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.
Is one better than the other? Fr. Seraphim Aldea, the monk who is attempting to found the first Orthodox monastery in the Celtic Isles of Scotland, begins tackling some listener questions on his new podcast "Through a Monk's Eyes."
Are you living the personal calling given to you by your Father and Creator? Is your Parish thriving with successful ministries and stewardship and serving as a beacon of making disciples? If you are looking for a "good account at the awesome judgment seat of Christ" listen to this 2nd episode of Stewardship Calling with Bill Marianes.
Watch the latest episode of Coffee with Sister Vassa as she explores the significance of the Descent of the Holy Spirit as we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost.
On a new "Paradise and Utopia," Fr. John Strickland, a professor of history at St. Katherine Orthodox College in San Diego, California, introduces the force that kept traditional Christianity on course at a moment of crisis in the east, Hesychasm, and how it maintained Christendom's focus on paradise.
What role does bread play in the Bible’s grand narrative? This begins a series that follows the image of bread from the Bible’s beginning to its end. Marcia Harris Brim explores the meaning found in bread from its introduction in the midst of a curse through five bread stories found in Israel’s narrative to the first temptation of Christ involving bread.
“This is the fiercest struggle, the struggle that resists a man unto blood, wherein free will is tested as to the singleness of his love for the virtues. . . . It is here that we manifest our patience, my beloved brethren, our struggle and our zeal. For this is the time of unseen martyrdom . . .” What is this struggle that St. Isaac speaks of and how can it be overcome? Fr. Michael Gillis explains.
Subdeacon Adam Lowell Roberts joins Fr. Barnabas to talk about taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. How do we evangelize as Orthodox Christians? You will also learn about an exciting new evangelism initiative in the Antiochian Archdiocese.
Host Marcia Harris Brim reveals the Bible as a unified narrative by following the literary forms of Genesis 1-5 through the last chapters of Revelation. Marcia is a wife, mother of three adult children, and an author for BrimWood Press, a publishing company of worldview, theology, and history materials for homeschool students.