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.
Bobby Maddex interviews Jamie Helfer, the Emergency Response Coordinator of IOCC, about the situation in Japan. To find out how you can participate in the relief effort, please visit the website of International Orthodox Christian Charities by clicking on the image to the left.
What is the meaning of this much loved service in the Orthodox Church during the Lenten season? Fr.Tom Hopko explains in this edition of Speaking the Truth in Love.
AFR is pleased to present Let the Children Come Unto Me: Homilies for Children on the Icons of St. Philip's. Fr. Noah Bushelli of St. Philip Antiochian Orthodox Church in Souderton, Pennsylvania, presents homilies to the children of his parish about cooperating with God’s love in the company of His saints.
Frederica Mathewes-Green interviews Tim Mehok of Saints Peter & Paul OCA Church in Lorain, Ohio. Tim is a catechumen and is blind. He talks with Frederica about what Orthodox churches could do to make their worship, parish life, and websites more accessible to the visually impaired.
Fr. Jerome Cwinklinski, an Orthodox Chaplain and a Captain in the Navy, currently assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, discusses the military member's vocation as bearer of the image and likeness of God.
When did fasting begin? Did Jesus start the whole thing off? The righteous and the repentant fasted in the Old Testament. Well, what about Abraham then? Fr. Gregory Hallam argues that humankind was taught to fast right from the very beginning, in the Garden of Eden.