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Way of the Warrior Saint

Say No

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In this inaugural episode of The Way of the Warrior Saint, Fr. Chris explores how to conquer the epidemic of busyness by learning how to say NO.

Hey, hey, warrior saints! Welcome to The Way of the Warrior Saint podcast. I’m your host, Fr. Christopher Salamy, the pastor of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, Arizona. Glad to be with you. So glad to be here and share some thoughts and ideas with you as we try to journey on the way of the warrior saint.

What is the way of the warrior saint? What is this we’re doing? Why are we here and what’s it all about? Well,…

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Becoming a Healing Presence

Leisure

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Dr. Albert Rossi reflects on the topic of leisure and invites us to consider how to use our leisure time to restore our souls.

Today I’d like to share with you and have you share with me, at least mentally and spiritually, a little reflection on the topic of leisure. Leisure, leisure, leisure. So I’ll begin by wondering with us: what do we mean? What is leisure? Leisure, as I looked it upon the internet, generally refers to the freedom provided for us with the cessation of activities, especially burdens and duties and things we have to do and things that are required by life,…

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Worship in Spirit and Truth

Worship as Clergy and Laity

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What do we mean when we say "clergy and laity"? Fr. Tom says there is a real sense in which we are all both!

We have been saying in these reflections on the Divine Liturgy that the Divine Liturgy is the common work of the Church as a whole. It is the worship of the Church. It is not simply a common act of people who may gather themselves together. It is certainly not simply prayer in the sense that you have to go to church or you can only pray at church. We obviously are called to pray in church, but we are to pray in our rooms, we are to shut the door, we are to pray in…

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Worship in Spirit and Truth

The Divine Liturgy and Physical Place

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Is there a prescribed physical place where the liturgy is to be served or not served? Fr. Tom traces the history from the "house church" to the present day.

We reflected last time about the fact that the place of the Divine Liturgy is the Church. It is the gathering of the baptized, chrismated faithful people in the Church as Church, the Church of God, the Church of Christ, the Church of the final covenanted community. The place of the Divine Liturgy is in people. It’s in an assembly or gathering of people. That’s where the Divine Liturgy takes place. Of course, the Church is a visible community in the world:…

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Worship in Spirit and Truth

The Divine Liturgy and Place

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Where is the Divine Liturgy to be celebrated and by whom? Fr. Tom traces the early practice of the Church and relates it to what we are doing today.

We continue our reflections on the Divine Liturgy in the Orthodox Church in this series that we call Worship in Spirit and in Truth. This is the 16th podcast in this particular series on this topic. Today we want to reflect on the place of the Divine Liturgy, meaning the location: where is the Eucharistic Divine Liturgy celebrated. The answer to that question is rather direct and simple. The Divine Liturgy is celebrated where the Church is, where the official…

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