On a new "Paradise and Utopia," Fr. John Strickland, a professor of history at St. Katherine Orthodox College in San Diego, California, introduces the force that kept traditional Christianity on course at a moment of crisis in the east, Hesychasm, and how it maintained Christendom's focus on paradise.
What role does bread play in the Bible’s grand narrative? This begins a series that follows the image of bread from the Bible’s beginning to its end. Marcia Harris Brim explores the meaning found in bread from its introduction in the midst of a curse through five bread stories found in Israel’s narrative to the first temptation of Christ involving bread.
“This is the fiercest struggle, the struggle that resists a man unto blood, wherein free will is tested as to the singleness of his love for the virtues. . . . It is here that we manifest our patience, my beloved brethren, our struggle and our zeal. For this is the time of unseen martyrdom . . .” What is this struggle that St. Isaac speaks of and how can it be overcome? Fr. Michael Gillis explains.
Subdeacon Adam Lowell Roberts joins Fr. Barnabas to talk about taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. How do we evangelize as Orthodox Christians? You will also learn about an exciting new evangelism initiative in the Antiochian Archdiocese.
Host Marcia Harris Brim reveals the Bible as a unified narrative by following the literary forms of Genesis 1-5 through the last chapters of Revelation. Marcia is a wife, mother of three adult children, and an author for BrimWood Press, a publishing company of worldview, theology, and history materials for homeschool students.
Why is the Ascension of our Lord so important? Is it an event that concerns Jesus only, as Lord over all, OR is it an event that also concerns us? YES! Come explore the mystery as we look to the Old Testament for light on this!
On May 24th of last year, Fr. Thomas Hopko of blessed memory gave a 2 part lecture at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Parma, OH on the Ascension of Christ. Our thanks to Holy Trinity and Protodeacon Anthony for the recordings.
Dr. Brad Nassif, Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at North Park University in Chicago, reminds us that no matter how monotonous, unseen, or ordinary, our jobs can powerfully transform us into Christlikeness. This is an audio version of an article that first appeared at christianitytoday.com.
On this month's edition of "Patristic Nectar Films," Fr. Josiah Trenham interviews Monk Maximos (Constas), Athonite, patrologist, and former Harvard Professor, about St. Maximos the Confessor and the Philokalia. St. Maximos the Confessor lived and taught in the 7th century, and his contribution to the promotion of Holy Orthodoxy is virtually unmatched.
We sometimes describe people as cradles or converts; but instead of describing people, that can divide us. And they're a bit misleading: we aren't born into the Church, and there isn't a specific moment in the past when we enter the Church. We're actually pilgrims, making our way to Christ, growing closer to Him everyday. Watch the new episode of "Be the Bee."
As the Paschal season winds down, Fr. Evan takes calls and email questions on a variety of topics including "How do we deal with the struggles of life and embrace them instead of dismissing them?"