Have you discovered this valuable resource yet? Each Wednesday a new episode is posted and takes you through the basics of the Orthodox Christian Faith. Lectures from the UK without the travel! Here is the first one. There are four so far and can be found by clicking on the logo to the left.
From October 3-4, 2014, St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Loveland, Colorado, held a parish retreat featuring Dr. Philip Mamalakis, a professor of pastoral care and the Director of the Field Education program at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. The title of the retreat was “Living in Christ: Refocusing Our Lives on Christ and His Kingdom, Daily."
Fr. Barnabas Powell address the question of iconography in the Orthodox Tradition. How essential are they in our Christian faith? Do we worship them? Learn about what icons teach us and their significance in understanding the Incarnation of Christ.
Nick and John talk about the plight of the poor who desperately need health services but cannot afford it. Learn about the new Health Care Clinic operated by FOCUS North America. You can then replicate this model in your community with the help of FOCUS.
Fr. John Behr, author of academic, popular, and spiritual works, presented the keynote address at this year's Education Day at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Fr. John highlighted the symbiotic relationship between Christianity and books, and described how the development of the internet has changed the way people read.
Doxacon is a conference that explores the faith and truth of Christianity as reflected in science fiction and fantasy. With the blessing of Archbishop Benjamin (OCA), St. Katherine Orthodox Church hosted Doxacon Seattle so that the Geek Orthodox of the Pacific Northwest could enjoy panels, presentations, and discussions about their favorite speculative works.
At this year's Orthodox Women in Healing Ministries retreat, Dr. Timothy Patitsas, Professor of Ethics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, gave 3 lectures on this theme. The first one can be heard below and all 3 are available by clicking on the image to the left.
We hear the phrase "God is in control" and may even use it from time to time when trying to make sense of a difficult situation. Fr. Thomas Hopko evaluates that phrase and challenges us to rethink it.
On Sunday's "Orthodoxy Live," Fr. Evan Armatas discusses the Resurrection with Fr. Barnabas Powell and then examines the Old Testament texts that the New Testament writers used, the role of women in the Church, and the kissing of icons.
This year’s conference is taking place at St. Stephen the Protomartyr Orthodox Church in Lima, Ohio. Listen here to Sbdn. Paul Abernathy, graduate of St. Tikhon's Seminary and the director of the Pittsburgh branch of FOCUS North America, and then click on the image to the left to hear the rest of the lectures.
When we say "congratulations" we rejoice with those who rejoice. But what if our heart feels something different? Are we being hypocritical? Molly Sabourin relays her conversation with her teenager on this very subject.