Fr. James Ellison was with Fr. Peter Gillquist and the family when he breathed his last and participated in the prayers that followed his repose. Fr. James is priest at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Urbana, IL.
We have learned that our beloved Fr. Peter has departed this life surrounded by family and loved ones in a hospice facility near his Bloomington, IN home. He has meant so much to so many. Just 7 months ago, we interviewed him about his retirement. May his memory be eternal.
Fr. Anthony Karbo tells us about the current situation in Colorado Springs and the massive fire that has destroyed homes and caused thousands of evacuations. He is pastor of Sts. Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church (OCA), whose beautiful classic church structure was built in 2002.
Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to present conversations with and readings from Conciliar Press authors of the past, present, and future. Featured here is Kelly Ramke Lardin, author of the new Conciliar Press children’s book Josiah and Julia Go to Church: A Young Child’s Guide to Church Etiquette.
Ten years ago, four Orthodox Christians made history riding their bikes cross country to raise awareness and funds for the worldwide humanitarian work of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). Bobby Maddex interviews the lead rider of that trip, Jim Angelus, who will begin an attempt to repeat this feat on June 25th in honor of IOCC's 20th anniversary.
On a new "Mysterion," Fr. Richard Rene, priest at St. Aidan Orthodox Church in Cranbrook, British Columbia, explains that everything there is to be known of God's will for our lives is completely accessible and knowable in our personal encounter with the Son of God.
The response of the people in the Divine Liturgy is "Amen." What does it mean and how important is it that the people understand what they are responding to before they can say it? Fr. Thomas Hopko addresses this and more in the latest episode of Worship in Spirit and in Truth.
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos, host of "iSermon" and the priest at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Winnipeg, Canada, celebrates fathers and reminds them of their importance. He encourages dads to take a leadership role in the spiritual lives of their children, as their example will be imitated.
During this election season, Fr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, reminds us that Orthodoxy has survived and will continue to survive the rise and fall of many different political arrangements. The important things is to pray for our leaders, regardless of where we ourselves stand politically.
On a new "Faith and Philosophy," Clark Carlton, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Tennessee Tech University, provides a brief overview of modern philosophy and identifies what he considers to be the fundamental philosophical error of modernity.