In November of 2004, Steve Robinson and Bill Gould, hosts of the now archived podcast "Our Life in Christ," introduced us to the Nativity season, explaining not only why we fast during this period, but why we should likewise engage in prayer and almsgiving. Please enjoy this encore presentation of that program.
Fr. John Finley, a missionary priest with the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Archdiocese, reads chapter fourteen of his book Sacred Meals, now available from Conciliar Press. Here he explores the symbolism of the fish in both the Scriptures and Church tradition.
The parable of the Good Samaritan is among the most beloved of all stories in scripture. Fr. Tom Soroka reminds us that showing mercy to those who have fallen into the ravages of sin is essential to their healing.
Whether homosexuality is genetic or not is beside the point—at least according to Frederica Mathewes-Green. On a new "Frederica Here and Now," the author and speaker discusses both same-sex attraction and the lobby behind gay marriage.
Fr. John Parker has been appointed the new Chair of the Department of Evangelism for the Orthodox Church in America. We caught up with him at the All American Council in Seattle and asked about his plans and vision for evangelization and outreach.
Dr. Eve Tibbs, dean of St. Katherine Orthodox College and professor of theology, weaves together accounts of the early Christian church, the doctrine of the Trinity, and the thought of Met. John Zizioulas to provide an explanation of how the Orthodox church has maintained its ecclesial unity.
What is the Orthodox teaching about re-baptism of one brought into the Church? What about remarriage after adultery? Fr. Thomas Hopko talks about these issues and more in a new episode of "Speaking the Truth in Love."