April 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fr. Pat

One Priest, One State

In this special edition of Ancient Faith Presents, we hear 2 timely interviews related to same-sex marriage. They both discuss the same topic - an Orthodox priest who will no longer sign marriage licenses issued by his state.

Understanding the Other

Tenth Annual Saint Photios the Great Faith and Learning Symposium

Hellenic College/Holy Cross President Fr. Nicholas Triantifilou is known to encourage Orthodox Christians to begin the day with a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other. This symposium honors his 15 years of service to the school and retirement this year by addressing current conflicts and crises around the world from an Orthodox scholarly perspective.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fr. Roman

Memory Eternal to a Hero of the Faith - Fr. Roman Braga

Fr. Roman reposed on April 28, 2015, at Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery in Rives Junction, Michigan. Click on the image to left for the schedule of the visitation and funeral services and to read his obituary. Memory eternal!

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Christian Ending

The Funeral

Dn. Mark Barna returns with his podcast "A Christian Ending," an Orthodox guide to end-of-life issues, as well as how to organize and prepare for a parish-directed funeral with or without the help of a professional funeral director. Here Dn. Mark addresses the funeral service itself.

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Women In Ministry

Guest Frederica Mathewes-Green and host Fr. Barnabas Powell tackle the sometimes controversial topic of the role of women in the Church. Also learn about Frederica's brand new book - Welcome to the Orthodox Church.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Myrhh Bearers

The Myrrh-Bearing Women

When the women came to the tomb, they declare HE is not here. Where have they taken HIS body. In her latest episode of A Lamp For Today, Dr. Edith M. Humphrey explores the significance of the wording by looking into the Old testament.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Praying in the Rain

St. Isaac, Gehenna, and Hope

Probably the most controversial teaching of St. Isaac the Syrian is his teaching on Gehenna, or hell. Homily 27 begins with the following statement and explanation of St. Isaac’s thoughts on sin, Gehenna, and death: "Sin, Gehenna, and death do not exist at all with God, for they are effects [or acts], not substances." Learn more on this latest episode of "Praying in the Rain."

Monday, April 20, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Death of Dialogue

Given the importance of true dialogue to our civilization's health, argues Fr. Lawrence Farley, it is only more distressing to find that the willingness to dialogue is dying—especially when it comes to the topic of homosexuality.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Orthodoxy Live

Orthodoxy Live for April 19, 2015

What is Personhood? Should we read the Philokalia? What about using force to protect our families? These questions and more were on the minds of Fr. Evan's listeners tonight.


In Defense of St. Thomas

Frederica Mathewes-Green defends the character of St. Thomas, whom we commemorate on the Sunday after Pascha.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

Welcome to the Orthodox Church

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Frederica Mathewes-Green, host of the AFR podcast "Frederica Here and Now" and the author of the new book Welcome to the Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity, published by Paraclete Press.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Life of the Church Today

The Diaspora

The word "diaspora" is often used to describe the non-Patriarchal countries, including the United States. Fr. Steven Ritter, host of "The Life of the Church Today," unpacks that word and talks about the controversial Canon 28 of the Fourth Ecumenical Council as it relates to Orthodox jurisdiction.

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