October 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Orthodox Christian Synergy

The Cross and the Crescent

Fr. Josiah Trenham, the priest at St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, California, speaks at Orthodox Christian Synergy’s Annual Symposium. The gathering took place at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, October 17, 2015, and the topic was Islam.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Healing Addictions

Praying for the Departed

Fr. Christophe Lepoutre, the Executive Director of the nonprofit ministry "The Fellowship of the Inexhaustible Cup," emphasizes the very important need to break the chains of addiction, which begins, he explains, with prayers for the repose of our ancestors.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Purpose of Suffering

It is an inescapable fact that suffering is a part of the fallen human condition. In a powerful message, Fr. Tom Soroka describes three important principles to help us form our perspective on suffering.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Orthodox Churches of Greater Flint

The Orthodox Churches of Greater Flint

Each Lent, the Orthodox Churches of Greater Flint, Michigan, join each other for Great Vespers, a light lenten meal, and a lecture. Parishes include Assumption (Greek), St. George (Antiochian), St. Mary Magdalene (OCA), and St. Nicholas (OCA). This past Lent's speaker was Fr. Silviu N. Bunta, PhD, and his topic was "The Bible: An Orthodox Perspective."

Monday, October 12, 2015

That They May Be One

That They May Be One: The Past, Present, and Future of Orthodox-Catholic Relations

From October 9-10, 2015, the St. Irenaeus Orthodox Theological Institute, in partnership with Saint Louis University, presented a conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the mutual lifting of excommunications by Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I. Speakers included Metropolitan Tarasios, the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Buenos Aires and South America, and Fr. Brian E. Daley, the Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the Univeristy of Notre Dame.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

Doctor of Ministry

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Sergius Halvorsen, Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Rhetoric at St. Vladimir’s Seminary and the Director of the school’s new Doctor of Ministry program. Joining him are two DMin students—Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos and Mr. Greg Abdalah.

Voices from St. Vladimir's Seminary

Our Common Father: Saint Cyril

The Very Rev. Dr. John Anthony McGuckin, renowned author of 25 books, several of which are published by SVS Press, presented the keynote address at this year's Education Day at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Fr. John outlined a brief history of St. Cyril, highlighting the point that the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox traditions agree with much of the saint's theology.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Eastern Christian Insights

St. Timon

Fr. Philip LeMasters reminds us that Christ does not ask us to fix our own personal problems, much less to end wars or feed thousands. All that he asks us to do is offer what little we can to Him for blessing with the faith that He will do with it what is best.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Paradise and Utopia

The Possessor Controversy and Its Consequences

Fr. John Strickland discusses an important and fateful development in the history of Russian Christendom before modern times—the Possessor Controversy—on a new "Paradise and Utopia."

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Healing Addictions

Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Part One

Fr. Christophe Lepoutre, the Executive Director of the nonprofit ministry "The Fellowship of the Inexhaustible Cup," addresses the relational aspect of addiction, explaining that all members of a family have a part in treating addiction.

September 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

Doxacon Prime 2015

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. David Subu and Daniel Silver, the organizers of Doxacon Prime, the annual Orthodox convention on science fiction and fantasy. This year the event will take place November 13-14 and the theme will be Harry Potter.

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Physician-Assisted Suicide

On a new episode of "Ancient Faith Commentaries, " Fr. Philip LeMasters, Professor of Religion and Director of the Honors Program at McMurry University, presents an Orthodox Christian argument against physician-assisted suicide.

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