Fr. Michael Gillis teaches a catechism class at the Holy Nativity Orthodox Church in Langley, British Columbia. Catechism in Greek is “to teach orally.” This Orthodox catechism is meant to educate newcomers to the ancient doctrines of the Church.
Elissa Bjeletich, author of Blueprints for the Little Church and the host of the AFR podcast "Raising Saints," speaks at The Holy Taxiarchai and St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Niles, Illinois.
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, the author of the newly revised and expanded edition of his very popular book Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: Finding the Way to Christ in a Complicated Religious Landscape.
Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei D. Krindatch, the Research Coordinator for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about a new study titled “Go and Make Disciples: Evangelization and Outreach in US Orthodox Parishes."
On a new "Pop Culture Coffee Hour," Emma Solak and Christina Andresen tackle the book and movie A Light Between Oceans. Join them as they discuss the danger of spiritual delusion, the path toward true love and repentance, and how the film adaptation missed the heart of the novel. They close with their Top 5 Worst Book-To-Film Adaptions.
Bobby Maddex interviews Natalie Kapeluck Nixon, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Fr. John Haluszczak, the priest at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Chaplain of St. Thomas Chapel at All Saints Camp in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, and Larry Kopp, the Manager of All Saints Camp.
On a new "Orthodox Life Hacks," Maria Tudora and Andja Bjeletich consider the subtle transitions of going to college and forming their own practices in living out the Orthodox faith.
Our culture shies away from death, but every year, as we Orthodox participate in Holy Week and Pascha, we recalibrate our relationship with death. We face death squarely, and we enter into grief and find that Christ conquers death. Listen to Elissa Bjeletich discuss this and more on a new "Raising Saints."
Adam Lowell Roberts and Fr. Wilbur Ellsworth discuss a common quote: "A quiet church is a dead church." What does this mean? Is there a danger in this quote? These questions and more are discussed in depth as Fr. Wilbur examines this quote from an uncommon angle.