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The Orthodox West's home for various audio specials.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

The Orthodox West's home for various audio specials.

    We'd Like You to Meet: Fr. David McCready

    We'd Like You to Meet: Fr. David McCready

    In this episode, we kick off a series of interviews getting to know some of our priests in the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate. Today, host Stephen Brannen has a conversation with Fr. David McCready who shares some of his background growing up and ministering in Europe, and how he eventually came to pastor St. Columba Orthodox Church in LaFayette, Colorado.

    • 28 min
    All About Epiphany

    All About Epiphany

    On this episode, Stephen talks with Fr. Patrick Cardine about the history, the theology, and the traditions of Epiphany, especially about its unique trilogy of themes in the West.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Ember Days: Part 2

    The Ember Days: Part 2

    Fr. Patrick is back with Stephen to talk about how the Ember Days anchor us to an aspect of Creation that can get away from us, helping us to sanctify this important aspect of our life in this world.

    • 51 min
    The Ember Days: Part 1

    The Ember Days: Part 1

    Stephen is joined by Fr. Patrick to discuss the mystery of the Ember Days, the several theories about their origin, and ultimately what their true purpose is.

    • 38 min
    Moving Past Polemics

    Moving Past Polemics

    There's an unfortunate, but widespread, anti-Western bias that pervades much Orthodox writing, teaching, and preaching. It can be a huge barrier that not only turns off potential converts to the Church, but also a barrier for Orthodox people to think clearly and charitably. Fr. Patrick Cardine joins Stephen to talk about his diagnosis of this problem in a recent article he wrote for The Basilian Journal.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    All About Advent

    All About Advent

    What is the season of Advent? Stephen is joined by Fr. Patrick Cardine to talk about the history and character of this singular season on the Church Calendar.

    The music of St. Patrick Orthodox Church: https://www.stpatrickorthodox.org/shop

    Video series on the O Antiphons by Church of the Advent Orthodox Mission: https://youtu.be/4o0Wa11vrJc

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

mr 🅱️eans ,

We need more

Fantastic podcast that helped me get over the objections to the western rite and see it for what it is. Glory to God for the rite and this podcast! Only downside is that we need more of this cast!

Sevynn ,


These are fantastic talks, I only wish that this a more active podcast.

CatholicDad2024 ,

Do More!

I very much enjoy learning about the western rite in the context of Orthodoxy. Please do more episodes!

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