In her liturgical services, the Eastern Orthodox Church prays for “a Christian ending to our life, painless, blameless and peaceful.” Modern society is increasingly unprepared to face the reality of death and the uncertainty and confusion which surrounds it. The Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania (Orthodox Church in America) is pleased to inaugurate an on-going discussion on some of the issues surrounding life, death and the sacredness of human life. Please join us for this important discussion led by Award winning author Wesley J. Smith. Mr. Smith is a Senior Fellow in Human Rights and Bioethics at the Discovery Institute, a consultant to the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, and a special consultant for the Center for Bioethics and Culture. His book Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America, a warning about the dangers of the modern bioethics movement, was named one of the Ten Outstanding Books of the Year and Best Health Book of the Year for 2001.
Thank you to Fr. Peter Gillquist who presented a lecture “Why Evangelical Christians Are Becoming Orthodox” at our Cathedral on April 30, 2009. Here are the recordings of this presentation in mp3 format. To listen, double click on the links below:
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