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.

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…

Jul 03, 2015

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…

May 07, 2015

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…

Apr 17, 2015

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…

Dec 23, 2014

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….

Dec 23, 2014

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…

Sep 04, 2014

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….

Aug 15, 2014

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…

Aug 07, 2014

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…

Aug 07, 2014

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…

Jun 27, 2014

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,…

Jun 24, 2014

Let’s Go Clubbing

What is the purpose of the church? Why do we have it or need it? Join Chuck Powell, who has since become Fr. Barnabas Powell, as he asks the question:…

Jun 21, 2014

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