This feast, celebrated on February 2, is known in the Orthodox Church as The Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Dr. Humphrey takes us to the Old Testament to understand what was going on.
Sponsored by the Center for Family Care of the GOA, the 2015 Oneness in Marriage Conference is currently taking place in Santa Ana, California. We will be posting the various keynote speeches and breakout sessions as they occur. Listen here to His Eminence, Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, and then click on the image to the left for the rest of the lectures.
Fr. Chad Hatfield tells us about the upcoming 32nd Annual Alexander Schmemann Lecture on the campus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. The speaker will be Bishop Nicholas of Brooklyn talking about the Life and Ministry of St. Raphael of Brooklyn.
On a brand new episode of Recollecting Glory, Dr. John Mark Reynolds addresses questions about the perception of God appearing nastier in the Old Testament than the New Testament.
YES (Youth Equipped to Serve) provides opportunities for junior high, high school students, and college students to participate in formative weekends of service that aim to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor and bring youth to an awareness of Christ in themselves and others. John and Nick talk to Katrina Bitar who coordinates the program on behalf of Focus North America.
AFR encourages you to take this important survey and reminds you of the importance of supporting your local parish. The study is being conducted as an online survey. If you are interested and have a few minutes to share your thoughts, suggestions and concerns, click on the image and complete the questionnaire.
Fr. Andrew Damick joins Fr. Barnabas Powell to discuss the issue of authority in the Orthodox Church. How far does it extend? Who is the final authority? Listen to this recording of the live broadcast of Faith Encouraged Live from January 25.
Noted author and faculty member at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Dr. Edith M. Humphrey has launched a brand new podcast on AFR! A Lamp for Today will take us into the Old Testament to shine a lamp on the Epistle and Gospel readings in the Divine Liturgy.
On the feast of Ss. Athanasius and Cyril, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, pastor of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, and the Associate Director of the Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas, discusses the Athanasian doctrine of theosis and what it means for the individual Christian.
On a new "Go Forth," Adam Lowell Roberts, the full-time Project Director for an outreach project of the Antiochian Archdiocese, interviews Fr. Michael Nasser, most widely known for his successful leadership at Antiochian Village as Camp Director for a number of years. Fr. Michael explains why youth ministry, whether camping or OCF, is important.
Working together as Christians can be a challenge which is why Fr. John Oliver encourages us to examine a maxim that has stood the test of time. In Essentials, Unity. In Non-Essentials, Liberty. In all things, Charity.