Understanding the Signs of the Times Apostasy and Antichrist (Part 2)

Understanding the Signs of the Times: Apostasy and Antichrist (Part 2)

Below the reader will find part two of the very spiritually profitable talk given by Archbishop Averky of blessed memory. The original title is “‘Salt is beguiling’ – a sign of the approaching end: To the centenary of the blessed repose of Bishop Ignatius (Bryanchaninov).” Part one may be found here. I provide the text “as is” from the source that I have. Although the blessed Archbishop reposed in 1976, his words are all the more potent in our days, thus clearly showing forth their true prophetic spirit, which resonates harmoniously with the Holy Fathers, who speak from the Holy Spirit. With no further comment, I present part two of this most needed word.

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Understand the Signs of the Times (part 1)

Understand the Signs of the Times (part 1)

Below the reader will find a most spiritually profitable talk given by Archbishop Averky of blessed memory on the teachings of St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov). I have provided the text “as is” below, it is taken from a collection of Archbp. Averky’s works. The original title is, “‘Salt is beguiling’ – a sign of the approaching end: To the centenary of the blessed repose of Bishop Ignatius (Bryanchaninov).” I will be posting the talk in two parts on this blog. I will simply note that in the text below the words “apostasy/retreat” are used as synonyms and are, it seems, used in an interchangeable manner.

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Fr Turbo and The Royal Path

Fr Turbo and The Royal Path

Fr. Paul Girgis, head priest and pastor at St. Paul Orthodox Christian Church in Naples, FL, recently interviewed Fr. Turbo to discuss finding wisdom, repentance, and joy on the royal path.

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Baptism and the Reception of Converts w/ Fr. John Whiteford

Baptism and the Reception of Converts w/ Fr. John Whiteford

Fr. John Whiteford joins me to discuss the theology of baptism and the Orthodox approach to receiving newcomers to Orthodoxy. We shall address this topic not by simply repeating and quoting the Saints, but by synthesizing their perspectives and the doctrinal paradigm of receiving converts as established in the Council of Trullo and in the canons of Saints such as St. Basil the Great.

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan

What is the Parable of the Good Samaritan really teaching us? Father Hans sermon from November 13, 2022 takes a deep dive into the parable to explain why details & history matter and the lessons Jesus was teaching us.

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Nothing Rises Higher Than Truth

Fr Hans’ sermon for the 6th Sunday of Luke, James (Iakovos) the Apostle, brother of Our Lord, Our Righteous Father Ignatius, Patriarch of Constantinople. Father teaches on the calling of the Apostle Paul, man’s nature, God’s nature, demons, how the knowledge & love God transforms us, and what happens when we open our hearts to God & admit our weaknesses.

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Christ Being Tempted, Garden of Gethsemane & Two Wills

In this video I talk about two topics and connect them with each other: Christ being tempted in the desert and His prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. I mainly answer the question of whether we can speak of Christ truly being tempted and how we can understand His prayer in the garden of gethsemane using patristic witness such as St. Maximus the Confessor and St. John of Damascus.

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