Orthodox Talks


Ancient African Christianity: Heeding the Call of Christ

with Hieromonk Ambrose (Father Aleksey Young)

Recorded at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross, this engaging lecture demonstrates how Celtic monasticism of the pre-schism British Isles was essentially the same as that of the Eastern Deserts in all respects save one very striking characteristic.

Fr. Ambrose brings to light this characteristic of Celtic Monks from their own writings, and shows how this one trait brought these brave souls to the American continent as early as the Sixth Century. This lecture has been posted with the blessing of Hieromonk Ambrose (Father Alexey Young) and made available in MP3 format.

"Ours must be an orthodoxy of the heart, not just the mind."

-St.Tikhon of Zadonsk