Jottings from a Holy Mountain
By Fr. Meletios Webber and Ancient Faith Radio
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Understanding the Orthodox monastic life, the work of prayer, and insights for Christian growth and living. Fr. Meletios Webber is the Abbott of the Holy Monastery of St. John of San Francisco and the author of Bread and Water, Wine and Oil: an Orthodox Christian Experience of God.
||Journey to Greece, Part Two||In Part Two of his recent journey to Greece, Fr. Meletios describes his time in Thessaloniki, and visits to several monastery's in Mt. Athos.||9/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Journey to Greece, Part One||In part one of his recent journey to Greece, Fr. Meletios describes his travels from Athens to Mt. Olympus, visiting a number of Monastery's along the way.||8/28/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Living in the Outside World||In his travels to the Consecration of Fr. Alexander (Golitzin) as Bishop of the Bulgarian Diocese, Fr. Mel is reminded of the difficulties in the outside world, and of three important lessons: Don't Judge; Don't React; and Don't Resent.||6/25/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||News from the Monastery in Manton, CA||Fr. Meletios updates us with news from the Monastery, including a beautiful Tonsure service raising two monks to the level of Stavrophore Monks.||6/6/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reflections on Lent and Pascha, Sharing Plans for the Future||After a Blessed Pascha at the Monastery, Fr. Meletios shares his plans to build a skete in Montana, and a long awaited return to Greece.||5/15/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reports from the Holy Land - Part 2||Fr. Meletios continues with his report on his recent trip to the Holy Land.||7/11/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reports from the Holy Land||Abbot Meletios sends his first post pilgrimage report about his recent trip to the Holy Land.||6/20/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Projects, Pilgrimage, and the Lenten Journey||Recorded during the 4th week of Great Lent, Abbot Meletios brings us up to date on projects at the monastery and talks about an upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He concludes with a helpful description of the Lenten journey.||4/16/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Living On the Mountain||With summer coming to an end, Fr. Meletios returns with an update from the monastery and a glimpse of the monastic life.||9/5/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Finding God in the Ordinary||With a spring report from the monastery, Fr. Meletios talks about the Apostle's Fast and finding God in the ordinary quiet days of the fast.||6/12/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dreaming of a White Pascha||In his first episode following Pascha, Fr.Meletios reports on their snowy celebration and other news from the mountain.||4/23/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Master Is Present And Waiting For Us||In his 10th episode, Fr. Meletios talks about the Lenten schedule at the monastery recorded during the 3rd week of Great Lent.||3/5/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stylites, Lent, and Forgiveness||Fr. Meletios gives a helpful description of the Stylite ascetic life as well as thoughts on Great Lent and forgiveness.||2/11/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Back From Europe||Today's podcast provides a variety of information including a report on the trip Fr. Meletios took to Europe, the Bishop's blessing on a new building on the monastery campus, and how an Abbott deals with a crisis.||1/19/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Greetings From The Netherlands||Fr. Meletios speaks to us today from The Netherlands and he continues his explanation of the various ranks of monasticism. He concludes with a description of the Dutch celebration of Sinterklaas or St. Nicholas Day.||12/31/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Monasticism and Vocation||Fr. Meletios helps us understand the various "ranks" of monasticism as well as the vocational aspects.||12/17/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Life At The Monastery||In the midst of a stormy day on the mountain, Fr. Meletios describes life at the monastery.||12/3/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Silence and Gratitude||Today Fr. Meletios reflects on the value of silence even in the midst of a building project at the monastery and concludes with a spiritual exercise in gratitude.||11/18/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Journey to the Mountain - Part 2||Fr. Meletios continues his informal chat with us about his life before coming to St John monastery. He also addresses the importance of silence in the spiritual life and how that works at the monastery.||11/6/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Journey To The Mountain||Fr. Meletios, soon after he was voted Abbot of the Holy Monastery of St. John of San Francisco, tells the story of how he got there.||10/22/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Monastery, our Home||In this first episode (recorded over the summer), Fr. Meletios introduces us to the history and beauty of the monastery.||10/8/09||Free||View In iTunes|
Delightful and informative
Thankyou very much Father Meletios for taking the time to shed some light on the mystical and mundane life at the monastery. This is a rare glimpse of a monastery processing it's own growth....a contemporary verbal blog on a ancient and valuable tradition. I am most grateful. In Christ, diane
Wonderful and unique
An enlightening, if infrequently updated, podcast on monasticism and Orthodoxy.
Candid and refreshing
Fr. Meletios gives a beautiful perspective on the ordinary moments of the spiritual life. I have more than once been quite moved.