Christian Saints Podcast

Christian Saints Podcast

The Christian Saints Podcast is a joint production of Paradosis Pavilion & Generative Sounds which explores the calendar of The Church Episodes are hosted by James John Marks of Chicago, with oversight by Fr Symeon Kees, a priest of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, through which he is currently serving St Raphael Orthodox Church in Iowa City. If this podcast is edifying for you, please consider the entire Paradosis Pavilion catalog as well as the music of Generative Sounds https://www.youtube.com/@paradosispavilion9555 https://generativesoundsjjm.bandcamp.com https://www.instagram.com/christiansaintspodcast https://twitter.com/podcast_saints https://www.facebook.com/christiansaintspodcast Iconographic images used by kind permission of Nicholas Papas, who controls distribution rights of these images Prints of all of Nick’s work can be found at Saint Demetrius Press - http://www.saintdemetriuspress.com Please forgive us our shortcomings, and pray for us

Episodes

March 23, 2024 46 mins

Saint Nikolai Velimirović of Žiča ( March 18 )


Reference materials for this episode:
https://orthochristian.com/46256.html - biography
https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2024/03/18/100825-repose-of-saint-nikolai-of-zhicha - biography
http://orthodoxclergy.blogspot.com/2018/02/a-statement-concerning-sin-of-racism.html
“Prayers by the Lake”
A Treasury of Serbian Orthodox Spirituality Vol 5
Transl...

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Saint Symeon the New, Theologian ( March 12 )

THE ICON FEATURED IN THIS WEEK’S PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL
IS NOT BY THE HAND OF NICHOLAS PAPAS
& IS NOT THE PROPERTY OF St DEMETRIUS PRESS


Reference materials for this episode:
https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2024/03/12/100790-venerable-simeon-the-new-theologian
https://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2019/12/on-incarnation-of-word-st-symeon-new.html<...

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Saint Felix, Bishop of Dunwich, Enlightener East Anglia ( March 8 )

Reference materials for this episode: 

https://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2021/03/saint-felix-of-burgundy-bishop-of.html - life of St Felix

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/38326/38326-h/38326-h.html - St Bede mentions Bishop Felix (Book II-Chap XV, Book III-Chap XVIII&XX)

The Silver Chair 

 - by CS Lewis

 - HarperCollins; Reprint edition (March 5, 2002)

 - ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎...

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March 2, 2024 38 mins
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February 24, 2024 29 mins
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Ss Barsanuphius the Great & John the Prophet ( Feb 6 )


Reference materials for this episode:
https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2024/02/06/100443-venerable-barsanuphius-the-great-and-john-the-prophet
Title: Guidance Toward Spiritual Life: Answers to the Questions of Disciples
Publisher: Saint Herman Press
ISBN 10: 0938635840
Author: Saint Barsanuphius, the Prophet, Saint John
Translation: Fr...

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St Ephraim the Syrian ( Jan 28 )
conversation w/ Fr Symeon Kees producer of Paradosis Pavilion & host of "Eastward Iowa City" podcast

Reference materials for this episode:
https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2024/01/28/100328-venerable-ephraim-the-syrian
https://orthodoxwiki.org/Ephrem_the_Syrian
St. Ephrem the Syrian, Hymns on Paradise, 
- trans. by Sebastian Brock
- St. Vladimir’s Se...

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St Gregory The Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (Jan 25)


Reference materials for this episode:
https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2024/01/25/100298-saint-gregory-the-theologian-archbishop-of-constantinople - hagiography of St Gregory
Poems on Scripture - written by the saint
- Popular Patristics Vol 46
- St Vladimir’s Seminary Press
- ISBN 978-0-88141-433-2
- copyright 2012
On Go...

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January 20, 2024 37 mins

St Macarius the Great of Egypt ( Jan 19 )


Reference materials for this episode:
https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2024/01/19/100226-venerable-macarius-the-great-of-egypt - life of St Macarius of Egypt
https://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2013/01/healthy-and-sick-monasticism.html - Monasticism is not intrinsically virtuous
https://pemptousia.com/2016/12/marriage-or-monasticism - the pursuit of virtue via both p...

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January 13, 2024 25 mins

Feast of the Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ( Jan 6 )


Reference materials for this episode:
https://catalog.obitel-minsk.com/blog/2019/10/why-do-we-baptize-in-the-name-of-the-holy-trinity-and-not-in-the-name-of-jesus - understanding “in the name of” during baptism

Scripture citations for this episode:
Genesis 1:2 - God begins creation to correct empty chaos referred to as “the waters” ...

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The Feast of the Circumcision of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Jan 1)


Reference materials for this episode:
https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2024/01/01/100001-the-circumcision-of-our-lord-and-savior-jesus-christ - information about the feast day
https://orthodoxwiki.org/Jesus_Christ - details on what name was actually given 


Scripture citations for this episode:
Genesis 2&3 - God’s c...

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December 30, 2023 34 mins

St Joseph the Betrothed ( Dec 26 & Sunday after Nativity )


Scripture citations for this episode:
Leviticus 12 - the timeline of purification for a woman after childbirth 
Matthew 1 & 2 - Jesus’ birth & the story of the wise men & the flight into Egypt
Luke 2 - Jesus’ presentation in the Temple as well as the events in His twelfth year
John 8:12-20 - The Pharisees imply Joseph wasn’t Jes...

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Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-Bearer, Bishop of Antioch (Dec 20)

Reference materials for this episode:
https://www.buzzsprout.com/1443073/12107042 - previous episode
https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2023/12/20/103594-hieromartyr-ignatius-the-god-bearer-bishop-of-antioch - bio of the saint
http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/ignatius.html - translations of all St Ignatius’ epistles
https://www.faithandcult...

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Repose of Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America ( Dec 13 )

Reference materials for this episode:
https://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/htc/orthodox-calendar/ - biography of St Herman (find Dec 26/13)
https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2023/12/13/103530-repose-of-venerable-herman-of-alaska-wonderworker-of-all-america - more detail on the interaction with the sailors (plus a LOT more!)

Scriptu...

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December 9, 2023 40 mins
Saint Ambrose of Milan ( Dec 7 )


Reference materials for this episode:
https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2023/12/07/103485-saint-ambrose-bishop-of-milan - bio of Saint Ambrose
https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/1101.htm - Augustine’s “Confessions” in which he discusses his relationship with Ambrose
https://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2014/12/when-saint-ambrose-humbled-emperor.html - incident between Ambro...
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December 2, 2023 30 mins
Saint Stephen the New Martyr or Stephen the Younger ( Nov 28 )


Reference materials for this episode:
https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2023/11/28/103412-monastic-martyr-and-confessor-stephen-the-new - life of St Stephen the New
https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/study/module/john-of-damascus - St John of Damascus on icons


Scripture citations for this episode:
Baruch 3:37 - prophesy of...
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November 25, 2023 21 mins

The Great Martyr Katherine of Alexandria ( Nov 24/25 )


Reference materials for this episode:
https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2023/11/24/103382-great-martyr-katherine-of-alexandria - biography
https://sinaimonastery.com/index.php/en/ - website of the monastery of St Katherine on Mount Sinai

Scripture citations for this episode:
Acts 2 - St Peter preaching the gospel on Pentecost & the respo...

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St Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica (Nov 14)

Reference materials for this episode:
https://youtu.be/rkM5Mhd_s7c?si=Y9mELt52x_S08w9D — playlist of lectures discussing the hesychast controversy
https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2023/11/14/103303-saint-gregory-palamas-archbishop-of-thessalonica — biography
https://sgpm.goarch.org/Monastery/?page_id=33 — in depth, but incomplete, biography
https://sgp...

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November 11, 2023 40 mins

St Nektarios of Pentapolis/Aegina ( Nov 9 )

Reference materials for this episode:
https://youtu.be/ldUGahNlMRk?si=Yo-vJF2MoZk7vwKu — Film “Man of God” based on the life of St Nektarios
https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2023/11/09/103251-saint-nectarius-kephalas-metropolitan-of-pentapolis — Biography
https://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/english/saint_nektarios_egina_e.htm#_Toc60879403 — excerpted writings

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