Neptic Fathers

In this video I discuss my favorite Orthodox book, "The Triads," by Saint Gregory Palamas. It is the best defense of true Christian Mysticism that I have ever read. St. Gregory brings up many topics in the course of this book and the topics are extremely relevant to current theological discussions. Topics include, natural law/theology, grace, the essence/energy distinction, the Light of Transfiguration, creation, an Orthodox epistemology and how we can experience God. There are a few translations in English, but in this video I discuss the full translation by Fr. Peter Chamberas.

By it here:
https://newfoundpublishing.com/book/t...

In this review I discuss "The Search for Truth on the Path of Reason," by Professor Alexei Osipov. It is a fantastic introduction to Orthodoxy and the only one that I know that discusses apologetics such as the teleological argument for God. He critiques the views of Kant, Hegel, Scleiermacher and Feuerbach and some of the views that are important for Secular liberalism. The book deals with many other objections to Christianity coming from the Secular world, covers the philosophy of science and critiques the secular mindset that is so prevalent in the Western world today. Professor Osipov also discusses the differences between Orthodoxy and other Christian groups such as Catholicism and Protestantism and also Eastern mysticism, and the occult.

ISBN- 10
098428480X

Purchase Links:
http://www.pokrovpress.com/
https://virginiamonks.org/products/the-search-for-truth-on-the-path-of-reason
https://www.amazon.com/Search-Truth-Path-Reason/dp/098428480X

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This is a much shorter video tour of my library (5:17 vs about an hour and a half), but still shows all the same books.

00:00 - Start
00:04 - Introduction
01:04 - St. Theophan Quote
02:38 - Another Quote
03:43 - St. Theophan's Anathema of Darwinism
06:07 - St. Theophan Predicts the Russian Revolution
07:17 - St. Theophan- Science is not the Source of all Truth
09:10 - St. Theophan- Science Subordinate to Revelation
10:48 - Another Quote
11:29 - Ending

In this video I go over St. Theophan's quotes on Darwinian Evolution.
The source material is taken from "Genesis, Creation, and Early Man," by Fr. Seraphim Rose. I would highly recommend the book for anyone wanting to read an in depth analysis of Darwinian Evolution from an Orthodox Christian perspective. The book is published by the St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood ISBN 9781887904254

In this video I go over St. Paisios's quotes on Darwinian Evolution. The source material is taken from "Genesis, Creation, and Early Man," by Fr. Seraphim Rose. I would highly recommend the book for anyone wanting to read an in depth analysis of Darwinian Evolution from an Orthodox Christian perspective. The book is published by the St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood ISBN 9781887904254

00:00 - Start
00:04 - Introduction
00:18 - St. Paisios Quote
02:12 - Another Quote
04:40 - St. Paisios Encounters Evolution as a Child
07:36 - St. Paisios's Vision of Christ When he was Young
08:19 - Ending

00:00 - Start
00:04 - Intro
01:30 - St. Ambrose of Optina
02:37 - St. Barsanuphius of Optina
03:13 - St. Nectarios of Aegina
05:50 - St. Nikolai Velimirovich
08:40 - St. Justin Popovich
14:23 - St. Sophrony of Essex
14:55 - Ending

In this video I go over Orthodox Saints' quotes on Darwinian Evolution. The source material is taken from "Genesis, Creation, and Early Man," by Fr. Seraphim Rose. I would highly recommend the book for anyone wanting to read an in depth analysis of Darwinian Evolution from an Orthodox Christian perspective. The book is published by the St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood ISBN 9781887904254

In this video I do a tour of the books that I have in my Orthodox Christian library. I have multiple genres that are useful for Orthodox research and study. I also have a good amount of books that aren't by Orthodox writers but deal with topics that help round out my library. Many of these books are still in print, but some of them are out of print and are hard to find. I tried to make the video short, but it turns out the video was almost an hour and a half. I'll post another video of a quick video fly by of these books as well for a shorter reference video. If you have any questions such as the publisher, ISBN, etc., leave a comment in the comment section. Also feel free to post your favorite Orthodox books in the comment section.

In this video I go over what websites and methods I used to find cheap books for my Orthodox Christian Library. I also talk about some of the books that I have purchased and recommendations on what books to look for when starting an Orthodox library. I also recommend checking out local bookstores as well since a lot of times local bookstores will have a few books if you know what to look for. Try building a huge wishlist and buy the books used when they are cheap.

Our Amazon Books:
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1VNQH96WQ223T?ref_=wl_share

Websites:
https://www.amazon.com/
https://www.alibris.com/
https://www.abebooks.com/
https://www.bookfinder.com/

Here is the PDF link to the "Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries"

https://www.assemblyofbishops.org/assets/files/news/scoba/AtlasOfMonasteriesSecondEditionBookmarkedOptimumSize.pdf

New monasteries are starting all the time and there are already a number of monasteries that have been founded since this survey came out. Also check the websites of any monasteries that you plan on attending as these will usually give you contact information, dress codes, visiting hours, and any possibilities of overnight accommodations.

In this video I talk about different kinds of incense to use during Orthodox prayers at home, and how to make an oil lampada (vigil lamp). For personal use at home, do not use a swinging censer like the priests use, as those are for liturgical purposes only. You can buy resin incense and charcoal on amazon, ebay, etsy and many Orthodox bookstores or monastery websites. For resin incense, amazon will probably be the cheapest, but the best smelling will probably be incense offered by Orthodox monasteries and shops. The charcoals are instant light disks, and will probably be the cheapest on amazon. Use olive oil for the lamp oil, and use a cotton wick. In the video I mentioned twine, but I actually use cotton yarn, although I think cotton twine would probably work as well. I linked two Orthodox shops below that have fantastic incense. Also colored glass lampadas and hangers can be purchased from many Orthodox shops if you don't want to make your own, although the larger wider containers will allow the lamp to burn longer.

https://orthodoxincense.com/
https://www.bostonmonks.com/index.php/cPath/38

This ambient track "drone01," is the fourth release on the upcoming album "return."

This synthwave track "orthowave02," is the third release on the upcoming album "return."

In this video I talk about true prophets vs. false prophets. I read from Matthew 7, Galatians 5, the Didache, and Irenaeus's "Against Heresies."

This synthwave track "orthowave01," is the second release on the upcoming album "return."

The first graphite412 track after 7.5 years of inactivity. This drone, ambient track "return," is the first release on the upcoming album "return."

I briefly discuss my upcoming music releases and my reboot of graphite412

In this video I read the accounts from the biographies of St. Paisios and St. Porphyrios of their times of speaking in tongues. Book sources: Saint Paisios of Mount Athos by Hieromonk Isaac (January 1, 2016) (ISBN 9608976456). With Elder Porphyrios: A spiritual child remembers Paperback by Constantine Yiannitsiotis (ISBN: 9606890287) (July 3, 2013).

In this video I read from the book "Wounded by Love," which contains St. Porphyrios's testimony about how he received his charismatic gifts when he received Divine Grace during a church service where he encountered an Orthodox elder, Old Dimas. I briefly point out some differences between what St. Porphyrios describes and what is common in Charismatic terminology.

In this video I review "When God Spoke Greek," by Timothy Michael Law. It is a book about the Septuagint, which is the textual tradition for the Orthodox Old Testament. The Septuagint is an important resource for understanding the early Church and the beginning of Christianity. Today a large portion of Christians don't even study the Septuagint and prefer the Masoretic text, which was complied centuries after the beginning of Christianity by Rabbinical Judaism, who inherited the traditions of the Pharisees. "When God Spoke Greek," is a good resource to become familiar with the Septuagint and its importance for Christianity and the roots of the Christian faith. The book also mentions the influence other books, such as the book of Enoch, on the New Testament.

In this video we read a section from the Vita (Life) of St. Pachomius on how he received the gift of speaking in tongues. This is taken from "Stories of the Holy Fathers," edited by E.A Wallis Budge, which contains Palladius's classic, "The Paradise of the Holy Fathers," also know as "The Lausiac History."

In this video I discuss an Orthodox translation of the New Testament (Nuances of the New Testament) by Fr. Thomas George. If anyone is interested in getting a copy you can contact Fr. Thomas through the email provided in the video.

In this video I review "Light from the Christian East," by James R. Payton Junior. This book is a good introduction to Orthodoxy from the perspective of a non-Orthodox Western Christian. He does a good job of describing the differences in Orthodoxy from the beliefs and practices commonly encountered in the Western world.

I discuss some books I recommend for those interested in Orthodox Christianity.

In this video I briefly go over my former experiences in Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movement and then to my journey into the Orthodox Church.

Fr. Seraphim Cardoza talks about the goal of Christianity on The Dove.

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