October 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Food, Faith, and Fasting

Handling Relapse

"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.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Frederica Here and Now


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."

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Halloween . . . Again?

What's an Orthodox Christian to do on Halloween? Fr. Joseph Huneycutt, priest at St. Joseph Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas, and the author of the Conciliar Press book We Came, We Saw, We Converted, explains his position on All Hallow's Eve.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

16th All American Council

The Road to Seattle - Part 5: Fr. John Pierce

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.

Friday, October 21, 2011

In the World

Semester One

Curious how things are going at the first ever Orthodox college of the liberal arts and sciences? Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Frank Papatheofanis, President of St. Katherine College, about this new institution's inaugural semester.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

Tackle Poverty

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Justin Matthews, the executive director of FOCUS North America, and Theodora Polamalu, a FOCUS advisory board member and the wife of Troy Polamalu, strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers, about FOCUS's new "Tackle Poverty" campaign.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

St. Nicholas

Rebuilding St. Nicholas at Ground Zero

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.


Introduction to Mysterion

Fr. Richard Rene, priest at St. Aidan Orthodox Church in Cranbrook, British Columbia, introduces us to the world of Mysterion, where his young adult fantasy series takes place. The newest book in the series, The Edge of Mysterion, was just published by Conciliar Press.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

At the Intersection of East and West

Spread the Word: Part 3

Dn. Michael Hyatt continues his series on the Conciliar Press book Spread the Word by Fr. Michael Keiser. Here he details the three ways in which the Early Church demonstrated its emphasis on evangelism.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Orthodox Christian Synergy

Orthodox Christianity and Homosexuality

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.

Becoming a Healing Presence

The Power of the Name

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.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

CS Lewis

In Praise of C. S. Lewis

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.

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