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In this audio lecture Father Peter Farrington asks why we should consider the Orthodox Church and Faith. He points to the historic continuity with the earliest Church and the continuity of faith and practice as being important reasons both to investigate Orthodoxy and to be critical of the claims other recent Christian groups.
In this podcast Father Peter Farrington presents a homily for the First Sunday of Misra on the Parable of the Vineyard. He speaks especially about rejection, and how we may cope with it by understanding how much we are valued by God. (10 mins)
In this audio lecture from the Discovering Orthodoxy catchesis, Father Peter Farrington considers the importance of the inward disposition required to pray and become a person who stands in the presence of God. The Fathers of the Church give us some instruction on having an aim for our spirituality.
In this audio lecture from the Discovering Orthodoxy catchesis, Father Peter Farrington considers the differences between the texts of our prayers, and actually doing prayer and becoming prayers ourselves. The Fathers of the Church give us some instruction on having an aim for our spirituality.
St John Chrysostom says..
He who is able to pray correctly, even if he is the poorest of all people, is essentially the richest. And he who does not have proper prayer, is the poorest of all, even if he sits on a royal throne.
Prayer matters. It is the heart of the Christian experience and a Christian who does not pray is a contradiction in terms. Over the course of the next three talks at this monthly midweek meeting of the Orthodox mission of St George and St Paul the Hermit we will be considering that request which the disciples made of our Lord to ‘teach us to pray’. It often seems to many Christians that they are just expected to know how to pray, and by simply following the example of those around them, everything will turn out alright. But in my own experience as a committed Christian throughout my life, and then as becoming a member of the Orthodox Church in 1994, and even a priest in 2009, I know that I am still learning how to pray, and will continue to be learning how to pray until the end of my life.