February 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

C. S. Lewis and Orthodoxy

Everyone in Christendom claims noted Christian author C. S. Lewis as one of their own! Met. Kallistos Ware calls him an "anonymous Orthodox." In this edition of The Illumined Heart, C. S. Lewis scholar Chris Jensen and Kevin Allen examine key beliefs of C. S. Lewis and find that he is far more patristic in ethos and praxis than he is a "mere" Christian!

The Mystical Mystery Tour

Fr. John presents his vision for the future of Orthodox Church architecture—one gleaned from the descriptions of heaven found in the Book of Revelation.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Virtue of Humility

What can we learn from the Publican? The virtue of humility, without which we cannot be saved. In this week's episode of Hearts and Minds, Fr. John explains why the "saving disciplines" are worthless when accompanied by pride.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

St. Paul and Predestination

Matthew Gallatin takes a close look at Romans 9:14-21 to see whether it indeed supports the doctrine of unconditional election. What he finds is that such an interpretation fails on two counts: It does not fit with the context of the passage, and it fails to understand the verses in the comprehensive light of scripture.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

SAB Update!

In today's special episode, we hear from some Student Advisory Board Members about changes to the SAB and details about the National Tour to be held this summer.

Monday, February 02, 2009

In Praise of Hypocrisy

Is hypocrisy always wrong? Dr. Carlton explains why it is sometimes okay to lead a double life.

Metropolitan PHILIP Congratulates His Holiness KIRILL - new Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP has written the newly elected Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to congratulate him on his elevation.

“I have no doubt from our personal meetings and from your writings that you are a firm believer that the Orthodox Church cannot live in an ivory tower, but must reach out to the poor and needy and address the brokenness that exists throughout the entire world; a brokenness that only our Lord Jesus Christ can mend.”

Click here to read Metropolitan PHILIP’s letter in its entirety.

January 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009

St. Vladimir’s Liturgical Symposium - All Lectures Now Available!

Renowned liturgist The Rt. Rev. Archimandrite Robert F. Taft, S.J. presented the keynote address at an international academic symposium titled “The Past and Future of Liturgical Theology: Celebrating the Legacy of Father Alexander Schmemann,” held at St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS), this past weekend. Ancient Faith Radio was there to record and is now happy to present the lectures in their entirety.

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Wrath of God

Fr. Stephen looks at the Orthodox understanding of the wrath of God and the patristic teaching that His wrath is nothing other than His love given to us. The wrath is our own hatred for His love. It is an understanding of the good God who loves mankind.

And Baby Makes 12!

Today we are eavesdropping on a coffee hour conversation between Frederica and Mary Klopcic, mother of 10 in a family of 12!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Mystery Box and St Bridget

Today looking forward to St Bridget’s feastday, Martha relives some of her culinary training and how it and a well-stocked pantry can help.

Sin No. 5

On the list of 7 deadly sins in the Bible, the 5th one is Gluttony. In a society where we are often denied nothing, how do we as Orthodox Christians face this issue head on? Kh. Krista West has a very personal experience to share with us today.

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