May 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jottings from a Holy Mountain

Abbot Meletios Webber Is Back!

Having enjoyed a Blessed Pascha at the Holy Monastery of Saint John of San Francisco, Abbot Meletios Webber shares his plans to build a skete in Montana and to take a long awaited trip to Greece—on a new "Jottings from a Holy Mountain"!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Conciliar Press

Save 50% on over 65 Conciliar Press Books!

Save 50% on over 65 Conciliar Press books. Orthodox Study Bibles are also on sale for 40% off. Act now; the sale only runs through Friday, May 18th. Bookstores can call customer service at 1-800-967-7377 for wholesale discounts.

Hearts and Minds

Let His Enemies Be Scattered

On a new "Hearts and Minds," Fr. John Oliver tells the story of a monk in Greece struggling with alcohol and relates it to the Psalmist's words (and the words of the Paschal hymn!), "Let God Arise and Let His Enemies Be Scattered."

Friday, May 11, 2012

Approaching the Wardrobe

The Magic and the Mystery

C. S. Lewis’s popularity is a testimony to how people are longing for magic and mystery within the material world. Jeff Wisniewski explores how the Orthodox faith integrates the spiritual and physical realms into one cohesive experience and is thus the gateway to fulfilling those desires.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

North Carolina Vote

Aren’t You Supposed To Hate Me?

The recent vote in North Carolina outlawing same-sex marriage prompted this commentary from Fr. Andrew Damick about Calvinism and the politics of the damned. You can also read his comments here.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Food, Faith, and Fasting

Ditch Dieting

How are we supposed to enjoy our bodies when advertising markets unrealistic ways of looking, living, and eating? On a new "Food, Faith, and Fasting," Rita Madden discusses ways to celebrate the Paschal season, and life in general, without succumbing to media-imposed standards of beauty.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Let My Prayer Arise

Psalms of Ascent: Psalm 127

On a new "Let My Prayer Arise," Fr. Wilbur Ellsworth tackles yet another of the fifteen Psalms of Ascent. Here he examines Psalm 127 (128 in the Hebrew), which describes the "fear of the Lord" as pure and enduring forever.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Ancient Faith Today

Demons, Exorcism, and the Paranormal

On the May 6, 2012 program, Kevin's guest was Father George Aquaro (Antiochian Orthodox priest), who has done advanced training as an exorcist.Continue the conversation on the Ancient Faith Today Forum found HERE.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

Orient: Sacred Song and Image

"Ancient Faith Presents" an interview with Mat. Robin Freeman, one of the conductors of an upcoming concert by the St. Vladimir's Seminary Chorale. This audiovisual presentation is titled Orient: Sacred Song and Images, and it will take place in New York City on May 7th at 7:30 PM.

Speaking the Truth in Love

Radical Monogamy

What do the Scriptures and the Fathers say about fidelity in marriage, sex outside of marriage, and same-sex marriage? On a new "Speaking the Truth in Love," Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, gives extensive teaching on these subjects and more.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Close to Home

She Is Content

On a new "Close to Home," Molly Sabourin learns an unexpected lesson from St. Euphrosynos while reading a children's book to her daughter at bedtime.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

Meet Nicholas Chakos—the new Executive Director of FOCUS North America

Bobby Maddex interviews Nicholas Chakos, the new Executive Director of FOCUS North America, the Orthodox service organization devoted to serving "the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick and imprisoned by providing Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter."

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