Are you Saved?

Posted on : August 20, 2009 | Category : Doctrine
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“Are you saved?” – A familiar question if you come from evangelical background but what does it mean to an Orthodox Christian? Text is written and read by Molly Sabourin a freelance writer focusing on issues of family, faith, and community.

She is also an Orthodox Christian, a wife, and a frenzied mother of four. Molly Sabourin broadcasts regularly in her ‘Close to Home’ program on Ancient Faith Radio (http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/closetohome)

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Salvation: Growing in the Likeness of God

Posted on : August 17, 2009 | Category : Doctrine
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Mr Jake Kurian gives an introduction to the Church’s teachings of Salvation, focusing on both Process (i.e., Theosis) and Person (i.e., Our Lord Jesus Christ). This talk was given at the Chicago MGOCSM Lenten Retreat at St Thomas Orthodox Church in Chicago on March 14, 2009

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What Happens When We Die?

Posted on : January 30, 2009 | Speaker: Fr. Thomas Hopko | Category : Doctrine
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In this episode, Rev. Fr. Thomas Hopko discusses the early Church teaching on what happens after we die, and clarifies the misunderstandings of the Western world on the original Christian teachings on the subject. Fr Hopko discusses the role of the Church and community in the salvation of all mankind, and how the Church is essential in God’s plan.

Orthodoxy Now produces 30-minute programs designed to educate and inform audiences about Orthodox Christianity. The show premiered on September 18, 2006 on Christian Associates (Channel 95) in the City of Pittsburgh and on Comcast ON DEMAND. Since then, the program has presented thoughful discussions on a wide range of topics of interest to Orthodox Christians, those exploring the Orthodox faith and others. More information on this Orthodox Ministry can be found at http://www.orthodoxynowtv.com.
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Salvation in Christ: The Orthodox Approach

Posted on : January 14, 2009 | Speaker: Met. Kallistos Ware | Category : Doctrine
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The Most Reverend Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, one of the world’s foremost Orthodox Christian author, teacher and scholar, gave this lecture at Seattle Pacific University to present the Orthodox teachings on Salvation in Christ. This event was part of the Alfred S. Palmer Lecture Series.
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Ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God

Posted on : December 30, 2008 | Speaker: Fr. Abraham Wassef | Category : Doctrine
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This is a video produced by dedicated believers from our sister Oriental Orthodox denomination, the Coptic Orthodox Church. This presentation gives an explanation on the Orthodox Christian teaching of the ever-virginity of Mother Mary.

Mark Nabeel Iskander of KustacMA Productions discusses common doubts that many Christians have on St Mary as the Ever-Virgin (i.e. a virgin before, during and after the birth of Christ, and for the entirety of her existence) with Coptic Orthodox Priest, Father Abraham Wassef.
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The Holy Trinity

Posted on : November 3, 2008 | Speaker: Jake Kurian | Category : Doctrine
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Jake Kurian is a student of St Tikhon’s Orthodox Seminary in South Canaan, PA, and here gives an introduction on the Church’s teachings of the Holy Trinity. This was the 3rd seminar of the Houston Faith Series, conducted on June 21, 2008 at St Thomas Orthodox Church in Stafford, Texas.

The seminarians currently studying at St Tikhon’s maintain a common blog which can be read at http://sotsindianorthodox.blogspot.com

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Christ and the One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church

Posted on : June 28, 2008 | Speaker: Tenny Thomas | Category : Doctrine
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Tenny Thomas, Director of FOCUS for the American Diocese of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church, introduced the topic of “Christ and the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church” during the first Orthodox Faith Seminar of 2008 was conducted at St Gregorios Orthodox Cathedral in Bellwood, IL on January 12, 2008.
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