Interpreting the Gospel of John

Interpreting the Gospel of John

In honor of St. John Chrysostom’s Feast Day on November 13, we will explore that great Saint and Preacher’s excellence in homilies. On Harmony of Thunder, we will hear his interpretation of the Gospel of John. Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network on Google+.

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Interpreting the Gospel of John

Interpreting the Gospel of John

In honor of St. John Chrysostom’s Feast Day on November 13, we will explore that great Saint and Preacher’s excellence in homilies. On Harmony of Thunder, we will hear his interpretation of the Gospel of John.

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Picture of Zacchaeus

Picture of Zacchaeus

St. Gregory Palamas paints a picture of Zacchaeus (St. Luke 19:1-10) as a man who wanted both sin and salvation, the old law and the new testament, riches and poverty. Listen to this week’s Harmony of Thunder as Fr. David Smith explores St. Gregory Palamas’ remarkable sermon and reveals the...

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A Modern Debate in Ancient Times

A Modern Debate in Ancient Times

The more things change, the more they stay the same! On Harmony of Thunder, we face the question: “What was the Evolution vs. Creationism debate like in the fourth century? Was there even a debate happening at the time?” You bet there was, and St. Basil the Great put himself...

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Dormition of the Theotokos, Part 3

Dormition of the Theotokos, Part 3

In this third episode of his series on the sermon of Patriarch Modestus, Fr. David Smith helps us explore why it is so important for Christians to observe the fast and feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. Taking us once again to this important sermon, Fr. David asks us...

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Ladder of Divine Ascent

Ladder of Divine Ascent

On Harmony of Thunder, for the Sunday of St. John Climacus, we hear a reflection from Fr. David Smith on the Ladder of Divine Ascent. Why would you work to assure your salvation?

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Thoughts on St. Mary of Egypt

Thoughts on St. Mary of Egypt

On Harmony of Thunder, Fr. David Smith shares thoughts on St. Mary of Egypt.  Listen Now. ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America . It is a recognized leader in the Orthodox Media field...

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Sunday of the Holy Cross

Sunday of the Holy Cross

On Harmony of Thunder, Fr. David Smith speaks on the Sunday of the Holy Cross, the mid-way point of Lent that reminds us that if anyone wishes to follow Christ, let them deny themselves, pick up their cross, follow Him.

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Sermons of St. Gregory Palamas

Sermons of St. Gregory Palamas

On Harmony of Thunder, we explore the importance of St. Gregory Palamas, the theme for the second Sunday of Lent, in “The Sermons of St. Gregory Palamas.”

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Icons and the Sunday of Orthodoxy

Icons and the Sunday of Orthodoxy

On Harmony of Thunder, Fr. David Smith tells us about the true meaning of Icons and the Sunday of Orthodoxy.

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Unexpected Forgiveness

Unexpected Forgiveness

The Prodigal Son discovered a new beginning through unexpected forgiveness. On Harmony of Thunder, Fr. David Smith describes the way St. Gregory Palamas interpreted this important parable.

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