Should You Be a Martyr?

Should You Be a Martyr?

Listen Now.  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...

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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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Let’s Go Clubbing

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: what’s the primary task of a Christian Church? Some say it’s just a religious club, some say it’s meant to...

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Orthodoxy in Romania

Orthodoxy in Romania

On Special Moments in Orthodox, Dr. Keith Massey presents a video podcast report from Romania. Many Americans hear “Romania” and immediately think of Dracula. In fact, you’ll learn that Romania is a thriving Orthodox country. It suffered under Communist oppression for many years, but the Church survived and now is...

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Why Are You In Church?

Why Are You In Church?

Countless men and women over the centuries have defended the Truth of Orthodox Christianity, sometimes offering their blood in martyrdom. Why would someone stand up with such boldness? Why Orthodoxy and not some other Church? Why are you a member of the Orthodox Church and not some other Church? Have...

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The Orthodox Church and the Book of Revelation

The Orthodox Church and the Book of Revelation

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/TT_2012/TT_121109.mp3 Many people are so confused by the Book of Revelation that they don’t read it. But did you know that it speaks about the Orthodox Church? It does! In this intriguing episode, Fr. Thomas Hopko explains how the Book of Revelation depicts the Orthodox Church and what takes place...

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Peace, Faith, and War

Peace, Faith, and War

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/TT/TT_2012/TT_121228.mp3 Why is peace so important to us, as human beings? The world around us is full of war, disaster, hatred, and struggle. Our own inner world can be scarred by sadness and anxiety. Yet no matter how hard it is to find, we keep seeking peace. Why? And where...

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Welcome Home – There Are No Strangers in God’s House

Welcome Home – There Are No Strangers in God’s House

In God’s house, there are no strangers, but what about in our day-to-day world? Most of us are literally surrounded by strangers. How many of us know the people who live in every house in our own neighborhood, even on our own street? Fr. Athanasios Haros recounts a meeting with...

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