Here is the next set of talks from Fr Peter Alban Heers!
The first is from Annual Fundraiser for Holy Trinity Monastery at the Four Seasons Restaurant in London Ontario, Canada. The Topic was “On Secularism” (Η Εκκοσμίκευση στην Εκκλησία)
The talk in English was given at the same time but had different content and the questions at the end. I’ll post that talk separately to avoid confusion. I hope to post the audio for both soon. Thanks again Fr Peter for giving me a blessing to post!
Fr. Peter was able to give a few talks in the past few days as part of his visit to Canada for The Orthodox Institute on the Family. They were some really good talks and I’m glad I can share them here.
I’ve got a blessing so far to post the first talk, so here it is as Audio and Video. Note that the audio is mixed between three microphones to get both Fr. Peter and everyone asking questions, if you have any problems hearing it please let me know and I’ll try to fix it.
Thanks again to Fr. Peter for giving these great talks!
An excellent talk by Fr. Geoffrey Korz for the The Orthodox Institute on the Family given at the All Saints of North America Church in Hamilton Ontario, Canada. Please see the video for the details, and more information on the talk is available here: http://asna.ca/oif2014pamphlet.pdf
A talk given by Fr. Bohdan Hladio (Priest at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church Oshawa) at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Toronto on April 6th 2014.
I attended his homily on Sickness two years ago during the Lenten Lecture Series at St. George’s Antiochian Church in Richmond Hill and was very glad to receive a blessing to record and share this great talk from earlier today (Thank you Fr!).
Some of the great quotes:
“Sometimes people ask if religion and science are not opposed to one another. They are: in the sense that the thumb and fingers of my hand are opposed to one another. It is an opposition by means of which anything can be grasped.”
– Sir William Bragg
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” – C.S. Lewis
And more and more really great stuff.
Starts off with a story from J. Budziszewski’s book Ask Me Anything and quotes or mention of some of the great works by C.S. Lewis: Screwtape, Problem of Pain, Mere Christianity as well as a quote from Letters To Father Aristotle (come back to The Orthodoxy Frank…). “It’s about Holiness…” – mention of Elder Paisios, St. Porphyrios, a quote from Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos and other Saints, Elders and Mothers in the Church as well as one especially memorable quote from a certain nun… see below for links to watch and listen.
“Be ye also enlarged in the Theology of Saint Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex
A disciple of Elder Sophrony (of blessed memory), who was a disciple of St. Silouan the Athonite. Presently, Fr. Zacharias is a monk in the Monastery founded by Elder Sophrony: The Patriarchal Stavropegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights by Maldon, Essex, England.”
A talk given on February 15th 2014 at the St. John the Compassionate Orthodox Christian Mission in Toronto