Bobby Maddex interviews Steven Christoforou, the Youth Protection and Parish Ministries Coordinator for the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese (GOA) of America, about the many resources for youth and young adult ministry that are available from the GOA.
On a new "The Opinionated Tailor," Kh. Krista West, ecclesiastical tailor, priest’s wife, and mother, turns her thoughts to the fast fashion industry and what its implications are for our vestment tradition. Khouria Krista West is the author of The Garments of Salvation: Orthodox Christian Liturgical Vesture.
Father Barnabas Powell talks about why he left Pentecostalism, why he was drawn to Eastern Orthodox Christianity, and how he and the Orthodox tradition view this contemporary Christian movement.
On a new "Praying in the Rain," Fr. Michael Gillis, priest at Holy Nativity Antiochian Orthodox Church in Langley, British Columbia, reminds us that what enraptures us today determines how we will experience the rapture of the last day, no matter when or how that takes place.
As we contemplate the crucifixion, Fr. Tom Hopko takes an extensive look at the death of Christ and the juridical assumptions that have been taught largely in the West. This talk was given in March 2009 at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Charleston, SC.
In an anecdotal introduction to his new reflection, Fr. John Strickland tells the story of the fall of Constantinople to the western crusaders in 1204, showing how this event, inspired in part by new claims of papal supremacy, resulted in the permanent separation of eastern and western Christendom.
Elissa D. Bjeletich, author of In God's Hands - A Mother's Journey Through Her Infant's Critical Illness as well as the AFR podcast Raising Saints, and Elizabeth White, author of Following A Sacred Path - Raising Godly Children, join host Kevin Allen to discuss how to develop the spiritual nature of children and raise them to love and experience God.
Fr. Vassilios Papavassiliou, author of Thirty Steps to Heaven: The Ladder of Divine Ascent for All Walks of Life, published by Ancient Faith Publishing, offers a series of reflections and commentaries on Orthodox life, faith, and theology. Here he explains why we are asked to overcome our pride and acquire humility.
On the next "Ancient Faith Today" (4/13), Elissa D. Bjeletich and Elizabeth White discuss how to develop the spiritual nature of children and raise them to love and experience God. Listen to a brief preview here and then "tune in" to Ancient Faith Talk this Sunday at 8/7c.
Fr. Evan Armatas takes calls from the OCF chapter of Purdue University as well as other calls from San Diego and Memphis. Questions include why we fast, building a habit of prayer, the dates for Pascha, and more.
On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. James Taylor, the founder and director of the St. Raphael Orthodox Online Home School. The school has just finished its first year of operation, and registration has begun for the summer session, which will feature four new course offerings.