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.

Reflection on St. Macarius

On Turning to the Fathers, Fr. John McGuckin shares a reflection on St. Macarius, whose Feast Day is January 19th.

May 20, 2013

A Prayerful Life

On Turning to the Fathers, continuing our exploration of prayer this month, we listen to a reflection on prayer from Fr. John McGuckin, drawing from the…

May 20, 2013

Dealing with Immorality in the Church at Corinth

Following our Theme of “Let’s Talk About Sex,” we sometimes assume that attention to this topic is only something modern. But the Early Church also…

May 16, 2013

The Myrrh-Bearing Women

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. Stanley Harakas will present a podcast on the Myrrh-Bearing Women. It was to the Myrrh-Bearing Women that the news of Christ’s…

May 16, 2013

Tardy Thomas

On Theologically Thinking, Keith Massey, PhD, presents “Tardy Thomas,” a reflection on the Sunday after Easter.

May 09, 2013

A Convert’s First Pascha

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. Spiro Bobotas and Fr. Barnabas Powell speak on a Convert’s First Pascha and the Theology of the Paschal Hymns.

May 02, 2013

Sacrament of Marriage

On Special Moments in Orthodoxy, we hear from David Ford on the high esteem in which St. John Chrysostom held the Sacrament of Marriage.

May 02, 2013

Icons in Sound: St. Basil the Great

Holy Week presents us with powerful experiences, liturgically and musically. On “Icons in Sound,” Vlad Morosan explores some of the musical and hymnographic…

Apr 25, 2013

How do we become Christ-Bearers?

On Special Moments in Orthodoxy, Fr. Christopher Metropulos delivers his Palm Sunday Sermon, “Christopher – How do we become Christ bearers?…

Apr 25, 2013

Thoughts on St. Mary of Egypt

On Harmony of Thunder, Fr. David Smith shares thoughts on St. Mary of Egypt.

Apr 18, 2013

St. Basil the Great

Throughout Lent, we have been celebrating the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. But who was this man? We can learn more about him from Paula Kerifides on…

Apr 18, 2013

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…

Apr 04, 2013

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