In this episode of The Illumined Heart host Kevin Allen and Father Steven C. Kostoff discuss two views of the afterlife that separate the New Age/Eastern/Gnostic from the central historic Christian belief.
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos discusses the spiritual importance of icons, citing the Seventh Ecumenical Council. Fr. Ted is priest at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Winnipeg, Canada.
The topic of Synergy’s 2010 Symposium was “The ABCs of Marriage: Assumptions, Blessings, and Challenges,” and featured were two speakers: Bishop Michael (Dahulich), Bishop of New York and New Jersey (OCA), and Khouria Maggie Hock, Director of the Department of Marriage & Parish Family Ministries in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
In the Beatitudes, Jesus says that peacemakers are blessed because they will be called children of God. A freelance writer, husband, father, and Orthodox Christian, Eric Simpson reflects on what it means to be a peacemaker in our personal lives, as well as in our families, communities, cities, culture, nation, and world.
This podcast series seeks to carry on the mission of CrossRoad and inspire young adults to travel the road of Christ. CrossRoad invites Orthodox high school juniors and seniors from North America to Hellenic College/Holy Cross for ten days of vocation exploration: classes in Orthodox theology, discussions on calling, community outreach, and Boston-area excursions.
Kevin Allen and John Maddex traveled to Englewood, NJ, to visit the headquarters of the Antiochian Archdiocese and the home of its Archbishop Metropolitan Philip Saliba to seek clarification on several key areas that have become a concern to many. Listen to the entire interview here or sections of it on The Illumined Heart page.
Organizers have just announced that this year's Conference on Missions and Evangelism will be free of charge. It will be held October 15th-17th at St. Nicholas Antiochian Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the focus is on restoring evangelism as a foremost priority for every believing Orthodox Christian. Listen below for more information.
Illumined Heart host Kevin Allen speaks with the research director of the 2010 US Orthodox Christian Census, Alexei D. Krindatch, about the first definitive census of every Orthodox body in the U.S (including Eastern and Oriental), nationally and by state. Be prepared for some suprises!