There is one aspect of Orthodoxy that has played an important role in the very well being of Orthodox communities throughout history, and I think few will deny its existence. But few in our day seem to want to talk about this important role in Orthodox life and worldview. Agrarianism! The lack of Agrarianism within much of the west has, in many ways, given way to large doses of modernism. When nature matters less than concrete and technology, and laboring for ones own family and community means less than corporate salaries and pensions, the spiritual community suffers in ways that can hardly be mended.
In this podcast, Fr Matthew Johnson explains in a very to-the-point manner, just why the rural/agrarian life should be a desirable choice for Orthodox Christians! Hats of to Fr Matthew for this teaching – it is one of a kind and desperately needed in today’s dying cultures. Part One is a detailed introduction, and Part Two is going to knock your socks off!