St. Issac of Nineveh tells us that “a small but always persistent discipline is a great force; for a soft drop falling persistently hollows out hard rock.” In this episode of "Food, Faith, and Fasting," Rita Madden discusses ways to set realistic goals for healthy behavior change.
Fr. John Oliver, priest at St. Elizabeth Orthodox Christian Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, reminds us that "we are not God," and that it is better to use discernment in situations where we do not know the whole story than to leap to judgment.
The West identifies seven sacraments, but how does the Orthodox Church view such things? On a new Worship in Spirit and Truth, Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Seminary, teaches on the place of the Eucharist in the sacramental life of the Church.
If Christians are to be the salt of the earth, who will be the salt of Christians? Molly Sabourin begins a series of reflections on her weekend experience at a monastery.
As Christians, how do we explain tragedy, earthquakes, floods, and evil? Fr. Tom Hopko takes an in depth look at the nature of God's dealing with the world through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Bobby Maddex interviews George Matsoukas, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL), and Ronald Muresan, the Vice President of the Orthodox Brotherhood, about the 2011 OCL Annual Meeting, which this year will honor the Council of Eastern Orthodox Youth Leaders of the Americas.
Molly Sabourin says, "Only by living solely for loving and serving others boldly, as Christ did while on earth, thereby accepting meekly the disdain of this world, as He did, will I attain salvation (from death, vanity, fear, hatred) or ever possibly be a light in the darkness."
Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, continues an ongoing discussion of the roles of the clergy and laity when it comes to worshipping in spirit and truth.