The model of St. Mary of Egypt is the topic of Molly Sabourin's reflection in this new episode of Close to Home. What changed and what didn't change when she came to the Christian Faith?
Fr. John Strickland returns to his podcast with a discussion of the atmosphere of catastrophe that hung over the old Christendom of the east as the Muslim Turks advanced on Byzantium, while a defender of traditional Christianity, Saint Mark of Ephesus, prepared to depart for the unionist Council of Florence in the west.
There are 4 months in 2015 that have a 5th Sunday. March 29 is the first one and we premiered a new live call-in show entitled Stewardship Calling! Stewardship Evangelist Bill Marianes will help us fulfill the calling of God on our lives. Here is the first episode. Subsequent shows will air on 5th Sunday months.
In honor of the 500th episode of "Readings from the Under the Grapevine," we are giving away a gift set containing The Miracle of the Red Egg by Elizabeth Crispina Johnson, The Legend of the Cross by Dr. Chrissi Hart, and the CD Pascha: Come Receive the Light by Eikona. For a chance to win, simply write to Dr. Hart at email@example.com and tell her which "Grapevine" reading you have enjoyed the most, as well as what you love about Pascha. The winner will be announced on April 10, 2015.
Our thanks to His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph for the generous amount of time he gave us in his office in Englewood, NJ for this open and honest interview. Hear his assessment of his first several months as Metropolitan as well as an understanding of his commitment to the Mother Church of Antioch, and his views on Orthodox unity.
Dr. Edith Humphrey considers the Judges’ parable of the bramble and the trees, and the most famous of the Servant Songs of Isaiah, to illuminate the godly vs. self-seeking ambition, and the New Testament readings for this week.
On Monday March 23 2015, Fr. Thomas Hopko was prayed into God's presence by hundreds of friends, hierarchs, clergy, and family. The funeral homily was given by Fr. John Behr, Dean at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. Memory Eternal.
- Sermons at St. NicholasA Ransom for Many (Mark 10:32-45)
- Musings from the High DesertFlame in the Mind (Part 3)
- The Opinionated TailorIt’s All In Your Head: Part One
- Shepherd of SoulsWhere Is Our Focus?
- Down The RoadUnderstanding the Other: Part Four
- Frederica Here and NowTalking with a Spiritual Seeker
- Roads From EmmausLenten Evangelism #9: The Journey of Mary of Egypt to the Cross (Sermon Mar. 29, 2015).