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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.