Each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, shoppers and stores gear up for the busiest day of the shopping year. Fr. John Oliver reflects on what drives the passion for that day and how it relates to our quest for peace.
Fr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, argues that the primary political action of Orthodox Christians is not found in voting, carrying signs, spouting slogans, or putting bumper stickers on cars. Rather, our most fundamental political witness is to participate in the Divine Liturgy.
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Fr. Thomas Hopko responds to an email from an evangelical listener who wrote in response to a podcast where Fr. Tom reflected on his visit to Wheaton College. He stresses the importance of careful and thoughtful dialogue.
Guest: Joel Miller, author of the recently published Lifted by Angels: The Presence and Power of Our Heavenly Guides and Guardians, discusses the reality and role of angels within the Christian salvation context.
What do you do when you are the only one in your home who is fasting? You have become Orthodox and your spouse has not, or you live with people who simply do not fast. What are some strategies for you to keep the fast? On a new "Food, Faith, and Fasting," Rita Madden offers some suggestions.
On a new episode of "Ex Libris," the podcast of Conciliar Press, Bobby Maddex interviews Constantina R. Palmer, the author of the new Conciliar Press book The Scent of Holiness: Lessons from a Women's Monastery.
Fr. Evan Armatas hosted his inaugural call-in show and took questions on a variety of topics, including "works versus faith," the alledged anti-semitism of St. John Chrysostom, why we use leavened bread in the Eucharist, and many others.
From the Glory to God archives, Fr. Stephen Freeman looks at the very heart of fasting - not the foods - not the 'how to's' - but why we fast. A helpful reminder as we begin the journey to Bethlehem.
In this week's episode of "A Word from the Holy Fathers," Archimandrite Irenei examines a text by St. Cyril of Jerusalem, which prompts the Christian to ask the question, "Do I truly believe in Christ’s resurrection?" If so, how does this belief shape the actual decisions and determinations of our lives?
Dr. Nicholas Reeves, an assistant professor of liturgical music at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, and Dr. Peter Bouteneff, an associate professor of systematic theology at the school, talk about a number of exciting developments at St. Vlad's with regard to music, including what's called the Arvo Pärt Project.