ARK - August 8, 2008


Dear Friends of OCN,

What a week! All our shows are back, now that a couple have returned from their summer siesta. You can listen to all 10 of them by clicking on the links below or by tuning in to any of our 27 online Orthodox radio stations at the listed times (EST).

Please feel free to forward, re-purpose, share or use any of this content in your own circles, Web sites or parishes -- especially if your Church has its own online radio station from OCN. I've included a couple of small graphics for that purpose.

Finally, please note that everyone who registers as a member of the OCN Web site ( during August will be eligible to win a copy of the new, complete Orthodox Study Bible. Weekly drawings will be held. Spread the word and join up yourself, if you haven't already.

Yours in Christ,



Come Receive the Light: Princess Ileana of Romania

Bev. Cooke, whose newest book is entitled Royal Monastic: Princess Ileana of Romania, talks with Fr. Chris about Princess Ileana's life, struggles and witness. While remaining a faithful member of the Orthodox Church, she weathered turbulent times, raised six children, and, eventually, became the abbess of an Orthodox convent in the United States. Also, Fr. Chris speaks about the Dormition of the Theotokos.

Also on every ARK and RUDDER @ 11 AM & 7 PM, every day except Tues & Thurs.

Special Moments in Orthodoxy: Human Rights, Religious Freedom and the Ecumenical Patriarchate

On this week's episode, Jay Sekulow, an attorney who has argued on behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the European Court of Human Rights, discusses the current status of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. This speech was recorded during a special breakfast for the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the recent Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Archdiocese.

Also on every ARK and RUDDER @ 11 PM on Mon, Wed, & Fri.

Theologically Thinking: Educating the Next Generation of Church Leaders

Fr. Nicholas Triantafilou, President of Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, speaks with Fr. Chris about the current state and future of America's only Orthodox Christian college.

Also on every ARK and RUDDER @ 10 AM on Mon, Wed, Fri, or 2 PM other days.

Just Thinking: Remembering Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Fr. Chris talks with Rod Dreher of the Dallas Morning News about the life and recent death of Orthodox literary giant Alexander Solzhenitsyn. As Rod points out, this event closes an entire chapter of human history. Solzhenitsyn was the first to expose the Gulag and the other crimes of the Soviet Union. But he did more, as Solzhenitsyn spoke to the world in a voice that resonated with the prophetic witness of the Orthodox Church.

Also on every ARK and RUDDER @ 9:15 AM & PM every weekday.

Journeys to Orthodoxy: From New Zealand to Haiti to Graphic Artist in the Orthodox Church

Meet Cameron Throp, a former missionary for Youth With A Mission (YWAM), on this week's episode of our newest show. Host Jacob Lee talks with those who have searched for spiritual truth - often in remarkable ways - and ultimately found what they are looking for in the Orthodox Christian Church.

OCN Now: Remembering the Mississippi River Bridge Collapse

In this week's episode of OCN Now, we remember the Mississippi River Bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota with Fr. Rick Andrews, who continues to minister to the families of those who died or were injured.

Also on every ARK and RUDDER @ 12:30 AM & PM every weekday.

Get Wisdom: Orthodox Bible Study

On this week's Bible study program, we examine St. Peter's betrayal of Jesus.

Also on every ARK @ Sat & Sun @ 11 AM & 5 PM.

Orthodox Teen Talk Online: St. Stephen's Camp

This week on Orthodox Teen Talk Online, join Fr. Chris and an energetic group of teens as they spend a week at St. Stephen's Camp during Session III.

Turning to the Fathers: Experiencing the Holy Spirit in Prayer

Fr. John McGuckin relates the teachings of the Church Fathers to modern life.

Icons in Sound: The Dormition of the Mother of God

Join host Vlad Morosan for the beautiful and theologically rich hymns of this upcoming Feast of the Church. (This episode will be available shortly)

Also on the RUDDER @ 11 AM & 7 PM on Tues and Thurs, or 10 PM on Mon, Wed, Fri.

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