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Fr. Richard Rene
« on: August 24, 2011, 12:20:00 PM »
Has any one been listening to his new series on AFR, Mysterion? What do you think of it?

I think the "introduction" is a little pretentious, but Fr. Richard gives some awesome sermons. The newest episode really spoke to an issue of mine. http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/mysterion/the_principle_of_dispassion
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. -Goethe

I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman

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Re: Fr. Richard Rene
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 01:16:19 PM »
Has any one been listening to his new series on AFR, Mysterion? What do you think of it?

I think the "introduction" is a little pretentious, but Fr. Richard gives some awesome sermons. The newest episode really spoke to an issue of mine. http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/mysterion/the_principle_of_dispassion

Fr. Richard Rene was my priest for a year or so while living in BC! I always thought he gave excellent, eloquent sermons (as he is also a poet, writer, and high school English teacher). I am going to listen to this right now...
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Re: Fr. Richard Rene
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 01:26:10 PM »
Cool!
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. -Goethe

I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman

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Re: Fr. Richard Rene
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 02:32:13 PM »
Indeed. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Fr. Richard Rene
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2011, 03:21:01 PM »
Has any one been listening to his new series on AFR, Mysterion? What do you think of it?

I think the "introduction" is a little pretentious, but Fr. Richard gives some awesome sermons. The newest episode really spoke to an issue of mine. http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/mysterion/the_principle_of_dispassion

I'll check it out and let you know why it is wrong later.

Thanks.

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Re: Fr. Richard Rene
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2011, 04:03:17 PM »
Fr. Richard was serving as second priest at the local parish where I first started inquiring into the Orthodox faith (and I believe he was newly ordained at the time). His sermon's are some of the best I've ever heard. I'll have to be sure to listen to these.

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Re: Fr. Richard Rene
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2011, 04:13:21 PM »
Has any one been listening to his new series on AFR, Mysterion? What do you think of it?

I think the "introduction" is a little pretentious, but Fr. Richard gives some awesome sermons. The newest episode really spoke to an issue of mine. http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/mysterion/the_principle_of_dispassion

I'll check it out and let you know why it is wrong later.

Thanks.

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Fr. Tom aside, of course ;)
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Re: Fr. Richard Rene
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2011, 05:40:52 PM »
Has any one been listening to his new series on AFR, Mysterion? What do you think of it?

I think the "introduction" is a little pretentious, but Fr. Richard gives some awesome sermons. The newest episode really spoke to an issue of mine. http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/mysterion/the_principle_of_dispassion

I'll check it out and let you know why it is wrong later.

Thanks.

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Seriously, decent material on AFR is hard to come by.

Fr. Tom aside, of course ;)

New Thread.

Actually his Names of Jesus was about as riveting, as well riveting.

But his series on the DL . . .

He's been listening to me obviously.
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Re: Fr. Richard Rene
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 06:14:03 PM »
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. -Goethe

I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman

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Re: Fr. Richard Rene
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 10:01:11 PM »
This is a good new episode of Mysterion. http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/mysterion/spiritual_awakening

I don't think I've listened to more than 20 minutes of AFR over the years, but for whatever reason I'm listening to this one now :)
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Re: Fr. Richard Rene
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, 10:20:35 PM »
I haven't been listening to AFR either. But this one is worth a listen. Thanks for pointing it out, Volnutt. The "golden chain" of Christian saints that Fr. Richard speaks of makes me think of something philosopher Frithjof Schuon wrote: "Christianity is not a priori a religion, but a mystical brotherhood turned religion."
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"The kingdom of heaven is virtuous life, just as the torment of hell is passionate habits." - St. Gregory of Sinai

"Our idea of God tells us more about ourselves than about Him." - Thomas Merton

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Re: Fr. Richard Rene
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2012, 02:12:41 AM »
Cool  :)
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. -Goethe

I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman

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Re: Fr. Richard Rene
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2012, 09:30:33 AM »
I enjoy hearing his sermons. They're cool. :)

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