Saturday, May 21, 2011

Read-Along Updates!

St Jude

The Read-Along has resumed! Here are lessons 5 and 6 for you to download. For each lesson you complete, you can earn 1 credit. Send your completed homework to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com for credit.

Download Lesson 5 now.

Download Lesson 6 now.

Friday, May 6, 2011

New Podcast Series: Christ in the Gospels

St Matthew

St. Grergory the Theologian said that "Matthew wrote the miracles of Christ for the Hebrews, Mark for Italy, Luke for Greece; John, the great herald who walked in the heavens, for all." Prof. George Parsenios joins us for the first installment of a 5 part series on Christ in the Gospels. But first, Fr. Oliver Herbel looks at change in Orthodox services, and warns against grabbing on to something that is ancient and old simply because it is ancient and old. Listen to Part 1 now.

You can earn one credit for listening to this podcast. Simply listen, fill out the Podcast Worksheet (under the Lessons/Homework tab) and e-mail your completed work to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Understanding Orthodox Worship

The Resurrection

 One more podcast for you!

On Worship in Spirit and Truth, join Dr. Demetrios Katos will have a message entitled "Christ is Risen." How well do you understand the worship of the Orthodox Church? As Orthodox Christians, we go to liturgical services throughout our lives, often only dimly aware of the power and meaning of what is happening around us. In this podcast episode, Dr. Katos explains the services celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Listen now.

You can receive one credit for listening to this podcast and filling out the podcast worksheet (under the Lessons/Homework tab). E-mail your completed work to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com.

And here is an online resource on the lives of the saints: the Internet Medieval Sourcebook on Saints' Lives, located on the Fordham University website. The sourcebook contains a wealth of saints stories ranging over many centuries of Christian history: early Christian martyrs, monks, Patristic era Saints, Byzantine and Celtic saints and many, many more are covered. Don't miss this outstanding, free collection online!

Monday, May 2, 2011

After Pascha Podcasts

Assurance of Thomas

 Here are some podcasts to keep you reflecting on the Pascha message. Let's keep Pascha in our hearts all the year!

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. Spiro Bobotas and Fr. Barnabas Powell speak on A converts First Pascha and the Theology of the Paschal Hymns. Listen now.

On Theologically Thinking, enjoy a reading of one of Fr. Stanley Harakas' essays originally written for the National Herald entitled "Thomas experiences the Resurrection". Listen now.

On Harmony of Thunder, Fr. David Smith discusses the celebration of Pascha and the Sermon of St. John Chryssostom. Listen now.

You can receive 1 credit for each podcast you listen to. Simply listen, fill out the Podcast Worksheet (available on the Lessons/Homework tab) and e-mail it to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com!