Thursday, January 01, 2009
Come Receive the Light Schedule of Programs for January 2009
Topics this month include Christians in Iraq, the story of an Orthodox woman who evangelized a whole country, and a look at one of the earliest Christian documents to discuss Baptism and the Eucharist.
Guests: Fr. Lawrence Farley & Karen Keck
Topics: The Bible & St. Nina, the Enlightener of Georgia
Fr. Lawrence Farley, author of many Orthodox Scriptural commentaries, discusses the relationship between the Bible and the Orthodox Church. Find out how the Bible was compiled, how Early Christians viewed Scripture and the place of Scripture in the Orthodox Church today. Also, Karen Keck speaks about the remarkable life of St. Nina, a Christian woman from the fourth century who evangelized the entire country of Georgia and thereby earned the title "Equal-to-the-Apostles."
Guest: Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou
Topic: Sacrament of Confession
Aristotle Papanikolaou, who teaches theology at Fordham University, talks about the Sacrament of Confession, how it's been misunderstood and why it's so important. Find out more about the Orthodox experience of the Sacrament and how it differs from some popular stereotypes.
Guest: Dr. Abraham Terian
Topic: Armenian Orthodoxy
Abraham Terian, Emeritus Professor of Armenian Theology and Patristics at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, offers listeners a brief introduction to the Armenian Orthodox Church and a look at his most recent book, a study of a fascinating text by Macarius, the Bishop of Jerusalem in the early fourth century. Find out more about Christology, the pastoral nature of the Church and the ancient Christian rites of Baptism and the Eucharist.
Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou
Topic: Christianity in the Middle East
We hear a lot about the Middle East on the news these days, but not very much about the Christian populations in places like Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Elizabeth Prodromou, who teaches International Relations at Boston Univeristy and serves as Commissioner on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, joins us to talk about the history and current plight of Christians in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
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