Are converts to Orthodox Christianity dominating the media with their "journey stories" and "fast-paced, high-energy" perspectives, while the more quiet, perhaps lumbering, but deeply-rooted faith of cradle-born Orthodox is obscured in the process? Cradle Orthodox blogger and writer Janice Bidwell talks with Illumined Heart host Kevin Allen.
Many efforts are made to convince modern Christians that they live "in between" Christ's first coming and His second—and that this "in between" period is somehow different, requiring a new understandings of the gospel. Fr. Stephen Freeman refutes this false understanding and describes where it is that we now live.
The greatest gift, the Gift beyond all gifts, is the Gift of God Himself in our Lord Jesus Christ. On a new A Voice from the Isles, Fr. Gregory Hallam explains that in the Divine Liturgy that gift of Himself becomes something as basic as food and drink.
Steve the Builder is on the road again and spent a week insulating and remodeling the Abbot's cell, a 60-year-old building at St. Michael's Monastery in northern New Mexico.
St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary is announcing the visit and surrounding activities of Met. Hilarion Alfeyev Feb 5 - 7. He will give a lecture on Saturday, Feb 5 at the Seminary as this year's speaker at the Fr. Alexander Schmemann Lecture Series.
His choral masterpiece St. Matthew’s Passion will be performed on Monday Feb 7 at 7:30 PM at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York. John Maddex talks with Fr. Chad Hatfield and concert producer Nicholas Reeves about the events.
AFR will be there to record the lecture!
Fr. Alexander Goussetis, priest, comparative religion professor, and interfaith dialogue participant and advocate, speaks with Kevin Allen about his views on the purpose of interfaith dialogue with Jews, Muslims, and other non-Christians.
On a new The Arena, Fr. Josiah Trenham explains how we renew our hearts and minds through our repentance and encourages us to take action to follow Christ into the light.
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Fr. Thomas Hopko begins yet another new podcast for Ancient Faith Radio. Titled "Worship in Spirit and Truth," the series will feature Fr. Tom's reflections on the Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church. Listen to the introductory episode here.
Kh. Krista West continues reading from her book on Orthodox vestments, this time discussing the ancient garments of Greece and Rome and their transformation into Orthodox Christian liturgical dress.
Fr Peter Alban Heers speaks to us just after a visit to an ailing parishoner, whose soul may be on the verge of departing this life. He relates to us his thoughts on why we suffer, how we should understand suffering, and how important it is for us to obtain self-knowledge before the approach of death.