John Maddex interviews The Illumined Heart host Kevin Allen on the catechism module he developed (with his priest's blessing) specifically for inquirers coming from New Age and Eastern spiritual backgrounds.
We came so close to meeting our December donation goal of $52,000. In fact, by the time we count the envelopes postmarked in 2010 that will be in the mail next week, the goal will probably have been met! Thank you so much for your encouraging support and have a wonderful and blessed New Year!
Be sure to see our extensive collection of podcasts related to the Feast of the Nativity including this new episode by Fr. Thomas Hopko on the significance of the Incarnation. He asks the question "Do we really believe it?"
Human beings have their true existence only in communion with God. On a new Glory to God, Fr. Stephen Freeman explains that our prayer is also a communion—both with God and the whole Church.
Eric Simpson continues his series on what the Beatitudes teach us about peace by exploring what it means to spiritually mourn. Eric is a member of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship, as well as an associate editor of its quarterly journal "In Communion.”
December 13th of 2008 marked the 25th anniversary of the departure from this life of Fr. Alexander Schmemann. In commemoration, Fr. John Finley put together "The Eucharist Is," a poetic compilation of Fr. Alexander's descriptions of Holy Communion. This week's episode is a rerun of that touching and poignant broadcast.
On a new Speaking the Truth in Love, Fr. Thomas Hopko addresses the scandalous nature of the Old Testament with its stories of murder, slaughter, multiple wives, concubines, and so on.