On the Faith of the Fathers and Infant Baptism

This is a message I wrote prior to my ordination.  It was shared on the 8th Sunday after Pentecost in 2015. Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory forever! In today’s first epistle reading, the reading designated for the 8th Sunday after Pentecost, Paul discusses the ancient sacramental practice of baptism, as it existed in the early Read more about On the Faith of the Fathers and Infant Baptism[…]

VIDEO – The Mystery of Holy Chrismation

In this video, Fr. Irineos explores the Mystery of Holy Chrismation, which follows Holy Baptism in Orthodox practice. This video explores the scriptural basis as well as the theological understanding of grace and the sacrament. If you enjoy this video, please subscribe to the YouTube series, “A Few Minutes for Faith.”  In the series we Read more about VIDEO – The Mystery of Holy Chrismation[…]

VIDEO: The Mystery of Holy Baptism

Continuing a discussion on grace and the Holy Mysteries (sacraments), Fr. Irineos discusses the Orthodox understanding of the Mystery of Holy Baptism, its grace imparting economy, and some differences between modern, western views of Baptism and the historic understanding of the apostolic Church. It’s only fair to share…