions, including with the current schism in the Orthodox Church in Ukraine – and what this means for NATO's proxy war against Russia. All this and much more. Show links: https://jaysanalysis.com/ https://jaysanalysis.com/shop/ Featured Music: Peter Conway, Walk-On Army, Permanent Wave & Utility Get New Dawn Magazine Mar-Apr Issue, Out Now! https://21w.co/nd197 SHOP CLIVE DE CARLE'S NATURAL HEALTH STORE HERE: https://21w.co/shop-clive JAW DROPPING DEALS ON FAST, EASY-TO-USE VPN: https://21w.co/surfshark JOIN OUR TELEGRAM CHANNEL HERE: https://t.me/My21wire SUPPORT OUR MEDIA PLATFORM HERE: https://21w.co/support SUBSCRIBE & BECOME A MEMBER @21WIRE.TV: https://21wire.tv The Sunday Wire with Patrick Henningsen broadcasts LIVE on Alternate Current Radio SUNDAY 5pm-8pm UK Time, 12pm-3pm EST (US), 9am-12pm PST (US) at: http://alternatecurrentradio.com http://thesundaywire.com
Reason and Theology Show – Reason and Theology
Michael Lofton covers the recent war Jay Dyer proclaimed against the Orthodox Church in America for speaking out against him. Michael also shows where Dyer walks viewers through the problems in Eastern Orthodoxy which demonstrate the Orthodox are struggling with many of the same things Catholics are. Michael then shows how these problems illustrate that […]
The ideas of the Protestant Reformation, followed by the European Enlightenment, had a profound and long-lasting impact on Russia's church and society in the long eighteenth century. Though the Orthodox Church was often assumed to have been hostile toward outside influence, Ivanov's recent book argues that the institution in fact embraced many Western ideas, thereby undergoing what some observers called a religious revolution. Embedded with lively portrayals of historical actors and vivid descriptions of political details, A Spiritual Revolution: The Impact of Reformation and Enlightenment in Orthodox Russia, 1700–1836 (University of Wisconsin Press, 2020; Paperback Edition, 2023) is the first large-scale effort to fully identify exactly how Western thought influenced the Russian Church. These new ideas played a foundational role in the emergence of the country as a modernizing empire and the rise of the Church hierarchy as a forward-looking agency of institutional and societal transformation. Ivanov addresses this important debate in the scholarship on European history, firmly placing Orthodoxy within the much wider European and global continuum of religious change. - Andrey Ivanov is an Associate Professor of History at UW-Platteville.
In this week's conversation between Dr. James Emery White and co-host Alexis Drye, they discuss the results of a recent poll from the Wall Street Journal and the NORC at the University of Chicago. The title of the WSJ article reviewing the poll's findings read, “America Pulls Back From Values That Once Defined It.” The poll revealed a radical change in American values since it was last conducted in 1988. And much of that change has to do with a dramatic rise in individualism in the United States. Episode Links If you want to take time to dive into the poll's findings, you can read it all HERE. There were several books mentioned during today's conversation if you are interested in exploring topics related to the poll's findings. For more on the topic of today's culture as it compares to the founding of our nation, you'll be interested in reading Dr. White's book Serious Times: Making Your Life Matter in an Urgent Day. For more reading on American history Dr. White suggested reading David McCullough's work titled John Adams and Thomas Paine's “Crisis Papers.” To help give you a better understanding of a profound shift in our culture, read James Emery White's book “The Rise of the Nones: Understanding and Reaching the Religiously Unaffiliated.” Finally, for a picture of what our society really values you can read “The Day America Told the Truth: What People Really Believe About Everything That Really Matters” written by James Patterson and Peter Kim. We would also encourage you to go back and listen to two earlier podcasts that were brought up during today's conversation. The first is CCP2: On Ukraine, Russia and the Orthodox Church discussing how religious divides can lead to violent outcomes. And the second is CCP37: On Christian Nationalism exploring whether America really is meant to be a Christian nation. For those of you who are new to Church & Culture, we'd love to invite you to subscribe (for free of course) to the twice-weekly Church & Culture blog and check out the Daily Headline News - a collection of headlines from around the globe each weekday.
What is water really for? Is holy water magic? In the final episode of their series on the sacraments (but not the final sacrament) of the Orthodox Church, Fr. Stephen and Fr. Andrew discuss the blessing of waters.
This week, not only do I have a wonderful guest, but a great co-host as well! Julie Mastrine is back on the show, this time as my co-host. Our guest is Joseph Sciambra. His story will keep you glued to this one the entire time. Joseph was raised as a Catholic kid in the Bay Area. He was molested numerous times by multiple Catholic priests, starting at age 9. This continued through his teenage years and finally, he left the Catholic church in his late teens. In his twenties, he was living as a gay man in San Francisco, where he lived fast and hard for a decade. At age 29, he was so burned out, he went back home and joined the Catholic church again only to find more priests who were preying on vulnerable men. He details many of these horrific moments and the fear that it instilled in him. Finally, he discovered Father Seraphim Rose and immediately felt drawn to his story. Through Fr. Seraphim, he found the Orthodox Church and knew he had found a home where he could actually feel safe and loved and could trust the priests. This is a wild episode, and I'm thankful for Joseph's openness. The LGBT movement does not like many of the truths that Joseph speaks about getting out. We get into his therapy and how he realized that, no, he wasn't "born gay", but rather, it had to do with deep psychological issues that he is still confronting to this very day. For Joseph's great work, go here: Sponsor: The Podsworth App: Get 50% off your first order at when you use code BUCK50 at checkout! Visit my website: Donate to the show here: Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!
This month, the Ukrainian government issued an eviction notice to clergy at Pecherska Lavra, where some Orthodox Christians may still have close ties with Russia.
Saint Innocent of Alaska (also known as Saint Innocent of Irkutsk, or Saint Innocent Metropolitan of Moscow) was a 19th century missionary priest and an archbishop of the Russian Orthodox Church. He is especially known for bringing the gospel to the native peoples of the Aleutian Islands and Alaska, which was then under Russian control. Jim John Marks guests hosts this podcast, drawing mostly from a biography of the saint by Father Symeon Kees, an American priest of the Antiochian Orthodox Church, titled "A Brief Biography of St. Innocent of Alaska". The sources used in that article are:Afonsky, Bishop Gregory. A History of the Orthodox Church in Alaska (1794-1917).Kodiak, AK: St. Herman's Theological Seminary, 1977.Cowie, Sarah Elizabeth. Saint Innocent of Alaska: Apostle and Missionary. BenLomond, CA: Conciliar Press, 2005.Garret, Paul D. St. Innocent: Apostle to America. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir'sSeminary Press, 1979.Gray, George A. & Jan V. Bear. Portraits of American Saints. Los Angeles: DiocesanCouncil and Department of Missions, Diocese of the West, OCA, 1994.Ushimaru, Procius Yasuo. Bishop Innocent: Founder of American Orthodoxy. Bridgeport,CT: Metropolitan Council Publications Committee, 1964.
Was Samson a good monk or a bad monk? What does it mean to take the Nazirite vow, and does this relate to Christian monasticism? Fr. Stephen and Fr. Andrew continue their series on the sacraments of the Orthodox Church.
Fr Daniel and Fr John Cox discuss the Synodikon of Orthodoxy and the challenges it presents to the current Orthodox Church.
Today on Jordanville Readings, we bring you the premiere episode of a brand new podcast, Light of the World. Sharing the Light of Orthodoxy with the world one talk at a time, two seminarians from Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary speak with some of the most respected and knowleadgable figures in the Orthodox Church. Click here to subscribe, or find Light of the World wherever you get this podcast.On this episode of Light of the World, Father Deacon Nicholas Kotar joins us to discuss how we see Heaven brought down to Earth during the divine services at church. Referencing St. Maximos the Confessor's On The Ecclesiastical Mystagogy, we delve into some fascinating liturgical concepts which help us better understand what truly goes on in church, and how we actively participate in it each time we stand present in God's house.
John Simons is fascinated by the lives of animals which have become stars. From a famous hippo at London Zoo, to a wombat owned by a Pre-Raphaelite painter in England, these are the rock stars of the animal world
Fr. Apostolos Hill deconstructed the soteriological heresy of the Penal Substitutionary Atonement of Anselm of Canterbury and an explanation of how the Orthodox Church understands and applies the Cross of Christ and its efficacy for our salvation.
Every heard of Olga of Kiev? Your gonna love this one. Olga of Kiev, also known as Saint Olga, was a ruler of Kievan Rus' who lived in the 10th century. She was born in Pskov, Russia, around 890, and was married to the Prince of Kiev, Igor I. When her husband was killed by a neighboring tribe (Buckle up for that part), Olga took over as regent for their son, Svyatoslav. She became known for her intelligence, courage, and determination, and she successfully defended her kingdom against several invasions.Olga is perhaps best known for her conversion to Christianity. She was baptized in Constantinople in 957, becoming the first ruler of Kievan Rus' to embrace the new faith. She subsequently attempted to convert her subjects, although she faced significant resistance. Olga died in 969, and was later canonized by the Orthodox Church. She is considered a patron saint of widows and converts
A 1965 video recording of St John (Maximovitch) Archbishop of San Francisco upon the consecration of the temple of the Orthodox Church in Palo Alto, California. in this segment, St John of San Francisco can be seen during the laying of the foundation stone and the consecration of the Holy Table.
Metropolitan Philaret's letter to Archbishop Iakovos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, written in 1969 in response to ecumenical prayer gatherings and statements expressing heretical ecclesiology from both the Archbishop and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. Notice the royal path exhibited here by the great hierarch: when addressing the Archbishop and Patriarch he is very respectful, consistently using the given honorifics and hierarchical titles, yet stands firmly on the truth set down by the Apostles and Holy Fathers. Purchase "Metropolitan Philaret of New York: Zealous Confessor for the Faith" edited by Subdeacon Nektarios Harrison, M.A. here: https://uncutmountainpress.com/shop/product/metropolitan-philaret-of-new-york-zealous-confessor-for-the-faith/ For more on the topic of this video, buy "On Common Prayer with the Heterodox According to the Canons of the Church" by Protopresbyter Anastasios Gotsopoulos: https://uncutmountainpress.com/shop/product/on-common-prayer-with-the-heterodox/ This recording was originally posted on the @OrthodoxEthos channel: https://youtu.be/GGfjVcCEmoY More recordings from Orthodox Wisdom on Met. Philaret: The Life of Metropolitan Philaret of New York: https://youtu.be/4rR4jJ_23RY Patriotism & War: https://youtu.be/Za6rSKXyulM On the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ: https://youtu.be/LN3doqcUa1E Met. Philaret writes: "Our silence might be construed as consent, bringing consequent confusion to our own flock as well as misunderstanding to the heterodox expecting our actions, especially in matters of public worship to be performed by all of us in conformance with our doctrines and canons. Therefore, an incorrect action made by one Bishop may be taken for something permitted by the whole Church, and those who are 'without' may form a misconception in regard to Orthodox doctrine. In a time such as this, when so much mutual interest is shown by various confessions, we may be found offering them a stone instead of a loaf of bread." "The Holy Fathers however always regarded common public prayer as the culmination of the conversion of erring persons to the true Church — the achievement of it; not the means to it. Common Church prayer is a manifestation of an already existing unity of faith and spirit." "In a speech during his visit to Rome in 1967, His Holiness Patriarch Athenagoras publicly declared in the Basilica of St. Peter that the Church should 'return to the solid ground on which the undivided Church was founded' as if since 1054 the Church has lost this foundation and as if before that time there existed no schisms. If, as Your Eminence and His Holiness declare, you are proceeding toward the restoration of this 'Undivided Church,' then this means that for you the Church is at present non-existent. We are also inescapably brought to the conclusion that Your Eminence and the Patriarch accept the 'branch' theory." "You are uniting with the heterodox not in truth but in indifference to it." Orthodox Wisdom is dedicated to sharing the writings and lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church. Glory to Jesus Christ! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/orthodox-wisdom/message
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The ride home with John & Kathy! Buckle in for a Thursday full! Like… GUEST Frederica Matthew's Green... author of "The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God," and "Welcome to the Orthodox Church: an Introduction to Eastern Christianity" .... GUEST Frederica Matthewes Green... has provided commentaries for NPR's “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” & columns for the LA Book Review, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, & Ancient Faith Publishing ... She's published 800 essays & 11 books, incl "The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God," and "Welcome to the Orthodox Church: an Introduction to Eastern Christianity" On Asbury ... GUEST Greg Gordon ... founder of SermonIndex.net, established in 2002, from which millions of audio sermons have been distributed world- wide ... He's also been involved in organizing 12 intern'l historic revival conference events GUEST Alissa Wilkinson ... is a film, culture and food writer ... she's currently the senior culture reporter at Vox.com, as well as an associate professor at The King's College ... she was a writing fellow at the Sundance Institute's Art of NonFiction project and has written for Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, & The Washington Post ... she lives in Brooklyn w her husband Plus Does This Make Sense? And more! Thanks for riding with us on The Ride Home with John & Kathy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Fascist Faith of the Legion "Archangel Michael" in Romania, 1927–1941 (Routledge, 2022) engages critically with recent works on fascism, totalitarianism, and religion, and advances an original theoretical and methodological approach to fascism as a political faith. On this basis, the book constructs an innovative comparative research framework for reconceptualizing the history of the Legion "Archangel Michael" in Romania, 1927–1941. It contends that the Legion put forward a palingenetic political faith of a theological type, called Legionarism. To provide a comprehensive analysis of the origins, main features, mechanisms of institutionalization, and demise of this self-proclaimed salvific political faith, the book documents the palingenetic foundations of the Legionary faith, the syncretism between fascist and Christian rites and rituals, and the intricate relationship between the Legion and the Orthodox Church and its dogma. The book documents three main sacrificial strategies employed by the Legion to "re-evangelize" the people in the new faith: (1) the appropriation of the cult of the fallen soldiers; (2) terrorist missions meant to create fascist heroes through violent sacrifice; and (3) sanctification through heroic fight for Christianity in the Spanish Civil War, in an attempt to link Legionarism with the transnational crusade against "Judeo-Bolshevism." As well as providing a detailed historical and interpretive account of the Legion, the book makes a significant contribution to debates about defining fascism and its relation to religion. It also provides novel comparative perspectives for studying other attempts at constructing fascist faiths in interwar Europe, most notably in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany but also in Central and Eastern Europe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
The Fascist Faith of the Legion "Archangel Michael" in Romania, 1927–1941 (Routledge, 2022) engages critically with recent works on fascism, totalitarianism, and religion, and advances an original theoretical and methodological approach to fascism as a political faith. On this basis, the book constructs an innovative comparative research framework for reconceptualizing the history of the Legion "Archangel Michael" in Romania, 1927–1941. It contends that the Legion put forward a palingenetic political faith of a theological type, called Legionarism. To provide a comprehensive analysis of the origins, main features, mechanisms of institutionalization, and demise of this self-proclaimed salvific political faith, the book documents the palingenetic foundations of the Legionary faith, the syncretism between fascist and Christian rites and rituals, and the intricate relationship between the Legion and the Orthodox Church and its dogma. The book documents three main sacrificial strategies employed by the Legion to "re-evangelize" the people in the new faith: (1) the appropriation of the cult of the fallen soldiers; (2) terrorist missions meant to create fascist heroes through violent sacrifice; and (3) sanctification through heroic fight for Christianity in the Spanish Civil War, in an attempt to link Legionarism with the transnational crusade against "Judeo-Bolshevism." As well as providing a detailed historical and interpretive account of the Legion, the book makes a significant contribution to debates about defining fascism and its relation to religion. It also provides novel comparative perspectives for studying other attempts at constructing fascist faiths in interwar Europe, most notably in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany but also in Central and Eastern Europe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
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The Fascist Faith of the Legion "Archangel Michael" in Romania, 1927–1941 (Routledge, 2022) engages critically with recent works on fascism, totalitarianism, and religion, and advances an original theoretical and methodological approach to fascism as a political faith. On this basis, the book constructs an innovative comparative research framework for reconceptualizing the history of the Legion "Archangel Michael" in Romania, 1927–1941. It contends that the Legion put forward a palingenetic political faith of a theological type, called Legionarism. To provide a comprehensive analysis of the origins, main features, mechanisms of institutionalization, and demise of this self-proclaimed salvific political faith, the book documents the palingenetic foundations of the Legionary faith, the syncretism between fascist and Christian rites and rituals, and the intricate relationship between the Legion and the Orthodox Church and its dogma. The book documents three main sacrificial strategies employed by the Legion to "re-evangelize" the people in the new faith: (1) the appropriation of the cult of the fallen soldiers; (2) terrorist missions meant to create fascist heroes through violent sacrifice; and (3) sanctification through heroic fight for Christianity in the Spanish Civil War, in an attempt to link Legionarism with the transnational crusade against "Judeo-Bolshevism." As well as providing a detailed historical and interpretive account of the Legion, the book makes a significant contribution to debates about defining fascism and its relation to religion. It also provides novel comparative perspectives for studying other attempts at constructing fascist faiths in interwar Europe, most notably in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany but also in Central and Eastern Europe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history
Fr Thomas is joined by Fr Evangelos Pepps to talk about mission work. The Orthodox Church is still tiny in America. How can we share the faith effectively and establish more Orthodox missions?
Today we are republishing Episode 109, "Food Does Not Commend Us To God." Right before we begin the Lenten fasting season, the Orthodox Church appoints a reading from St Paul that begins: "Brethren, food does not commend us to God." We discuss why this reading is selected at the beginning of the fasting season and discuss the true nature of biblical fasting.
Orthodoxy Live with Fr. Evan Armatas offers listeners an opportunity to ask pointed questions about the Orthodox Church. Perfect for seekers, converts, and cradle Orthodox Christians alike, this program is your chance to ask the tough questions about the Orthodox faith. Fr. Evan is a great communicator and well versed in all aspects of Orthodox theology.
St. Sophrony is one of the greatest saints of the 20th century, a teacher of prayer of the heart and one graced with the experience of the Uncreated Light. He was glorified as a Saint in 2019 and is beloved by the entire Church worldwide. This excerpt comes from Letter 11, Dec 3/16, 1932 found in "Striving for Knowledge of God: Correspondence with David Balfour" available for sale here: https://essexmonastery.com/bookshop/striving-for-knowledge-of-god/ St. Sophrony writes: "...I would like to say a little about the fact that at the present time a significant part of the Christian world tends to accept one of the most dangerous heresies. What is consists of is people saying that in our days there is not one Church which has kept fully the true teaching of Christ; or which possesses complete knowledge of the mystery of the holy, grace-filled Christian life on the ethical and ascetic level. Supposedly, many of the Churches which are nominally Christian have equal grace, and because of that we should proceed towards the union of the Churches on the basis of some common program." "Some people think that no single one of the existing Churches can receive the fulness of knowledge and grace, because each one of them in one or another degree has deviated from the truth. They think that only now ‘at the end of the ages' they (these sages) have fully grasped the spirit of the teaching of Christ, and that the entire Christian world has been led astray for many centuries until now. That now the time has come when we must unite all the separated parts into one universal and apostle Church, which will have the fulness of truth in all its aspects, even though this union will only embrace what is common to all the Churches. What is even worse, some of them are pondering in their hearts a certain high, supra-ecclesial, mystical, understanding of Christian religion, which… I won't say more about this." "I digressed into discussing this for one reason only: to tell you that I very much want you (and I pray to God for this) not to be deceived by all that, but to be convinced firmly in your heart and mind that on this earth there is one unique and true Church which Christ founded; that this Church maintains unspoiled the teaching of Christ, that she in her totality (and not in her individual members) possesses the fulness of knowledge and grace and infallibility." "The definitive form of expression of the Church's teaching at the Ecumenical Councils cannot be subjected to any change. All future academic work must obligatorily concur with what was given in divine revelation and in the teaching of the Ecumenical Councils of the Church. The same is true in connection with grace: only the one and unique Church can have the fulness of grace. All the other Churches, however, do have grace because of their faith in Christ, but not in its fulness. We can, furthermore, believe that in our days there are still people who, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, are equal to the great Saints of the Church of ancient times. (I am saying this in connection with what I heard about several people in Russia.) [This is] because Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Heb. 13:8). All this is the truth. Whoever departs from this faith will not stand." Read the text here: https://classicalchristianity.com/2016/10/17/elder-sophrony-on-orthodoxy-and-ecumenism/ Orthodox Wisdom is dedicated to sharing the writings and lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church. Glory to Jesus Christ! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/orthodox-wisdom/message
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In Lynnette's Protestant past, “speaking the truth in love” was emphasized. The Orthodox Church's emphasis on silence, both outward and inward, was new to her. In this episode, we'll consider what the saints teach about limiting what we say.
This week we're marking the first anniversary of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24th February 2022. Roy Jenkins explores some of the religious elements involved in this conflict. Many argue that Russia's President Putin has been using religion to justify his so-called special military operation. The largest religious tradition in both Russia and Ukraine is the Orthodox Church with years of history stretching back to 988 AD. Officially there are 15 Orthodox churches worldwide, along with a dozen others whose status is said to be uncertain. It's Patriarch Kirill who leads the Moscow Patriarchate. He's spoken in support of Russia's so-called special military operation; a stance which has led Pope Francis to refer to him as “Putin's altar boy”. We hear about him and ask just how much religious liberty there is for worshippers in Russia. Meanwhile in Ukraine where there is considerable religious diversity, we hear about the friction between the pro-Moscow Orthodox and independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine. We also hear about the humanitarian and pastoral work in the country. We also ask - what of the future? Our guests: Dr Geraldine Fagan: Editor of the journal East-West Church Report and a practising member of the Orthodox Church. www.eastwestreport.org Dr Joshua Searle of Spurgeon's College in London and a trustee of the Dnipro Hope Mission in Ukraine. www.dniprohopemission.org Jonathan Luxmoore is freelance journalist based in the UK and Poland specialising in religious news throughout Europe. He writes (among others) for the Church Times and The Tablet. Music: Extracts from the Vespers Op 37 by Sergei Rachmaninov. Extract from Prayer for Ukraine by Valentin Silvestrov.
Scott brings Archbishop Alexander Golitzin on the podcast to talk about the relationship of Israel in the Old Testament to the church now. Western theology has mixed up views on what Israel being “God's chosen nation” actually means, and it has caused disunity within the evangelical church. Bishop Alexander is an archbishop of the Orthodox Church in America and is a master of the Old Testament, so we are excited to hear his thoughts!(Disclaimer: There were some tech issues during the Zoom call, so the last few minutes of the recording may sound a bit…different.)
Tickets are now available for the follow-up to the Thunder Bay Conference. The dates are May 18 -21 in Chino California at Crosspoint Church. John Van Donk is organizing the conference. Kathryn Wilson will again moderate. Paul Vander Klay, Jonathan Pageau and John Vervaeke will be speaking. Tickets can be purchased at this link. https://events.eventzilla.net/e/estuary-chino-2023-2138601197 May 18: Paintball for Jesus May 19 and 20: The Conference Proper May 21: Additional events including a tour of an Orthodox Church led by Jonathan Pageau 30 rooms are reserved at the Ayres Hotel Chino Hills for a special price. Call the LOCAL hotel to make your reservation for "Estuary Chino Conference" at +19096312922. Grim Griz is organizing camping for conference attendants who wish to do that.
On first weekend of February this year, there were violent clashes in the town of Shashamene in Ethiopia. It was due to a division in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. But how could a doctrinal argument in one of the oldest Christian churches in the world lead to bloodshed? The answers lie somewhere in the long history of church and state relations in Ethiopia, and in the rise of ethnic nationalism. And this is a story as much about the current state of Ethiopian society, as it is about the theological differences within an ancient religion. #AfricaDaily
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On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/14/23), Hank discusses the origins of Valentine's Day, looking at the Orthodox Church's veneration of Saint Valentine, the Presbyter from Rome, for his martyrdom and as for all its saints, honors St. Valentine as a model of the life in Christ. According to The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, the traditional association of St. Valentine's Day with courtship is likely connected with certain customs of the pagan festival Lupercalia. If so, this would be another example of Christians usurping a pagan holiday and Christianizing it for the glory of Christ.Hank also answers the following questions:Why didn't God actualize the angels in righteousness before they fell?Since Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:10 says there should not be divisions amongst believers, what does this say about all the different denominations within the body of Christ today?Could you explain the story of the fish with a coin in its mouth in Matthew 17:24-27?Would the command to obey the government in Romans chapter 13 apply to sharia law?
Orthodoxy Live with Fr. Evan Armatas offers listeners an opportunity to ask pointed questions about the Orthodox Church. Perfect for seekers, converts, and cradle Orthodox Christian alike, this program is your chance to ask the tough questions about the Orthodox faith. Fr. Evan is a great communicator and well versed in all aspects of Orthodox theology. The program streams live, with listener call-ins from around the world, each Sunday (with the exception of. the 5th Sunday of. the month) at 8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific.
In lieu of a regular episode, this week we are offering Fr Aaron's sermon from Sunday, February 5, the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee in the Orthodox Church.
Born in Russia in 1836, he became one of the great Orthodox missionaries of modern times. As a boy, he resolved to become a missionary in the far East. With the counsel and blessing of Bishop Innocent of Siberia and Alaska, he went to Japan in 1861 and joined a small Russian mission there. Though the mission's official purpose was to minister to the Russian consular community, the consul-general who invited Hieromonk Nikolai hoped to bring the light of the Orthodox Faith to the Japanese people as well. Realizing that he could only hope to convert the Japanese people if they understood one another well, Fr Nikolai immersed himself in the study of Japanese thought, culture and language. Over the course of his life he translated most of the Bible and most of the Orthodox services into Japanese, and became a fluent speaker of the language. He encountered much resistance: Preaching of Christian doctrine was officially banned in Japan, and a Samurai once approached him with the words "Foreigners must die!" It was this same Samurai who later became his first Japanese priest. In 1880 he was elevated to Bishop of Japan. During the Russo-Japanese war he remained in Japan and labored successfully to overcome nationalist strife that might have harmed or destroyed the Church in Japan. He encouraged all his Japanese faithful to pray for the Japanese armed forces, though he explained that as a Russian he could not do so, and excluded himself from all public services for the duration of the war. He sent Russian-speaking Japanese priests to the prison camps to minister to Russian prisoners of war. At the time of his repose in 1912, after forty-eight years in Japan, St Nikolai left a Cathedral, eight churches, more than 400 chapels and meeting houses, 34 priests, 8 deacons, 115 lay catechists, and 34,110 Orthodox faithful. The Church of Japan is now an autonomous Orthodox Church under the care of the Moscow Patriarchate.
This is going to be an interesting combo! Jay Dyer (JaysAnalysis.com) and Timothy Gordon (TimothyJGordon.com) join the show to open with a story about a rise in "deaths of despair" that may be fueled by a lack of religious faith, and a story about a potential reconciliation that is brewing between the Orthodox Church and the Vatican. We discuss how stories like this are rarely ever about Theology, but about globalism and the New Faith fostering it. A really great show and I hope there are many more like it. Watch the full episode on Rumble: https://rumble.com/v283ff6-the-new-dystopian-faith-ft.-jay-dyer-and-timothy-gordon-2223.html Support Our Proud Sponsors: Blue Monster Prep: An Online Superstore for Emergency Preparedness Gear (Storable Food, Water, Filters, Radios, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, and so much more). Use code 'FRANKLY' for Free Shipping on every purchase you make @ https://bluemonsterprep.com/ Secret Nature CBD: 100% organic CBD rich cannabis flower bred so low in THC that they are legally certified as hemp and can be shipped nationwide. High-CBD, low-THC means all the benefits of full spectrum cannabinoids and terpenes without the high, or negative effects like anxiety and paranoia. Pre-rolls, Oils, Tinctures, and more - Promo Code 'FRANKLY' at SecretNatureCBD.com for 20% OFF SUPPORT the Show and New Media: Sponsor through QFTV: https://www.quitefrankly.tv/sponsor SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/quitefrankly One-Time Gift: http://www.paypal.me/QuiteFranklyLive Official QF Merch: https://bit.ly/3tOgRsV Sign up for the Free Mailing List: https://bit.ly/3frUdOj Send Crypto: BTC: 1EafWUDPHY6y6HQNBjZ4kLWzQJFnE5k9PK LTC: LRs6my7scMxpTD5j7i8WkgBgxpbjXABYXX ETH: 0x80cd26f708815003F11Bd99310a47069320641fC FULL Episodes On Demand: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/301gcES iTunes: http://apple.co/2dMURMq Amazon: https://amzn.to/3afgEXZ SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/2dTMD13 Google Play: https://bit.ly/2SMi1SF Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2tI5THI BitChute: https://bit.ly/2vNSMFq Rumble: https://bit.ly/31h2HUg Watch Live On: QuiteFrankly.tv (Powered by Foxhole) DLive: https://bit.ly/2In9ipw Rokfin: https://bit.ly/3rjrh4q Twitch: https://bit.ly/2TGAeB6 YouTube: https://bit.ly/2exPzj4 CloutHub: https://bit.ly/37uzr0o Theta: https://bit.ly/3v62oIw Rumble: https://bit.ly/31h2HUg How Else to Find Us: Official WebSite: http://www.QuiteFrankly.tv Official Forum: https://bit.ly/3SToJFJ Official Telegram: https://t.me/quitefranklytv DISCORD Hangout: https://bit.ly/2FpkS11 Twitter: @PoliticalOrgy Gab: @QuiteFrankly Truth Social: @QuiteFrankly GETTR: @QuiteFrankly
Explores how the search for meaning in the post-Soviet era has given rise to a revival of ancient spiritual traditions and a plethora of new movements• Reveals the survival of ancient Slavic deities, pagan practices, and folk medicine tradition in modern Russia, including the indigenous pre-Christian customs of the Mari people and the shamanic traditions of Siberia• Examines the precursors to modern spiritual movements in the “Silver Age” (1880-1920) and discusses the impact of the Russian Revolution on spiritual and esoteric groups• Offers a deep look at the controversial Book of Veles, branded by some as a forgery and hailed by others as an epic chronicle of the Slavic peopleIn this in-depth look at occult and esoteric traditions in Russia, Christopher McIntosh explores the currents of mysticism, myth, magic, and the spiritual to which the Russian soul has always been attuned. The author explains how the search for meaning in the post- Soviet era has given rise to a revival of ancient spiritual traditions and a plethora of new movements. He examines the precursors to these movements in the “Silver Age” (1880-1920) before the Revolution, when alternative forms of spirituality were finding new life as a reaction to the ongoing climate of violence, revolt, and repression. He discusses the impact of the Russian Revolution on spiritual and esoteric groups and shows how their activities were tolerated and even in some instances encouraged--until Stalin assumed power in 1924.Discussing the spiritual reawakening after the fall of communism in 1989, the author explores the survival of Slavic deities and pagan practices in modern Russia, including the indigenous pre-Christian customs of the Mari people and the shamanic traditions of Siberia. He examines the resurgence of the Orthodox Church and the burgeoning of alternative forms of spirituality. He offers a deep look at the controversial Book of Veles, branded by some as a forgery and hailed by others as an epic chronicle of the Slavic people. He also explores the interface between spirituality and the arts and the unique qualities of the Russian language as a medium for the sacred.Revealing the implications of the modern Russian spiritual and esoteric renaissance, McIntosh shows that it still remains to be seen whether Edgar Cayce's prediction of Russia as the hope of the world will come true or if Russia will remain, as Churchill famously stated, “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”Christopher McIntosh is a British-born writer and historian, specializing in the esoteric traditions of the West. He has a doctorate in history from Oxford University, a degree in German from London University, and a diploma in Russian from the United Nations Language School. The author of many books, most recently Beyond the North Wind, he lives in Lower Saxony, North Germany.
Confession of sins is mentioned throughout the Scriptures and practiced by the Orthodox Church. But is a priest really necessary for this practice? What happens if he withholds forgiveness? Did God really give that kind of authority to sinful clergy? Can't we just confess alone to God at home? Why confess at all, if God knows our thoughts? Join Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick as they continue their series on the sacraments of the Orthodox Church.