It is at this point in our Lenten journey that the Church contemplates the instruction of St. John Climacus and his Ladder of Divine Ascent. Fr. Tom takes us step by step through this treasure and makes it practical for us non-monastics!
Father Stephan Close, an Orthodox chaplain and a Major in the US Air Force, currently assigned to Kessler Air Force Base in Mississippi, reflects on being an active duty Orthodox chaplain serving in the United States Air Force.
Fr. Peter Alban Heers examines the New Martyr Fr. Daniel Sysoev's spiritual and missionary program. Fr. Daniel is a great contemporary example of what a missionary can do and be, and his missionary school is an effort that can be replicated by pastors the world over.
Metropolitan Nicholas Smisko, spiritual leader of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A., reposed in the Lord on March 13, 2011. Here Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Frank Miloro, Chancellor of Christ the Savior Cathedral, about His Eminence's life and legacy.
On the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent we remember St. Gregory Palamas and Fr. Tom Hopko instructs us on why he is so important in our theology about knowing the unknowable God.
In the current episode of The Illumined Heart, Fr Peter-Michael Preble, a staunch anti-death penalty advocate, and host Kevin Allen discuss the pros and cons of capital punishment from an Orthodox perspective.