From November 3-6, the Department of Christian Education of the Orthodox Church in America hosted the 2011 Orthodox Institute at Antiochian Village. The title of the event was “Scripture Through the Lens of the Holy Land,” and the primary lecturer was Fr. Thomas Hopko. Listen to Fr. Tom's first keynote address here.
Fr John Parker explores a Barna Group study on the state of Christianity in North America and asks how the observations impact us as Orthodox Christians. Fr. John is the rector of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and the host of "Lord, Send Me!"
Join Dr. Philip Kariatlis as he explores the doctrines of the Church and their significance for everyday living. Dr. Kariatlis is a lecturer in systematic theology at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theology College in Sydney, Australia. He is also the author of Church as Communion: The Gift and Goal of Koinonia.
Bobby Maddex checks in with Chaplain Patrick Tutella, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison MInistry, to get an update on the important work in which his organization is engaged and to hear about new opportunities for those interested in ministering to the incarcerated.
Molly Sabourin learns a lesson in scale and perspective with her camera and discovers a analogy for her spiritual walk with Christ as a New Year begins.
In his continuing series on the Bishops and organizational structure of the Church, Fr. Tom Hopko teaches about the 7th Ecumenical Council. This Council is of great importance to the Orthodox Church and has a lot to say about Icons and Holy Scripture.
A talk by Bishop Peter (Loukianoff) of Cleveland (ROCOR), given at the St. Herman's Conference in Houston, Texas, December 26, 2011. Our thanks to Fr. John Whiteford for making this talk available to AFR.
We heard from all over the world and are now happy to announce that our December 2011 goal of $50,000 has been met and exceeded! Thanks to all of you who gave so generously. May your New Year be blessed!
John Maddex visits the home of Fr. Peter and Kh. Marilyn Gillquist to talk about the recent announcement by His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of Fr. Peter's retirement as Chairman of the Dept. of Missions and Evangelism for the Antiochian Archdiocese. Joining them is their son, Fr. Peter Jon Gillquist.