The whole Church lies in the paten that is to be offered to God. Fr. John explains how this is so, as well as what goes into preparing the bread and wine for Holy Communion, in a new episode of Singing the Triumphal Hymn.
Fr. Hopko continues his series on the names of Jesus, this time focusing on the name Christ, which means "the anointed one." Next week, he will revisit the appellation Son of God.
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah opened the 2009 spring meeting of the OCA's Metropolitan Council with a retreat titled "The Spiritual Process." In this talk, he discussed the essence of the spiritual journey and how to find inner healing though a life completely surrendered to the will of God.
John Maddex interviews Valerie Zahirsky, Co-chair of the Department of Christian Education of the Orthodox Church in America, about Saints in Times of Trouble, a free activity book for Orthodox children and parents.
Veronica Hughes was a 20-year seeker, practitioner, and teacher of hatha yoga, EST, Hinduism, occult, metaphysics, psychic healing, out of body travel, spirit channeling, Tibetan Buddhism, and Theosophy before re-discovering her childhood faith in Christ in the Orthodox Church. Don't miss part 2 of Kevin Allen's Illumined Heart interview.
How can we replicate the prayer lives of the monks on Mt. Athos? Fr. Peter Alban Heers tells us that we need to start with a program—in a new episode of Postcards from Greece.
When we look at human beings, what do we see? More importantly, are we willing to see ourselves? Steve the Builder explains.
Everyone in Christendom claims noted Christian author C. S. Lewis as one of their own! Met. Kallistos Ware calls him an "anonymous Orthodox." In this edition of The Illumined Heart, C. S. Lewis scholar Chris Jensen and Kevin Allen examine key beliefs of C. S. Lewis and find that he is far more patristic in ethos and praxis than he is a "mere" Christian!