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American Orthodox History
49 minutes | Jun 4, 2012
This Week in American Orthodox History (June 4-8)
This week, Matthew Namee and new co-host Aram Sarkisian discuss, among other things, the Russian Mission in North America, the consecration of Bishop Arseny of Winnipeg, three fascinating early parish priests, and the time Jimmy Carter awarded Archbishop Iakovos the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
19 minutes | Mar 20, 2012
This Week in American Orthodox History (March 19-23)
In this episode, Matthew discusses, among other things, some influential early convert priests, the Romanian Bishop Polycarp Morusca, a 1940s attempt at jurisdictional unity, and the renowned church historian Jaroslav Pelikan.
18 minutes | Mar 12, 2012
This Week in American Orthodox History (March 12-18)
Matthew discusses Philip Ludwell III, St. Alexis Toth, Archimandrite Theoclitos Triantafilides, and others.
13 minutes | Mar 5, 2012
This Week in American Orthodox History (March 5-11)
Matthew discusses Archbishop Arseny of Winnipeg, the first Orthodox chapel in Oregon, the first All-American Sobor, the funeral of St. Raphael Hawaweeny, and the life of the early Greek priest Fr. Kallinikos Kanellas.
15 minutes | Feb 29, 2012
Fr. Kallinikos Delveis
Matthew recounts the story of Fr. Kallinikos Delveis, the first priest of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in New York.
6 minutes | Nov 7, 2011
The Homilies of St. Raphael Hawaweeny
On this special episode of American Orthodox History, recorded at the first symposium on American Orthodox History at Princeton University, Matthew interviews Samuel Noble, a doctoral candidate at Yale University who has been translating from Arabic the homilies of St. Raphael Hawaweeny.
13 minutes | Oct 19, 2011
St. Tikhon, Enlightener of America
On this special episode of American Orthodox History, recorded at the first symposium on American Orthodox History at Princeton University, Matthew interviews Scott Kenworthy, Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Religion at the University of Miami of Ohio, about St. Tikhon, Enlightener of America.
40 minutes | Jul 12, 2011
Orthodoxy: Yesterday and Today
Matthew speaks at the Fortieth Biennial Clergy Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in Atlanta, Georgia.
33 minutes | Jun 12, 2010
Bishop Basil and the Episcopal Assembly
Matthew Namee talks with His Grace Bishop Basil, the newly elected Secretary of the Episcopal Assemblies. We learn of his impressions of the historic May 26-28 gathering in New York as well as the assignment he has been given to coordinate the work of the committees that will be formed leading up eventually to a Great and Holy Council.
12 minutes | May 18, 2010
Our Best Chance Yet
After explaining why the past five attempts to achieve administrative unity in America have failed, Matthew tells us why the sixth attempt, which takes place this coming May 26th-28th, has a very good chance of succeeding.
15 minutes | Apr 27, 2010
The Stormy Petrel of the Cloth
Matthew tells the story of his favorite figure in American Orthodox History, a fiery Greek Orthodox priest from Philadelphia named Fr. Demetrios Petrides. Learn more HERE.
19 minutes | Apr 6, 2010
Matthew introduces us to one of the most prominent females in early American Orthodox history. Learn more HERE.
16 minutes | Mar 16, 2010
Metropolitan Antony Bashir
Matthew tells the story of Metropolitan Antony Bashir on the 44th anniversary of his death. Learn more HERE.
21 minutes | Mar 2, 2010
Bishop Nestor Dies at Sea
Matthew recounts another tragedy affecting the St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Cathedral in San Francisco. Learn more HERE.
37 minutes | Feb 3, 2010
The Mysterious Death of Fr. Paul Kedrolivansky
Matthew recounts the first of many scandals that have rocked the St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Cathedral in San Francisco and then explains why knowledge of such scandals is important. Learn more HERE.
17 minutes | Jan 20, 2010
American Feasts of Theophany
Matthew looks at a few of the ways in which Theophany has been celebrated throughout American Orthodox History. Learn more HERE and HERE.
64 minutes | Dec 16, 2009
Orthodoxy in Colonial Virginia
Matthew interviews Nicholas Chapman, the Managing Director of Orthodox Christian Books, about an 18th-century Orthodox convert from Virginia named Philip Ludwell III. Ludwell gave George Washington his commission in the army and was a cousin of George's wife Martha. Learn more HERE and HERE.
46 minutes | Dec 2, 2009
Before SCOBA, There was the Federation
Matthew interviews historian Fr. Oliver Herbel about a little-known—though very important—1940s precursor to SCOBA. Learn more HERE.
62 minutes | Nov 4, 2009
The American Orthodox Catholic Church
Matthew interviews Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Associate Director of the Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas, about another of the past attempts at Orthodox administrative unity. Learn more HERE.
55 minutes | Oct 21, 2009
The Russian Mission in America: Part Two
Matthew continues his discussion with Fr. John Erickson about one of the past attempts at Orthodox administrative unity. Learn more HERE.
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