Fasting: What and Why (audio, Deacon Michael Hyatt)

In this two part series, recorded as part of an adult education class at St. Ignatius Antiochian Orthodox Church in Franklin, TN, Deacon Michael Hyatt helps us understand the basic motivations for the practice of fasting in the Orthodox Church. These lectures are part of the podcast series At the Intersection of East and West from Ancient Faith Radio.

On Orthodox Birth Rites: A Journey With Christ

by Fr. Richard Rene The initiation of a newborn child into the Church is a journey into Christ’s own life. This process culminates in the child’s baptism and reception of the Eucharist, but it actually begins shortly after birth, when the priest offers prayers for the physical and spiritual healing of both the mother and … Read more