The Cross of Christ is Foolishness to the World: A Swedish Lutheran Bishop Wars Against the Christian Faith

by John G. Panagiotou This week Bishop Eva Brunne of the Lutheran Church of Sweden proposed that the cross be removed from the Seamen’s Church in the Swedish city of Freeport to make it more “inviting” to non-Christian sailors. “Making a room available for people of other faiths does not mean that we are not defenders of our own faith," she said. "Priests are called to … [Read more...]

Jonathan Swift Revisited

By Mary Lowell J.S. at his best never divined a more progressive audience for his decivilizing design put forth in jest three centuries before the lucrative trade in tender morsels scored in a petri dish. To alleviate poverty and hunger he suggests we eat our own roasted or boiled with sundry condiments for the savory sustenance of reunion picnics, crème d’infant or rare pink … [Read more...]

Orthodox Bishops Assembly Releases New Study on Orthodox Generosity and Giving to the Church

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has released a new study today, "Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes." The 138-page report is accompanied by a brief summary that shares the highlights of the study. The study was prepared by the Assembly’s research coordinator, Alexei … [Read more...]

Wesley J. Smith: Will Progressives Require Doctors to Kill?

Source: First Things By Wesley J. Smith Secularist threats against religious liberty are spreading like a stain. Thus, I was attracted immediately to Bruce Abramson's Mosaic column, How Jews Can Help Christians Live as a Creative Minority. Abramson warns Christians that the space to practice their faith in the way they live is shrinking. Tell me something I don’t know, I thought. … [Read more...]

Patriarch Kirill and Russian Orthodoxy Deserve Respect Not Insults: An Open Letter to George Weigel*

by Fr. Alexander F. C. Webster, James George Jatras, and Fr. Victor Potapov I. Introduction As longtime friendly colleagues in the pursuit of a faithful Christian public moral witness in America, we are profoundly saddened and shocked at your unfounded, insulting accusations against the moral integrity of the senior leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church since the Ukrainian crisis erupted in … [Read more...]

Ancient Faith Today: David Daleiden – The Man Behind the Planned Parenthood Exposé [AUDIO]

Moral courage is an attribute of authentic faith in Christ. David Daleiden, the director of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and a pro-life activist, has courageously pulled back the curtains on Planned Parenthood and exposed crimes against humanity that rival what we previously attributed to evil regimes like Nazi Germany. People take umbrage at the suggestion that Planned Parenthood and … [Read more...]

Nature and City in the Greek East

The poet seems to suggest that we can now find the natural city only in the imagination. The bridge for the modernist poet is now an interior, and even a psychological function. It was not always so. Source: Πεμτουσια (Pemtousia) By Bruce Seraphim Foltz The beauty of the city is not as heretofore scattered over it in patches, but covers the whole area like a robe woven to the fringe. … [Read more...]

Orthodox Lectures at Acton University, June 2015 [AUDIO]

Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to present the Orthodox lectures from the 2015 Acton University, a week long event that draws people from around the world which took place this past June. The lectures were delivered by Frs. Johannes Jacobse, Gregory Jensen and Michael Butler. Two more lectures were delivered by Dylan Pahlman, research fellow at the Acton Institute. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: … [Read more...]

Recreation and Re-Creation [VIDEO]

Classically trained iconographer, Lynette Hull, draws fascinating parallels between contemporary and ancient icons. About Lynette Hull From Orthodox Arts Journal: In 2004, Lynette Hull discovered iconography by taking a class advertised in a local newspaper. Smitten with the process of iconography and the theology behind the process, Lynette pursued further study which lead to her … [Read more...]

Mary: The Example to All Christians

By John G. Panagiotou Mary of Nazareth has been given many titles over the last two millennia. She is called the Virgin Mary, Theotokos (Greek: “Birthgiver of God”), Panagia (Greek: “All Holy One”), the Blessed Mother and Our Lady to name a few. No other woman has achieved such enduring fame and influence than has Jesus’ mother Mary. Through eyes of the world, … [Read more...]

Planned Inhumanities: From Roe to Obergefell

Source: The Public Discourse By Robert Oscar Lopez Consider the intellectual consequences of the foundational belief that humanity can be “planned.” Such a belief means that humans can be edited and arranged; it makes children into objects rather than subjects. I am, perhaps, an outlier on the current Planned Parenthood scandal. I am not shocked that high-ranking officials in … [Read more...]

The Meaning of Grace for the Christian

By John G. Panagiotou Do Something With Your Life As Christians, we are called to go into the world a little more sensitive, a little more different than when we arrive on this planet at conception. We are called to eternal life in the Kingdom of God with Jesus Christ and to lead others to that same destination. If that hasn’t been accomplished then the main objective of our lives has … [Read more...]