Category Archives: Filioque

The Bitter Pill That Heals

mp3 Audio: 2015_05_02-Fr_Joseph-The_Bitter_Pill_That_Heals.mp3 This lesson was taught by Father Joseph Gleason on Saturday evening, May 2, 2015, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois. Transcription by Maria Powell of Dormition Text Services Christ is Risen! -Indeed He is Risen! … Continue reading

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Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

MP3 Audio:  WS330301_Dn-Joseph_Wolves-in-Sheeps-Clothing.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, August 25, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Matthew 7:15-21 Christ has taught us to beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing. … Continue reading

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The Significance of the Doctrine of the Trinity

  MP3 Audio:  WS330293_Dn-Joseph_Trinity.mp3 This homily was preached on Trinity Sunday morning, June 30, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Today is a great feast day of the church where we remember the … Continue reading

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Orthodox Patriarchs on the Filioque

In 1848, Pope Pius IX wrote an Epistle to the Easterns, calling for the Orthodox Church to reunify with Rome.  The same year, the Orthodox Church responded with the Encyclical of the Eastern Patriarchs. This letter was signed by the Patriarch … Continue reading

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A Calvinist Anglican Converts to Orthodoxy

Mark Bradshaw, with Conversations On Orthodoxy, recently interviewed me regarding my conversion to the Orthodox Christian Faith. An audio recording of the interview is available online. Here is a transcript of the interview: Mark Bradshaw: Welcome to another Conversation on Orthodoxy. Deacon … Continue reading

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When Rome had Forsaken the Orthodox Church

In the earliest centuries of the Church, there was no “Greek East” and “Latin West”, nor was there anyone who could have conceived of a “Byzantine Empire” in opposition to the “Roman Empire”. In the first century, the Apostle Paul’s … Continue reading

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