The model of St. Mary of Egypt is the topic of Molly Sabourin's reflection in this new episode of Close to Home. What changed and what didn't change when she came to the Christian Faith?
Fr. John Strickland returns to his podcast with a discussion of the atmosphere of catastrophe that hung over the old Christendom of the east as the Muslim Turks advanced on Byzantium, while a defender of traditional Christianity, Saint Mark of Ephesus, prepared to depart for the unionist Council of Florence in the west.
There are 4 months in 2015 that have a 5th Sunday. March 29 is the first one and we premiered a new live call-in show entitled Stewardship Calling! Stewardship Evangelist Bill Marianes will help us fulfill the calling of God on our lives. Here is the first episode. Subsequent shows will air on 5th Sunday months.
Our thanks to His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph for the generous amount of time he gave us in his office in Englewood, NJ for this open and honest interview. Hear his assessment of his first several months as Metropolitan as well as an understanding of his commitment to the Mother Church of Antioch, and his views on Orthodox unity.
Dr. Edith Humphrey considers the Judges’ parable of the bramble and the trees, and the most famous of the Servant Songs of Isaiah, to illuminate the godly vs. self-seeking ambition, and the New Testament readings for this week.
On Monday March 23 2015, Fr. Thomas Hopko was prayed into God's presence by hundreds of friends, hierarchs, clergy, and family. The funeral homily was given by Fr. John Behr, Dean at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. Memory Eternal.
On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Juliana Taimoorazy, the Founder and President of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, spoke at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Warrenville, Illinois. The talk was sponsored by The Fellowship of St. James, publisher of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity and Salvo magazine, and the title was “Crucible of the Assyrians.”
On the Sunday of the Adoration of the Cross, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, priest at St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, discusses Christ's sacrificial priesthood and how that integrates into our evangelism of the world.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 marks the one year anniversary of the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of thrice-blessed memory. Listen below to special call-in program recorded shortly after his falling asleep. The host was Kevin Allen and the program was Ancient Faith Today.