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.
It was 25 years ago on Feb 8, 1987 that Metropolitan Philip uttered the now famous words "Welcome Home" to the first group of what would be 2000 Evangelicals into the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. Below you can hear Fr. Peter Gillquist tell the story but he is first given a touching introduction by Paul Finley, the Director of Antiochian Village.
On a new Worship in Spirit and Truth, Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's seminary, continues his discussion of the vestments worn by the clergy for the Divine Liturgy, this time addressing the "girding of strength" that is signified by the belt and the cuffs.
In the next episode of Roads from Emmaus, Fr. Andrew Damick says we have become a global society of consumers at the expense of localism, which has real implications for our Christian faith.
From December 2-3, 2011, St. Cyril Orthodox Christian Church in The Woodlands, Texas, hosted a symposium titled “Toward an American Orthodox Church.” Speakers included Protopresbyter Nicholas Triantafilou, Cynthia Kostas, Archimandrite Meletios Weber, and Mother Gabriella. Listen here to the opening presentation of Protopresbyter Nicholas Triantafilou.
Fr. John Oliver has begun a new 10 part series on Intercessory Prayer: The Last Hope for the World. This thoughtful series describes the absolute importance of prayer in a world that is growing increasingly dark.
On a new Ancient Faith Presents, Bobby Maddex interviews Costas (Constantinos Athanasopoulos), the Director of Distance Learning at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in the UK, and Michael Basham, a recent graduate of this distance-learning program.