March 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bearing a Cross

At the mid-point of Great Lent, the Church inspires our efforts with Christ's Holy Cross. On a new Pilgrims from Paradise, Matthew Gallatin uses this opportunity to reflect on our own crosses.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Frederica Mathewes-Green reviews the James Cameron film Avatar, arguing that it is not the pantheism but the predictable story line that should give us a pause.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Read the Bible During Lent

Looking for an inspiring book to read during Lent? Try the Bible! Fr. Thomas Hopko recommends specific books of the Bible for this Lenten season.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Thorns In Our Sides

On a special edition of iSermon, Roland Ray Fulmer III, an honors graduate from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, delivers a Lenten lecture at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on how small annoyances magnify God's presence in our spiritual journeys.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

How We Fall

On a new Flesh Becomes Word, Scott Cairns introduces us to the poetry of Claire Bateman, a recent convert to Orthodox Christianity.

Friday, March 05, 2010

The Master Is Present and Waiting for Us

In his tenth episode, Fr. Meletios Webber talks about the Lenten schedule at the monastery during the third week of Great Lent.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Andy Lekos of OCMC

Bobby Maddex checks in with Andy Lekos of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center about a recent OCMC mission trip to Kenya. The two also talk about other upcoming missions opportunities.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

New Podcast - In the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Fr. David Alexander, an Antiochian priest and chaplain with the United States Marine Corps, gives us a window into life with his marines as they battle in Afghanistan and his struggle to be a shepherd in their midst.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Bishop Nestor Dies at Sea

On a new American Orthodox History, Matthew Namee recounts an historic tragedy affecting the St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Cathedral in San Francisco. Learn more HERE.

Monday, March 01, 2010

New Podcast - iSermon: Thoughts from a Local Parish

Preached by Rev. Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos, these sermons are from St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Winnipeg, Canada. Fr. Ted is also the founder of the catechetical movement called “Re-Catechism,” which endeavors to reeducate current Orthodox adults on the teachings of the Orthodox faith.

February 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Does God Play Favorites?

Fr. Tom Hopko addresses a question that came in by email from a listener who is perplexed by the seemingly inequitable treatment of people by God. Why are some blessed and others experience so much turmoil? It's a common question that is often felt but not always expressed.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dr. Maria Khoury

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Maria Khoury, a children's author and humanitarian living in Taybeh, Palestine. Dr. Khoury was recently recognized by the DC Human Rights Examiner as one of the top four human-rights champions of 2009. She is also the author of a new book titled Meet the Evangelists.

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