November 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christ the Savior

Christ the Savior Chicago - Divine Liturgy Nov 30, 2014

Here is a recording of this morning's Divine Liturgy from Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Chicago. This service is broadcast live each Sunday morning at 9:25 Central Time.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Raising Saints

Nativity and the Solidarity of Mankind

Why does it matter that our God came down to earth and took on flesh? On a new "Raising Saints," Elissa Bjeletich, the Sunday School Director at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, discusses using the Jesse Tree and other means to teach our children about the Feast of the Nativity.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Frederica Here and Now

Welcome to the Orthodox Church

Frederica Mathewes-Green is back! On a brand new episode of "Frederica Here and Now," she discusses her new book in which she uses a visit to a fictional parish, St. Felicity, to provide a basic introduction to the Orthodox Church. Preorder your copy today!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Is the LGBT a New Reality?

On a new "Ancient Faith Commentaries," Fr. Lawrence Farley explains that the LGBT reality is not really new; it is the same old darkness that St. Paul encountered in his time. And Paul's word to the Church then still stands for us today.

Glorify God in Your Body

Glorify God in Your Body

On Saturday, November 22, 2014, St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church in Valparaiso, Indiana, hosted its second annual Health and Wellness Retreat. The speaker was Fr. Andrew Jarmus of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and the title of his three lectures was "Glorify God in Your Body." Listen to the first talk here.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Faith Encouraged Live

A Good And Faithful Steward

Fr. Barnabas welcomes Bill Marianes, Orthodox attorney and stewardship consultant to talk about the stewardship of our personal resources. Bill founded the Stewardship Calling ministry.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ancient Faith Presents

From Darkness to Light: The Life of St. Moses the Black

On this episode of "Ancient Faith Presents, priest and iconographer Fr. Jerome Sanderson speaks at the Second Annual St. Herman House - FOCUS Cleveland fundraiser, held on Monday, November 10, at St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church in North Royalton, Ohio.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Interview with Bishop David of Sitka and Alaska (OCA)

AFR podcaster Fr. Josiah Trenham serves as a member of the Secretariat of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. He was commissioned by that body to conduct interviews with each of the Hierarchs in the Assembly of Bishops.

The Entrance of the Theotokos

The Entrance of the Theotokos Into the Temple

Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Seminary, teaches on this significant feast at the beginning of the Nativity season. For more podcast episodes touching on Nativity, please visit our section in "collections" titled God is with Us!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Voices from St. Vladimir's Seminary

Primacy in Preparation for the 2016 Great and Holy Council

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, Chairman of the Department of External Relations for the Moscow Patriarchate, delivered an academic address at St. Vlad's on November 8, 2014, on the topic of primacy in preparation for the 2016 Great and Holy Council. He was also given an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Go Forth

A New Outreach Project - Interview With Charles Ajalat

Adam Lowell Roberts interviews Charles Ajalat, co-chair of a new outreach and evangelism project by the Antiochian Archdiocese with Fr George Kevorkian. Charles was the founder of IOCC and FOCUS North America.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Orthodoxy Live

Orthodoxy Live for November 16

Fr. Evan welcomes Fr. James Bernstein to tackle the first question of the night which was about the way to explain to non-Orthdox that the Orthodox Church is the true Church. After that, the lines were jammed with callers asking about fasting, prayers for the dead, connecting with youth and singles, and more.

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