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56 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
July 18, 2021
Fr. Evan discusses the Church's approach to creationism. What does the Church say about cremation. Fr.Evan shares wisdom for a newly crismated individual struggling with response from family and friends. And Fr. Evan provides explanation of the reading from the book of Acts 13.
60 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Fr. Evan shares advice on how to keep pride from entering in. Explains the different parts of the Divine Liturgy and why it is an "open" Liturgy. He gives advice on praying for non-Orthodox departed and gives helpful tips on developing a prayer rule.
68 minutes | May 24, 2021
May 23, 2021
A combination of pre-recorded, email, and live phone calls make up this edition of Orthodoxy Live. Fr. Evan gets questions about lifetime confessions, an early Church understanding of Bishops, a place in the Church for divorced Christians, and the role of miracles.
57 minutes | May 10, 2021
May 9, 2021
Fr. Evan gives a short explanation about how St. Thomas Sunday relates to Bright Week. He addresses the the issue of suicide and what the response of the church needs to be. What is a healthy view of martyrdom, and what can we benefit from the martyrs within the Orthodox Church? Fr. Evan gives pastoral advice to a caller regarding entering into the Orthodox faith.
60 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
April 18, 2021
Fr. Evan discusses the lives of the saints, the ascetic life in a domestic setting, how to pray for our loved ones even though they may not want our prayers, confession by phone call, and more!
60 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
April 11, 2021
Fr. Evan gives explanations for Jesus saying “ my God why have you forsaken me “ and what the purpose and meaning is of The Ladder. The idea of a personal God and how to keep struggling through the Lenten fast s and why the canons of the church allow only one Divine Liturgy per day.
72 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
April 4, 2021
Fr. Evan answers caller questions about the Old Testament readings of Great Lent, the reason for leavened bread, an ethic for the treatment of animals, whether there is a moral imperative to get the vaccine, calendar issues in the Church, culturally inclusive parishes, whether the West and the East will ever commemorate Easter together, and why the Orthodox do not celebrate the Sabbath.
59 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
March 29, 2021
Fr. Evan answers live and pre-recorded questions on joining Protestant Bible studies as an Orthodox Christian, folk iconography, praying for the dead, salvation and sacraments, concentration during the Divine Liturgy, and more!
59 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
March 21, 2021
Fr. Evan explains the services and importance of the Canon of St. Andrew and the Compline services in the Orthodox Church. In The Divine Liturgy, what is meant by the phrase "mercy of peace"? He also answers a live caller question on fasting.
65 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
March 7, 2021
Fr. Evan interviews Fr. Alexander Goussetis about his new book Practicing Prayer and his work with the GOA Center for Family Care. He also answers questions from live callers about gender orientation, the difference between infant and adult participation in the Eucharist, and the practice of Orthodoxy without a nearby Orthodox Church.
61 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
February 28, 2021
Tonight Fr. Evan addresses questions on the history of authority and primacy within the Orthodox Church as well as the history of the Catholic papacy. The various traditions Orthodoxy practices regarding baptismal names or patron saints and why we have this practice.What is Christian unity and how do we work toward common ground within our communities?
63 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
February 21, 2021
Fr. Evan and his guest Fr. Chris Salamy explain to our callers and listeners why Orthodox Christians do not practice cremation. They also provide an Orthodox perspective on mindfulness practices and address what it means to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.
60 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
February 14, 2021
Fr. Evan answers questions about the Theotokos, miscarried babies, the Eucharist and expectant mothers, and Orthodox Church plants.
68 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
February 7, 2021
Fr. Evan answers questions regarding fasting, the history of the Theotokos, disagreement with our hierarchs, and the Covid vaccine.
53 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
January 24, 2021
Fr. Evan shares answers on Orthodox Christian burial rituals, blessed bread after communion, the teaching of the concept "little christ," and the role of Mary in the Orthodox Church.
59 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
January 17, 2021
Fr. Evan discusses the difference between an ordained priest preaching and a non-ordained individual preaching in the Orthodox Church. Can women teach? Fr. Evan also addresses the development and cultivation of church leadership, as well as humility.
64 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
January 10, 2021
Fr. Evan is joined by Dr. Timothy Patitsas, Professor of Ethics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary and Dean of Hellenic College, to discuss questions about the ethics of the COVID-19 vaccine and the ethics of vaccine development.
65 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
January 3, 2020
Fr. Evan explains how disruption can create opportunities for growth. He explains why God created Adam and Eve separately, but from one body, and addresses the question of human suffering. He also comments on our fragmented culture and the Church's role in healing our communities. He then offers a few reading recommendations from ccel.org and ancientfaithstore.com.
57 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
December 27, 2020
Fr. Evan addresses the ways in which lay persons can get involved in church leadership, the role of emotional intelligence and the ability to be honest as church leaders. He also offers advice on prayers for our loved ones who have or are leaving the church and faith. He recommends the Akathist to Jesus, Light to Those in Darkness, and answers questions about feeling less than worthy and on how God can use our interests to pursue His calling in our lives.
88 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
200th Episode Celebration!
We celebrate the 200th episode of Orthodoxy Live with call-ins from Dr. Jeannie Constantinou, Fr. Thomas Soroka, Bill Marianes, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, and Fr. Evan's wife, among others.
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