Monday, March 10, 2014
While in Florida and undergoing tests in the hospital, Metropolitan Philip suffered a minor heart attack on Sunday. He is in an encouraging situation in ICU. A prayer service for His Eminence will be held this afternoon at the Archdiocese Headquarters. We ask all of you to hold prayer services for his speedy recovery.
In breaking news, Kevin Allen speaks with Samuel Noble who edits the Arab Orthodoxy blog site and who is an expert on Arab Orthodox matters, regarding reports that the kidnapped nuns of Maaloula and St. Thekla Monastery have been freed. The situation is very fluid but confirmation has been received of their release.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Kevin and his guests Fr. Brendan Pelphrey (GOA), an ex-missionary in Asia who has had dialogue with the Dalai Lama, and R. Todd Godwin, ex-Buddhist and Orthodox Christian, discuss the attractions of Buddhism, as well as its key teachings and practices, in comparison with and in contrast to those of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
Friday, March 07, 2014
On a new "Paradise and Utopia," Fr. John Strickland, a professor of history at Saint Katherine Orthodox College, discusses the spiritual decline of the church in the West and the attempt to reform this degradation.
On the first Sunday of Lent, we celebrate the triumph of Orthodoxy over the icon smashers. Fr. Tom Soroka gives us some straight talk about the Orthodox Christian faith, the nature of truth, and our relationship with world religions.