Probably the most controversial teaching of St. Isaac the Syrian is his teaching on Gehenna, or hell. Homily 27 begins with the following statement and explanation of St. Isaac’s thoughts on sin, Gehenna, and death: "Sin, Gehenna, and death do not exist at all with God, for they are effects [or acts], not substances." Learn more on this latest episode of "Praying in the Rain."
On the Sunday after Pascha, we commemorate the Lord's appearance to His disciples and St Thomas's proclamation, "My Lord and My God!" In this practical and helpful message, Fr. Tom Soroka teaches us three important points from this story to help us turn unbelief into belief.
Given the importance of true dialogue to our civilization's health, argues Fr. Lawrence Farley, it is only more distressing to find that the willingness to dialogue is dying—especially when it comes to the topic of homosexuality.
What is Personhood? Should we read the Philokalia? What about using force to protect our families? These questions and more were on the minds of Fr. Evan's listeners tonight.
Frederica Mathewes-Green defends the character of St. Thomas, whom we commemorate on the Sunday after Pascha.
On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Frederica Mathewes-Green, host of the AFR podcast "Frederica Here and Now" and the author of the new book Welcome to the Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity, published by Paraclete Press.
The word "diaspora" is often used to describe the non-Patriarchal countries, including the United States. Fr. Steven Ritter, host of "The Life of the Church Today," unpacks that word and talks about the controversial Canon 28 of the Fourth Ecumenical Council as it relates to Orthodox jurisdiction.
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- Parables of CommunityI Don’t Want to Die
- All Saints HomiliesUnbelief, Belief, and Experience
- Come and SeeThomas Sunday
- Roads From EmmausThomas Sunday: Death, Resurrection and Daily Life (Sermon Apr. 19, 2015).