“I Will Walk Among You.” A Nativity/Advent Fast Talk by Abbot Tryphon


Nativity Fast 2016 A Joyous Fast to All!

 Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery located on beautiful Vashon Island, Wa., offered a Talk during an “Nativity/Advent Fast Retreat at St Barnabas Orthodox Church in Costa Mesa, California last year.  The talk is entitled: “I Will Walk Among You.”

“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! ”   From the description on Youtube.   (Part two below)

Abbot Tryphon has a both a Blog The Morning Offering (Daily Inspiration from All-Merciful Saviour Monastery) and a daily Podcast also called The Morning Offering Podcast.  His site features daily scripture verses, a reflection, and often some lovely pictures of the Monastery or other local NW Orthodox Churches to inspire our pilgrim journey.  He has a book “The Morning Offering” which can be purchased here.  On a side note I know the Monastery could use financial support.  They receive a number of pilgrims and visitors and need to build guest quarters.

Please pray for the suffering Christians in the Middle East and throughout the world.

About editorOrthodoxNorthwest

An Orthodox Christian, whose interests also include, GO, Square Dancing, hiking, exploring, swimming, kayaking, cooking, history, board games. I am the Editor of OrthodoxNorthwest which I hope benefits readers in the NW. I do post Romanian, Greek and Slavic info but I cannot read any of them - hey, I am an American. Would appreciate hearing from readers of the blog. Χριστός Ανέστη! (Anthony) editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com
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