Episode 6

Published on:

30th Apr 2023

Learning About All Things Orthodoxy, Part 1 | Ep. #6

In this episode, Subdeacon Cory Dupont talks about all things Orthodoxy and clears up some common misconceptions about Orthodox Christianity. We also learn about beards, architecture, icons, theological differences between East and West, and how different traditions can find unity.

(Please excuse our technical difficulties in this episode!)



00:00 – Introduction

02:00 – What is a Subdeacon?

03:40 – What is a tonsure?

06:00 – Explaining the different Orthodox Patriarchates

08:00 – Bishops, Priests, and Deacons

09:40 – Why many Orthodox have beards

12:30 – The importance of not hiding as a Christian

14:00 – Cassocks & collars in the Anglican tradition

16:00 – Priestly garments are not for personal expression

19:00 – Explaining “cage stage” Calvinism

20:25 – Beards as a sign of masculinity

21:55 – What drew Cory to Orthodoxy

25:00 – Emphasis on the Incarnation vs. Atonement

27:52 – Historical relations between Anglicanism and Orthodoxy

31:00 – The importance of ecumenical dialogue

35:42 – Understanding the role of icons

39:30 – Explaining the icon screen

41:00 – God tells us that “matter matters”

41:50 – The process of making (writing) icons

43:50 – Cultural prejudice against icons

46:00 – How architecture reflects theology

47:50 – The incredible importance of the Incarnation

48:50 – “The glory of God is a man truly alive”

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Lively Faith
Living and defending a Christian worldview
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Do you want to better live out your faith in God? Here we discuss tough questions about faithfully living and defending a Christian worldview by leaning on the collective wisdom of the Universal Church throughout the ages.

Join the Rev. Nathan Stomberg in conversation with the Rev. Mark Galloway and Subdeacon Cory Dupont as they explore the richness of Church Tradition and apply it to the complications of everyday life. With Scripture and Tradition at our side, we promise these discussions will equip and encourage you in your walk with God.

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The Rev. Nathan Stomberg is an Anglican priest. The Rev. Mark Galloway is a retired Anglican priest. Cory Dupont is a Subdeacon at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church in Pawtucket, RI.

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The Rev. Nathan Stomberg

The Rev. Nathan Stomberg is the Rector and President of Holy Communion Anglican Church in East Greenwich, RI. Nathan is a loving husband to his wife, holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, works full-time as a Project Manager, is an avid distance runner, and enjoys writing about current events through the lens of a Christian worldview.