Recently Transcribed Episodes
Frederica Here and Now
Native Americans and Orthodoxy
Episode date: August 28, 2008
Frederica Mathewes-Green: Here I am, I’m in Anchorage, Alaska. My first visit to Alaska, this completes my visiting fifty states. This is my fiftieth state, so it’s wonderful to be here at last. I am on the grounds of the Alaska Native Heritage Center, speaking to Steven Alvarez, who is- what is your role here at the center?
Steven Alvarez: I am Director of Strategic Initiatives and Media.
FMG: You were telling me you produce films sometimes for the center as well. And we were hearing the story of what brought you here, you said it was St. Herman that brought you. To begin with, your heritage goes back to New Mexico,…
Close to Home
Episode date: September 05, 2008
Last May, I received a phone call from my nine-year-old son, Elijah, but I couldn’t understand him due to his intermittent sobbing between just about every other sentence, “I’m in trouble,” he was whispering (at least I think that’s what he said), “but I’m not sure why.”
I am forever on a quest to make the abstract more accessible, particularly in areas of faith where miracles lose their significance, their capacity to wow and woo, over time. But maybe that’s just me, which is all the more reason to spend my years fighting, praying for the discipline to understand and absorb what…
The Opinionated Tailor
Kontoglou on Byzantine Iconography
Episode date: September 03, 2008
Hello and welcome to “The Opinionated Tailor Talks Shop”. In today’s podcast, I would like to share a wonderful essay by Photios Kontoglou. I am deeply indebted to the Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies for their permission to use this article. This Institute has published numerous works by both Mr. Kontoglou and Dr. Constantine Cavarnos and is an excellent resource for those of you wanting to read more on subjects pertaining to iconography, architecture, vestments, and chant within the Church. They can be found online at http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/ibmgs/.…
Episode date: September 08, 2008
At that time, the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death; they led him to Pilate and cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and crucify him, for I find no crime in him.” The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and by that law he ought to die, because he has made himself the Son of God.” When Pilate heard these words, he was the more afraid; he entered the praetorium again and said to Jesus, “Where are you from?” But Jesus gave no answer. Pilate therefore said to him, “You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to crucify…
Episode date: September 08, 2008
One day, the leaders of the people worked together to get rid of Jesus. First they took Him to Pilate, shouting, “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!”
Pilate said, “Do it yourselves! I don’t think He has done anything wrong.” But the Jews told Pilate that Jesus had broken their law by saying that He was the Son of God.
So they took Jesus away. He carried his own cross to a place called the Place of the Skull. They nailed Him to a cross, between two others. Pilate put a sign over Jesus that said, “Jesus of Nazareth, king of the Jews” in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.
Jesus’ mother, her sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, Mary…