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November 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Beauty and Suffering

On a beautiful fall afternoon at the family home in Canada, Fr. Tom Hopko is reflecting on the disparity between the beauty of God's creation and the tremendous suffering happening in the world.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Podcast with Poet Scott Cairns

AFR is pleased to present a brand new podcast with well known poet Scott Cairns. Join him each episode for readings of his own poetry as well as poems from other authors. Enjoy his inaugural broadcast.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Deeper Level of Thanksgiving

Fr. Tom Hopko encourages us to remember the place of gratitude and thanksgiving in the Christian life and tells us how we can go deeper and higher into the meaning of gratitude.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Death, Prayer, and Time

On a new Sweeter Than Honey, Dr. Peter Bouteneff explains how and why we pray for those who suffer, as well as how and why we pray for those who have already died.

Mystery and Sacramentality: East and West

Join Kevin Allen in a conversation with Fuller Theological Seminary professor Dr. Paraskeve (Eve) Tibbs on the essential differences between the ways the Christian East and West understand the fundamentals of the faith, worship, and sacraments. A great introduction to East-West Christian distinctives on this encore presentation of The Illumined Heart!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lars and the Real Girl

On a new Orthodox Moviegoer, Bobby Maddex reviews Lars and the Real Girl, directed by Craig Gillespie and starring Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, and Paul Schneider.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bowing to the Great Suffering

Fr. John Oliver explains that Christians are those who reach out to people in pain.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Classical Reformation: Specific Denominations

On a new Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick compares Orthodox theology with that of Lutherans, Calvinists, Zwinglians, Anglicans, Episcopalians, Methodists, and Wesleyans.

Monday, November 16, 2009

On Sadness and Grief in Human Life

Life is often permeated with sadness. Fr. Thomas Hopko explains how to reconcile such grief with the "joy" of the Christian life.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Nativity Fast

As we are in the beginning days of the Nativity fast, Fr. Tom takes us on a journey from the Presentation of Mary in the Temple to Theophany

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christ the Eternal Tao

3 lectures given at St. Barnabas Orthodox Church in Costa Mesa, CA by Hieromonk Damascene, of St Herman of Alaska Monastery, Platina, California. Part one is available here and the other talks can be accessed by clicking on the image.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Sanctification of Time

In the sixth part of this new series, Fr. John Finley introduces the Feast of the Theotokos, paying particular attention to the parallels between Mary and the Church.

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