Fr. Josiah Trenham
The Beatitudes, or the blessings, pronounced by our Lord Jesus Christ upon His faithful followers constitute the opening salvo in our Savior’s most famous teaching, The Sermon on the Mount. In this series each beatitude is unveiled revealing the universal character of an authentic Christian. Those who inculcate these sacred dispositions manifest the face of Jesus Christ to the world. By incarnating the qualities of Jesus Christ our Savior, that is, poverty of spirit, mourning, gentleness, hunger and thirst for righteousness, mercy, purity of heart, peacemaking, and the joyful acceptance of persecution - believers become the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
Lecture 1: Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
Lecture 2: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
Lecture 3: Blessed are the Meek
Lecture 4: Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
Lecture 5: Blessed are the Merciful
Lecture 6: Blessed are the Pure in Heart
Lecture 7: Blessed are the Peacemakers
Lecture 8: Blessed are the Persecuted
FATHER JOSIAH TRENHAM is a native Southern Californian. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1993, and was awarded the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England, in 2004. He has served as pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, Ca. since 1998. Father Josiah was married in 1988, and has ten children.