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Learning About All Things Orthodoxy, Part 1 | Ep. #6 Lively Faith

In this episode, Cory talks about all things Orthodoxy and clears up some common misconceptions about Orthodox Christianity. We also learn about beards, architecture, icons, theological differences between East and West, and how different traditions can find unity.(Please excuse our technical difficulties in this episode!)LET'S STAY IN TOUCH! JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST: Sign Up// CHAPTERS //00:00 – Introduction02:00 – What is a Subdeacon?03:40 – What is a tonsure?06:00 – Explaining the different Orthodox Patriarchates08:00 – Bishops, Priests, and Deacons09:40 – Why many Orthodox have beards12:30 – The importance of not hiding as a Christian14:00 – Cassocks & collars in the Anglican tradition16:00 – Priestly garments are not for personal expression19:00 – Explaining “cage stage” Calvinism20:25 – Beards as a sign of masculinity21:55 – What drew Cory to Orthodoxy25:00 – Emphasis on the Incarnation vs. Atonement27:52 – Historical relations between Anglicanism and Orthodoxy31:00 – The importance of ecumenical dialogue35:42 – Understanding the role of icons39:30 – Explaining the icon screen41:00 – God tells us that “matter matters”41:50 – The process of making (writing) icons43:50 – Cultural prejudice against icons46:00 – How architecture reflects theology47:50 – The incredible importance of the Incarnation48:50 – “The glory of God is a man truly alive”// LINKS //SUBCRIBE to this podcast: Listen to Lively Faith VISIT the Lively Faith Website: Lively Faith website SUBSCRIBE to the Lively Faith YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@livelyfaithCONTACT US: livelyfaithpodcast@gmail.comCopyright 2022 Lively Faith & the Rev. Nathan Stomberg #LivelyFaith #Podcasts #Listenable
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