Theological and Historical Aspects of Lent

Theological and Historical Aspects of Lent

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios spoke to the staff and students of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology during the Annual Clean Monday Retreat. Listen as he addresses theological and historical perspectives of the Lenten Journey that awaits Orthodox Christians. This deep lesson of the larger soteriological issues...

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For God is With Us

For God is With Us

Does God suffer when we suffer? Listen as His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia answers this question during a U.S lecture tour on aspects of Divine Compassion. In this recording, he is addressing the faithful at SS. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, IL. The lecture was...

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It’s About Personal Relationships

It’s About Personal Relationships

Fr. William Chiganos addresses the Young Ruler’s sadness (Luke 18:18-23) regarding the answer he was given when he asked Christ about inheriting eternal life.  Was Christ’s answer so impossible?  Fr. William reminds us to always love people more than things, and to do our best as long as we can and as...

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Crown them with Glory

Crown them with Glory

Marriage as martyrdom?  We have Fr. Nikolai Meyer of the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in New Hartford, NY, to speak with us about a new website, Crown Them with Glory.  It’s a witness to the Orthodox understanding of marriage, sacrificial love, and staying true to Christ.  It also contains information...

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How Does Christmas Work?

How Does Christmas Work?

For many people, Christmas comes every year as surely as the sun comes up. It’s like death and taxes – nothing could prevent it…or could it? When you look closely at the real story of Christmas, you will discover what a miracle it was. Fr. Chris Metropulos draws our attention...

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What is Christmas without Christ?

What is Christmas without Christ?

Noted Orthodox scholar Fr. John McGuckin offers a fresh perspective on the chronic problem of celebrating an Orthodox feast amidst powerful secular influences. Hear his surprising interpretation of “Happy Holidays,” a phrase which is often criticized in Christian circles. Fr. John confronts the temptation to judge those who are not...

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Should You Be a Martyr?

Should You Be a Martyr?

At a time when Christians in the Middle East are suffering and dying for the Faith, contemplate a reading of one of Fr. Stanley Harakas’ essays originally written for the National Herald entitled “Should you be a martyr?” Listen to Fr. Stanley’s words about what it means to be a...

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Bodily and Spiritual Ascension of the Theotokos

Bodily and Spiritual Ascension of the Theotokos

In this week’s episode of Theologically Thinking, Fr. William Chiganos speaks about The Dormition of the Virgin Mary, Her Bodily and Spiritual Ascension. _______________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network on Google+.

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Dormition of the Theotokos, Part 2

Dormition of the Theotokos, Part 2

Listen to this second part of the series on the sermon of Patriarch Modestus on the Dormition of the Theotokos. Orthodox Christians know that great spiritual benefits come to us when we celebrate the feasts of the church, especially the Dormition, the feast that we precede with a 14 day...

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Dormition of the Theotokos, Part 1

Dormition of the Theotokos, Part 1

This podcast begins a 4-part series looking at one particular sermon, “An Encomium on the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady, Mary, Mother of God and Ever Virgin by our Father the Holy Modestus, Archbishop of Jerusalem.” This Orthodox podcast series will help Orthodox Christians as we progress through the...

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Saint John Chyrsostom Exhorts Us to Pay Attention to the Sermon

Saint John Chyrsostom Exhorts Us to Pay Attention to the Sermon

Few people, sitting down with friends to watch a major sports event, would remind each other to pay attention. When we are being entertained, it isn’t hard to pay attention. But how many of us can muster the same attentiveness during the sermon in church? In this episode, Fr. David...

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Saint Gregory the Theologian on Prayer

Saint Gregory the Theologian on Prayer

If prayer is speech with God, then understanding God must be a part of learning about prayer. Saint Gregory the Theologian offers us wisdom on both topics, and our own spiritual journey. Listen as Fr. John speaks about St. Gregory’s words: “God is to the Spiritual intellect what the sun is...

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