The Holy Apostle’s fast is upon us. Fasting should not stem from legalism; rather, it is a medicine we choose to take to deepen our communion with God. On a new "Food, Faith, and Fasting," Rita Madden focuses on approaching the fast with a willing heart. She also discusses how joyful fasting can lead to health benefits.
On a new "Speaking the Truth in Love," Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, continues to comment on the events surrounding 9th-century Christianity, concentrating today on St. Photius the Great and his relationship to Rome and the Filioque.
Fr. Richard Rene, the author of The Edge of Mysterion, published by Conciliar Press, and the priest at St. Aidan Orthodox Church in Cranbrook, British Columbia, contends that the predominance of social utilitarianism is responsible for the deterioration of the institution of marriage.
Chaplain Patrick Tutella, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), introduces listeners to a special guest with a remarkable story and then provides details about the upcoming OCPM National Convocation that will be taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 26-28.
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Peter-Michael Preble, the pastor of St. Michael Orthodox Church in Southbridge, Massachusetts, the host of the AFR podcast "Shepherd of Souls," and the author of a new book from Regina Orthodox Press titled Listening to the Heartbeat of God: How to Enter Into the Ancient Orthodox Life of Prayer.
Matthew Namee and new co-host Aram Sarkisian discuss, among other things, the Russian Mission in North America, the consecration of Bishop Arseny of Winnipeg, three fascinating early parish priests, and the time Jimmy Carter awarded Archbishop Iakovos the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Father Daniel Rogich (PhD), author of the book Becoming Uncreated: The Journey to Human Authenticity, is Kevin's guest as they discuss a growing trend in the Millennial generation regarding religious belief.
Check out our collection of 21 podcasts related to the descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. From Fr. Tom Hopko to our archives including Dr. Brad Nassif and the Our Life in Christ boys, this is a rich source for some helpful teaching on this important topic. Click the image for the collection and listen below for Fr. Tom Hopko.
Fr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, argues that the fundamental problem with same-sex marriage is not the rising support for it; rather, it's that so many Christians have forgotten the holy and unique vocation of the man/woman relationship.
The 19th Annual Ancient Christianity and African-American Conference was held this past weekend (May 25-27, 2012), hosted by the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black at Antiochian Village in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Listen here to the opening addresses and then click on the image to the left to hear the rest of the talks.
On the Sunday after Ascension and before Pentecost, the appointed Scripture readings for the Divine Liturgy have striking similarities between the Apostle Reading (Acts 20) and the Gospel (John 17:1-13). Read these 2 "farewell addresses" and then listen to Fr. Tom's teaching that he recorded in his study following the Liturgy.