On a new "Hearts and Minds," Fr. John Oliver tells the story of a monk in Greece struggling with alcohol and relates it to the Psalmist's words (and the words of the Paschal hymn!), "Let God Arise and Let His Enemies Be Scattered."
C. S. Lewis’s popularity is a testimony to how people are longing for magic and mystery within the material world. Jeff Wisniewski explores how the Orthodox faith integrates the spiritual and physical realms into one cohesive experience and is thus the gateway to fulfilling those desires.
How are we supposed to enjoy our bodies when advertising markets unrealistic ways of looking, living, and eating? On a new "Food, Faith, and Fasting," Rita Madden discusses ways to celebrate the Paschal season, and life in general, without succumbing to media-imposed standards of beauty.
On a new "Let My Prayer Arise," Fr. Wilbur Ellsworth tackles yet another of the fifteen Psalms of Ascent. Here he examines Psalm 127 (128 in the Hebrew), which describes the "fear of the Lord" as pure and enduring forever.
"Ancient Faith Presents" an interview with Mat. Robin Freeman, one of the conductors of an upcoming concert by the St. Vladimir's Seminary Chorale. This audiovisual presentation is titled Orient: Sacred Song and Images, and it will take place in New York City on May 7th at 7:30 PM.
What do the Scriptures and the Fathers say about fidelity in marriage, sex outside of marriage, and same-sex marriage? On a new "Speaking the Truth in Love," Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, gives extensive teaching on these subjects and more.
Bobby Maddex interviews Nicholas Chakos, the new Executive Director of FOCUS North America, the Orthodox service organization devoted to serving "the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick and imprisoned by providing Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter."
Eating disorders are on the rise, and we see them in both men and women. Negative thinking and depression due to an unhealthy body image are also very common. On a new "Food, Faith, and Fasting," Rita Madden discusses ways to develop a healthy relationship with our bodies in keeping with the Holy Orthodox Faith.
On a new episode of "The St. Katherine College Forum," Dr. Vladimir Morosan, an expert on the history of Russian sacred music, reveals some of the musical sources of Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil and explains how Rachmaninoff wove them together to create a composition that was uniquely his own.