Fr. Josiah Trenham on Orthodoxy

The King is humbled this week to welcome Fr. Josiah Trenham. He has served as pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, CA, since 1998. With a large following online, Fr. Josiah is also the founder and director of Patristic Nectar Publications, which is dedicated to “nourishing the spiritually thirsty with the sweet teachings of the Holy Fathers” in quality audio recordings. PNP produces both recordings of patristic works as well as recordings of lectures and homilies available in direct download formats Patristic Nectar Publications.

We talk about the appeal of Orthodoxy, the growth of the Church, and the role of men in the modern world. Father is a native Southern Californian, was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1993, and was awarded the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England, in 2004. Father Josiah was married in 1988, and has ten children and five grandchildren.

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  1. MWD B612 "Dawg" Inactive
    MWD B612 "Dawg"

    Good discussion with Father Josiah; if I were in SoCal, I’d try to attend his parish. He reminds me of the priest at the parish where I came to Orthodoxy. Passionate, articulate, and obviously a loving spiritual father. I note that he calls you “brother.” Fr. Nick always greeted me with a smile and, “Brother!” God bless Father Josiah and all pastors in our Church!

    (The rhythm of his speech seems strange to me. He sounds like one of the many people I met at Holy Trinity GOC, who either came to the USA from Greece as young children, or were born here and had Greek as their first language. No real “Greek accent,” but the rhythm is staccato and clipped.)

    ETA: Just got to the part about the Theotokos. Wonderful to hear right after the Great Feast of the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary!

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  3. Susan Quinn Member
    Susan Quinn

    I enjoyed your talk with Father Josiah. I admire his devotion–and yours.

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