From the homily on the Sunday of the Blind Man, Father Pat preaches about children and the Gospel.
. . . may I recommend one of my priest’s Pastoral Ponderings:
The Twelve Apostles
As well as an Akathist one might pray in the next couple of weeks:
(I might add that Bp Basil of Wichita has asked that the Akathist to the Holy Apostles be prayed not only during the entire fast but especially the first couple of days of the Fast during the meeting of the Holy Synod of Antioch.)
I especially want to highlight the talks from Mother Gabriella which I have found helpful during this Great and Holy Lent:
Frederica Mathewes-Green’s Men and Orthodoxy podcast (mp3 file) captures fairly closely my sentiments about and attraction to the Orthodox Church, coming from the robust pioneer-era Restoration Movement churches through the rather more effete Episcopal Church. Take a listen.
Back when I was a teenager (now more than two decades ago), I used to make cassette tapes of my favorite songs (some 80s hair bands, pop songs, a little Led–I was an eclectic) for listening while on vacation.
Well, I’ve moved from 80s hairbands to 80s talk–AD 380s, that is. Or, well, podcasts from Ancient Faith Radio. Here are a handful of “CD mixes” I’ve burned for recent road trips. (All links are mp3 files.)
These two interviews from The Illumined Heart podcast make great back-to-back listening on one CD.
God: Essence and Energies, a discussion with Dr. David Bradshaw.
The Passions: How We Got into This Mess and How We Get Out, a discussion with Mother Melania.
And then for three CDS that deal with the Jesus Prayer:
Fr. Seraphim Rose – Prayer and Orthodox Spirituality (the third in the Father Seraphim series of interviews, from The Illumined Heart podcast, which deals with prayer more broadly, but discusses the Jesus prayer)
Interview with Abbot Jonah on the Jesus Prayer, Part 1 (the first of a two-part interview from the guys at Our Life in Christ with Abbot Jonah of St. John of San Francisco and Shanghai Monastery)
Interview with Fr. Jonah on the Jesus Prayer, Part 2 (part two of the above)