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The Island - Faith in Film w/ Fr Dave Nix Ep. 3

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Avoiding Babylon
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⁣Venture with us into the depths of spirituality as seen in the Russian film, "The Island," as we dissect the powerful relationships between faith, film, and our quest for redemption. The dialogue takes a cinematic turn as we examine Russian films that explore the Orthodox practice of repentance, inviting reflections on our own Catholic heritage and the universal theme of spiritual transformation.

Strap in as we navigate the theological rapids that separate and unite Eastern Orthodox and Protestant thought, scrutinizing beliefs like theosis and holiness. We tackle the historical schism that fragmented Eastern and Western Christianity, shedding light on the nuances distinguishing Eastern Catholic and Orthodox customs. The silver screen serves as our canvas, painting vivid parallels between the lives of saints—both on celluloid and in hagiography—and our modern pursuit of sanctity, particularly through characters embodying the humility and struggle intrinsic to true spiritual growth.

In the concluding leg of our odyssey, we grapple with the nuanced dynamics of confession, the role of married clergy, and the enigma of the 'holy fool' across Christian traditions. As we dissect scenes from select movies, the conversation probes the prophetic, the liturgical, and the transformative power of forgiveness and love. Culminating in an anticipation of future film discussions, we invite you to immerse yourself in these stories of grace, as we together untangle the divine interplay of faith and forgiveness in the reel and real worlds.

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