Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Special Talk: Nonviolence from a Christian Perspective

+ The Cross is central to the Christian understanding of nonviolence +

"Taking a Vow of Nonviolence from a Christian Perspective"
A Special Talk ~ Saturday, March 21, 2009

Using references to Orthodox Christian resources from New Testament era to the present time, Father John Brian Paprock, Orthodox Christian priest, draws on the writings St Matthew, St Paul (Romans chapter 12), St John Chrysostom, Armenian Catholicos H. H. Karekin II and others. He uses stories and examples from the lives of the desert fathers, St Seraphim of Sarov, Martin Luther King Jr and Gandhi. In addition to his own life examples and experience.

This is the two hour talk (in three parts) by Father John Brian at the invitation of the Joyful Path Buddhist Center in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. [photos by Teresa Kochamma]

Listen on-line (streaming):
Part 1 of 3
Part 2 of 3
Part 3 of 3


More information at

  • Holy Transfiguration Publications: books by Fr John Brian