Program Notes

 

September 26, 2004: Icons in the Orthodox Faith – Part 1
In this discussion we will deal with the definition of icons, the OT and NT reasons for icons, the use of icons in the Christian’s life.

October 3, 2004: Icons in the Orthodox Faith – Part 2
In this discussion we will deal with the questions of why the Orthodox uses icons and exactly how, and what they are used for. We will look at the history of icons within the life of the Church and talk about the struggles and Triumph of icons in Orthodoxy.

October 10, 2004: The History of Icons
In this episode we will focus on the Iconoclastic period of the Church, both on early Christian times all the way through the Protestant Reformation. Through this we will see that although the Church has already decreed the place, purpose and positive position of icons and iconography within the life of the Christian, the dissent still exists in many parts of Christendom against this practice.

October 17, 2004: Holy Tradition and Holy Scripture
This episode tries to convey the Orthodox position on the subject of Tradition and Scriptures and how we understand them separately and collectively.

October 24, 2004: Icons and the Theology of Light – Part 1
What does the icon say about the creation of God and the relationship between the physical and the Spiritual and how does the Incarnation of Christ fit into all of this?

October 31, 2004:Icons and the Theology of Light – Part 2
To properly understand the Church’s embracing of the icon as a correct and profitable practice in the Christian life, we must understand the theological “culture” that the icon existed within. The early heresies threatened to define either Christ, God, the incarnation, or man in a way that would ultimately deny our salvation in Christ. The icon ultimately is a theological statement that summarized the Church’s definition of what it means for the human being to be saved in Christ.

November 7, 2004: Icons and Veneration
There is a difference between veneration and worship. Just as they are two different words in English, so they are in Greek and Hebrew. Unfortunately, the two words have come to mean virtually the same thing in English. We cannot base our theology and practice as Christians on modern definitions of Biblical words. We MUST let Scripture interpret Scripture on these points if we are to understand the actions and intentions of Orthodox Christians.

November 14, 2004: An Hour With Father Peter Gillquist (audio archive only)
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November 21, 2004: The Nativity Fast

November 28, 2004: Liturgical Worship in the New Testament

December 5, 2004: Liturgical Worship: In Spirit and Truth?

December 12, 2004: The Orthodox Church’s Understanding of The Virgin Mary – Part 1

December 19, 2004: The Orthodox Church’s Understanding of The Virgin Mary – Part 2

December 26, 2004: The Orthodox Church’s Understanding of The Virgin Mary – Part 3

January 2, 2005: Best of Sacred Music Featured on Our Life in Christ

January 9, 2005: The Feast of the Theophany: Salvation of the Cosmos, Part 1

January 16, 2005: The Feast of the Theophany: Salvation of the Cosmos, Part 2

January 23, 2005: Prayer to the Saints – Part 1: What is a Saint?

January 30, 2005: Prayer to the Saints – Part 2: Why Intercession?

February 6, 2005: Prayer to the Saints – Part 3: The State of the Dead

February 13, 2005: Prayer to the Saints – Part 4: The State of the Dead

March 13, 2005: First Visit to an Orthodox Church: 12 Things I Wish I’d Known – Part 1

March 27, 2005: Closed Communion: 12 Things I Wish I’d Known – Part 3

April 17-May 24 2005: Sola Scriptura and Tradition – Parts 1-4