21 episodes

Fr. David Alexander, an Antiochian priest and chaplain with the United States Marine Corps, gives us a window into life with his marines as they battle in Afghanistan and his struggle to be a shepherd in their midst.

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Fr. David Alexander, an Antiochian priest and chaplain with the United States Marine Corps, gives us a window into life with his marines as they battle in Afghanistan and his struggle to be a shepherd in their midst.

    Homecomings

    Homecomings

    Fr. David is back in the United States and shares one final message from home about what homecoming is like for combat-deployed troops.

    • 27 min
    Mariu, Skoog, Brother Priests, and the Mother of God

    Mariu, Skoog, Brother Priests, and the Mother of God

    In this final episode of "In the Valley of the Shadow of Death" (for now), Fr. David reports from Bagram Air Base, explaining the simultaneous sense of community and lack of community that marked his time in Afghanistan.

    • 32 min
    A Tale of Three Paschas: Part 3

    A Tale of Three Paschas: Part 3

    Fr. David chronicles what could be the last of his Paschas spent in Afghanistan, describing the services he celebrated in Kandahar at a very unique Romanian chapel.

    • 27 min
    A Tale of Three Paschas: Part 2

    A Tale of Three Paschas: Part 2

    Fr. David describes the first of the two Paschas that he celebrated this year in Afghanistan.

    • 20 min
    A Tale of Three Paschas: Part 1

    A Tale of Three Paschas: Part 1

    In this first episode of a three-part series, Fr. David recalls his very first Pascha while on deployment.

    • 19 min
    Indirect Fire

    Indirect Fire

    A mortar attack on his base prompts Fr. David to look back on past experiences with indirect fire.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

LERAISP ,

A revolution in thought.

This podcast changed the way I both thought of and viewed the U.S. military AND the Orthodox Church. Father David Alexander has created a revolution in thought. I cannot reccomend this podcast enough. I wish there were a new episode every week!

Coptic American ,

Simple and powerful all at once

I highly recommend this incredibly powerful yet beautifully simple podcast to all who wish to hear of Christ in the life of deeply spiritual person.

God bless and keep you Fr David and all our young men and women in the USMC and all armed services.

Can't wait for more podcasts.

Texashulkster ,

This is where the rubber meets the road...

Fr. David's short messages powerfully demonstrate what it means to love sacrifically.

May God surround Fr. David & his Marines with the power of His precious and Life Giving Cross.

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