May 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Fr. Thomas Hopko On The Ascension Of Christ

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.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Boring Work: Good for the Soul

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

Patristic Nectar Films

Monk Maximos (Constas) on Saint Maximos the Confessor and the Philokalia

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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Be the Bee

Cradle or Convert?

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."

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Orthodoxy Live

Orthodoxy Live for May 17, 2015

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?"

Ancient Faith Presents

Awakening Wonder

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Stephen Turley, the author of the book Awakening Wonder: A Classical Guide to Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, published by Classical Education Press.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hasta la Gloria

Recibe la Buena Nueva

Padre Nicolás Andruchow predicó sobre la importancia para enfocar en lo bueno y dejar el mal atrás. Él reflejó sobre la vida de San Policarpo y como nosotros no debemos estar tan oprimido por el sufrimiento en el mundo pero más lleno de agradecimiento y lleno de gozo. (Mateo 6:14-21)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Samer Laham

Syria: Conflict and Relief

Mr. Samer Laham, Director of Ecumenical Relations for the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch in Damascus, Syria joins us today to share a firsthand account of the dire situation inside his homeland. Learn how IOCC is working with the Patriarchate to bring relief.

Raising Saints

What the Numbers Tell Us

Elissa Bjeletich, the Sunday School Director at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, and the host of the podcast "Raising Saints," takes a look at the recent Pew Research Center report on religious affiliation in the United States and speculates on some of the possible causes of the decline in Orthodox Christian believers

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Musings from the High Desert

Flame in the Mind

On a new "Musings from the High Desert," Fr. Gabriel Rochelle of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church USA narrates a composite view of the "awe-inspiring rites of initiation" for the Orthodox Church as they may have been experienced around the turn of the 4th and 5th Centuries.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Through a Monk's Eyes

New Podcast - Through a Monk’s Eyes

Have you ever wondered what the world looks like through a monk’s eyes? Priest-monk Seraphim shares his stories of the places he visits and the people he meets as he travels the world to found the first Orthodox monastery in the Celtic Isles of Scotland in a thousand years.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Holy Virgin Cathedral

Pan-Orthodox Lenten Retreat

On March 29, 2015, Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco hosted its Eighth Annual Pan-Orthodox Lenten Retreat. The theme was “The Life in Christ: A Fount of Joy,” and the speakers were Fr. Stephen Freeman, priest at St. Anne’s Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Nun Theoktisti of the Monastery of the Holy Forerunner in Anatoli, Greece.

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