On August 15, the Church celebrates the Dormition of the Mother of God. Fr. Tom Hopko explores the theology associated with this Feast and the implications for our own resurrection.
Recently Fr. Thomas Hopko visited and spoke at the well known and evangelical based Wheaton College. While he appreciated and was honored by the opportunity, it caused him to reflect on the evangelical movement from an Orthodox Christian perspective. His thoughts will be of value to Orthodox and Evangelicals alike.
From June 18-21, 2012, the Orientale Lumen Foundation held a popular and scholarly conference titled Orientale Lumen XVI. The theme was “Theology of the Laity.” Listen here to the plenary lecture by Frederica Mathewes-Green, and then click on the image to the left for the rest of the plenary talks.
On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," AFR Operations Manager Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Nicholas Andruchow, the recently assigned full-time priest to the St. Innocent Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico, about his work with both the orphanage and Project Mexico.
None of us can avoid death. On a new "Becoming a Healing Presence," Dr. Albert Rossi, an adjunct professor of pastoral theology at St. Vladimir's Seminary, explains how Orthodox Christians should deal with death and grief in a healing manner.
Guest: Frederica Mathews-Green, ex-feminist turned pro-life Christian, author of Gender and Real Choices, and a cultural commentator for NPR, National Review, Beliefnet.com, and Ancient Faith Radio.
Is your parish too small to host its own summer festival? If so, you might want to consider bringing your parish to someone else's festival. Bobby Maddex speaks to Jennifer Beard Trusty, whose parish in Kokomo, Indiana, does just this each and every year.
As we approach the Transfiguration of our Lord, we hope our collection of podcasts on this theme will be helpful to you. They include the following talk by Fr. Thomas Hopko entitled Transfiguration - The Center of the Evangelical Narrative.
Fr. John Finley speaks to the Youth Music Ministry track at the Sacred Music Institute at Antiochian Village in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. After sharing stories of people dedicated to God at a young age, he reminds attendees that chanters are called by God to proclaim the truth of the Faith.
Frederica Mathewes-Green argues that the idea of "theology always in flux" is a dubious one. Given this, she wonders whether the academic practice of theology is even necessary, especially since it's the laity that is supposed to preserve and defend the faith of the Church.
Dr. Frank Papatheofanis talks with John Maddex about the newly announced endowed chair established at St. Katherine College in honor of Fr. Peter Gillquist who fell asleep in the Lord on July 1, 2012.
On a new "Raising Saints," Elissa Bjeletich, the Sunday School Director at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, explains how to use images from existing pre-communion prayers to help children prepare themselves for the Holy Mysteries.