Why do the Orthodox use leavened bread in the Eucharist? Is there a significance that is missed in non-Orthodox churches by using unleavened bread? In this new episode of Worship in Spirit and Truth, Fr. Thomas Hopko speaks about the bread and the wine.
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. David Frost, the principal and administrator of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, about a number of exciting developments at IOCS, including a new scholarship, a new PhD program, and an important addition to the institute's Distance Learning Program.
In this episode of Ancient Faith Today with Kevin Allen, Fr. Matthew Baker and Fr. John Whiteford join Kevin to discuss the recent meetings and joint statements in Jerusalem between Pope Francis I and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.
On a new Ancient Faith Commentary, Fr. Philip LeMasters, a professor of religion at McMurry University, argues that the shocking statistics on the number of female college students who are victims of rape provide a window on the moral and spiritual corruption of our society.
On June 5, 2014, a special convention of Antiochian clergy and delegates was called in Chicago to elect 3 candidates for the office of Metropolitan of the Anctiochian Archdiocese of North America. John Maddex talks with Vicar General Fr. Thomas Zain immediately following the vote.
Bobby Maddex interviews Mr. John Wetzel, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections—and an Orthodox Christian—about the impact of religion and religious ministries on those in prison. Secretary Wetzel manages the Pennsylvania Corrections Department, which has a nearly $2 billion budget, houses over 51,000 inmates, and has 15,000 employees.
It's becoming more and more common today for some people to leave the religion of their childhood and explore other faiths. Fr Thomas Soroka teaches about why the Church is one and gives an impassioned and compelling presentation on the remarkable uniqueness of the Orthodox Faith.
"Orthodoxy Live" welcomed guest host Fr. Steven Tsichlis who tackled a number of questions dealing with the differences between Orthodoxy and other faiths, prayer to the Saints, Theosis and much more.