Syria is in the news a lot these days but what kind of work is being done by the Church in light of the current circumstances. You may be surprised. Listen as we talk with Samer Laham, the Director of the Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development for the Patriarchate of Antioch in Damascus. Samer also coordinates the humanitarian work of IOCC in the country.
"Wheat, Wine, and Oil" is back! Join Martha Condra, a freelance recipe developer, food writer, and food stylist, as she brings her Orthodox faith to the market, the kitchen, and the family table. Here Martha looks back on 2011, remembering the many relationships she built this past year through food.
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Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos speaks out against the death penalty on Sanctity of Life Sunday, 2012. The lecture took place at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Westchester, Illinois, and was preceded by a prayer service.
In part six of his "Naked Public Square" series, Clark Carlton, host of "Faith and Philosophy," considers how we might go about making a good English translation of the liturgy, as well as what a good English translation should look like.
This year, the Missions and Evangelism Department of the Antiochian Archdiocese teamed with North Texas Orthodox Missions for a joint conference held in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. The speakers were Fr. Joseph Huneycutt, Fr. Evan Armatas, and Fr. Peter Gillquist. Listen below to Fr. Evan speak about Waking Up a Sleeping Parish.
After almost five years and 210 episodes, Fr. Joseph Huneycutt's "Orthodixie" podcast is taking a bow. We are so thankful to Fr. Joseph for his wit, wisdom, and ongoing support of Ancient Faith Radio, and we wish him a restful (and hopefully brief) hiatus. Listen to his final episode here.
On a new "Frederica Here and Now," Frederica Mathewes-Green interviews Dn. Mark and Mat. Elizabeth Barna, authors of A Christian Ending: A Handbook for Burial in the Ancient Christian Tradition, published by Divine Ascent Press.
Michael Tishel, the new director of the CrossRoad program at Hellenic College, presents Dr. George Stavros on the Jesus Prayer. Dr. Stavros heads up the Counseling, Psychology, and Religion doctoral programs at the Boston University School of Theology. Here he speaks at a parish retreat at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Weston, Massachusetts.
From November 3-6, the Department of Christian Education of the Orthodox Church in America hosted the 2011 Orthodox Institute at Antiochian Village. The title of the event was “Scripture Through the Lens of the Holy Land,” and the primary lecturer was Fr. Thomas Hopko. Listen to Fr. Tom's first keynote address here.