Orthodoxy Explained

Orthodoxy Explained draws on the fabulous wealth of OCN’s recorded archives to bring you the voices and perspectives of Orthodox priests and teachers, past and present, sharing the treasures of Orthodoxy. If you want to enrich your faith, satisfy your curiosity, or simply stretch your mind, you have come to the right place.

Readings for Palm Sunday

Fr. Steven Ritter finishes his look at the Sunday readings of Lent with this week’s episode on Palm Sunday. The readings are Philippians 4:4-9 and John…

Apr 10, 2014

Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt

This week, Fr. Steven Ritter looks at Hebrews 9:11-14 and Mark 10:32-45 as he continues his special Lenten series on the Sunday readings. The Epistle to…

Apr 02, 2014

Sunday of John Climacus

Fr. Steven Ritter continues his reflections on the Sunday readings of Lent, this week reflecting on Hebrews 6:13-20 and Mark 9:17-31. St. Paul’s…

Mar 26, 2014

Sunday of the Holy Cross

Join Fr. Steven Ritter as he discusses the significance of this Sunday’s readings of Hebrews 4:14 – 5:6 and Mark 8:34 – 9:1. St. Paul’s…

Mar 20, 2014

Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas

Join Fr. Steven Ritter as he discusses the significance of this Sunday’s readings of Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3 and Mark 2:1-12. St. Paul’s Letter…

Mar 13, 2014

Readings from Sunday of Orthodoxy

Fr. Steven Ritter of St. James Orthodox Mission in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is hosting a special 6-part series on the Sunday readings of Great Lent. This…

Mar 08, 2014

Expectations and Just Rewards

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. Athanasios Haros of the Transfiguration Church in Florence, SC talks to us about “Expectations and Just Rewards.” We…

Feb 19, 2014

St. Gregory Palamas and The Prodigal Son

St. Gregory Palamas preached a sermon on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son and interpreted the parable according to a very complex method. Listen to Harmony…

Feb 12, 2014

St. Maximus the Confessor

In Turning to the Fathers, noted scholar Fr. John McGuckin and Fr. Christopher Metropulos discuss the teachings of St. Maximus the Confessor. As we prepare…

Feb 05, 2014

Are You a Sinner?

On Theologically Thinking, we hear from Fr. Athanasios Haros. He reminds us that when we hear stories of judgment and sin in the Scriptures, most of us…

Feb 05, 2014

Presentation of Christ in the Temple

This week on Theologically Thinking, Fr. Bill Chiganos will discuss the presentation of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ to the Temple.

Jan 28, 2014

Who is your favorite saint?

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. William Chiganos asks, who is your favorite Saint? Fr. Bill tells us about the struggle of the Golden Century of Christianity…

Jan 22, 2014
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