The Holy Spirit can be a difficult and abstract concept to explain to young people, so in honor of the feast of Pentecost, Elissa Bjeletich explores the story of the tongues of fire, as well as the prayer "O Heavenly King," to find ways to describe this most mysterious person of the Holy Trinity.
Bobby Maddex interviews Justina Uram, an Orthodox public interest attorney with degrees from Penn State Dickinson School of Law and Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She is also the author of a brand new novel titled The Cerulean Locket, which is published by Tilden Terrence Press.
Love is too precious, too powerful, and too popular to mean anything we want it to. Instead, says Fr. John Oliver, love needs definition and contour so that we may know what love is not, just as we may know what love is.
On April 17, 2016, Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco, California, hosted its Eighth Annual Pan-Orthodox Lenten Retreat. The theme of the event was “Redeeming Modern Life,” and the speakers were Kh. Krista West, an author and tailor living in Portland, OR, and Fr. Andrew Cuneo, the priest at St. Katherine Orthodox Church in Carlsbad, CA.
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Frank Papatheofanis, the founder and president of St. Katherine Orthodox College, about the A rating that the school received from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. The two also discuss the new National Orthodox Christian Education Association.
On Saturday, May 14, 2016, Fr. Thomas Soroka spoke at Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission in Mechanicsburg, PA, on Orthodoxy and Islam. Fr. Tom is the pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Mckees Rocks, Pennsylvania, and the host of "The Path" on Ancient Faith Radio. Listen here to part one.
On a new "Ancient Faith Commentaries," Fr. Philip LeMasters contends that the biological complementarity of males and females provides an important clue to the personal identity of human beings.
After talking a bit more about narcissism in the priesthood (and a brief word from a sponsor), Fr. Anthony Perkins uses some insights from comparative politics to help explain some of the divisions that plague some communities and why things often get blown out of proportion.
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. George Demacopoulos and Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou of Fordham University. Dr. Demacopoulos is the Fr. John Meyendorff & Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham and Dr. Papanikolaou is the Archbishop Demetrios Chair of Orthodox Theology and Culture. Together they co-founded and co-direct Fordham's Orthodox Christian Studies Center.
On a new "Eastern Christian Insights," Fr. Philip LeMasters, Professor of Religion and Director of the Honors Program at McMurry University, challenges us to respond in humble obedience to the resurrected Christ, following the example of the Myrrhbearers.
St. Matthew’s Greek Orthodox Church in Blandon, Pennsylvania, hosts its Third Annual Into the Heart of Christ Prayer Retreat at the Jesuit Center at Wernersville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 16th, 2016. The speaker was Rev. Dn. Stephen Muse, PhD, and the topic was “Treasure in Earthen Vessels: Prayer and the Embodied Life.” Listen to part one here.