August 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Frederica Here and Now

Prayers for the Departed

On a new "Frederica Here and Now," host Frederica Mathewes-Green responds to a question from a Roman Catholic listener about purgatory and then explains to all of us why we Orthodox pray for the dead.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Voices from St. Vladimir's Seminary

Life in the Ranks of the Clergy

On a new Voices from St. Vladimir's Seminary, Fr. Chad Hatfield, the seminary chancellor, speaks at the school's Diaconal Formation Workshop, the purpose of which is to expand the vision of the Holy Diaconate for deacons and candidates and engage them in intense liturgical training.

Ancient Faith Presents

Elevator Speech Contest Winner

On a new Ancient Faith Presents, Bobby Maddex interviews Valerie Ann Zrake, the winner of the Elevator Speech Contest conducted by the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Archbishop Dmitri

Archbishop Dmitri - Memory Eternal

On Sunday morning, August 28, at 2:00 AM, His Eminence Archbishop Dmitri fell asleep in the Lord at his home in Dallas. John Maddex talks with Fr. Stephen Freeman, Dean of the Appalachian Region of the Diocese of the South about the Archbishop's life as a leader, a visionary, and an evangelist.

Friday, August 26, 2011

St. Moses the Black

18th Annual Ancient Christianity and African-American Conference

The Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black presents an annual conference that explores the African roots of Orthodoxy. The title of this particular conference is “The Ancient Faith for Modern Problems.” Listen below to the keynote speech by Bishop Matthias, the new Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest of the OCA.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

All Saints Homilies

A Vision of Jesus - the Key, the Stone, and the Morning Star

Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, priest at All Saints Orthodox Church in Chicago, delivered this homily in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, at the funeral of his beloved friend Nancy (Katherine) Thompson who fell asleep in the Lord on August 2, 2011.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Teach Me Thy Statutes

Introduction to the Gospel of St. John

Fr. James Early is back! On this season premier of "Teach Me Thy Statutes," he shares the objectives and parameters of his new series on the Gospel of St. John. Find your seat, open your Bible, and study together with Fr. James.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Food, Faith, and Fasting

Managing Stress Joyfully

Proper prayer, helping others, hobbies, healthy laughter, simplifying our lives, and singing can all be ways for us to manage our stress and improve our health. Registered Dietician Rita Madden explains on a brand new "Food, Faith, and Fasting."

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

The Rest of the Bible

Bobby Maddex interviews Theron Mathis, the author of The Rest of the Bible: A Guide to the Old Testament of the Early Church, a new Conciliar Press book that explores the so-called Apocrypha.

Search the Scriptures


On a new Search the Scriptures, Dr. Jeannie Constantinou describes the characteristics of Israel and Judah, the two Old Testament kingdoms, and then tries to account for the popularity of the prophet Elijah.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


We’re Not Gay; We Were Sewn This Way!

From Bert and Ernie to parents, kids, and a pope—Fr. Joseph Huneycutt talks about the struggles and the goal of sexuality in part two of this two-part series of his Orthodixie podcast.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Worship in Spirit and Truth

The Divine Liturgy and Place

Where is the Divine Liturgy to be celebrated and by whom? Fr. Tom Hopko traces the early practice of the Church and relates it to what we are doing today.

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