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About Those “Kids” and Gadget Addiction

3/15/2019
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Speaking at St John Chrysostom Mission/Lakewood, Colorado -- where Father Seraphim and Matushka Masha Gisetti also operate the St Ephraim Center, which offers addiction and mental health treatment -- Fr Joseph attempts to answer a question about children and gadget addiction.

Duration:00:07:56

Lord, You See What a Wretch I Am

2/28/2019
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Speaking at St John Chrysostom Mission/Lakewood, Colorado -- Fr Joseph speaks on Receptivity, God's Will, and how susceptible we are to sin.

Duration:00:19:47

I’m Up Here, Lord!

1/28/2019
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"I'm up here, Lord -- hope that doesn't bother You!" In the Sundays before Lent, our Mother bids us to come down to meet the Lord. Fr. Joseph preaches at St Silouan/College Station, Texas.

Duration:00:13:05

Baptizing Dry Sticks

1/24/2019
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Keeping the Faith alive when "God is dead"—and why do we baptize babies of families we rarely, if ever, see at Church?

Duration:00:07:29

Why Attend a Retreat?

1/9/2019
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In his opening remarks at St Sophia/Dripping Springs, Texas, Fr. Joseph plugs a couple books from Ancient Faith Publishing before touching on one of the benefits of attending a retreat: Vision.

Duration:00:07:57

Expecting the Unexpected

12/27/2018
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Fr. Joseph notes the joys of holiday travel: including a canceled flight to Wyoming, a Cherokee on the way to South Dakota, and unexpected savior for an expecting people.

Duration:00:07:37

American Convert Strengths

12/13/2018
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While Americans converting to Orthodox Christianity may bring along baggage and struggles, this episode notes a few of their strengths; it even praises the Nones!

Duration:00:08:19

American Convert Problems

11/29/2018
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The priest is often not recognized unless he is on the cross. And in some communities, there’s always one -- or a handful -- that will try to make sure he stays there! (Yet these folks need salvation too.) Fr Joseph unpeels a bit of the Onion Dome.

Duration:00:10:21

The True Measure of Kinship

11/15/2018
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Jesus was: A) a Jew; B) a Samaritan; C) All off the above? Fr John, speaking at St Paisios Mission/Yuma, Arizona, explains.

Duration:00:08:35

Priest Says “Pull Out Your Phone”

10/31/2018
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In a move as shocking as reading the lyrics to popular songs in church, Fr. Joseph asks the folks at St Joseph/Houston to pull our their cell phones!

Duration:00:04:39

Die Before You Die (to Your Bad Self)

10/18/2018
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If the Lord will accept us at "the eleventh hour" -- why all the prayer, fasting, and alms giving? Fr Joseph speaks at an ecumenical gathering about how the Orthodox work out their salvation.

Duration:00:07:36

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Fire!

10/5/2018
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Fr. Joseph speaks at an ecumenical gathering about how the Orthodox work out their salvation.

Duration:00:16:46

Non-Orthodox Nomenclature in Dripping Springs

9/20/2018
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Speaking at St Sophia Church/Dripping Springs, Texas, Fr Joseph responds to the question: "How do you talk to your non-Orthodox family about the Faith?"

Duration:00:16:17

What We Need

9/6/2018
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Fr Joseph addresses the questions: Are we starting more missions? Where are the monasteries? He also claims we need more men, more moms, and ... more!

Duration:00:13:12

Children, God’s Hand, and the Joy of Priesthood

8/23/2018
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Fr Joseph interviews Fr James Guirguis of St. Raphael of Brooklyn/Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. This church is full of children! Fr. James offers a word on the joy of the priesthood, which is truly fruit for thought.

Duration:00:14:51

Could We See Other Mass Conversions (ala 1987)?

8/9/2018
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Fr. Finley, with reference to potential “mass conversions,” explains what we must do to prepare.

Duration:00:05:01

Clergy Shortage?

7/19/2018
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Fr. Joseph asks Fr. John about the current need of clergy in this two part interview from Antiochian Village. He also notes a surprising development in “mission plants.”

Duration:00:31:18

You Can’t Talk (for a while)

7/6/2018
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Preaching at Saints Peter and Paul Mission/Boone, North Carolina, Fr John compares the Archangel Gabriel's visit to Mother of God to that of the father of the Forerunner.

Duration:00:12:53

If You See Me Walking on Water

6/20/2018
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Fr. Joseph has some announcements to make; mainly, if you see him walking on water . . . well, that's where you come in.

Duration:00:12:37

Dos and Don’ts of Salvation in Seattle

6/5/2018
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When it comes to church work: some do, some don't. The same can be said of every stage of our life in Christ. Here's Fr John mission planting in the Pacific Northwest.

Duration:00:09:13