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Lickety Split ‘Splainin’ Orthodoxy
June 6, 2011Studies show that no matter how many people get on an elevator, riders move around to allow the same amount of space between themselves and each of the others. Some elevator riders stare at the numbers, some continue conversations, and others start superficial ones. Uh oh, someone just asked about Orthodoxy! You've got about 30 seconds (and a $100 prize riding on it); what do you say?
AMERICAN Orthodoxy? I don’t know.
September 1, 2007Today, Fr. Joseph is reading his fan mail and coming across some interesting questions!
Glory to God
Right and Wrong in the One-Storey Universe
January 26, 2008Fr. Stephen looks at morality and virtue, particularly as understood during the so-called "Age of Enlightenment," and compares it with an Orthodox understanding of right actions in the life of a Christian.
We’re Not Gay; We Were Sewn This Way
August 18, 2011From Bert and Ernie to parents, kids, and a pope—Fr Joseph talks about the struggles and the goal of sexuality in part two of this two-part series.
- "The World"
- Children and parenting
Without Love, It’s All Just Peas and Carrots
February 16, 2008Miss Jane gets a tongue lashing, Mr. Bodine speaks in tongues. Things go dark as Fr. Joseph interviews Dr. Indadark. In the end, lacking the main ingredient, it's all just peas and carrots. Suffice it to say: Love covers a multitude of podcasts.
The Authority of Scripture
September 10, 2007A talk by Reader Christopher Orr, born and raised Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran and received into Orthodoxy in 2001. He is an associate at Heidrick and Struggles, an executive search and leadership consulting firm.
Christ Is Ascended! (Huh?)
May 27, 2011It always comes on a Thursday and, after a familiar dialogue of forty days, it always leaves one speechless (so to speak). In this episode from 2007, Fr. Joseph looks at the "Hi's" and "Hello's" of the Feasts.
May 21, 2009It's not easy when a man "gives birth". The struggle is magnified when Daddy plays Stay-At-Home. This week, Fr Joseph tackles both issues ... like a man.
An Orthodixie In That Toddlin’ Town - Part 1
October 29, 2010Can you imagine for a moment that all this revealed religion stuff is really, really real? Imagine, if you will, the Theotokos pondering things, like: Where is Christ the Savior? Fr. Joseph imagines and ponders his way toward answers in Part One of this special episode, "live" and edited, from Christ the Savior church in the Windy City.
One Eyed, One Horned, Lenten Purple People Eater
March 13, 2010What's the difference between Purple People and White People? Oh, and what's eating the Orthodox these days? (It's memory lane with bases loaded; for some, Lent can't end soon enough.)
Bending the Rules Out of Love
November 12, 2010Fr. Joseph manages to connect grandma with KISS, mama with a dirty slugger, catgut with a knee bone, wrestling with a loser, and God Himself with bending the rules -- all in under 12 minutes! (This episode is taken from the new audio version of "We Came, We Saw, We Converted: The Lighter Side of Orthodoxy in America", available from Conciliar Press.)
Ixnay on XB? With a Shout!
May 18, 2007Christ is Risen and He is Ascended! What can we say? Hallelujah!
Ancient Faith Presents
New To Orthodoxy? Listen To This First
August 20, 2008Dn. Michael Hyatt is chairman of the Board of Trustees for Ancient Faith Ministries. He is the Founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, an online leadership development company dedicated to helping high achievers win at work and succeed at life. Formerly the CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Michael is also the New York Times bestselling author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World and the co-author of Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting.
Lent and Baseball
March 17, 2007Fr. Joseph draws from the wisdom of St. Theodore the Studite to help us endure the last half of Great Lent
Approaching the Wardrobe
Why Believe?: Part 3: Intuition About God
September 24, 2014Our own deepest intuitions about life fit the truths of the Christian faith.
I’m Not Gay; I Was Drawn This Way!
August 7, 2011What do you say when a ten-year-old says, "My best friend is gay"? How 'bout cartoon friends, can they be gay? Fr. Joseph wades in where even Elmer Fudd dares tread in this first episode of a two part series on . . . well, you know what the topic is.
Pranksters and Paddling
March 31, 2007In some cases a good old fashion paddling is in order. Fr. Joseph explains.
Bend the Rules
October 27, 2007It's called the new commandment and the greatest commandment. It is LOVE. And, sometimes, love must trump the rules as Fr. Joseph explains in this week's podcast.
August 7, 20141 Corinthians 14:6-19; Matthew 20:17-28.
The Morning Offering
December 5, 2014
From the Amvon
The Way of God’s Statutes
May 11, 2015Fr. John returns to the series on Psalm 118, and discusses verses 33-40.
Frederica Here and Now
The Theotokos and Prayers to the Saints
August 5, 2015Frederica reads another selection from her new book Welcome to the Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity, published by Paraclete Press.
March 29, 2016Genesis 7:1-5; Proverbs 8:32-9:11.
Sermons at St. Nicholas
Nurturing the Word of God in Us (Luke 8:5-15)
October 18, 2016The first parable that Jesus taught is the beloved Parable of the Sower. Fr Thomas explains its place in the scripture and its crucial importance in our lives.
June 28, 2017Romans 11:2-12; Matthew 11:20-26.
All Saints Homilies
The Humanization of Reality
December 29, 2017In the Incarnation, God assumes not only human nature, but also human experience. With respect to this, Fr. Pat Reardon talks about human memory, human speech, and human resolve
EVANGELISM: How Many Orthodox Does It Take To Change A Light bulb?
June 14, 2007The Great Commission just doesn't apply to us, right?
‘Twas the Week Before Nativity
December 15, 2007Just a few more days until the Nativity feast. With the fast, the shopping, the preparations....how are you doin'? Let us prepare? Yes. But regardless of how prepared we are, let us be thankful.
The Healing of Yuck
March 22, 2008Much like the pains of labor endured by a mother bearing a child, sometimes our journey back to healing is a painful one. And yet, the joy that comes with the new birth is far greater -- inexplicably greater -- than that which our cold heart endured. In the meantime, we must begin where we are.
Our Life in Christ
First Visit to an Orthodox Church: 12 Things I Wish I’d Known - Part 4
April 4, 2005
April 27, 2009Fr Joseph weighs in on the complications involving the simple proclamation "Christ is Risen!" and its various responses... such as "Yee-Haaw!"
Ewnay Yearay At Bill’s Bible, Bait & Tackle
September 14, 2009Did you ever try to find something even remotely Orthodox in your local superstore, gift shop, or bible book store? Chances are, you'll find all manner of things purporting to be spiritual, religious, new-fangled and Christian -- though nary even a wall calendar reflecting the Ancient Faith. Besides, what should you do when you do find one?
The Fast is Always Greener on the Other Side of the Firmament
February 16, 2010First it was "live podding," then the dread, the guilt and the heavens were separated from the earth (which, naturally, led to a parody of the theme song from "Green Acres"). Clean Monday blows through quickly; pigs don't fly, but kites do (and don't miss Fr. Joseph's fun outtakes at the very end).
Glory to God
Knowing What We Do Not Know
October 9, 2010To know God is the essence of the Christian life according to Scripture - though how we know God is sometimes difficult to describe. Fr. Stephen looks at the moment of hesitation with the words "nevertheless" and "and yet" and the room they provide for such knowledge to be acquired.
Back When I Was the Antichrist
May 4, 2011Everyone from Nero to Kissinger to Osama to GaGa has been believed to be the Antichrist. The weekly Bible study group at St. Joseph Church, Houston, is about to learn from—I mean, of—another one.
God’s a Steeler, Tebow’s Out, and Orthodixie Takes a Bow
January 17, 2012What caused the Steelers' dynasty in the seventies? (Of course it was Fr. Joseph.) What caused 35,000 folks to pray the "Our Father" in a football stadium? (Of course it was the Supreme Court.) Tim Tebow caused quite a stir in the NFL. (Only the Perfect makes perfect.) And Fr. Joseph takes a bow (but how do you say "hiatus"?).
Coffee Cup Commentaries
October 16, 2012
Roads From Emmaus
Sermon Mar. 31, 2013 (Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas)
April 1, 2013On this Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, Fr. Andrew discusses the on-going debate about how a Christian comes to know God.
April 01, 2013Genesis 6:9-22; Proverbs 8:1-21.
January 09, 2012Hebrews 11:17-23, 27-31; Mark 8:11-21.
October 25, 20101 Thessalonians 1:1-5; Luke 10:22-24.
September 08, 20092 Corinthians 12:20-13:2; Mark 4:24-34.
July 25, 20081 Corinthians 4:5-8; Matthew 13:44-54.
July 02, 2007Romans 16:17-24; Matthew 13:10-23.
From Bible Belt to Belleville: Orthodixie in Ontario
October 31, 2013Fr. Joseph speaks in Belleville, Ontario, at a seminar hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Lovely folks, lovely place. But like many of us, they have their work cut out for them—keeping Orthodox Christianity ALIVE in that little place. Here follows a few snippets from our time together.
October 3, 2014Ephesians 4:17-25; Luke 6:17-23.
But in the Parish Hall He Be All Like . . .
January 30, 2015Rumor has it that this episode is about gossip. But like I told someone else . . . don't tell anyone!
June 19, 2015Introduces newcomers to the characteristics of Orthodox worship and prepares them for participation in the Liturgy. Works well as a handout for first-time visitors to church and a guide to be read prior to services.
Frederica Here and Now
September 21, 2015Frederica explains what it means when we say that the Orthodox Church is changeless in a passage from her new book Welcome to the Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity, published by Paraclete Press.
- Creative Arts
- The Orthodox Church
Sermons at St. Nicholas
The True Christ and the True Faith (Jn 17:1-13)
June 15, 2016Cutting through the din of religious pluralism, Fr Thomas reminds us that the Orthodox Faith uniquely gives us everything for life, faith, and spiritual understanding.
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