Orthodoxy & Life

A Patristic Approach to Life Issues

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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 understanding of what it means to champion life, and why it is an essential, non-negotiable, part of the Christian life. 


Rev. Josiah Trenham
Rev. Josiah Trenham

Father Josiah Trenham was ordained an Orthodox priest in 1993, and has pastored St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, California since 1998. Father has a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England, and has taught theology and history at the university since 2004. He has published numerous articles and two books, and lectures widely on many theological topics. He is the founder and director of Patristic Nectar Publications, has more than 700 homilies on his audio-podcast The Arena and YouTube channel Patristic Nectar Films. He serves as Chaplain both to the national ministry Orthodox Christians for Life, and to the St. Andrew Academy. Father Josiah has been married for 33 years, and has ten children and three grandchildren.



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