On "Frederica Here and Now," Frederica Mathews-Green reviews the new Pixar film Inside Out, a movie that works on both a child and an adult level—especially when it comes to telling the truth about sadness and the lessons it has to teach us.
On a new "Ancient Faith Commentaries," Fr. Lawrence Farley, the priest at St. Herman's Orthodox Church, OCA (Archdiocese of Canada), in Langley, British Columbia, reflects on the hymn that the three youths ostensibly sang in the fiery furnace.
With gratefulness to God as well as the generous folks at the Farah Foundation, we are happy to introduce you to the all new ancientfaith.com. It has been a long time in the making and there are even more enhancements coming, but we hope your browsing experience is rewarding. Consider this AFR 5.0 but 5.1 and beyond will be introduced over the weeks and months ahead. We would love your feedback!
Bobby Maddex interviews David Jennings, Tanya Keenan, and Tim Brown, the organizers of this year’s Doxacon Seattle conference, an Orthodox gathering for those interested in science fiction and fantasy. The event will take place July 17-19 at South Seattle College and is sponsored by Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church (OCA) in Tacoma, WA.
Our contemporary culture forms many people who cannot imagine any purpose higher in life than the pursuit of self-centered pleasure on their own terms. Fr. Philip LeMasters explains that on the Sunday of All Saints, the Church reminds us that we are called to follow a very different and much better path.
We want to call your attention again to a free downloadable audio primer on the Orthodox Faith made available from the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland. The 3rd term in the first year is well underway. Click on the image for all 28 so far or listen below to the latest lesson on Nationalism and Modernity (1800-1900).
Many people hit a roadblock in their relationship with God when the weight of their sins catches up to them—when they realize they are trapped in a cycle of sin or habit of ungodly behaviour that they cannot control. Fr. Michael Gillis reflects on this phenomenon in a new episode of "Praying in the Rain."
Bobby Maddex interviews James Higginson, the director of a new documentary film titled Devout, which tells the story of a group of Orthodox monks living within the monasteries of the Khashuri and Kareli districts in the Urbnisi Eparchy of Georgia. To help James complete the movie, please visit his crowdfunding site.
On June 16, 2015 the Exec. Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops will travel to Istanbul in order to meet with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Special Assistant to the Assembly Chairman, Fr. Nathanael Symeonides joins us to tell us what that is all about.
What is our relationship with those who have gone to heaven? Dr. Albert Rossi, an adjunct professor of pastoral theology at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, reflects on this as he remembers Fr. Thomas Hopko in this new episode of "Becoming a Healing Presence."
On a new episode of "The Life of the Church Today," host Fr. Steven Ritter, the priest at St. James (Antiochian) Orthodox Mission in Buford, Georgia, takes on the complex and often confusing topic of Orthodox administrative unity in North America.