Recently Transcribed Episodes
A Word from the Holy Fathers
Shall We Forgive? The Fathers on Forgiveness as the Gateway to Salvation
Episode date: March 09, 2013
Transcript published: March 15, 2013
He who would be reconciled to God and have peace with God must first be reconciled with his neighbor.
That short passage from St. Tikhon of Zadonsk is a fitting way to begin our reflections here in the week that will culminate in a Sunday committed to forgiveness and our entry into the Great Fast. Forgiveness, according to the Fathers, is the gateway into the life of repentance, and therefore to the kingdom of God. Forgiveness is the beginning and the necessary beginning for all true spiritual endeavors which will bring us closer to a loving God who himself is marked out by his forgiveness of our many transgressions.…
Priesthood (You Don’t Wanna Do That)
Episode date: September 03, 2010
Transcript published: March 12, 2013
Fr. Joseph Huneycutt: This is Fr. Joseph Huneycutt of the Orthodixie podcast. As of the time of this interview’s recording, I had worked with Fr. John Salem for five years at St. George Church, Houston. Fr. John is a funny, funny man. I thought he would be funny and silly while talking about the priesthood. I was greatly surprised. Not only was he very serious, the information about the nature of the priesthood is humbling. Take a listen.
The upcoming 2011 conference and festival theme and oratorical topic is centered around bishops, priests, and deacons. “Be mindful, O Lord, of the priesthood,…
Glory to God
Episode date: March 03, 2013
Transcript published: March 12, 2013
The human desire for justice is insatiable, and that’s a problem. It’s a problem because an insatiable desire can never be satisfied, just by definition. There is no end for our desire for justice. It’s a problem because many Christians use justice as a lens for understanding the work of our salvation. The Fathers have a term for insatiable desires. They call them “passions.” What human beings experience as a desire for justice is, in fact, not a virtue; it’s a passion, a disordered desire of the soul.
Virtues, that is, the desires that are rightly ordered, have a proper end to their desire.…
Ancient Faith Today
The Eastern Orthodox Approach to the Bible
Episode date: February 24, 2013
Transcript published: February 28, 2013
Mr. Kevin Allen: Welcome to Ancient Faith Today, Orthodox Media’s live listener call-in program on contemporary issues, through the lens of the tradition of the Eastern Orthodox Church. I am very pleased you are with us this evening. We’re streaming live right now, and we’ll be opening the lines and taking your live calls in about 15 minutes. The call-in number, as the announcer mentioned is 1-855-AF-RADIO. That’s 1-855-237-2346. Our chat room is now open, being moderated by Fr. John, and that’s ancientfaith.com/ancientfaithtoday, if you want to listen and chat. You can also find us on…
Becoming a Healing Presence
Internet Pornography - Part 2
Episode date: January 15, 2012
Transcript published: February 25, 2013
In the last podcast, I talked about internet pornography as a destroyer of purity of heart. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God on this earth. And I talked about the size of the problem, that it’s a hundred-billion-dollar industry, bringing in more money than the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and National Basketball [Association] all combined. And that our youth are viewing internet pornography in a great way: 87% of male youth and 31% of female youth say they watch internet pornography.
I’m going to continue today talking about—I want to get to the solution or what we can do about…