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.
On a new "Frederica Here and Now," Frederica Mathewes-Green examines the relatively recent phenomenon of men and women expecting their spouses to also be their best friends. Is this how things were meant to be?
St. Issac of Nineveh tells us that “a small but always persistent discipline is a great force; for a soft drop falling persistently hollows out hard rock.” In this episode of "Food, Faith, and Fasting," Rita Madden discusses ways to set realistic goals for healthy behavior change.
Fr. John Oliver, priest at St. Elizabeth Orthodox Christian Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, reminds us that "we are not God," and that it is better to use discernment in situations where we do not know the whole story than to leap to judgment.
The West identifies seven sacraments, but how does the Orthodox Church view such things? On a new Worship in Spirit and Truth, Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Seminary, teaches on the place of the Eucharist in the sacramental life of the Church.