As we celebrate the Feast of the Entry into the Temple of our Lord, we go back into the archives as Fr. Thomas Hopko reflects on the childhood of Jesus. What we know, what we don't know, and what we can surmise.
On a new "Raising Saints," Elissa Bjeletich, the Sunday School Director at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, tells the complete story of Noah's Ark to demonstrate how doing so can be used to teach children about why we go to—and participate in the disciplines of—the Holy Orthodox Church.
In this special episode of Orthodoxy Live, Fr. Evan Armatas welcomes John Maddex into the studio and they give an overview of the Lenten Triodian and Great Lent itself. This is a perfect primer for the newly Orthodox or the inquirer. Learn about the history and current significance of Great Lent and how to best prepare for it.
Are you a fan of "Orthodoxy Live" and Fr. Evan Armatas? Then please be sure to check out his Sunday-school podcast "Transforming Our Lives in Christ." Fr. Evan is currently explicating the Gospel of St. Mark, and today he discusses the Gadarene demoniac.
Kevin Allen's guest is Fr. John Parker, the Chair of the Department of Evangelization in the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). How does the Orthodox Church "do" evangelism and what do we need to do better to introduce people to Christ and His Church?
Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Seminary, discusses the Orthodox Church in the 16th Century—a pivotal time in Russia that saw both the reign of Ivan the Terrible and the autocephaly of the Russian Church.
On a new "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, Bobby Maddex interviews Elissa Bjeletich, the host of the AFR podcast "Raising Saints" and the author of the new AFP book In God’s Hands: A Mother’s Journey Through her Infant’s Critical Illness.
From November 15-16, 2013, Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Boulder, Colorado, hosted an Advent retreat titled “In the Heart of the Desert.” The speaker was the Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, an author and theologian who serves as advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on environmental issues.
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We interview Dr. Paul Meyendorff, the Alexander Schmemann Professor of Liturgical Theology and the editor of the St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly journal, about a 2012 conference on Orthodox ecclesiology and nationalism that took place at the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, the papers from which have just been published in St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly.