The Incarnation and the Cross

It is no coincidence that the Great Feast of the Annunciation falls in the midst of the Great Fast, usually just before Great & Holy Week. This can seem odd sometimes, given our tendency to compartmentalize the events of Christ’s life, but it is essential that they be understood together. Join us as Fr. David […]

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For the Life of the World

“Man is a hungry being. But he is hungry for God. Behind all the hunger of our life is God. All desire is finally a desire for Him. To be sure, man is not the only hungry being. All that exists lives by ‘eating.’ The whole creation depends on food. But the unique position of

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Orthodoxy & Life

Christians are unequivocally called to be champions of life. We often become mired in political discussions about what it means to be “pro-life” but this distracts from the profound Christian understanding of the value of life, which transcends any lines made by society. In this study, the Church Fathers will guide us into a deeper

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Lifting the Veil

The Divine Liturgy makes present the events of salvation history and allows us to participate in the worship of God along with the whole cosmos. In this series, guided by Scripture and saints such as Maximos the Confessor and Symeon of Thessaloniki, we will explore the Church’s mystical interpretation of the Divine Liturgy and how

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The Man-God

Why does matter matter? And why is the incarnation so important? St. Athanasios tells us that “If the Savior is not God incarnate, there can be no salvation.” In this lecture, the key points of the Church’s understanding of the incarnation will be explained through Athanasios’ important text, On The Incarnation.

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O Death Where is thy Sting?

St. John Chrysostom’s renowned Paschal homily, proclaimed during the celebration of Pascha each year, helps us grasp the great mystery enunciated when we sing: “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and to those in the tombs, bestowing life!” Join us as we study the rich Biblical background of this powerful

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The Way of the Pilgrim

“Pray always,” St. Paul exhorts us (1 Th. 5.17). And yet, how do we achieve this? The ascetics of the Church have long extolled the Jesus Prayer as the most powerful means to achieve unceasing prayer. Join us as we explore this rich, but simple prayer of our Eastern Christian tradition, seeking to “remember God

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Heaven on Earth

When pagans of Kiev entered Hagia Sophia and first experienced the Divine Liturgy, they famously said: “We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth, for surely there is no such splendor or beauty anywhere on earth.” Join us as Fr. David Anderson guides us to understand what the beauty of the Divine

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I Believe

Let the Creed be like a mirror for you. Look at yourself in it to see whether you really believe all that you claim to believe. And rejoice every day in your faith (Blessed Augustine). Join Fr. David Anderson as we dive deeply into the study of our saving faith.

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