Wednesday, September 21, 2011

OPF Conference - Fr. George: The Harvest of Forgiveness

OPF Conference - Fr. George: The Harvest of Forgiveness

Involved with a weekend conference on peace and forgiveness put together by the Orthodox Peace Fellowship, Fr. John Brian opened the conference with prayer and introduced a couple of speakers. On Saturday morning, Very Rev. Fr. George Morelli of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America spoke on the topic forgiveness and the church fathers. His presentation was in a Powerpoint slideshow which will be made available online soon. In addition, video was recorded of most of the major speakers. Post-production takes a little bit of time, but look for these as well.

This bit of audio (about 5 minutes) was captured at the end of Fr. George's talk. He mentions a couple of ideas on beginning to forgive and then quotes several fathers including St. Isaac of Syrian and the Good Friday hymn: "Hades ruled the race of men, but not forever..."

Fr George - "The harvest of forgiveness is theosis."

Fr John Brian will return next week.

This audio of Fr George Morelli was recorded on Saturday, September 17, 2011 by Fr. John Brian Paprock at the Bishop O'Connor Center, Madison, Wisconsin.

"We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency may be of the power of God and not of us." 2 Corinthians 4:7.

Listen on-line here:

OPF Conference Opening Prayers came be found here:

A Reflection on Forgiveness by Fr John-Brian after the conference:

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