Monasticism in the Life of the Church

Monasticism in the Life of the Church

In this episode of Our Life in Christ and in America, Bill Hinkle interviews Fr. Peter Heers, an American priest serving as the rector of St. Elias the Prophet Orthodox Church in Thessaloniki, Greece. Fr. Heers shares his perspectives on his ministry there, as well as the importance of monasticism...

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Bosnia’s Flood Survivors Face Slow and Difficult Recovery

Bosnia’s Flood Survivors Face Slow and Difficult Recovery

CAPTION: Furniture and household items that once filled family homes are now piles of waterlogged debris along the streets of Ĺ amac, Bosnia. More than 4,500 homes, along with area farms and businesses were submerged under more than five feet of water for over a week as record breaking rainfall flooded...

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Truth Telling

Truth Telling

Truth telling can be life-changing, dangerous, liberating. In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells us that we will know the truth, and “the truth will make you free.” (John 8:32). Listen in as Aristotle Papanikolaou talks with us about truth telling and how it influences our understanding of ourselves, sin,...

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What do you know about the Nicene Creed?

What do you know about the Nicene Creed?

Fr. Thomas Hopko joins us to talk about the Creed we Orthodox recite every Sunday in church. Although most of us have memorized it, there is always more to learn about its origins and its meaning, both in church history and in our life of faith. For example, did you...

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Embracing the Blessing of Exquisite Pain

Embracing the Blessing of Exquisite Pain

Every year when Pascha ends, I start to eagerly anticipate the next one, the next opportunity to completely focus on my faith and forget the rest of my earthly obligations. In the Orthodox faith, we are gifted with an abundance of fasts, feast days and other opportunities to embrace what...

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Daily Mail: Russian Orthodox Priest Rows from Chile to Australia

Daily Mail: Russian Orthodox Priest Rows from Chile to Australia

In the tradition of other great spiritual journeys, Russian Orthodox Priest Fr. Fedor Konyukhov spent 160 days alone on the sea, relying on his faith in God to bring him and his one-man ocean row boat safely across the Pacific Ocean. ‘I did this crossing only with the help of...

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Poems about the Theotokos

Poems about the Theotokos

In this final episode in preparation for the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, Fr. David Smith shares two of his favorite poems on the Theotokos: Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Of the Death of Mary, Three Pieces,” and Gerard Manley Hopkins’ “The Blessed Virgin Compared to the Air...

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