ARK - July 18, 2008


Come Receive the Light: Facing Cancer With Faith

A truly remarkable episode! It features a touching discussion on death, dying and the Christian life with Fr. Luke Veronis, editor of a new booked entitled "Lynette's Hope: The Witness of Lynette Katherine Hoppe's Life and Death". Fr. Luke shares the story and journal entries of Lynette Hoppe, an Orthodox Christian who served as a missionary in Albania, even as she faced terminal cancer with courage and faith. Also, we replay an old interview with Lynette that we had aired several years ago, so you can hear her in her own words.

CRTL Study Guide: O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?

Fr. John Parker, pastor of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., reflects on Lynette's life (and death), and how we understand death as Orthodox Christians.

Icons in Sound: Hear the Divine Liturgy Like You've Never Heard It Before!

Another ground-breaking episode! On this week's "Icons in Sound" we are delighted to bring you a preview of Cappella Romana's newest CD, which was launched at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese's Clergy-Laity Congress. This is truly a history-making recording, on which the complete Divine Liturgy, in the English translation of the Thyateira Diocese, is chanted in authentic Byzantine style by expert, professional-caliber chanters, whose native language is English.

Theologically Thinking: Why Does the Orthodox Church Have Bishops?

Noted Orthodox scholar Fr. Thomas Hopko discusses the Biblical and Patristic reasons why the Orthodox Church is hierarchical.

Special Moments in Orthodoxy: What is Holy Tradition?

Fr. Ted Stylianapoulis, profesor of New Testament at Holy Cross Seminary, explains the relationship between Scripture and Holy Tradition in the Orthodox Church, and how to explain these issues to non-Orthodox Christians.

Get Wisdom: What's All This Talk About The 'End Times'?

Some Christians, especially those in media, spend a lot of time preaching about elaborate ways of interpreting the Bible that supposedly predict when Christ will return. What does the Orthodox Church teach about this? Find out on this week's episode of our weekly Bible study podcast.