February 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Climacus Conference 2012

The Climacus Conference 2012

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.

Cleaning House

Cleaning House

In her latest episode of Close to Home, Molly Sabourin compares the condition of her house with the condition of her soul on this first day of Great Lent

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Psalms of Ascent - Psalm 119 (120)

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.


“Giving Up Something” For Lent

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.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Saint Katherine College Forum

Truth, Lies, and Science in Everyday Life

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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Food, Faith, and Fasting

The Dos and Don’ts of Fasting

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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Implements Fully Paid Tuition Plan!

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.

Saint Katherine College Forum

The Scriptures as Sacrament

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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Voices from St. Vladimir's Seminary

Realities of Life in Orthodox Christian Mission Churches

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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines

A Catechumen in Afghanistan

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.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Saint Katherine College Forum

Vocation, Poetry, and Prayer: Ways of Knowing

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.


Blessed Are The Peacemakers

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.

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