Knowledge vs Faith: Part 2

Knowledge vs Faith: Part 2

It is not that knowledge is blameworthy, but that faith is higher… What are the distinctions in knowledge; when knowledge returns to its primary aim – the spiritual life? Please join Veronica Hughes and St. Isaac the Syrian for the second part of Homily 52, Knowledge vs. Faith. __________________________________________ Posted...

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Saint John Chyrsostom Exhorts Us to Pay Attention to the Sermon

Saint John Chyrsostom Exhorts Us to Pay Attention to the Sermon

Few people, sitting down with friends to watch a major sports event, would remind each other to pay attention. When we are being entertained, it isn’t hard to pay attention. But how many of us can muster the same attentiveness during the sermon in church? In this episode, Fr. David...

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Does the Sermon Matter?

Does the Sermon Matter?

What is a sermon? Is it a sacrament? Is it a liturgical act? If not, why is it important? A sermon is very important, but it is just as important that we understand what it is and what we are to receive from it. Fr. David Smith shares what St....

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Saint Gregory Palamas Makes a Surprising Point

Saint Gregory Palamas Makes a Surprising Point

Every now and then, one comes across a sermon that has something genuinely surprising in it. On this episode of Harmony of Thunder, Fr. David looks at a sermon by Saint Gregory Palamas that has an unexpected point to make. Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the...

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Interpreting the Gospel of John

Interpreting the Gospel of John

In honor of St. John Chrysostom’s Feast Day on November 13, we will explore that great Saint and Preacher’s excellence in homilies. On Harmony of Thunder, we will hear his interpretation of the Gospel of John.

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