April 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Palm Sunday

Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord!

Palm Sunday and Holy Week present opportunities for us to see Christ exalted, holy. and victorious. On the current episode of Let My Prayer Arise, Fr. Wilbur Ellsworth explores Psalm 117.


What Does Forgiveness Really Mean?

We ask God to forgive our sins and God tells us that His forgiveness is conditional on our forgiveness of others. But what does forgiveness really mean? This is the topic of the next Illumined Heart with guest Rev. Fr Tom Soroka.

Postcards from Greece

Going up to Jerusalem, to the Glory of the Lord

On a new Postcards from Greece, Fr. Peter Alban Heers stops to examine the previous Sunday's gospel, through which the Church is preparing us to accept the glory of the Lord, His crucifixion, by directing us to divest ourselves of the desire to seek worldly glory.

Thursday, April 14, 2011



"What's so special about Lazarus Saturday?" This question from Molly Sabourin's kids sparked today's podcast in which she relates a poem by a Russian prisoner to the raising of Lazarus by Jesus.

The Opinionated Tailor

Some Serious Religion

The Opinionated Tailor is a glimpse into the colorful world of Kh. Krista West, ecclesiastical tailor, priest’s wife, and mother. Here Kh. Krista gives some advice on getting ready for Holy Week.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Speaking the Truth in Love

Bishops - Part 8: Fifth Century Controversies

The fifth century brought much controversy, schism, and anathemas, but the Church survived. According to Fr. Thomas Hopko, some of these divisions exist even today.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

The Spiritual Testament of Priest Confessor Sergius of Kasimov

On this week's Ancient Faith Presents, we talk with Claire Brandenburg, Manager of the Heavenly Ladder Bookstore in Taos, New Mexico, about a new CD featuring the writings of Archpriest Sergius of Kasimov.

Musings from the High Desert

The Noetic Altar

On a new Musings from the High Desert, Fr. Gabriel Rochelle discusses the first petition of the prayer after the anaphora and before the Lord's Prayer in the Divine Liturgy.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry

Bobby Maddex interviews Chaplain Patrick Tutella, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), about OCPM's 2011 Convocation in Toronto, Canada.

Ancient Faith Presents

Firsthand News from Japan

On a new Ancient Faith Presents, Miho Ealy, a Japanese Orthodox Christian, talks to us from Japan about life after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Exodus Passover

The Passover Exodus

In this important episode of Worship in Spirit and Truth, Fr. Thomas Hopko shows how the Passover Exodus pre-figures the work of Christ and how that relates to our worship today.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Voices from St. Vladimir's Seminary

How Life Begins (Genesis)

Fr. Harry Pappas, priest at Archangel Orthodox Church in Stanford, Connecticut, and an adjunct professor at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary, leads the school's second annual Public Lenten Retreat. Titled "Back to Basics: Old Testament and Life," his presentation is divided into three parts, the first of which, "How Life Begins," can be heard here.

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