Renowned poet Scott Cairns assays the meaning of suffering, beginning from the ubiquity of grief and the shallow nature of many explanations. Drawing from the insight of St. Isaac of Syria that love of God proceeds from our conversing with him, Cairns explains that the conditions for such a conversation point to a way of coming to grips with suffering.
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Eve Tibbs, the Dean of St. Katherine Orthodox College, about how this fledgling institution is faring as it approaches the end of its first academic year. Dr. Tibbs is also a theology professor, so she and Bobby likewise discuss the integration of faith with learning that characterizes a St. Katherine's education.
On a new "Cambridge Orthodox Forum," Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, renowned Orthodox author, former Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies at the University of Oxford, and one of the Directors of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, explores the Orthodox vision of theology.
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Join Fr. Lawrence Farley as he begins his verse by verse study of The Gospel of Mark on the Monday through Friday radio series called the Coffee Cup Commentaries. Here is the first episode giving us an introduction to the book. It would be a great time to start listening!
The Coptic Church bids farewell to their beloved father His Holiness Pope Shenouda III who shepherded his church for 41 years, through which the Coptic Church has flourished under his guidance and teaching. He sought to protect his Christian community's position within the Muslim majority. Fr. Lawrence Farley reflects on how we are to treat our Muslim neighbors.
By reading the Book of Genesis during Great Lent, the Church reminds us that the forty days are a time in which we can allow ourselves to be created as real human beings. On a new "Mysterion," Fr. Richard Rene begins to look at each of the seven days of creation to discover what they teach us about Christ as the ultimate "real human being."
On a new "Musings from the High Desert," Fr. Gabriel Rochelle explains how in the first several centuries Judaism and Christianity began to separate from one another through their divergent understanding of the Scriptures.
Attention all Browncoats! In this special presentation of Ancient Faith Radio, Fr. Lawrence Farley, host of the daily Bible study series "Coffee Cup Commentaries," mines two theological nuggets from the popular television series Firefly.
On Fridays during Great Lent, it is the tradition of the Church to sing a hymn to the Theotokos known as the Akathist. These beautiful words were penned by St. Romanos the Melodist, and here Frederica Mathewes-Green reads her own translation of this inspiring hymn taken from her book, Lost Gospel of Mary.
Some important lessons learned at the beginning of the third week of the fast as Molly Sabourin, host of "Close to Home," and her family head to Ikea and back again—empty handed!