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The hosts finish up their conversation on the services of Pascha and Paschaltide by talking about some of the other traditions and rituals that put us into the Paschal pattern. This includes a discussion of keeping various doors open during Bright Week and Paschaltide. Enjoy the show!
The keynote address given at the Spring Conference of the Antiochian Orthodox Church of the Eastern U.S. at the Antiochian house of Studies, April 30, 2022.
The episode Dr. Jenkins welcomes back Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, as the two of them, sans chaperon, discuss the Anglo-Saxon world, especially in relation to the poem Beowulf. There are of course inevitable asides to Tolkien, the writing of history, the "death of the author," and the life of the mind.…
1 Chronicles 23-25; Psalm 118:33·48; Proverbs 25:27·31; John 9:13·41
In this episode, Fr. David discusses the Orthodox view on imagination in prayer
In her final episode as OCF’s Podcast Student Leader, Danielle was joined with Dn. Michael Hyatt. In their conversation about starting a new chapter, they discuss themes of work-life balance, boundaries, priorities, and authenticity. Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
What is prophecy? Who is a prophet? Do prophets predict the future? Does prophecy still happen in our times? What is the difference between a prophet and an apostle? How can we recognize a true prophet or prophecy? Join Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick as they look at the Biblical vision of the prophetic ministry.…
Ivan, the third son of a peasant family, refuses to be left behind when his brothers go to war against a dragonish monster. And a good thing, too! For his brothers prefer snoring to swordplay. After coming into a land scorched by the attacks of the monster, Ivan becomes the last man standing between the monster and the people of the Rus. But the tr…
The Areopagites host Anglican priest Fr. Wesley Walker to talk about how he sees the problems of deconstructionist Exvangelicalism, to talk disenchantment in the Evangelical world within which he was raised, and to share Raleigh in-jokes, but not before Fr. Andrew reveals his weird hobby of researching episcopi vagantes – and how they seem to be fo…
Join Michael for a discussion on how to understand and overcome the subtle spiritual deafness and spiritual blindness we can suffer from that leads to spiritual heart disease.
This week Dr. Jenkins examines the establishment of the Church's Apostolic succession as one tied to its Eucharistic ministry, a ministry rooted in the Old Testament, but given it by Divine appointment from Christ, and through His Apostles. Authors cited include Saints Hippolytus, Clement of Rome, and Ignatios of Antioch. Texts and notes are on my …
Join Kristina Wenger and Elissa Bjeletich Davis as they explore the story of the Ascension and its meaning for us in our daily lives.
1 Chronicles 20-22; Psalm 118:17·32; Proverbs 25:22·26; John 9:1·12
In this episode, Fr. David discusses a spiritual exercise for discerning the good and evil imprinted on our hearts
John Maddex sits down with Man of God producer Yelena Popovic to get an update on the results from the Spring showings in the US. She shares some good news about a Canadian release as well as the availability of streaming and downloads very soon.
In this episode Cynthia and Molly talk with Claire McGarry about discovering peace in tension. They also discuss closing the stress response cycle and redefining our view of “success”.
Fr. Andrew and Richard tackle “The Quest of Erebor,” a text found in Unfinished Tales that provides depth and context for The Hobbit. They talk about whether and how texts like this count as “Tolkien Apocrypha,” Thorin’s real opinion of Bilbo, and how flawed heroes fit into the larger story of both the Tolkien legendarium and the salvation of the w…
Christina and Emma, along with special guest and Effective Christian Ministry Cohort Director, Dr. Pres. Athanasia Kostakis, discuss the fantasy novel, Uprooted. They touch on how many gifts can work together, the responsibility of discipleship, and friendship. As always, what they're cooking.
1 Chronicles 16:36-19:19; Psalm 118:1·16; Proverbs 25:17·21; John 8:31·59
In this episode, Fr. David discusses how we must prepare for battle in the first moments of each day
Fr Alex Goussetis offers a Memorial Day message on ways to share our family history with our children.
4 Kingdoms 15:1-17:23; Psalm 107; Proverbs 23:33·36; John 3:22·36
" 'Sindon' means 'linen cloth,' and this saint was called 'the Sindonite' because he covered his naked body only with a linen cloth. He carried the Gospels in his hand. Serapion lived like the birds, with no roof and no cares, moving from one place to another. He gave his linen cloth to a poor wretch who was shivering with cold, and himself remaine…
4 Kingdoms 12-14; Psalms 106:31·43; Proverbs 23:28·32; John 3:1·21
Acts 8:40-9:19John 6:48-54
At a pagan festival in Thrace, when the Governor of the region was offering sacrifice to the idols, St Glyceria entered the temple and declared herself to be a handmaid of Christ. When the governor commanded her to make sacrifice to the gods, she overturned the statue of Zeus, smashing it to pieces. For this, and for her continued refusal to deny h…
In this episode, Fr. David discusses how precious the statutes of God are and how we know when we’re keeping them.
4 Kingdoms 10, 11; Psalms 106:15·30; Proverbs 23:24·27; John 2
Acts 8:26-39John 6:40-44
Saint Epiphanios was born a Jew in Palestine, but he and his sister came to faith in Christ and were baptized together. Epiphanios gave all his possessions to the poor and became a monk. He knew St Hilarion the great (October 31), and traveled among the monks of Egypt to learn their ways and wisdom. The fame of his virtue spread so widely that seve…
In this episode, Fr. David continues yesterday’s theme of Jesus as our helper and king
4 Kingdoms 8:7-9:37; Psalm 106:1·14; Proverbs 23:19·23; John 1:29·51
Acts 8:18-25John 6:35-39
The two saints were brothers, born in Thessalonica. St Methodius, the elder brother, served as a soldier for ten years before becoming a monk. Cyril was librarian at the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople; then he too became a monk. Their first missionary work was not among the Slavs: When the king of the Khazars (a Mongol people who then inhabited mu…
In this episode, Fr. David discusses the importance of calling out for Jesus to help us every time we sit down to eat
Acts 8:5-17John 6:27-33
4 Kingdoms 6:1-8:6; Psalm 105:32·48; Proverbs 23:13·18; John 1:1·28
He was one of the Twelve. He was born in Cana of Galilee; some accounts say that he was the bridegroom at the wedding at Cana, where the Lord Jesus performed his first sign (John ch. 2). After receiving the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, he preached the Gospel in Africa; he was privileged to die by crucifixion, like his Lord.…
In this episode, Fr. David discusses the positive side of humiliation and the need to avoid despair
Acts 6:8-7:5, 47-60John 4:46-54