Fr. Lawrence Farley shares his concern that if the cultural values express by the wearing of the Muslim Niqab take root in Canadian society, something important will be lost—namely, the greater importance of individuality and personhood over gender.
Adam Roberts meets with Fr Barsoum Rewaiss, a Coptic Orthodox priest from Egypt, during his first visit to America. During their conversation Fr Barsoum shares what evangelism is like in Egypt, a miracle which occurred in his life, and what it means to taste the spiritual life.
Fr. John Strickland describes the rise of the Muscovite state within Russian Christendom, and the way its Orthodox leaders began to see themselves as heirs to the fallen Byzantine Empire.
In what functions as sort of a companion program to the episode of "Raising Saints" below, Fr. Seraphim Aldea, on a new episode of "Through a Monk's Eyes," explains that, when going into a pilgrimage, if you do so with humility and the belief that you understand very little—if anything—then by the end of it, something may be revealed to you beyond your own limitations.
On a new "Raising Saints," Elissa Bjeletich, the Director of Sunday School at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, encourages us to engage in spiritual pilgrimages and approach all of life as pilgrims.
We talk with Fr. Luke Veronis about the upcoming conference "Speaking to Secular America" to be held October 8-10 at Hellenic College Holy Cross Seminary in Brookline, MA.
On May 29, 2015, the Holy Assembly of Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church added Archimandrite Sebastian (Dabovich) to the Diptych of Saints of the Orthodox Church upon recommendation of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North America. Learn more about St. Sebastian in this special episode of "Arena."
According to Wesley J. Smith, the host of "Human Exceptionalism," once a culture accepts the fundamental premise of euthanasia consciousness, there is no way to limit doctor-administered death to those who are already at the end of their lives.