Blessed by Unbelief – Homily on Thomas Sunday

Fr. Irineos reflects on the Apostle Thomas’s unbelief, changed to belief with his touching of the Risen Lord, and how we remain blessed by his confession of that which his eyes did not see. Listen to “Blessed by Unbelief – Homily for Thomas Sunday” on Spreaker. Today’s Gospel John 20:19-31 19 Then the same day Read more about Blessed by Unbelief – Homily on Thomas Sunday[…]

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A Real “Bible Church”

Ah, the common attack on Orthodoxy from so called “Bible believers” – they propogate the lie that the Orthodox Church does not believe in Holy Scripture.  Nothing of course could be further from the truth.  Not only did we canonize the Scripture (you’re welcome), but an Orthodox service contains more Scripture than most evangelical Churches Read more about A Real “Bible Church”[…]

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Homily: “Smashing Modern Idols”

Sunday’s Homily: “Smashing Modern Idols” Fr. Irineos uses the story of the life of the martyr Polyeuchtus to reflect on idolatry in our modern age and how we can follow the example of the Holy Martyr! Listen to “Smashing Modern Idols – Homily for the 31st Sunday after Pentecost” on Spreaker. It's only fair to Read more about Homily: “Smashing Modern Idols”[…]

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Thy Nativity O Christ Our God! – Homily on Nativity

In this homily delivered on Nativity (Old Calendar), Fr. Irineos discusses the incredible condescension of our Lord to take on human flesh, and, using the Troparion of the Feast, expounds on the theology behind this Troparion. Listen to “Homily – Nativity of our Lord in the Flesh” on Spreaker. It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterPinterestemail

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What if there Were a Fountain of Youth – Homily on the 25th Sunday after Pentecost

Fr. Irineos asks the question, “What if there were as fountain of youth?” and tells of the Church’s special fountain of spiritual youth. Listen to “Homily – 25th Sunday after Pentecost” on Spreaker. It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterPinterestemail

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Troublesome “Christian” Memes

Evangelicals are quite adept at using social media to push their incomplete theology across multiple media.  Whether with videos of “preachers”, songs by praise bands, or the ubiquitous meme, multiple pieces of evangelical social media cross the screens of their friends or others daily.  And some of it is fine.  Some of it is not Read more about Troublesome “Christian” Memes[…]

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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[…]

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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…FacebookTwitterPinterestemail

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One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic – The Four Marks of the Church

The four marks of the Church are set forth in the Ninth Article of the Nicene-Constantinopolean Creed.  The Church is “One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.”  Each of these attributes is necessary to a proper and full description of the true Church.  Any group lacking even one of these characteristics is, by definition, not the Church. Read more about One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic – The Four Marks of the Church[…]

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VIDEO: Understanding Grace

As a precursor to upcoming episodes on the sacraments (Holy Mysteries) of the Church, Father Irineos explores the Orthodox understanding of grace, and how we come to know God through his divine energies. This is Episode 3 in the series “A Few Minutes for Faith.”   It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterPinterestemail

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