July 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Musings from the High Desert

Personal Retreat

Fr. Gabriel Rochelle reflects on the concept of Poustinia—a small sparsely furnished cabin or room where one goes to pray and fast alone in the presence of God—as described in the writings of Catherine Doherty, founder of Madonna House.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Opinionated Tailor

Beauty is More Than Skin Deep

What do oak bathroom cabinets have to do with the baptismal garment of the Orthodox altar? On a new The Opinionated Tailor, Kh. Krista West explains that in the Orthodox Church, beauty is much more than skin deep.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Frederica Here and Now

Harry Potter

On a new Frederica Here and Now, host Frederica Mathewes-Green reviews the final Harry Potter movie—Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two, directed by David Yates and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Worship in Spirit and Truth

The Divine Liturgy and Personal Prayer

Some say they go to church to "pray." But is that why we gather together as a Eucharistic community? On Worship in Spirit and Truth, Fr. Thomas Hopko explains the differences between communal worship and our personal prayer life.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Voice from the Isles

Be Light

St. Symeon teaches that when we pray, the indwelling Light of Christ can lift us up to the very Paradise of which St. Paul himself haltingly spoke. Fr. Gregory Hallam addresses this assertion and more on a new A Voice from the Isles.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Jottings from a Holy Mountain

Reports from the Holy Land - Part 2

Fr. Meletios Webber is back from the Holy Lands! On a brand new Jottings from a Holy Mountain, the Abbott of the Holy Monastery of St. John of San Francisco continues his account of what he saw and shares his overall assessment of the trip.

American Orthodox History

Orthodoxy: Yesterday and Today

American Orthodox History is back! Host Matthew Namee speaks at the Fortieth Biennial Clergy Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in Atlanta, Georgia.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Glory to God

Choice, Existence, and God

On a new Glory to God, Fr. Stephen Freeman considers what it means to be a "convert" to the Orthodox faith within the context of modern American culture.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Speaking the Truth in Love

Bishops - Part 14: The Council in Trullo

Fr. Thomas Hopko begins looking at the 102 Canons of the "Quinisext," or the Fifth and Sixth Ecumenical Councils, sometimes referred to as the Council in Trullo. Maximus the Confessor is affirmed and many Patriarchs and Popes are anathematized.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Food, Faith, and Fasting

Sacred Eating in the Restaurant

Many meals are eaten in the restaurant setting. On a new Food, Faith, and Fasting, Rita Madden provides strategies on how to eat in a spiritually minded manner at the restaurant and explains how these good food choices can benefit your health.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Frederica Here and Now

Larry Crowne

Frederica Mathewes-Green reviews the latest Tom Hanks vanity project Larry Crowne, which not only features the actor, but was written, directed, and produced by him as well.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Faith and Philosophy

The Naked Public Square, Part Two: Orthodoxy and the Academy

Should the faithful be creating Orthodox colleges and universities? On a new Faith and Philosophy, Clark Carlton shares his thoughts on the place of Orthodox Christianity in the academy.

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