Monthly Archives: October 2017

Orthodox Survival Course, Class 6

Orthodox Survival Course St. Irene Orthodox Church Rochester Hills, Michigan 2017-2018 Pre-Class 6 – Corrigenda, a Clarification, and an Amplification As we go along, when I notice mistakes or lack of clarity in earlier notes or recordings, or something glossed … Continue reading

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The saving pain of loving the Truth

13 October OS 2017 – Thursday of the Twentieth Week after Pentecost/4th Week of St. Luke;  Holy Martyrs Carpus and Companions  In 2015, I penned these thoughts on today’s Gospel:   In today’s Gospel, Herod exhibits the vain curiosity of those … Continue reading

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Teachers of the light yoke of Christ

On this day, 10 October OS, in 2015, I offered these thoughts on the occasion of the feast of the Fathers of Optina: 10 October OS – Holy Martyrs Evlampios and Evlampia, Venerable Fathers of Optina Today, the tenth of … Continue reading

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Orthodox Survival Course – Class 5, Orthodox Sacred Art

Orthodox Survival Course St. Irene Orthodox Church Rochester Hills, Michigan 2017-2018 Class 5 – The Church of the Romans: Topic 3, Sacred Art – A. Theory Now, if the essences (ousiai) and orders above us, of which we have already … Continue reading

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Building the house of our life on the Rock

5 October OS 2017 – Wednesday of the 3rd Week of St. Luke;  Holy Virgin-Martyr Charitina  On this day in 2015, I offered these thoughts on today’s Gospel: In today’s Gospel, the Lord exhorts us to match our actions to … Continue reading

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Orthodox Survival Course – Class 4

Orthodox Survival Course St. Irene Orthodox Church Rochester Hills, Michigan 2017-2018 Class 4 – A.D. 313 – 1054, The Church of the Romans: Topic 2, Theology Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my … Continue reading

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Orthodox Survival Course, Class 3 – The Church of the Romans: Spiritual Life

Orthodox Survival Course St. Irene Orthodox Church 2017-2018 Class 3 – A.D. 313 – 1054, The Church of the Romans: Topic 1, Prayer and the Spiritual Life Adam sat before Paradise and, lamenting his nakedness, he wept: ‘Woe is me! … Continue reading

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Orthodox Survival Course – Class 2: The Church of the Romans, Overview

Orthodox Survival Course St. Irene Orthodox Church Rochester Hills, Michigan 2017-2018 Class 2 – A.D. 313 – 1054, The Church of the Romans: Overview …the whole world is like one well-ordered and united family. For our Emperor, invested as he … Continue reading

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Orthodox Survival Course – Class 1: The Early Church

Orthodox Survival Course St. Irene Orthodox Church Rochester Hills, Michigan 2017-2018 Class 1 – A.D. 33 – A.D 313, The Early Church, The Era of the Catacombs Evening worship do we offer Thee, the Unwaning Light, Who in the end … Continue reading

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Orthodox Survival Course – Introductory Class

Orthodox Survival Course St. Irene Orthodox Church Rochester Hills, Michigan 2017-2018 Introductory Class The Purpose of Our Course Our title, “Orthodox Survival Course” does not refer to physical survival, at least not directly, though sometimes physical survival is the outcome … Continue reading

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