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.
Kevin Allen's debut guests on "Ancient Faith Today," our first ever live call-in program, were Fr. Hans Jacobse, President of the American Orthodox Institute, and Dr. John Mark Reynolds, the newly appointed Provost of Houston Baptist University. The subject was the New Atheists and their claims against Christianity. Listen here to a recording of the show.
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Andreas Andreopoulos, Reader in Christianity at the University of Winchester, about his new book This Is My Beloved Son: The Transfiguration of Christ, published by Paraclete Press.
To help us celebrate five years of "Readings from Under the Grapevine," we asked our child listeners to send us a story about their favorite saint. Listen here to the three winning stories: "Mary" by Julia Jackson, age 3; "The Lady of Light" by Anna Rahal, age 9; and "Saint Brigid" by Maria Jackson, age 10. Each child wins a copy of their favorite Orthodox Christian book.