Sunday, June 29, 2014
Fr. Lawrence Farley argues that we must show love for all people—male or female, straight or gay or transgendered—but as we articulate and transmit our Christian culture to our young and to our catechumens, we must also take care to include a traditional understanding of gender.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
A common and overused word today is the word "awesome." But, given its meaning today, Fr. Tom Hopko asks if it is the appropriate word to use in our Divine Liturgy. Listen to this newly posted episode of Speaking the Truth in Love.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
St. Barnabas Orthodox Church (AOC) in Costa Mesa, California, presents a new once-monthly continuing education and catechism based on the practical, spiritual, and theological principles of the Orthodox Church. There will be seven presentations in all. Listen to the first one here by Fr. Michael Reagan: "The Six Stages of Temptation."
Monday, June 23, 2014
Fr. John Bethancourt, priest at Holy Trinity Church (Antiochian) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, spoke at St. Mark (OCA) in Rochester Hills, Michigan, the weekend immediately following Ascension. His topic was Orthodox anthropology, particularly as it pertains to the soul and the faculties within the soul. Listen to his first lecture here.
We can often take membership in the church for granted, wrongfully thinking it's just another organization. Fr. Tom Soroka reminds us that our calling is not just to be a member, but a disciple, a follower of Christ.