September 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

His Broken Body

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Laurent Cleenewerck, a professor of theology and international administration at EUCLID University and the author of His Broken Body: Understanding and Healing the Schism Between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, published by EUCLID University Press.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Arena

Conversations with Our Bishops

Fr. Josiah Trenham serves as a member of the Secretariat of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. He was commissioned by that body to conduct interviews with each of the Hierarchs in the Assembly of Bishops over the course of the next year. Listen here to his interview with Bishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Becoming a Healing Presence


In this two-part series, Dr. Albert Rossi, a professor of pastoral theology at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary, explains how to be a healing presence for those who are tempted by suicide. Listen to part one here, and then click on the image to the left to hear part two, which deals with the Pastoral Paper on Suicide that was adopted by SCOBA in 2001.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Frederica Here and Now

The Dangers of Sympathy

On a new "Frederica Here and Now," Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of At the Corner of East and Now, explains that worried, hang-wringing prayers can actually be hurtful to the suffering person.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Ancient Faith Today

The Inner Journey of Kyriacos S. Markides

On the next "Ancient Faith Today," Kevin Allen talks with Kyriacos Markides, best-selling author of The Mountain of Silence, about his journey from materialism to the world of shamans and back to the "mystical" Orthodox Christian faith of his youth. Listen to a brief preview below and then be sure to tune in on Sunday night, Sep. 16th, at 8/7c.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Not in Praise of Single Motherhood

Fr. Philip LeMasters, the Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, maintains that it is no insult to successful single parents to point out the misguided nature of arguments that praise single motherhood as the new norm.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

AF Today

Back to the Future: A Reflection on the Past and Future Legacy of the “Evangelical Orthodox”

Guest: The V. Rev. Jon Braun, ex-Campus Crusade for Christ Regional Director and former leader of the Evangelical Orthodox Church.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Happy New (Church) Year!

September 1 marks the beginning of the Church year and Fr. Tom Hopko is meditating on the meaning of times and seasons in Church life.

August 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Musings from the High Desert

St. Paul’s Influences

On a new "Musings from the High Desert," Fr. Gabriel Rochelle, priest at St. Anthony of the Desert Orthodox Mission in Las Cruces, New Mexico, examines the theology and texts that came before St. Paul in order to prove that he was an inheritor and not an inventor of the Christian faith.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Beheading of St. John

The Greatest Born of Woman - St. John the Baptist

The Feast Day of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist is on August 29. Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, examines the Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptizer John. This is part one. Part two can be found HERE.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

AF Today

Speaking of the New Age Movement…

On last night's episode of "Ancient Faith Today," host Kevin Allen interviewed Veronica Hughes, author of The Pearl of Great Price: The Spiritual Journey of a New Age Seeker to the Light of Christ and the Eastern Orthodox Church, about the very serious problems with New Age beliefs.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Frederica Here and Now

Russian Blasphemy

On a new "Frederica Here and Now," Frederica Mathewes-Green explains to non-liturgical Christians why the actions of the recently convicted Russian protest group were sacrilege and especially insensitive to the Orthodox individuals who remained faithful throughout the Soviet era.

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