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Fr. Stephen looks at the image of Christ with the unrighteous gathered around Him and recalls a famous passage in Dostoevsky. March 13, 2010 Length: 5:59

http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/freeman/publicans_and_harlots_and_the_last_banquet

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And if anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
1 John 2:1b

“A priest once told about a man who came to see him about becoming Orthodox. The priest said, “Okay, we’ll need to discuss who Christ is, the Church, the Sacraments ….” The man interrupted him saying, “I’m gay.” The priest said, “Okay. But if you want to become Orthodox, we’ll need to discuss who Christ is, the Church, the Sacraments ….” “Dang it! Didn’t you hear me? I said, I’m gay!” “I heard you,” said the priest, “but if you want to become Orthodox, we’ll need to talk about who Christ is, the Church, the Sacraments ….” Crying, the man told the priest that other pastors had either told him it didn’t matter, or to get out!”

For Fr. Honeycutt’s entertaining and often enlightening pod-casts concerning the American (and often “dixie”) Orthodox experience: http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/orthodixie

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“Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.” James 3:1-2