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February 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

A House United

In a new episode of Close to Home, Molly demonstrates the importance of a husband who, while far from perfect, is at the very least devoted to his wife, to his family, and to his God.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Metropolitan Jonah - The Spiritual Process

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah opened the 2009 spring meeting of the OCA's Metropolitan Council with a retreat titled "The Spiritual Process." In this talk, he discussed the essence of the spiritual journey and how to find inner healing though a life completely surrendered to the will of God.

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Ancient Faith Presents!

John Maddex interviews Valerie Zahirsky, Co-chair of the Department of Christian Education of the Orthodox Church in America, about Saints in Times of Trouble, a free activity book for Orthodox children and parents.

Friday, February 20, 2009

From Eastern and New Age Metaphysics to Orthodox Christianity—Part 2

Veronica Hughes was a 20-year seeker, practitioner, and teacher of hatha yoga, EST, Hinduism, occult, metaphysics, psychic healing, out of body travel, spirit channeling, Tibetan Buddhism, and Theosophy before re-discovering her childhood faith in Christ in the Orthodox Church. Don't miss part 2 of Kevin Allen's Illumined Heart interview.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Keeping the Spiritual Program: Lessons from Athos

How can we replicate the prayer lives of the monks on Mt. Athos? Fr. Peter Alban Heers tells us that we need to start with a program—in a new episode of Postcards from Greece.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Marriage Enrichment Retreat

John talks with Fr. Charles Joanides (Ph.D., LMFT) about the upcoming Marriage Enrichment Retreat at Antiochian Village Feb 27 - Mar 1.

Monday, February 16, 2009

A New Series by Fr. Tom Hopko!

Each episode, Fr. Tom will address one of the names of Christ. He begins by examining "Jesus," which means "God saves."

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Man in the Mall

When we look at human beings, what do we see? More importantly, are we willing to see ourselves? Steve the Builder explains.

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.

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