The week before Pascha begins with the Bridegroom Matins. Christ is the Bridegroom and we are the Bride, joined in perfect unity through His crucifixion. Fr. Tom Hopko explores the significance of this important service.
As Lent winds down and we approach Holy Week and Pascha, Fr. Lawrence Farley has some helpful thoughts on the pitfalls of judging one another.
Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in North and Central America, about new survey data he just published under the title "Five Interesting Facts About Orthodox Church Geography and Demography in the United States."
On a new "Postcards from Greece," Fr. Peter Alban Heers reminds us of the essentials and the criterion of salvation; neither a moral life, nor a "religious life," nor love of "man" will save us. Rather, salvation comes to those who love the Truth and give their life for Him.
John Maddex interviews Kevin Allen about the new live call-in program coming to Ancient Faith Radio on April 22. Learn about the topics and plans for this show, as well as how you can be involved!
In this episode of "Close to Home," Molly Sabourin talks about her spring break family trip to the Smokey Mountains, which provided a reminder that we are desperately dependent on the mercy and faithfulness of God, especially as we approach the finish line of Great Lent.
The ideas about God and human persons that Plato writes down in his dialogue, Timaeus, express a unique account of divine and human personhood. Dr. Patricia Slatin, currently a postdoctoral fellow in classics at Stanford University, explains the central points of Plato's account, showing the many ways they coincide with Eastern Orthodox theology.
What is The Creed? What do we mean when we say that The Creed is the standard of faith? In what way is The Creed relevant to us today? Dr. Philip Kariatlis answers these questions and more on a brand new episode of "Theology."
Fr. Tom Hopko was the guest lecturer at Wheaton College's Center for Early Christian Studies on March 22, 2012. He spoke on the roots of Christian worship from an Orthodox perspective.
Renowned poet Scott Cairns assays the meaning of suffering, beginning from the ubiquity of grief and the shallow nature of many explanations. Drawing from the insight of St. Isaac of Syria that love of God proceeds from our conversing with him, Cairns explains that the conditions for such a conversation point to a way of coming to grips with suffering.