February 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Prodigal Son

The Sunday of the Prodigal Son

In the first of two meditations on the story known as The Prodigal Son, Fr. Thomas Hopko takes a look at the three characters in the drama. Listen to part 1 below and part 2 HERE. This is an encore presentation of "Speaking the Truth in Love."

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ancient Faith Today

The Eastern Orthodox Approach to the Bible

Dr Jeannie Constantinou, a professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego and an AFR podcaster ("Search The Scriptures"), speaks with Kevin Allen about how the Orthodox Tradition relates to and interprets the Holy Scriptures.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Approaching the Wardrobe

Womanhood Venerated in Orthodoxy

The redemptive role of the female is an often overlooked treasure in the life of the Orthodox Church. Inspired by thoughts from the author Paul Evdokimov and the film The Kid with a Bike, Jeff Wisniewski shares his thoughts on the beauty of both womanhood and motherhood in the ancient Christian faith.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Worship in Spirit and in Truth

Come Let Us Worship

Virtually every liturgical service in the Orthodox Church includes this call to worship: "Come, let us worship and fall down before Christ." Fr. Thomas Hopko takes us to the source of that call in the Psalms.

Search the Scriptures

Search the Scriptures

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou, who will be interviewed this coming Sunday (2/24) on "Ancient Faith Presents," continues her introduction to the bible on her podcast "Search the Scriptures" with a discussion of both the messianic prophecies found in Isaiah and the fall of Satan.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Transforming Our Lives in Christ

New Podcast - Transforming Our Lives in Christ

On this new podcast from the host of "Orthodoxy Live," Fr. Evan Armatas shares meditations, sermons, classes, and lectures from St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Loveland, Colorado. Here he makes some introductory remarks on the Gospel of St. Mark for his weekly bible study class.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ancient Faith Today

The Eastern Orthodox Approach to the Bible

On the next "Ancient Faith Today" (2/24), Dr. Jeannie Constantinou, a professor of theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego, will speak with Kevin Allen about how the Orthodox Tradition relates to and interprets the Holy Scriptures. Listen to a preview here.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Orthodoxy Live

Orthodoxy Live - OCF Edition

On this special OCF edition of Orthodoxy Live, Fr. Evan takes calls from college students ranging from why we cross ourselves the way we do to why so much money is spent on altar decor that could be spent on the poor.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ancient Faith Presents

Food and the Eucharist

On this special episode of "Ancient Faith Presents," Orthodox writer and speaker John Granger lectures at the Church of the Holy Ascension in Norman, Oklahoma. John addresses eating, both during the fasts and outside of them, as an extension and echo of the Eucharist.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

2013 Marriage Preparation Seminar

2013 Marriage Preparation Seminar

On February 8 and 9, 2013, Fr. Constantine Nasr, pastor emeritus of St. Elijah Orthodox Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the author of Mastering the Art of Marriage, published by Conciliar Press, conducted a marriage preparation seminar at the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary. Listen to the first session here.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

In the World

The St. Katherine Review 2.4

On a new "In the World," renowned author and poet Scott Cairns presents issue 2.4 of the Saint Katherine Review. The review is a literary journal published by the newly founded St. Katherine Orthodox College, and here Dr. Cairns, its editor, shares some of the journal's content.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Ex Libris

Meditations for Great Lent

On a new "Ex Libris," Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Vassilios Papavassiliou, a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain and the author of the new Conciliar Press book Meditations for Great Lent: Reflections on the Triodion.

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