Vladimir Morosan discusses how the Church invites the faithful to enter into Great and Holy Lent through the hymnography of the Lenten Triodion, with special focus on the hymns of the pre-Lenten Sundays and the first week of Great Lent.
In the Book of Genesis, God says not to eat from the Tree of Life. And yet in Revelation, He invites us to eat from the Tree of Life. Michael Haldas explores the reasons why from an Orthodox Christian perspective. He discusses the sinfulness and sacredness of eating and hunger as taught to us through the Scriptures, specifically Genesis and Revelation, and our Holy Tradition and what we are really doing when we fast and prepare for and receive the Eucharist.
On a new "Frederica Here and Now," Frederica Mathewes-Green calls us to enter into the fast of Great Lent as fully as we can so that we can reap the fruit of repentance and humility.
Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? If He is truly loving and omnipotent, then why is there so much suffering and hardship in the world? On this week's OCF podcast, Mathew Monos and Fr. Brendan Pelphrey discuss the problem of evil.
Should animals have the same rights of "personhood" as humans? Orthodox bioethicist Wesley J. Smith examines this question on a new "Human Exceptionalism," the podcast on life and dignity.
On Saturday, February 20, 2016, St. Anthony Orthodox Church in Bergenfield, New Jersey, sponsored a day of fact finding and problem solving by Alexei D. Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the USA, and Subdeacon Adam Lowell Roberts, the Program Coordinator of the Becoming Truly Human Initiative of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. Listen to the Krindatch talk here.