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Bobby Maddex interviews author Susan Cushman about her life and her latest book, Pilgrim Interrupted. Pilgrim Interrupted is a collection of 35 essays, 3 poems, and 5 excerpts from Susan's novels and short stories. Coming of age during the turbulent 1960s in Jackson, Mississippi; marrying young and adopting three children; leaving the Presbyterian …
1 Timothy 1:8-14Luke 21:12-19
Join Fr. Harry as he speaks about parish health and growth.
Wisdom completes its survey of the Exodus, comparing the fates of the wise and the foolish.
Ezekiel 12-14; Psalms 129, 130; Proverbs 28:6·11; 3 John
In this episode, Fr. David looks back on his Watchful Eating journey.
Continuing their series on the sacraments of the Orthodox Church, Fr. Stephen and Fr. Andrew examine the holy mystery of chrismation. What is chrism? What does it do? How was chrism used in the Old Testament? Where is chrismation in the New Testament? What does it have to do with the Holy Spirit?
Following up on Part 1 with Melinda Johnson, join Bill and his guest John Maddex to explore his story, the story of Ancient Faith Ministries, and passing on the baton. Bill is planning a grueling cross-examination to uncover all the lessons learned and wisdom John has to offer.
“In today’s episode Dr. Jenkins continues his detour from the Trinitarian controversy to address matters pertaining to the Great Persecution, the second of several episodes on this topic. While the persecution begins in AD 303, events and confrontations happened before it that clearly signaled its approach, and this week we look at the story of the…
Ezekiel 8-11; Psalms 127, 128; Proverbs 28:1·5; 2 John
In this episode, Fr. David reflects on our departure from this life. What will we leave behind, and how will we be judged?
Fr. Noah Bushelli, Director of Saint Emmelia Ministries, offers a reflection on prayer through the words of St. Mark the Ascetic.
One of the most common fasting challenges we hear about during the Nativity fast is how to handle all the sweets! This episode discusses how to treat these sweets, how we might incorporate them into our celebrations with a fasting spirit, and what might help us fast from them so that we can prepare our hearts for the upcoming feast of the Nativity …
Ezekiel 4-7; Psalms 125, 126; Proverbs 27:25·29; 1 John 4:20-5:21
The great chasm in the parable of Lazarus and the rich man looms large in our imagination - what is it made of? Why does Abraham tell the rich man that it cannot be bridged? Fr Vincent Temirov explains that this chasm was created by the rich man himself, through his indifference to God and his neighbor throughout his earthly life. Fr Vincent cautio…
In this episode, Fr. David discusses the benefits of a monastic approach to watchfulness.
Fr. Thomas welcomes author Georgia Briggs to discuss her latest novel, The Fullness of Joy, and her previous powerful work, Icon. What motivates her stories that feature deep encounters with Truth and Love and that reach far beyond their intended audience? Text your comments and questions anytime to 412-206-5012 or give us a call during the live sh…
On Live with the Louhs, join the Louhs, Krya Limberakis, and Michael Sider-Rose of the Orthodox Volunteer Corps, to hear about the experiences of their first cohort.
Paul tells us in Galatians that if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed. In this homily from 2016, Fr. Pat takes a closer look at Abraham, considering historical fact, theological truth, and moral responsibility. The text is Galatians 3:23-4:5.
Ezekiel 1-3; Psalms 123, 124; Proverbs 27:21·24; 1 John 4:1·19
Ezekiel 1-3; Psalms 123, 124; Proverbs 27:21·24; 1 John 4:1·19
Our beloved holy Father Nicholas is, along with St George (and second to the All-holy Theotokos), probably the best-loved Saint of the Church. His numberless miracles through the ages, on behalf of the countless Christians who have called on him, cannot be told. He was born in Lycia (in Asia Minor) around the end of the third century, to pious Ch…
In this episode, Fr. David discusses a challenging passage and its hidden metaphor.
"Determined to impose the union of the Churches accepted under pressure at the Council of Lyon (1274) to secure Papal support for the Byzantine Empire, Michael VIII Palaeologos sent troops to Mount Athos, the stronghold of Orthodoxy and centre of opposition to his policy, with orders to take sanguinary measures against monks who would not recognize…
1 Timothy 1:1-7Luke 20:27-44
Lamentations 5; Psalms 121, 122; Proverbs 27:16·20; 1 John 2:28-3:24
In this episode, Fr. David discusses choices - and how God reaches us through all of them.
'Saint Barbara was from Heliopolis of Phoenicia and lived during the reign of Maximian. She was the daughter of a certain idolater named Dioscorus. When Barbara came of age, she was enlightened in her pure heart and secretly believed in the Holy Trinity. About this time Dioscorus began building a bath-house; before it was finished he was required t…
Lamentations 4; Psalms 119, 120; Proverbs 27:11·15; 1 John 2:2·27
Lamentations 3; Psalm 118:161·176; Proverbs 27:6·10; 1 John 1:1-2:1
He was born into a Christian family at Nikopolis in Armenia. When he was eighteen his parents died, and with twelve other young men he established a small monastery. After a few years, much against his will he was made Bishop of Colonia, but he continued to live the ascetic life of a monk. After nine years of service as bishop, discouraged by the w…
2 Thessalonians 3:6-18Luke 20:19-26
Lamentations 2; Psalm 118:145·160; Proverbs 27:1·5; 2 Peter 3
He prophesied in the time of Joachim, just before the Jewish people were taken into captivity in Babylon. He himself escaped captivity, and after Jerusalem was destroyed, returned to his homeland. Once he was taking some food to his harvesters when an Angel transported him to Babylon to feed the Prophet Daniel in the lions' den, then bore him back …
In this episode, Fr. David discusses how God calls us
2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5Luke 20:9-18
Lamentations 1; Psalm 118:129·144; Proverbs 26:24·29; 2 Peter 2
In this episode, Fr. David discusses what awaits those of us who are able to empty our heart of images & thoughts
Fr. Stephen discusses trauma and how to handle it as a Christian with Fr. David Subu of the Young Adult Ministry at St. Mary Orthodox Church in Falls Church, Virginia.