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.
Fr. Richard Rene, the host of the AFR podcast "Mysterion" and a priest in the Orthodox Church in America, contends that when life becomes a struggle we too easily look to other places, people, and circumstances for relief.
On a new "Lord, Send Me," Fr. John Parker, the Chair of the OCA Department of Evangelization, interviews Fr. John Strickland, the newly appointed Professor of History at the newly founded St. Katherine Orthodox Christian College. Listen and learn about this vital Orthodox institute of higher learning.
Kevin's guest is Rita Madden, host of the AFR podcast "Food, Faith, and Fasting." Rita is a Registered Dietitian who finds inspiration in the great role that the Orthodox Christian faith can play in her modern-day healthcare profession. Here she discusses caring for your health in a spiritually minded manner.
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