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Monday, August 31, 2009

MT, LXX, and Qumran: a look at "Deuteronomy 32:8 and the Sons of God"

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Interview with Father Alban Waggener

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or download:

He was interviewed at Liberty Theological Seminary

Sunday, August 23, 2009

What is Orthodox Christianity?


Father Josiah Podcasts

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Modern Hermits

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Metropolitan KALLISTOS Ware "Salvation in Christ"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

False gods


Early Orthodox Father: St. Irenaios


The Formation of the Scriptures / Canon

(From an Orthodox perspective)
The Formation of the Scriptures:(Video)

(From an Orthodox perspective)
Formation of the Scriptures: Another presentation with more detail (video)

(From an Orthodox perspective)
The Septugient (audio)
The Oral Tradition (audio)
The Canon part 1 (audio)
The Canon part 2 (audio)
The Canon part 3 (audio)
The Canon part 4 (audio)
The Gnostic works (audio)
The Gnostic works part 2 (audio)
The Canon part 5 (audio)

(From a moderate protestant perspective) (Video)
Old Testament Canon 1
Old Testament Canon 2
Old Testament Canon 3
Old Testament Canon 4
Old Testament Canon 5
Old Testament Canon 6
Old Testament Canon 7
Old Testament Canon 8
Old Testament Canon 9

(DAVID BERCOT-Protestant )(Audio)
Saint Jerome & The Septuagint part 1
Saint Jerome & The Septuagint part 2
Saint Jerome & The Septuagint part 3


Orthodox History

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"Baptism & the Born Again Experience"

The link:
St. Elijah Baptism - Born Again Experience - Gordan Walker 1988


Metropolitan KALLISTOS Ware "What is Prayer?"


What do the converts want?

This is from the website:

"It doesn't take a Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies to tell the
difference between a Southern Baptist church and an Orthodox church. You can get
some pretty good clues just by walking in the door and looking around. But there
are some similarities between the two that might be a little trickier to spot.
For instance, let me tell you about what life is like on Sunday nights in a
Southern Baptist congregation.

Baptists worship at several different
times during the week -- at least they did in the old days when I was growing up
as a Southern Baptist pastor's son. One of those times is on Sunday nights. Back
in the early 1980s, I was active in a church in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, in
which the typical Sunday morning crowd would be about 200 to 300 people, which
is rather small for a Baptist church, but fairly normal for an Orthodox parish.
Then the crowd on Sunday night would be from 40 to 45 people.

Now, that
ratio should sound familiar to many priests who lead Vespers services. But the
similarities don’t stop there.

Before the age of 30, I became a deacon
and the finance chairman of that church -- which, in the Southern Baptist way of
doing things, meant that I was the only person, not excluding the pastor, who
saw the annual pledge cards. I was the only person in the congregation who knew
who was giving what.

If there is an experience in life that will teach
you the meaning of original sin, finance chairman is that role. What I
discovered through that experience is that there is no connection whatsoever
between how much a family gives to the church and how much money that family
makes. Instead, I found that the key connection is faithfulness in worship. If
you attend the Sunday night service at a typical Baptist church and look around
at the 40 people there in comparison to the 200 or 300 in attendance on Sunday
morning, you will find that about 80 percent of the church's giving is accounted
for in that group.

The bottom line: The Sunday night experience in a
Baptist church is very similar to that in Saturday evening Vespers services in
an Orthodox church. As Bishop Antoun told me once, if you look at who attends
Great Vespers and comes to confession, you are looking at about 80 percent of
the service, the giving, and the energy in most parishes.

Who comes to
Vespers? Who comes to confession? Who comes to the feasts, and why do they come?
That’s where I would like to start as we consider this question: What do the
converts want?"

To read the rest please visit the website.


Orthodox Hermeneutic Principles

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Orthodox Church History timelines

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

4 Speakers


Frank Shaeffer "Is the Ancient Church Out of Date?"

Frank Shaeffer speaks at St. Elijah Church in Oklahoma City about the Christian Orthodox faith.


Christianity and Armageddon

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Fr. Thomas Hopko speaks at St. Elijah about Christianity and Armageddon


St. Elijah Presents Fr. Timothy Kremens "Talking about Pentecostalism"

The Link:
St. Elijah Presents Fr. Timothy Kremens "in his talk about Pentecostalism"


Fr. Peter Gilquist at St. Elijah "The explosion of the old Church in the future"

Father Peter Guillquest at St. Elijah

The link:
Fr. Peter Gilquist at St. Elijah

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh sermons

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Arab Orthodox Radio

Al Orthodoxiya Radio Station

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