October 2011

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.

Frederica Here and Now

Best Friends?

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?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Food, Faith, and Fasting

Establishing Behaviors That Last

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.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hearts and Minds

Be Merciful

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.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Worship in Spirit and in Truth

The Mystery of Mysteries

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.

Thursday, October 06, 2011



If Christians are to be the salt of the earth, who will be the salt of Christians? Molly Sabourin begins a series of reflections on her weekend experience at a monastery.


God and the World

As Christians, how do we explain tragedy, earthquakes, floods, and evil? Fr. Tom Hopko takes an in depth look at the nature of God's dealing with the world through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Dr. Al Rossi Speaks at OWHM

The 2011 Orthodox Women in Healing Ministries retreat featured Dr. Al Rossi in a three part talk entitled "Becoming a Healing Presence." Listen to part one below. Also enjoy his new podcast by the same name!

Monday, October 03, 2011

Coffee Cup Commentaries

New Coffee Cup Commentaries!

Fr. Lawrence Farley is back with new studies in the New Testament as taken from The Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series, published by Conciliar Press. He resumes with a study of the Catholic Epistles, starting with I Peter.

September 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Singing the Triumphal Hymn

Sacred Meals: Part 3

On a new Singing the Triumphal Hymn, Fr. John Finley reads chapter eleven of his book Sacred Meals, now available from Conciliar Press. Here he reminds us that olive trees—their leaves, fruit, and especially oil—are manifestations of God's mercy and reconciliation with mankind.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

The Council of Eastern Orthodox Youth Leaders of the Americas

Bobby Maddex interviews George Matsoukas, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL), and Ronald Muresan, the Vice President of the Orthodox Brotherhood, about the 2011 OCL Annual Meeting, which this year will honor the Council of Eastern Orthodox Youth Leaders of the Americas.

Blind Truth

How Shall We Greet Him?

Molly Sabourin says, "Only by living solely for loving and serving others boldly, as Christ did while on earth, thereby accepting meekly the disdain of this world, as He did, will I attain salvation (from death, vanity, fear, hatred) or ever possibly be a light in the darkness."

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