September 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015


The Newly Glorified St. Sebastian of San Francisco

On May 29, 2015, the Holy Assembly of Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church added Archimandrite Sebastian (Dabovich) to the Diptych of Saints of the Orthodox Church upon recommendation of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North America. Learn more about St. Sebastian in this special episode of "Arena."

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Human Exceptionalism

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

According to Wesley J. Smith, the host of "Human Exceptionalism," once a culture accepts the fundamental premise of euthanasia consciousness, there is no way to limit doctor-administered death to those who are already at the end of their lives.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Nativity of Theotokos

The Gate Facing East

Going back to our 2009 archives, we found this wonderful reflection on the Nativity of the Theotokos by Fr. Thomas Hopko of blessed memory.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Paradise and Utopia

Continuity and Catastrophe in the Old Christendom V: Mark of Ephesus and the Council of Florence

On a new "Paradise and Utopia," Fr. John Strickland gives an account of the atmosphere in Italy in which Orthodox and Roman Catholic delegates met to discuss the possibility of union in the middle of the fifteenth century. Only one of the Orthodox would refuse to sign the resulting Treaty of Union, Saint Mark of Ephesus.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Bye, Felicia

Fr. Philip LeMasters responds to a review on National Public Radio of the new film Straight Outta Compton. "If we will cheat, abuse, or simply use others sexually, we will take a long step down a path toward forms of corruption that we do not control well at all."

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

The Wonderful Mountain

Bobby Maddex interviews Chad Marine, the singer songwriter behind the group The Wonderful Mountain, which plays music characterized as Byzanfolk—a style that combines the traditions and teachings of the Orthodox Church with popular music.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015


On Depression

In this episode, Kevin and his guest clinical psychologist Dr Albert Rossi address depression, an increasingly common mental health issue that men, women and children struggle with, and discuss among other aspects whether it is primarily a medical or spiritual problem.

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