From February 24th through the 25th, St. Michael Orthodox Church in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted the 2012 Climacus Conference of Thoughtful Ascent. This year’s gathering was titled “Byzantium: You Are Not Forgotten” and featured lectures on Byzantine history, culture, theology, and iconography. Listen here to the opening lecture by William Weber.
In the first of his reflections on the Psalms we pray at the Pre-Sancified Liturgy during Great Lent, Fr. Wilbur looks at Psalm 119 (120) and the journey of a sojourner.
Fr. Andrew Damick comments on a recent article in Christianity Today by Mark Galli entitled "Giving Up Self-Discipline For Lent." He contrasts the western view of Lent with an Orthodox perspective. Listen to Fr. Andrew's commentary below or read it by clicking on the image.
Dr. John Coroneus, professor of science at Saint Katherine College, explains three basic ways in which people attempt to deceive us by misusing science: by telling the truth out of context, by pairing pictures with words, and by asking leading questions.
When a fast is just around the corner, the fridge gets stocked with non-dairy creamer and margarine. On a new "Food, Faith, and Fasting," Rita Madden explains how these foods sabotage the very essence of fasting and are detrimental to health.
On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex, Operations Manager of Ancient Faith Radio, interviews Fr. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, about the school's new fully paid tuition plan.
Dr. Eugenia Constantinou, professor of theology at the University of San Diego, speaks at the St. Katherine College Forum on how St. John Chrysostom's vocation as a pastor informed his biblical preaching.
Fr. John Parker, the new chairman of the OCA's Department of Evangelization, describes to seminarians at St. Vlad's how his parish, Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, went from having a handful of believers to being a lively and growing body of Christ.
Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to announce the return of "Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines," the podcast of the Saint George Orthodox Military Association. In this week's episode, Chaplain Peter Dubinin conducts an interview somewhere in Afghanistan with an American soldier who is likewise a catechumen in the Orthodox Church.
Scott Cairns, renowned poet and visiting professor at St. Katherine Orthodox College, explores the similarities and differences between art, vocation, and prayer. Drawing from his own experience as a poet, Cairns describes poetry not primarily as a means of expressing oneself, but as a way of seeing.
In our Divine Liturgy we pray "In peace let us pray to the Lord." We all want peace, but what does it mean to be a peacemaker? Fr. John Oliver continues his series on Intercessory Prayer as the Last Hope for the World.