On March 25, exactly 9 months before Nativity, the Church celebrates the Annunciation to the Theotokos that she will be the Mother of God. God's declaration through the angel Gabriel, however, had a contingency attached. Listen to find out what it was.
Fr. Tom Soroka speaks on Forgiveness Sunday (Matthew 6:14-21), Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross (Mark 8:34-9:1), and Trusting in the Promises of God (Mark 9:17-31). Listen to the most recent of these homilies here.
Fr. Thomas Hopko explains how our acts, especially our prayers, are included in God's predestination based on His foreknowledge, and how our free-will actions, particularly our prayers, contribute to God's providence in our lives.
In a return special appearance, Kevin Allen interviews human exceptionalism advocate and author Wesley J. Smith about the animal rights-animal liberation movement and its insistence on the "moral equivalence" between animals and humans!
In her continuing series on the Morning Prayer attributed to Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow, Molly Sabourin talks about the work of faith involved in our salvation.