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America, Russia, and The State of The World | Father Josiah Trenham

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  • @robbratcher4675
    @robbratcher4675 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +512

    20-30 mins in I was weeping. I’m a convert and daily I just realize how wrecked my life was before Holy Orthodoxy. I love Christ so much.

    • @user-qf1xm4ix7e
      @user-qf1xm4ix7e 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

      May God grant you many years

    • @nate5995
      @nate5995 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      I felt the same way at different times and for a variety of reasons... Lord have mercy on us.

    • @storr9623
      @storr9623 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      God keep you ☦️

    • @opie5126
      @opie5126 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      God bless you!!!!

    • @megamaze00
      @megamaze00 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      So happy for you, brother 💜

  • @Orthodocks
    @Orthodocks 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +137

    Baptized last Sunday into the Japanese Orthodox Church, very blessed, thank you Father Josiah, and thank you God

    • @leig9770
      @leig9770 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Many years!

    • @talios6824
      @talios6824 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Many years!

    • @Daniel_McDougall
      @Daniel_McDougall 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      This brings me joy but I would also like to ask about your experience. I am an Australian inquirer who will begin catechism soon. However, my heart is with Japan and know that I will move there in the future. When I heard that Japan had its own established orthodox church it made me even more sure and was able to see so many connections God has been putting together. Where do you attend church? How is it there? Are you Japanese yourself? I am visiting again in December and will visit a church while I'm there.

    • @brankabrnica1914
      @brankabrnica1914 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      "Nicholas (Kasatkin), Equal-to-the-Apostles, Archbishop of Japan, born Ivan Dmitrovich Kasatkin (Russian: Иоанн Димитриевич Касаткин; 13 August [O.S. 1 August] 1836 - 16 February 1912) was a Russian Orthodox priest, monk, and bishop. He introduced the Eastern Orthodox Church to Japan."

    • @Orthodocks
      @Orthodocks 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@Daniel_McDougall Christ is risen!
      Firstly, I recommend getting catechised in Australia as you’d need to be fluent in Japanese to receive the catechism here. Thankfully I was baptized along with my mum, who is Japanese (I’m half Japanese) so she was translating a lot during the catechism. Without her help it may have been impossible, but thank God that she was there for the entire process
      Living in Japan is great, albeit difficult, and for the weak willed and ungodly, rather bleak and depressing. It’s hard enough for the natives living here with their horrific work culture, and endless social issues. It’s also a great country in many ways. If you are a foreigner living in Tokyo, you’ll probably do fine if you get a high paying job. As a lowly English teacher like myself, be prepared for humiliation and to get treated like an unnecessary scourge on the supreme heel of the elegant Japanese boot, that is the land of Japan. As a foreigner, there’s a good chance these people will never accept you as one of their own. Being Japanese is a religion, essentially. But thank God for the Orthodox Church, where there are people from all nations gathered together to worship the One True God, Lord of all creation, Jesus Christ. The entire service in the Japanese Church is in Classical Japanese from the Meiji era, so be prepared to not understand much, but use it as motivation to study and learn the Divine Liturgy in depth.
      So if you’re a person who is looking for ease and comfort, go elsewhere. This certainly isn’t the place for you. But if you’re ready to be humbled, to truly be in exile as Abraham in a distant land, and to grow spiritually, as a soldier, and eventually a child of God, then this is the spot. I can only speak from my own experiences. This land can make or break people, and most often, break people. These are a hedonistic, sinful, and proud people, and it’s easy to fall into that trap as a foreigner living here, especially for young guys. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon.
      You wanted an answer, so I have spoken honestly. Sorry if I stepped on the toes of your dream. Forgive me, and the humble opinion of a lowly cretin. May the peace of God be with you always

  • @leoandolino4668
    @leoandolino4668 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +283

    "Femininization of Protestant Christianity..." glad someone said it. So true.

    • @KedTaczynski
      @KedTaczynski 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      21:58 📠

    • @thebootjournal6037
      @thebootjournal6037 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3


    • @nataliedeister4152
      @nataliedeister4152 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      What’s weird about this is that it’s true and yet they don’t have the same level of reverence for Mary. Hardly any, in fact. I’ve often puzzled over this.

    • @zatoichi1
      @zatoichi1 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@nataliedeister4152 Maybe because it takes a good mother to help her sons be men. They've rejected the mother Christ gave to us all.

    • @garyfrancis6193
      @garyfrancis6193 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Feminization of the whole society.

  • @XxSPOPxX
    @XxSPOPxX 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +189

    Brothers and Sisters, me and my girlfriend were baptized into Holy Orthodoxy two weeks ago! I am so thankful to the All Holy Trinity for the unconquerable Orthodox Church. Father Josiah was a key figure in my conversion from Protestantism. I pray our Lord blessed and keeps him. Please pray for us!

    • @62adrianm
      @62adrianm 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      Coming into Orthodoxy , You are coming into the House of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, our Lord and God. Welcome brother and sister ! ☦️
      God bless you !

    • @Slavianophile
      @Slavianophile 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      May God bless you! You have started on a difficult but wonderful journey. Just do not get discouraged.

    • @taliatut
      @taliatut 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Welcome home!

    • @CocotheNut
      @CocotheNut 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Welcome home my brother and sister! 🩷

    • @alochkaney2601
      @alochkaney2601 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Поздравляю от чистого сердца☦️❤️

  • @qazyman
    @qazyman 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +208

    I could be wrong, but I think this man is what happens when the Holy Spirit has a deep connection with a mans soul. I say this as a Protestant.

    • @rustybeltway2373
      @rustybeltway2373 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      Sounds like he loves God, loves truth. Seems like a pastor concerned for his flock. That's how he hits me. Lots of good stuff on his channel that you don't have to be Orthodox to appreciate. Like a new Fulton Sheen of sorts.

    • @nate5995
      @nate5995 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      Thank you for the lovely compliment!! I am so blessed to be catechized by him :) I would only add that this is the Orthodox journey. Everything in Orthodoxy is aimed at developing this connection it's a very intentional goal.

    • @thesmartestmanintheworld2653
      @thesmartestmanintheworld2653 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      Qazy, if this is how you feel, come to an Orthodox church and see for yourself. I've been studying for 5 years and started catechism last year. Father Josiah was the 'gateway drug' for me to search out Orthodoxy on my own. It's phenomenal & I've met some truly amazing people

    • @dietlargo1605
      @dietlargo1605 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Ive been hardpressed to find many orthodox that dont act like this.

    • @oakinson1585
      @oakinson1585 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      If you like fellow fathers like this I would recommend Father Spyridon a full love for god and speaks much wisdom.

  • @Christisking1911
    @Christisking1911 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +169

    Best decision I ever made was joining the Eastern Orthodox Church. It changed my heart and mind in ways I never knew possible as an evangelical Christian. It is the fullness of Christ in a way I always knew was possible. I am so grateful to have found my way home after 6 years of serious prayer and searching for the true way to serve Christ in worship. ☦️

    • @jeremyfrost3127
      @jeremyfrost3127 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      How long were you evangelical before that?

    • @sophiamac9100
      @sophiamac9100 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      God bless you! It is the presence of the Holy Spirit, the Parakletos, in the Orthodox Church that has filled your spirit! You have found your home!

    • @irenevass6581
      @irenevass6581 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      How wonderful! Welcome home to Orthodoxy!

    • @GinnyBeth283
      @GinnyBeth283 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Same, I’m in the process of converting from the Protestant church, and have never felt so close to my King Jesus Christ. I have NEVER felt the peace He gives me, through the Orthodox Church, in my life. I haven’t felt even close to this peace since I was a child.

    • @orthodox1717
      @orthodox1717 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Glory to God!

  • @grigorylugovoy6778
    @grigorylugovoy6778 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +61

    I am from Russia. Thank you very much for your words of wisdom which uniting our nations and not bring hate. Christianity and Orthodoxy may bring peace to US Russia relations. The world needs peace and collaboration to solve global problems and not war

    • @grigorylugovoy6778
      @grigorylugovoy6778 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Btw to all orthodox Christians in US, in the middle of XX century a Great orthodox saint lived in US - Ioann Shankhaisky. He made a lot of miracles and was a pure great person. If you do not know about him find any information about him to strength you faith. He was Russian, lived in US, and to my mind he is a symbol of true common values, I.e. love, peace, faith, which are uniting Russia and US

    • @grigorylugovoy6778
      @grigorylugovoy6778 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Father Josiah said that American elites do not understand Russia. That 30 000 charges were built and that the new generation was born. As 35 yo growing after the collapse of USSR I can comment the following. Though my mother was very religious person, not Orthodoxy affected me but US. Perestroika was a time when we admired US. We watched Hollywood movies, wear US apparel and Nikes, there were queues to McDonalds. My generation was much closer to US than to our Orthodoxy roots despite the rise of Christianity.
      After the Ukraine war became it is a great shift in Russians mindset. We see that US treats us (I mean our generation) as terrorists and not as someone who actually thought that we were “brothers”. And now, as well as Ukrainians, we are searching the new identity and i like this process actually.
      There are much more people in churches now. Sure not because of “identity search” but because we want to find the word of truth and truly support and not propaganda which manipulate us from East and West. People want peace and find it in church

    • @grigorylugovoy6778
      @grigorylugovoy6778 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Father Josiah cursed Lenin and Stalin. On the one hand, I agree because they destroyed thousands of churches and killed thousands of Christian’s. On the other hand, I read a lot of biography books of Russian saints in XX century and for many of them all that horror they came through strengthen their faith to sanctity. So it is all in hands of God

    • @acekoala457
      @acekoala457 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Stalin and Lenin chose to be evil. Yet God still used that darkness for good.
      Holy Martyrs of the Bolshevik Yoke, Pray unto God for us.

    • @leoandolino4668
      @leoandolino4668 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      We love our Russian Orthodox brothers, and the US government cannot take this love from us.

  • @rybos7568
    @rybos7568 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +152

    Thank God we have Fr Josiah Trenham and Fr Spyridon Bailey to listen to on TH-cam, stick with these two and you can't go wrong. Lord Have Mercy on me a sinner.🙏

    • @Reimerguns
      @Reimerguns 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      Fr Tryphon is wonderful as well!

    • @stephenlee1664
      @stephenlee1664 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      ​@@ReimergunsI love his videos and I hope to visit his monastery one day.

    • @kathleenwindasgoodwin9165
      @kathleenwindasgoodwin9165 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Both are so wise 😊

    • @maxe.miller6301
      @maxe.miller6301 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      Fr Josiah and Fr Peter Heers were instrumental in my coming to Christ

    • @fiona9088
      @fiona9088 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Mercian monks and bp Sozomenos, Genuine Orthodox

  • @emilyaetheris9624
    @emilyaetheris9624 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +55

    Orthodoxy is not an easy religion, I was born one and there was a time when shamefully I wanted a fashionable one. Now I am so proud of being Orthodox. I fast , I love my neighbours, the services are long, but profitable I have learnt so much. Love,love,love even forgiveness is love.Thank you for choosing my religion. I am completely fulfilled .

    • @thanasis_k
      @thanasis_k 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      forgive in Greek means something like: I can exist together with another man and we can share a place together. that is how we know if we forgave someone. if we can be together and accept him at all.. in my humble opinion... ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ

    • @erlendgars
      @erlendgars หลายเดือนก่อน

      do you seperate orthodoxy from christianity as a religion?

    • @leoandolino4668
      @leoandolino4668 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      It is not for the weak. It is a struggle all the time. But as a former Protestant who left going to church for a number of years - I will continue to struggle and be orthodox until I pass this life. God forgive this unworthy sinner.

    • @dannyboy536
      @dannyboy536 16 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Only in America will you hear that the thousands of protestant denominations call themselves christian, while the holy, catholic, and apostolic church is not, they say, christian.

    • @leoandolino4668
      @leoandolino4668 15 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@dannyboy536 I would have done the same. But it took several years away from Protestantism burn out. And people like Jay Dyer, Father Jeremiah Trenham, Father Peter Heers, David Bercot (not Orthodox), Brother Augustine, etc. who were knowledgeable, well read, and left sectarianism for Orthodoxy to get me to look into it. The rest was being led by God to a local parish.

  • @elainapoochie2734
    @elainapoochie2734 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +108

    Say it louder father. I hope more Orthodox Christians and pastors speak out. We should only fear God and no one else.
    May the Lord keep you!

  • @WPAOrthodox
    @WPAOrthodox 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +68

    I'm a convert Receiving chrismation on holy Saturday. my journey to the Holy Orthodox Church has been life changing . So greatful for Fr Josiah his books and videos have helped exponentially. Glory to God ☦️☦️☦️

    • @cindysmith9087
      @cindysmith9087 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      No Baptism? Would Fr. Josiah think this is wise. You will not regret getting an Orthodox Baptism.

    • @EamonBurke
      @EamonBurke 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      ​@@cindysmith9087 It's not up to Fr. Josiah, it's up to that guy's bishop. Corrective baptism and re-baptism is dangerous territory for a priest to trod around on.
      I think what you meant to say is "congratulations!"

    • @ITSMIKEY724
      @ITSMIKEY724 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      My brother christened this upcoming holy Saturday! God bless

    • @repentandseekChrist
      @repentandseekChrist 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Me too!

  • @serbianbyzantine
    @serbianbyzantine 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

    My son has said this: I came to understanding during the Covid that, while everything has stopped, my relationship with God was the only thing that didn't stop.

  • @RobertEmmettHenry
    @RobertEmmettHenry 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +32

    Dear Father - My wife & I pray for you each day. You have been instrumental in my conversion to Orthodoxy from RC. I've been blessed all my life, including miracles. When we entered the Orthodox Church we knew this is the fulfillment in Christ that we had needed all along. Bless you and thank you with all our hearts for your pastoral care.

  • @marinaochoa816
    @marinaochoa816 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

    My hat is off to Father Josiah! I’m a Russian American and an orthodox Christian and I’m soo happy to hear in English my own beliefs in respect to Russia and in respect to the hate towards Russia promoted by our government. I’m grateful to the creator of this video for bringing up this topic of the total misunderstanding of Russia and demonization of all that is Russian in the West that really breaks my heart. Thank you and God bless you ❤

    • @Esther19126
      @Esther19126 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Marina dear, this issue will be resolved. I truly believe Russia will be vindicated .

  • @martinpotter1517
    @martinpotter1517 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

    I have begun attending Orthodox churches. I plan to convert in the next year

  • @wildmansteve5451
    @wildmansteve5451 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +40

    Lord Jesus Christ, son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

  • @taptenklerlostkeys5552
    @taptenklerlostkeys5552 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +39

    I found Josiah through youtube shorts! This man changed my life and family. Finally a real MAN of god

    • @schubetz
      @schubetz 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      So, man with all caps and God with lower case?

    • @Imitatechrist
      @Imitatechrist 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Mari Emmanuel goes all the way.

    • @andrej_hh
      @andrej_hh หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@Imitatechrist he follows the nestorian heresy and made up his own ,,church"

  • @jasonperez4975
    @jasonperez4975 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +37

    I'm a catholic who has been attending a beautiful Serbian Orthodox Church. Blessed be Christ God forever. So happy to see so many young people drawn to Christianity. God bless Fr. Josiah!

    • @Ssssssssssmsmsmsmsm
      @Ssssssssssmsmsmsmsm 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      As a Catholic you should not be attending that parish.

    • @WilliamSwartzendruber
      @WilliamSwartzendruber 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@Ssssssssssmsmsmsmsm What if the Holy Spirit wants him there?

    • @andrej_hh
      @andrej_hh หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@Marco77773 why

    • @fiona9088
      @fiona9088 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@andrej_hh to convert his heart. We all grow, some are hares and some are tortoises, some are blessed to be born in The Church, some have a weaving road as their growth allows

    • @andrej_hh
      @andrej_hh หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@fiona9088 I'm asking why heterodox christians aren't allowed to attend Divine Liturgies?

  • @katiejo1095
    @katiejo1095 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +50

    In the 60s and 70s, stores were closed on Sunday. On television, Sunday had only religious cartoons.

    • @user-eu8ub9cm5t
      @user-eu8ub9cm5t 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3


    • @homecinema4674
      @homecinema4674 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      In Germany it still is like that. Nothing is open on Sunday

  • @Figorable
    @Figorable 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

    Greetings for all ortodox brothers and sisters un USA, you are a fresh air to our church!

  • @ferazonyteologia
    @ferazonyteologia 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

    Thank you Fr. Trenham, you were fundamental to decide to become Orthodox. As a non American, your lecture of the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine seems pretty good

  • @sava602000
    @sava602000 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    I love listening to Fr.Josiah and I am very optimistic that many people will find the truth and the right way in Orthodoxy.
    I am an Orthodox from Romania, living in China and I am really happy to share all the videos with my Chinese friends, most of them Catholics and open to learn more about Orthodoxy

  • @lindaworden7239
    @lindaworden7239 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +55

    Father Josiah is so informed regarding Russia and the Ukraine war.

    • @rustybeltway2373
      @rustybeltway2373 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Orthodox news services were reporting on the war in Ukraine ten years before Russia joined in.

    • @ElonMuskrat-my8jy
      @ElonMuskrat-my8jy 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Ever heard of Maidan and Donbas?

    • @AAV226
      @AAV226 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      I agree. Being born in Ukraine it breaks my heart to see an orthodox priest here in the US take this stance.

    • @AAV226
      @AAV226 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@ElonMuskrat-my8jy you have “heard” about it, I lived there and can testify that what you are peddling on here is not the truth. It’s pure pro-Russian Putin propaganda.

    • @Citibank639
      @Citibank639 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Not really. He knows very little about what’s going on.

  • @St.MartinofToursPrayToGodForUs
    @St.MartinofToursPrayToGodForUs 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +38

    I visited St. Andrew Orthodox church a few months back. It was such an amazing experience. Such a rich and thriving parish!

    • @nate5995
      @nate5995 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Come back! haha

    • @St.MartinofToursPrayToGodForUs
      @St.MartinofToursPrayToGodForUs 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@nate5995 I would love to! I live and go to an OCA church in a different state. But, when I was in LA county, I went out of my way to go to Riverside to go to St. Andrew's. I was visiting family in Glendora. Next time I'm there, I'll be back!

  • @TheGoodShepherd330
    @TheGoodShepherd330 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

    God bless father Josiah for being such a good advocate for Orthodoxy. He is an amazing human being!

  • @muscularchristian2.0
    @muscularchristian2.0 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

    The Lord sits on His throne in heaven, and rules over all 🙌☦️

  • @kathleenwindasgoodwin9165
    @kathleenwindasgoodwin9165 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

    Fr Trenham, along with Fr Spyridon, always share such wisdom with us. ❤

  • @LastEarBender
    @LastEarBender 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +57

    I was hoping this interview would receive more views on The Blaze. I'd love for more people to hear from Fr Josiah

    • @maxe.miller6301
      @maxe.miller6301 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      For those who have ears, let them hear

    • @ianjohnston7469
      @ianjohnston7469 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Glenn Beck is a zionist mormon. Be careful of any "news" sites that arouse the passions.

  • @deborahtomasi2197
    @deborahtomasi2197 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    This is the most accurate and concise account of the state of the world that I have encountered in many decades. Thank you, Fr. Josiah, for your honesty and integrity.

  • @Kristina-nc8lp
    @Kristina-nc8lp 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

    This was so good to hear. I've been spending time on X these past couple of weeks, and I just realized that my comments were getting angrier and angrier. I would never engage with anyone like that in real life. And how arrogant is it of me to think that someone that doesn't even know me cares what I think about every single little thing. I'm not doing it for them, I'm doing it for myself. From now on, if I comment it will be to say hi, and give thanks to the uploader for creating such good content. So, greetings from North Macedonia. And thank you for sharing this wonderful conversation. ❤

    • @Yxulescu
      @Yxulescu 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

  • @cynthiagranmo380
    @cynthiagranmo380 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

    Thank you, Fr. Josiah, for fearlessly speaking the truth of the Word of God.

  • @adutchman1403
    @adutchman1403 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +22

    I am a roman catholic with a lot of interest in and respect for orthodoxy. Pray we regain some of our salt.

    • @joannajones8533
      @joannajones8533 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Ohhhhhh..May God Bless you! So moving.

    • @taliatut
      @taliatut 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      It is not possible, you lost it 1000 years ago. It’s been too long. The salt is over here, come over before we run out - the time is running out.

    • @adutchman1403
      @adutchman1403 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@taliatut I'm visiting a Greek orthodox parish soon. Already sent an email to ask what I'll need before I show up.

    • @taliatut
      @taliatut 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@adutchman1403 Godspeed!

    • @JJGosselin1952
      @JJGosselin1952 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      ​@taliatut That, my friend, is a sad statement. Both East and West suffered from the misunderstood schism. Certain charisms of the West did not migrate over to the East and vice versa. Father Trenham addressed this sad loss a few years ago, which became my introduction to his ministry as well as others. You're supposed to pray with humility for your fellow Christians, especially separated family members.

  • @peterxbuilt
    @peterxbuilt 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +34

    Awesome interview !!!

    • @radicr
      @radicr 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Agreed, didn't expect so much honesty. I mean, I know father is true Christian and everything, but this can pick up a lot of hate among his flock in the US.

  • @A3GSPD
    @A3GSPD 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

    ☦️❤️the lead up to Pascha is crazy!

  • @thwooop9994
    @thwooop9994 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    those last 3 minutes of Fr Josiah talking before the newfounding ad is just so inspiring. im at home getting ready for bed and now im ready to run through a wall hes absolutely filled with the spirit

  • @nbinghi
    @nbinghi 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

    Thank you Father Josiah 🙏☦️

  • @mrman5066
    @mrman5066 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    These comments on the revival of young men being so passionately considered by this wonderful priest inspire me greatly. I'm 17, I'm a guy, and I'm a fan of Christian greatness! I'm one among the demographic to become catholic (orthodoxy isn't off the table either), and I wish to revive beautiful music and architecture and strength and many other things. Oh, and also I'd like to claim that I'm about as against divorce, contraception, and abortion you can be. The fruits of such ideas are death, depravity, degeneracy, and destruction. The fruits of Christian ideas contrary to such are life, beauty, generation, and creation.

    • @brankabrnica1914
      @brankabrnica1914 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Rome was the ONLY Patriarchate that made CHANGES out of 5 in total.
      Other 4 PATRIARCHATES separated themselves from Rome's spiritual downfall.
      In 11th century, Rome broke off from the Church (other 4 Patriarchates) by introducing 13 CHANGES to the original teaching of Christ.
      13 CHANGES: Filioque,Primacy,Infallibility, Unleavened bread,exact moment of transubstantiation,Holy Communion in bread only,Purgatory,Immaculate conception of Mary,Celibacy,Chrismation separately from baptism,&By Bishops only,Calendar, Celebration of Easter, Baptism by sprinkling.
      With Pope's blessing 800,000 Serbian Orthodox Christians were slaughtered in ww2 in Jasenovac Concentration Camp, led by Franciscan friars.
      "MAGNUM CRIMEN" was written by ex-catholic Priest Viktor Novak(later Uni Prof) on 1,119 pages of Vatican crimes in the first half of the 20th century.
      Vatican killed almost Million of my Serbian Orthodox people. Also, they had 6 Children Concentration Camps that even Nazi's didn't have, & Vatican, as well, poisoned our Serbian Patriarch Varnava Rosić in 1937 for not signing Concord with them.
      Roman Catholic Church can NOT be a true Church- from theological point of view or/and based on their deeds after the Great Schism of 1054.
      Please, choose wisely☦️

  • @jacobkeltz3584
    @jacobkeltz3584 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

    Love Fr. Trenham!

  • @mirelaalina4050
    @mirelaalina4050 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    Christian orthodox from Romania here! Thank you Father! ❤️🫶🏻☦️

    • @angelachiorean5151
      @angelachiorean5151 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ❤ Same here , Mirela! Love you

  • @RedShnow
    @RedShnow 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    43:09 You have to love the Blaze for letting Fr Josiah say these things on their network. They are true after all.

  • @jtnous5462
    @jtnous5462 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    All my friends tell me I need to listen to Father Josiah Trenham. After listening to three of his short videos, on art, on the filioque, and this one, I now understand why they keep urging me to improve and enhance my Orthodox studies. OK I am convinced.

  • @George_033
    @George_033 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    I pray for you Father, and I'm very very grateful. Glory to God for all things!

  • @KarenSarkissian
    @KarenSarkissian 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    Fr. Josiah is a powerful priest with a word of authority, God bless him!

  • @Helipilotgreg
    @Helipilotgreg 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    Thank you Father Josiah Trenham and Mr. James Poulos.

  • @grand.geometrician
    @grand.geometrician 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Father Josiah, your manner of expression is highly Orthodox! You're a man of good works.

  • @farmergiles1065
    @farmergiles1065 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    To begin, I must say how enlightening and thoughtful this discussion was - a blessed departure from the social media norm.
    I had the idea of commenting on a remark of Mr. Poulos, and hope it won't be taken as just an opportunity to pick a nit. It's about pushing away electronics, just refusing to learn about it, use it, "and go into the woods and wait for it all to go away". Yes, I recognize the reaction in some people. But I am in some ways like that. I have an advanced degree in Computer Science, and spent 17 years in the industry. I found it a horrible experience working in an environment that I consider so deeply superficial, all about the making of money.
    But my comment is not a diatribe. I use my cell phone - to have conversations, and to text. I turn everything else that I can off: no financial transactions, no Internet there (I use my computer), no GPS, etc. TH-cam is the only social media I use. And my basic reason is not fear of technology, nor a desire to retreat, nor a rejection of new benefits it might have. It is self-preservation.
    As you age, learning becomes more time-consuming and takes a greater portion of one's energy. At the rate things change these days, it is not worth my time and effort to learn some things. I also find the newer technologies to be pests: sources of interruption and distraction. I cannot hear myself think if they are around. And most significantly, they prevent me from pulling my focus together so that 1) I can pray, 2) I can do what is needed, 3) I can read and learn, 4) I can think over (and pray over) what I have acquired, 5) I can have unbroken time with family or friends, and more - not in that order. As a Christian, I seek God, and therein a stable life, well-balanced, lived with a healthy perspective. I just can't see these technologies providing much that is of substance, but I can certainly see them acting as a drain on my resources - money, yes, but more importantly, time, energy, and mental health.
    I have weighed the stuff in the balance, and found it to be wanting. But I am trying to reach for the goal wherein I shall not want.
    I hope my words have something additional to offer. God bless.

  • @SteffieR
    @SteffieR 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    Thank you, Father Josiah

  • @evantheorthodox740
    @evantheorthodox740 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Here is someone who has done his homework... Great talk.

  • @_Thats_Right
    @_Thats_Right 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

    been waiting for either him or spyridon to speak on this

  • @lemilemi5385
    @lemilemi5385 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    Love your work Fr

  • @gregoryw4662
    @gregoryw4662 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    Commenting to boost engagement stats

  • @francinebasis8721
    @francinebasis8721 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Speaks so clearly. Lets subscribe and support Patristic and Blaze TV

  • @MarmotCanales
    @MarmotCanales 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    The end is near. By "end" I mean "our own death". Let us love God and our neighbor. ☦

  • @csilva5802
    @csilva5802 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Wonderful teaching and very important information. Thank Father, God bless you and your family.

  • @RealDukeOfEarl
    @RealDukeOfEarl 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Wonderful. Thsnk you Father.

  • @judyleblanc8376
    @judyleblanc8376 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    I love this man, for the love for Jesus Christ. Thank you for the interview. I have been so sad people done want to give things up for Jesus. You touch my heart so deep now that I think they is hope for me to get back to my walk with my savor. God Bless

  • @cositasmama
    @cositasmama 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Loved this interview! Could listen in on these and more topics for hours.

  • @TheAllFupa4481
    @TheAllFupa4481 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    It's honestly great to know Father Josiah personally

    • @ElonMuskrat-my8jy
      @ElonMuskrat-my8jy 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@sophiamac9100Don't praise Fr. Josiah like that on his own channel. It's a stumbling block and temptation to pride and vanity. Please delete your comment.

    • @sophiamac9100
      @sophiamac9100 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @ElonMuskrat-my8jy You're right, but i happen to know he never reads the comments, that's why I wrote it.

  • @dawnchattin5935
    @dawnchattin5935 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Father Trenham has been greatly blessed with much much wisdom and reigned in this conversation back to personal integrity in a chaotic world. Thank you.

  • @Mtm1423
    @Mtm1423 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    incredible questions, incredible interview. This discussion truly hits the heart of all mankind

  • @GuitarJesse7
    @GuitarJesse7 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    55:13 That comment about the legend of where writing came from (and it not being a good thing), is very interesting in light of the heterodox idea of Sola Scriptura.
    Thanks, this was a great talk.

    • @farmergiles1065
      @farmergiles1065 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      The Word of God is not so much to be read as to be remembered.

  • @taasch2505
    @taasch2505 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    I love you Fr. Josiah! I would love to try to get over to Riverside one of these days after I finish my Catecumens. I know you and Fr. John Fenton talk and he was in your church recently to oversee a wedding. He's my priest and I have to say that every lesson he gives me blows my mind and brings me closer to Christ. I am still a grave sinner Fr. Josiah so please keep me in your prayers. I struggle with Lust, Pride, Gluttony, and Sloth. But I've been getting much better with most of these. But lust is still hard for me and makes my heart and soul sick when I am weak. Can you recommend to me a Psalm?

    • @dietlargo1605
      @dietlargo1605 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      psalm 50/51

    • @saenzperspectives
      @saenzperspectives 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Psalm 10 - A Spiritual Psalter - Saint Ephraim the Syrian
      O Christ my Savior, before your glory, I will proclaim all my inequities and profess your infinite mercies, which You pour upon me according to your loving-kindness.
      From the womb of my mother I began to trouble You, for I have completely neglected Your grace, because I have disregarded my life.
      O my Master, through the abundance of Your mercies You have looked upon all my evil doings with patience and care.
      Your grace has raised my head, although daily it is brought low through my sins.
      Wicked habits ensnare me as a trap, and I delight in being held.
      I descend to the depths of wickedness and I take joy in this.
      Daily the foe provides me new bonds, because he observes how this diversity of shackles delights me.
      On account of my being chained to my own lusts I should grieve and mourn in disgust and shame.
      But still more horrible is that I chain myself with the bonds that the foe puts on me, and I kill myself with the passions that delight him.
      Even though I understand how awful these bonds are, I conceal them under a regal countenance from everybody who might see them.
      I seem to be clothed in the splendid apparel of reverence, but my soul is caught up with deprived ideas.
      In front of everyone, I am devout, but within I am full of all forms of filth.
      My conscience condemns me through all of this, but I behave as though I desire to be free from my bonds.
      Daily I am anxious and groan about it, but I continue to be ensnared by the same traps.
      How pathetic I am, and how pathetic is my daily repentance.
      It has no steadfast foundation.
      Daily I put down a foundation for the edifice and then I destroy it with my hands.
      I have not yet made a good start with my repentance, and there is no end to my evil neglect.
      I have become enslaved in the passions and to the wicked desires of the foe who ruins me.
      Who will provide water for my head, and fountains for my weeping, so that I will always weep in front of You?
      O merciful God, send forth Your grace and pull me, a sinner, from the sea, violent with the waves of sin, which hourly wrack my soul.
      Because my lusts are more grievous than wounds that cannot be treated. I await repentance and trick myself with this empty promise until my end.
      Always I say, "I will repent," but I never repent.
      My words appear to offer deep repentance, but my deeds are far from it.
      What will I endure in the day of sentencing, when God reveals everything in His court.
      Surely I will be condemned to torture, if I have not found mercy through my tears with You, O my Judge.
      O Lord, I depend on Your mercies. I fall before Your feet and entreat You.
      Give me a spirit of repentance and guide my soul from the dungeon of lawlessness.
      May a beam of light illuminate my mind before I am led to the fearful judgment which waits for me, where there is no possibility of repenting for one's evil doings.

    • @franciscosanchezpascua5030
      @franciscosanchezpascua5030 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Pray the Prayer Rule of St. Seraphim of Sarov and the Prayer Rule of the Theotokos.

  • @jusliving7977
    @jusliving7977 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I am pleased to see these gentlemen were intellectually honest during their interview

  • @danielrivera4651
    @danielrivera4651 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Slava Bogu!

  • @noahheckmannsr6408
    @noahheckmannsr6408 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you for presenting this interview for all people.

  • @longhornrancher1030
    @longhornrancher1030 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Well done good and faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Thank you for your pressing your thoughts. I appreciate your thoroughness and intellect about where we are as a Christian body in America. Would love to have you in Oklahoma if you ever have the chance.
    Gods Speed!

  • @sophiamac9100
    @sophiamac9100 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Great interview! Thank you, beloved Father! ☦️

  • @jessebellino9780
    @jessebellino9780 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I am so pleased to hear Father's perspective on Russia/Ukraine and Israel.

  • @user-ce4cc2eu2d
    @user-ce4cc2eu2d 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you for this interview
    , just beautiful. God bless you both and your families

  • @MaraJaha-ih3ky
    @MaraJaha-ih3ky 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    I’d like to hear his stand on ecumenical aspirations that come from Greek Orthodox especially from the moment they changed the calendar. God bless and greetings from Belgrade ❤

    • @vickikyvrikosaios7300
      @vickikyvrikosaios7300 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Ecumenism is everywhere … Greece has been infiltrated by masons. The clergy is paid by govt what a calamity . Don’t believe this isn’t on all orthodox doorsteps

  • @rachelparradelong
    @rachelparradelong 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    What a great interview and wonderful insights !

  • @jamesworkman9697
    @jamesworkman9697 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Wonderful, I pray for Fr. Trenham.

  • @sophiacorpus9769
    @sophiacorpus9769 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    kali Anastasi, a Blessed Resurrection to everyone..Evlogeite Fr J..miss you! lets all focus on preparing our soul for eternity always but esp this last "leg Of the race" ☦🙏

    • @Arkoudeides.
      @Arkoudeides. 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Kali Anastasi❤

  • @jeremyconrad3696
    @jeremyconrad3696 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    Comment. Comment, boost, boost boost

  • @christopherburkett8754
    @christopherburkett8754 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you for providing us with the wisdom of Fr. Josiah. I came to Holy Orthodoxy at age 40; I'm now 77. Our little Parish has grown from 35 in 1986 to 10 times that now. So many of the new Parish members are coming in a wave of mostly single young adults in their 20s and 30s. We are hearing: "I've never been anywhere where I was simply appreciated, loved and invited to enter seamlessly into a family". "I come here because of the beauty, yes, but mainly because it's emotionally safe. No one wants anything FROM me, they're all glad to see me. Completely new to me!"

  • @paulmelonas7263
    @paulmelonas7263 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4


  • @paulkouk6629
    @paulkouk6629 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Wonderful talk. Thank you!

  • @zoejay
    @zoejay 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth and of all things visible and invisible.
    And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of light; true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made; Who for us men and for our salvation came down from Heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man. And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried. And the third day He arose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; Whose Kingdom shall have no end.
    And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spoke by the prophets.
    In one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

  • @Spookyjordan
    @Spookyjordan 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Very based. A great and much needed priest with a backbone.

  • @kennethhiggins5508
    @kennethhiggins5508 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    From minute 35 on should go absolutely viral.

  • @Ljcsoghmomas1227
    @Ljcsoghmomas1227 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Wonderful interview.

  • @alecfoster4413
    @alecfoster4413 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

    The good father is 100% correct about this nation's depraved foreign policy and our unfair and destructive attitude toward Russia.

    • @joekey8464
      @joekey8464 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Russia is shooting missiles into Ukraine cities. Europe is arming itself to deter against Russia.

    • @ElonMuskrat-my8jy
      @ElonMuskrat-my8jy 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      ​@@joekey8464Ukraine was attacking Russians first with help from our glowies in Maidan 2014.

    • @alecfoster4413
      @alecfoster4413 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@ElonMuskrat-my8jy Yes! That war was not just provoked, it was instigated. Pure evil.

    • @joekey8464
      @joekey8464 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@ElonMuskrat-my8jy Any church that supports a war ("special military operation") of aggression is not of God.
      "Blessed are the peacemakers because they will be called the children of God.".

    • @ElonMuskrat-my8jy
      @ElonMuskrat-my8jy 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@joekey8464There is a time for war and a time for peace. That's also in the Bible. We aren't pacifists. We have warrior saints. We also aren't Papists that have a top-down structure that corrupts the entire Church if one Patriarch or bishop goes astray.

  • @kaladenn6868
    @kaladenn6868 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I have say I do enjoy listening to you Father even though we disagree on a lot Spiritual wise. You are clearly a good hearted human with an articulate way of speaking.

  • @SteffieR
    @SteffieR 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Yes, comment, comment

  • @naikhanomtom7552
    @naikhanomtom7552 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    God bless father Josiah ☦️❤️

  • @anprzewlocki1934
    @anprzewlocki1934 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Great Man, may God bless You Father.

  • @halnicholas3791
    @halnicholas3791 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    “Feminization of Christianity, especially Protestant Christianity.” So glad it’s finally getting said, here and there.

  • @georgepapatheofilou6118
    @georgepapatheofilou6118 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Death is inevitable and so sad to write taxes to. It is what it is so be stoic where possible, kind and charitable if possible. If you can thread the needle and be worthy of most high , then the ancestors plus something indescribable is awaiting you . AGAPE eternal. Kyrie Eleison Me. ❤❤❤

  • @BS-np8xt
    @BS-np8xt 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Great talk!

  • @jessenagy9302
    @jessenagy9302 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Glory to God!

  • @mp1183
    @mp1183 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Bless this man and his message.

  • @eglaham
    @eglaham 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    God bless you, Father and James, refreshing to hear the truth publicly.

  • @jirislavicek9954
    @jirislavicek9954 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you gentlemen for this amazing interview, full of wisdom. 👍
    God bless you ☦.

  • @jennyjessop576
    @jennyjessop576 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great to listen to this Father he speaks the truth. What could be better than that. The gospel is attractive to people who have no hope.

  • @thomasjorge4734
    @thomasjorge4734 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Bravo Father Josiah!
    Please interview Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel.

  • @ITSMIKEY724
    @ITSMIKEY724 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Glory to thee our god glory to thee. God bless all my brothers and sisters all over the world

  • @KingPhilipF
    @KingPhilipF 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Fr Josiah got something to say

  • @7.62x63mm
    @7.62x63mm หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you, Father Josiah.

  • @EleusaStore
    @EleusaStore 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I love the fact that true Christianity does not believe "political correctness". This fills me with hope

  • @tga253
    @tga253 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Wonderful ❤