Friday, April 19, 2013

Podcast: St Mary of Egypt

Icon of St Mary of Egypt. Photograph by Jim Forest.

Dear Students and Friends,

As we get closer to Pascha, our Lenten efforts may seem harder to accomplish! We can find encouragement in the story of St Mary of Egypt, who fled her passions into the desert to practice repentance and to more closely follow God.

This week on Come Receive the Light podcast, you can listen to a podcast about St Mary, one of two examples of Christians who struggled in this world but found peace in Christ. We’ll hear first about one of Orthodoxy’s most beloved Saints - Mary of Egypt - from Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America. Then, we’ll hear from Hieromonk Calinic Berger about a Romanian priest who died just twenty years ago. Fr. Dumitru Staniloae is recognized as one of the leading Orthodox theologians of the 20th century, and spent 5 years in a Communist prison for his faith. We’ll hear about his life and his thoughts on prayer, humility, and repentance.

Listen now.

As always, you can earn 1 credit for listening to this podcast. Simply listen, fill out the Podcast worksheet (from the Lessons tab, above) and e-mail it back to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com.

Wishing you Lenten peace!

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