November 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Norris Chumley, the Executive Producer, Director, and Co-Narrator of the film Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer: A Pilgrimage to the Heart of an Ancient Spirituality. HarperOne has also released a literary companion to the film that bears the same title.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Glory to God

Forty Days Before Christmas

On a new "Glory to God," Fr. Stephen Freeman, priest at St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the author of the Conciliar Press book Everywhere Present, looks at the very heart of fasting—not the foods and not the "how to," but rather WHY we fast.

Our Life in Christ

The Nativity Fast

In November of 2004, Steve Robinson and Bill Gould, hosts of the now archived podcast "Our Life in Christ," introduced us to the Nativity season, explaining not only why we fast during this period, but why we should likewise engage in prayer and almsgiving. Please enjoy this encore presentation of that program.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Singing the Triumphal Hymn

Sacred Meals: Part 6

Fr. John Finley, a missionary priest with the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Archdiocese, reads chapter fourteen of his book Sacred Meals, now available from Conciliar Press. Here he explores the symbolism of the fish in both the Scriptures and Church tradition.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fr. Thomas Hopko Lectures

Christ and the Poor

Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus at St. Vladimir's Theological Seminary, speaks at the 25th anniversary of St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto, Ontario.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Necessity of Showing Mercy (Luke 10:25-37)

The parable of the Good Samaritan is among the most beloved of all stories in scripture. Fr. Tom Soroka reminds us that showing mercy to those who have fallen into the ravages of sin is essential to their healing.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Frederica Here and Now

Gay Rights

Whether homosexuality is genetic or not is beside the point—at least according to Frederica Mathewes-Green. On a new "Frederica Here and Now," the author and speaker discusses both same-sex attraction and the lobby behind gay marriage.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Fr. John Parker

Meet the New OCA Chair of Evangelism!

Fr. John Parker has been appointed the new Chair of the Department of Evangelism for the Orthodox Church in America. We caught up with him at the All American Council in Seattle and asked about his plans and vision for evangelization and outreach.

Ancient Faith Presents

The Edge of Mysterion

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Richard Rene, priest at St. Aidan's Orthodox Church in Cranbrook, British Columbia, and the author of Conciliar Press' first ever young-adult fantasy novel The Edge of Mysterion.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Saint Katherine College Forum

Metropolitan John Zizioulas: Unity and Diversity in the Early Church

Dr. Eve Tibbs, dean of St. Katherine Orthodox College and professor of theology, weaves together accounts of the early Christian church, the doctrine of the Trinity, and the thought of Met. John Zizioulas to provide an explanation of how the Orthodox church has maintained its ecclesial unity.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Speaking the Truth in Love

Bishops - Part 22: The Council in Trullo (Continued)

What is the Orthodox teaching about re-baptism of one brought into the Church? What about remarriage after adultery? Fr. Thomas Hopko talks about these issues and more in a new episode of "Speaking the Truth in Love."

Friday, November 04, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

Grand Entrance

"Ancient Faith Presents" an interview with Dr. Edith Humphrey, the William F. Orr Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the author of the new Brazos Press book Grand Entrance: Worship on Earth as in Heaven.

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