This is the two part video of the nativity Retreat series given by Abbot Tryphon in our continuing education and catechism series: Acquiring the Mind of the Church!
The series is entitled: “I will walk among you” and was presented at our parish by the Very Reverend Father Tryphon is the co-founder and abbot of The Brotherhood of the All-Merciful Savior Monastery, Vashon Island, WA. He is also the founder of a laity brotherhood “The Brotherhood of the Salish Sea”. He is a long-time blogger (“The Morning Offering”) and pod caster (“The Morning Offering”) on Ancient Faith Blogs and Radio, providing meaningful daily support and authoritative guidance for a spiritual life in today’s world.
For many, “Christmas” has turned into a consumeristic frenzy, but for Christians it should maintain its profound and reverential meaning: it is the Advent of eternal life through the Incarnation of God the Word in the flesh (prophesied in the Hebrew Scriptures). This is why for Orthodox Christians the Advent period is a time of fasting, prayer and preparation for the Incarnation of Christ! In this Advent retreat with Father Tryphon, we will learn about the coming of Christ; its purpose; the glorious Incarnation of the Word of God; what He accomplished by taking a body like our own, and surrendering His body to death in place of all; and how we can “enter into” communion with Him and participate in His resurrection!
The talk, “I will walk among you”, is now available for viewing.