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Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« on: March 04, 2015, 07:42:39 PM »
There are many orthodox preachers you can watch or hear on the Internet talking about life and orthodox faith. Which of them do you prefer?


My favourite is Fr. Joachim Parr, who established the St. Mary of Egypt Monastery at the Mercy House in Lower Manhattan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGRaDraYUyI
He has such a simple and deep message.

In second place, a serbian Monk Arseniye Yovanovich, who is currently the most famous preacher in the Serbian Orthodox Church. Unfortunately, most of  his sermons or speechs are in Serbian language, but there're also some in English, where he speaks about his sinful youth and life in NY before becoming a monk; and about many of his struggles during his time as a novice and monk. For example, at one point, he tells us how Elder Ephraim of Arizona healed him - only by his prayers - from a serious mental illness or rather from Prelest 22 years ago:
http://svetigora.com/category/2/163?page=1

I hope it will be a serious thread.
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Re: What's your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 07:44:25 PM »
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Re: What's your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 07:46:24 PM »
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You were supposed to put 'Preach it, brah!' after the name. :P
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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2015, 08:41:00 PM »
I don't accept anything on the Internet ... Just regular reading material.

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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2015, 08:51:35 PM »
I don't accept anything on the Internet ... Just regular reading material.
Oh, why?
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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2015, 09:07:39 PM »
Define "preacher." Do they have to be a priest or just someone who preaches?

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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2015, 09:52:18 PM »
Mine are all in English if that's ok. I won't list every teacher I like because a lot of people probably overlap with some of my top picks.

Fr. Thomas Hopko
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/hopko
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/spiritandtruth
http://www.ancientfaith.com/specials/hopko_lectures
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/namesofjesus

Fr. Lawrence Farley
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/coffeecup

Fr. Tom Soroka
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/thepath
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/sermonsatstnicholas

Fr. Andrew Stephen Dammick
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/emmaus
http://blogs.ancientfaith.com/roadsfromemmaus/
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/orthodoxyheterodoxy
http://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxyandheterodoxy/

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/searchthescriptures

Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/allsaints
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/ponderings

Fr. Stephen Freeman (currently quoted in my sig), I don't know how often he podcasts anymore, but he still actively blogs.
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/freeman
http://blogs.ancientfaith.com/glory2godforallthings/

Edith M. Humphrey is quickly becoming a new fave
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/lampfortoday

Fr. Gabriel Rochelle
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/highdesert

This is a podcast of various people from St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto
http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/parables

And finally this is a vlog I like a lot. The lady's name is Daria.
https://www.youtube.com/user/sanctisbovis
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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2015, 09:27:34 AM »
I don't accept anything on the Internet ... Just regular reading material.
Oh, why?

The internet is a one-way street. Relationships are not.
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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2015, 09:54:49 AM »
If I'm allowed to count written transcriptions of sermons of a priest who has now departed this world, then Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh.

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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2015, 09:56:39 AM »
My favourite technically doesn't fit the specs... Met. Ignatios of Dimitriada has been hosting Arhontariki (Invitation to hospitality in hostile times) on Greek TV between 1992-2011, and sporadically again from 2013. It's a one-on-one talk show on the interface of faith and everyday life. Met. Ignatios doesn't actually preach - and rarely even addresses the viewer - but his interactions with his guests and the topics expounded on are just the thing to make even the indifferent stop and watch for a while. I've scrounged up nearly 60 episodes off YouTube, hence the 'on the internet' bit, and watch them from time to time, both as food for thought and keeping nostalgia at bay.

My Ancient Faith podcast list overlaps a lot with Volnutt's. :)
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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2015, 12:43:24 PM »
I would strongly recommend Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future[i/i] by Fr. Seraphim Rose.

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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2015, 02:35:12 PM »
I would strongly recommend Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future[i/i] by Fr. Seraphim Rose.

Your comment here is not well placed - I suppose.
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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2015, 03:03:43 PM »
Fr. Josiah Trenham.

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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2015, 06:30:50 PM »
Fr. Josiah Trenham.


Yeah, Orthodoxy seems to have that effect on some...
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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2015, 06:48:31 PM »
Fr. Trenham's priggishness is not Orthodox.

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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2015, 06:54:46 PM »
LOL @ Fr Trenham has no love. 
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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2015, 06:58:31 PM »
Some of the things he says about gays certainly don't show much love at any rate. I believe there was a thread on it here once upon a time.
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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2015, 07:51:36 PM »
Among those living this side of the grave, Sr. Vassa is nice.
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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2015, 07:52:31 PM »
LOL @ Fr Trenham has no love.
I must be allergic to the patristic nectar.
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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2015, 09:40:30 AM »
Some of the things he says about gays certainly don't show much love at any rate. I believe there was a thread on it here once upon a time.

He's "doing" retreats and has scheduled one for our church!
Only thing I know is that some here spat and won't attend!
Didn't the word "religion" originally mean "bring or bind together"?
I guess he doesn't "re-alin" to well with others!
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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2015, 01:25:19 PM »
I must be allergic to the patristic nectar.

I'll admit that he's at times too inflammatory and lacks tact, but things like his series on the prayer rule and his catechism series are invaluable tools. I have learned so much from him about so many things, if you can just get past his brash exterior.

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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2015, 01:27:08 PM »
I don't understand why he talks in that funny accent. He's from California.
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« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2015, 01:29:03 PM »
I don't understand why he talks in that funny accent. He's from California.

Other people say this, but I don't notice it.

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Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2015, 02:07:41 PM »
I enjoy the Coptic sermons at Orthodox Sermons.org. They have speeches from dozens of priests, bishops and teachers.
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