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Sacramental Whine

Mar 22, 2019

In this episode, I have the honor of interviewing Sean Medley.

Sean lives in St. Louis, MO with his fiancé Lisa. He is an artist and writer and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Digital Animation from Missouri College.

Sean attended a strict Southern Baptist school from Kindergarten through Seventh Grade. This instilled in him a deep conviction of the reality of God. While still a teenager, Sean discovered the Eastern Orthodox Church, and at age seventeen, was baptized into Orthodoxy via the Greek Old Calendarists, who are traditionalists not in communion with mainstream Orthodoxy.

Sean continued attending traditionalist parishes of the Greek Old Calendarist and White Russian Churches, and from 2001 to 2006 he was a novice at Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, and St. Gregory of Sinai Monastery in Kelseyville, CA.

A practitioner of the Jesus Prayer and Christian theurgy, Sean has created a series of Gnostic-inspired digital art, which can be viewed at his website, link in the show notes. He is also the author of the yet unpublished Gnostic-themed novel, A Scroll Of Light And Darkness.

During the interview, we discussed several topics including,

  • His experience as a Greek Old Calendarists Orthodox Christian.
  • What monastic life was like for him and why he left the monastery.
  • We talk about his practice of Christian theurgy.
  • Finally, we talk about his art and his writing.

This episode is sponsored in part by Convergent Streams: The Premier ISM Magazine.  If you haven’t checked out Convergent Streams I encourage you to do so, why?  Because it’s a great publication AND when you support Convergent Streams you are supporting a ministry within the Independent Sacramental Movement.  How can you go wrong with that?  Check it out at  I like the print copy but you can also get it in ebook format.


Art by Vav bar Ziwa

This episode is produced by the Community of St. George (Young Rite).