On a new "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, Bobby Maddex interviews Ashley Lackovich-Van Gorp, the author of the new AFP book Children of My Heart: Finding Christ Through Adoption.
Fr. Lawrence Farley argues that we must show love for all people—male or female, straight or gay or transgendered—but as we articulate and transmit our Christian culture to our young and to our catechumens, we must also take care to include a traditional understanding of gender.
A common and overused word today is the word "awesome." But, given its meaning today, Fr. Tom Hopko asks if it is the appropriate word to use in our Divine Liturgy. Listen to this newly posted episode of Speaking the Truth in Love.
St. Barnabas Orthodox Church (AOC) in Costa Mesa, California, presents a new once-monthly continuing education and catechism based on the practical, spiritual, and theological principles of the Orthodox Church. There will be seven presentations in all. Listen to the first one here by Fr. Michael Reagan: "The Six Stages of Temptation."
Fr. John Bethancourt, priest at Holy Trinity Church (Antiochian) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, spoke at St. Mark (OCA) in Rochester Hills, Michigan, the weekend immediately following Ascension. His topic was Orthodox anthropology, particularly as it pertains to the soul and the faculties within the soul. Listen to his first lecture here.
In the latter part of the 16th century, early Lutheran Reformers - close colleagues and followers of Martin Luther -set in motion an eight year contact and correspondence with the (then) Ecumenical Patriarch. Kevin Allen speaks with scholar Dr Paraskeve (Eve) Tibbs about this fascinating and largely unknown chapter in post-Reformation history.
Fr. Thomas Hopko dedicated three episodes of his Speaking the Truth in Love podcast to the discussions about dialogs between the Orthodox and Roman Catholics. Listen to part 1 of "What Does Rome Need To Do?" by clicking on the play button here. To see all 3 episodes select the image on the left.
Introducing a new video podcast: "Come and See: Turning To And Following Christ In The 21st Century." Fr. Philip Hall, parish priest of All Saints of Lincolnshire Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lincoln, England, explores the readings and services of the Church and relates them to everyday Christian life. Click on the image to the left to view the first episode.
On the June 15 edition of Orthodoxy Live Fr. Evan Armatas tackled questions about the Holy Spirit, Early Church worship, altar girls, anthropology, and more. He also has some thoughts about Father's Day.
In light of all of the discussion about the Ecumenical Patriarch meeting with the Pope recently in Jerusalem, Fr. Tom Hopko offers some of his experiences with the World Council of Churches from 30 plus years ago.
We interview Fr. John Perich, priest at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville, Pennsylvania, about an upcoming event in which Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia will share his reflections on the fiftieth anniversary of the meeting between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras in Jerusalem.
Fr. John Strickland discusses the thirteenth-century popes Innocent III and Gregory IX, showing the close connection between their efforts to advance papal supremacy on the one hand and direct crusades against the Orthodox on the other. He also discusses the recent meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew.