November 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Destination Weddings

On a new " Ancient Faith Commentaries," Fr. Lawrence Farley argues that the popularity of destination weddings is symptomatic of a more profound cultural dysfunction—namely, the modern preoccupation with self.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sacramental Living

Intelligence or Wisdom?

On a new "Sacramental Living," author, speaker, and religious educator Michael Haldas helps us understand the critical difference between intelligence and wisdom.

Monday, November 23, 2015

All Saints Homilies

Two Types of Souls

On the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Fr. Patrick Reardon, priest at All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, compares our Lord's Mother with the rich man in Luke 12, this past Sunday's Gospel reading.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Opinionated Tailor

Raising Skillful Children

In a new three-part series (part three coming soon!), Kh. Krista West, host of "The Opinionated Tailor," explains why raising skillful children is important and then focuses on practical suggestions for various age groups.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Musings from the High Desert

The Broken Wall Between Jew and Gentile

In Ephesians, Paul expresses a breathtaking vision of the unity of the universe in Christ. Often termed the Cosmic Christ in the Ephesian and Colossian letters, here is a vision of humanity renewed. But as with all visions, it must begin somewhere, so Paul comes down to the ground and gives us the broken wall between Jew and Gentile, from which we move out to see that any wall can be broken. Listen to this new episode of "Musings from the High Desert" with Fr. Gabriel Rochelle.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Human Exceptionalism

You Are NOT an Ape

"Even if we came about through purely materialistic and Darwinian means," says Orthodox bioethicist Wesley J. Smith, "it is self-evident that something happened to make us so remarkably distinct from every other known life form."

Monday, November 16, 2015

Our Life in Christ

The Nativity Fast

On this encore edition of the archived podcast "Our Life in Christ," hosts Steve Robinson and Bill Gould tell you everything you need to know about the Nativity Fast, which began this week!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Nativity Fast

40 Days Before Christmas

Fr. Stephen Freeman looks at the very heart of fasting—not the foods, not the 'how to's'—but why we fast.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Raising Saints


On a new "Raising Saints," Elissa Bjeletich, the Director of Sunday School at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, reminds us that if we are always busy and noisy, we cannot hear the voice of God.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The OCF Podcast

Orthodox Apologetics: Baptism

Think the OCF Podcast is just for college students? Do you know how to defend against challenges to Orthodox baptism? Take a listen to OCF Media Coordinator Matthew Monos discussing the topic with Fr. Brendan Pelphrey. You won't be sorry!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries

That Was Then, This Is Now

Our culture continues along its escalating trajectory of militant anti-Christian sentiment. Life in such an unwelcoming environment will be good for us, says Fr. Lawrence Farley, for persection has always had a purifying effect upon the Church.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Approaching the Wardrobe

Why We Need More Priests and Churches

In his final episode of "Approaching the Wardrobe: Understanding the Journey Toward Orthodoxy," host Jeff Wisniewski lets Saint Theophan guide us concerning the conversion process and the need people have for Orthodoxy.

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