ADVENTCAzT 24: The Christmas icon of the Eastern Orthodox

In gratitude to my donors and benefactors, during Advent I’m posting 5 minute daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.

And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 24, for Tuesday in the 4th Week of Advent.  Have some Mystic Monk Coffee and have a listen!

Chime in if you listened.  Some of the music used: HERE

PS: These podcasts should also available through my iTunes feed, though in years past I have had problems with it. Let me know how you are listening.  Through the plug in on this post? Through iTunes? Downloading?

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5 Responses to ADVENTCAzT 24: The Christmas icon of the Eastern Orthodox

  1. Mariana2 says:

    Thanks, Father! I love pipes, it’s almost impossible to concentrate with pipes skirling!

  2. Mariana2 says: pipes skirling

    I know what you mean. You can, however, listen more than once to diminish the distraction of that amazing version of Drummer Boy. I found it haunting.

  3. Gregg the Obscure says:

    I listened through the inline player. The description of St. Joseph was very moving – moreso than even the pipes.

  4. john_6_fan says:

    Father, you mentioned the words of the tempter as described in the liturgy. Is this from an Eastern Divine Liturgy or from the Roman Rite? I got an icon of the Nativity for my family for Christmas, and wanted to be able to better explain the meaning behind it.

    I am enjoying these podcasts very much this Advent. Thanks for producing them. I listen in the car via the Android Pocket Casts App.

  5. Father G says:

    More recently painted icons of the Nativity are beginning to depict St. Joseph in the cave with the Blessed Mother instead of being tempted to doubt. This includes the icon that is enshrined above the spot where Our Lord was born: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e8/f1/eb/e8f1ebc343b06f657c206c9d880b30d4.jpg