"If a righteous man falls down seven times, seven times shall he rise again" (Prov. 24:16). Relapse does occur, but Rita Madden, host of "Food, Faith, and Fasting," reminds us that setting realistic goals can help us avoid succumbing to the passions of overeating and slothfulness.
On a new "Frederica Here and Now," Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of the Conciliar Press book At the Corner of East and Now: A Modern Life in Ancient Christian Orthodoxy, questions the wisdom of giving to the poor "no questions asked."
Headed to Seattle? Fr. John Pierce, a local coordinator from Tacoma, Washington, discusses some of the practical aspects of attending the All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America.
On Friday, October 14, The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announced an agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey regarding the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. John Maddex talks with Fr. Mark Arey about that agreement and where we go from here.
Fr. Thomas Hopko delivers two lectures at Orthodox Christian Synergy's 2011 Symposium on "Orthodox Christianity and Homosexuality." Listen below to the first lecture: "Theological Vision: Orthodox Christian Faith and Human Sexuality." The gathering took place at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Cicero, Illinois, on Saturday, October 15, 2011.
When we are silently aware of the presence of Christ, the whisper of His name will bring healing to us and spill out to others. Don't miss the latest episode of Dr. Al Rossi's new podcast - Becoming a Healing Presence.
Fr. Lawrence Farley, priest at Saint Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Langley, British Columbia, and the host of the AFR podcast "Coffee Cup Commentaries," offers this reflection on the famous British writer and Christian C. S. Lewis.