June 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Heritage of St. Paul in Orthodox Spirituality - Part 1

In this first half of a lecture recorded live in commemoration of the "Pauline Year," celebrating 2,000 years since the birth of the Apostle, Fr. Dcn. Matthew Steenberg explores the heritage of the great missionary saint in Orthodoxy. Drawing connections to Elder Joseph the Hesychast of Mount Athos, St Symeon the New Theologian, and other great figures of the Orthodox tradition, this first portion of the lecture addresses questions of conversion and relationship, and how St. Paul’s example is at the heart of living Orthodox Tradition.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Pearl of Great Price

On a new Speaking of Books, Ginny Nieuwsma reviews Pearl of Great Price: The Life of Mother Maria Skobtsova by Sergei Hackel, published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Theology of Work: On the Road with Steve the Builder

In the seventh podcast from his road trip to St. John's monastery, Steve Robinson reflects (after a long day) on the meaning of work, family, and death and their relationship to our salvation.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


There comes a time when pruning is necessary to increase the health of your flock. But this is no easy task, says Fr. Gabriel Rochelle on a new Musing on Mission.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Let’s Create a Perfect World

On a new Frederica Here and Now, Frederica Mathewes-Green tackles "the problem of evil" in an essay that was originally written for Beliefnet.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Our Armed Forces Everywhere

On a new Sweeter Than Honey, Dr. Peter Bouteneff interviews Fr. Sean Levine and Anthony Westerman, both of whom served in Iraq before attending St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Metropolitan Jonah’s Vision for the Future of Orthodoxy in America!

At the St. Vladimir's Seminary Summer Conference, His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah shared his vision for the future of Orthodoxy in America. Listen to his speech now, as well as all of the talks delivered at this historic gathering.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Orthodoxy in America: Past, Present, and Future

From June 18th through the 20th, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary hosted a conference for clergy and laity that had as its theme “The Council and the Tomos: Twentieth-Century Landmarks Towards a Twenty-First-Century Church.” Ancient Faith Radio broadcast the talks as they occurred, though with an approximate one-hour delay. The first lecture began at 7:30 PM (Eastern) on the 18th. Click the image above to see where the talks are posted.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Overcoming Depression: Cognitive Scientific Psychology and the Church Fathers - Part 1

Fr. George Morelli begins this new series by looking at the symptoms of depression and its physiological distinctions.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Alaska - Part 1

On a New American Orthodox History, Matthew Namee interviews Eric Peterson, who has a Master's Degree from the University of Kansas in Russian and East European studies with a focus on Orthodox missions to America. The topic is the spread of Orthodoxy in Alaska from the 18th century to the early 19th century.

The Ice Storm

On a new The Orthodox Moviegoer, Bobby Maddex reviews The Ice Storm, directed by Ang Lee and starring Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, and Sigourney Weaver.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Podcast - Shepherd of Souls!

Shepherd of Souls features the pastoral reflections of Fr. Peter-Michael Preble. This program endeavors to form and transform your life in the spirit of the Orthodox Christian Faith. Fr. Peter-Michael Preble is the pastor of St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church in Southbridge, Massachusetts. Fr. Peter is a convert to the Orthodox faith and a priest in the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas.

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