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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.