Heavenly Aramaic Byzantine Chant - Archimandrite Seraphim Bit-Haribi.

The richness of our faith transmitted in a call to the heavenly through Orthodox chant in the Aramaic language. By immersing oneself in this beauty, one strives for inner beauty. Thanks be to God for all living things, for nature and the environment around us. Thanks be to God for giving us breath. May He have mercy on us. And may all the saints intercede for us.

Thank you Archimandrite Seraphim Bit-Haribi for showing us glimpses of the eternal.

Reading the Bible as an Orthodox Christian

Presvitera Dr Jeannie Constantinou is a beautiful example of an Orthodox Christian teacher. We first had contact some years ago when Dr Constantinou came across MG Michael's thesis at Holy Cross Library on the Apocalypse. See her translation on St Andrew of Caesarea's commentary on the Apocalypse.  She is also featured on Ancient Faith Radio. Here is her podcast and some of her interviews are here. I would highly recommend her.

Abbot Tryphon of the All-Merciful Saviour Monastery, Vashon Island, WA

For those inclined to reading daily spiritual blogposts and listening to podcasts, Abbot Tryphon of the All-Merciful Saviour Monastery on Vashon Island has one called The Morning Offering: https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/morningoffering/

I came across Abbot Typhon in a joint panel he was presenting with Fr. Seraphim Cardoza of St Innocent's Orthodox Church in Oregon.

Below are a selection of the Abbot's reflections. Abbot Tryphon was raised Lutheran, then he became a clinical psychologist (both lecturing and in private practice) getting involved in Zen Buddhism during his undergraduate coursework years. Less than a decade later, from what I can deduce from his talks online, he returned to Christ, converting to Eastern Orthodoxy.

Abbot Tryphon speaks frankly, from experience, and with grace. He speaks authentically and from the heart with a great sense of humour and warmth. I personally appreciate his fundamental message- we need to embrace all people, and to love all people.