February 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stylites, Lent, and Forgiveness

Fr. Meletios Webber gives a helpful description of the Stylite ascetic life as well as thoughts on Great Lent and forgiveness.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fr. Jack Sparks - Memory Eternal!

He was one of the original evangelicals who came to Orthodoxy from Campus Crusade for Christ along with Fr. Peter Gillquist, Fr. Jon Braun, Fr. Gordon Walker and others. He compiled the well loved writings of The Apostolic Fathers, and he was the Project Director for the Orthodox Study Bible. Fr. Jack Sparks fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. AFR talks with Fr. Peter Gillquist.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Climacus Conference of Thoughtful Ascent

From February 5th through the 6th, 2010, St. Michael Orthodox Church in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted The Climacus Conference of Thoughtful Ascent. This gathering, dedicated to the contemplation of noble ideas, featured lectures on postmodernism, film, logic and rhetoric, motherhood, and the Great Books.

Studying and Communicating the Church Fathers

Fr. Tom Hopko talks about the study and communication of the Fathers of the Church according to Archimandrite Vasileios, retired Abbot of the Iviron Monastery on Mt. Athos.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

In Progress For Lent

As poet Scott Cairns is thinking about and preparing for Great Lent, he share some of his works in progress.

Friday, February 05, 2010


Martha Condra shares some culinary and spiritual insights as she reflects back upon 2009.

Tackling Poverty With The Polamalu Family

Learn about the Tackling Poverty With the Polamalu Family campaign under the auspices of Focus North America (The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve). Kevin Allen interviews Focus NA board member Theodora Polamalu and her NFL husband Troy.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Theological Reflections On Calamity

How should we reflect on calamity and disasters like what was experienced in Haiti from a Christian perspective? Is God exacting judgment or is there another explanation? Fr. Tom Hopko helps us think this through.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Three New Sermons at St. Nicholas

Fr. Tom Soroka delivers three homilies in preparation for Great Lent: the Sunday of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10), the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee (Luke 18:10-14), and the Sunday of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). Listen to the most recent here.

The Mysterious Death of Fr. Paul Kedrolivansky

On a new American Orthodox History, Matthew Namee recounts the first of many scandals that have rocked the St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Cathedral in San Francisco and then explains why knowledge of such scandals is important. Learn more HERE.

The Prodigal Son and The Father’s House

In the second of two meditations on the story known as The Prodigal Son, Fr. Tom focuses on the meaning of The Father's House.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

We Came, We Saw, We Converted

In this special edition of Orthodixie, John Maddex interviews Fr. Joseph Huneycutt about his new Conciliar Press book, We Came, We Saw, We Converted.

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