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Meet Caroline Langston

3/11/2019
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Elissa's guest is Caroline Langston. Caroline was received into the Eastern Orthodox Church in 1996, and was a founding faculty member in writing at the experimental Orthodox college, Rose Hill, in Aiken, South Carolina. Since 1998, she has lived in the Washington, D.C., area, and worked in foundation relations at NPR, The Center for Public Integrity, The Atlantic, and the Global Investigative Journalism Network. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple quarterlies, and her stories have...

Duration:01:48:34

Meet Melinda Johnson!

3/3/2019
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Melinda is the delightful, whimsical and energetic Director of Marketing (and Fun) for Ancient Faith Ministries, and the author of several books (The Other Side of the Bonfire, Letters to Saint Lydia, The Barn and the Book, Shepherding Sam and Piggy in Heaven). Melinda enjoys writing for children, knitting, walking and talking, recipe books with pictures, and friendly four-legged animals. She is truly a delight, and we're pretty sure you're going to love her.

Duration:01:42:39

Meet Kristina Wenger

2/24/2019
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This Sunday on Everyday Orthodox, meet the delightful Kristina Wenger! A mom of two who enjoys interacting with little people, she taught first grade and Sunday church school, homeschooled, and co-founded an educational organization. She works part time for the Antiochian Orthodox Department of Christian Education, managing several of their media ministries and writing curriculum. She is also a storyteller who voices some of Ancient Faith’s audiobooks, as well as the “Let Us Attend” and...

Duration:01:38:16

Get To Know Steve Christoforou

2/17/2019
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Steve Christoforou is best known for his media work on Be the Bee, Live the Word, We Are Orthodoxy, and Pop Culture Coffee Hour. He is also the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the GOA.

Duration:01:01:11

Meet Charles Youngblood

2/10/2019
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Elissa Bjeletich welcomes Charles Youngblood! From his work as an assistant Navy Chaplain (serving in combat in Iraq) to his years with the Crimes Against Children Division of the Waco police force, he has so much interesting and valuable experience to share. Now a student at St. Vlad’s, Charles hopes to make use of his training certification to help Orthodox communities fight child abuse and sex trafficking.

Duration:01:00:07

Meet the Louh’s

2/3/2019
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He's a cradle Orthodox priest who went to an Evangelical seminary. She's a Psychologist with her own practice as well as a Presvytera in a large parish. Together they host a live call in show on Ancient Faith Radio. Elissa talks to Fr. Nicholas and Dr. Roxanne Louh on Everyday Orthodox.

Duration:01:01:57

Meet Maria Georgeton

1/27/2019
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Maria Georgeton is an attorney and all around interesting person who is very involved in the Oratorical Festivals for the Greek Archdiocese.

Duration:01:00:21

Symeon van Donkelaar

1/20/2019
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Elissa Bleletich's guest tonight is Symeon van Donkelaar. He uses local wood, soil, plants, and even bones to make icons.

Duration:01:00:58

Matushka Anna Crawford on Miscarriage

1/13/2019
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Joining Elissa Bjeletich tonight is Matushka Anna Crawford the author of the excellent Orthodox resource for miscarriage and infancy loss,Lost Innocents, as well as the author of the blog, Praying With My Feet, and is the creative genius behind Cozy House Curios, a popular line of handmade items including censers and priest and nun dolls for children. Mentioned in the show was a Service after a miscarriage or still birth.

Duration:01:01:02

Meet Zoe Filutowski

1/6/2019
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Zoë Filutowski, a Greek Orthodox Christian from Orlando joins Elissa Bjeletich. You cannot help but love her, because she's so insightful and energetic and creative. They talk about growing up Orthodox, about following her artistic passions, about some neat trips she's taken with OCMC and about what's it like to be a single young adult in the Church today and what unique struggles and challenges she faces.

Duration:00:59:49

The Sharing of Sacred Space,Sacred Objects, and Holy People in the Byzantine Mediterranean

12/20/2018
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Fr Dcn. David-John Williams is the parish Deacon at Saint Petka Serbian Orthodox Church in San Marcos, San Diego California.Dcn David and his wife Lauren have two young children Zoe and Theodore. Both Lauren and David work in the area as educators. In addition to his diaconal ministry Dcn David is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Saint Katherine San Diego and a post-graduate researcher at the Hellenic Institute at Royal Holloway University of London. His Phd research...

Duration:02:03:22

Meet Alexandria Ritsi: Missionary, Mother, Teacher, and Radio Host

11/16/2018
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Elissa interviews Diakonissa Alexandria Ritsi, a teacher, photographer, radio show host, and leader of OCMC short-term mission teams. Serving as an OCMC Missionary in Albania, she is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and attended Hellenic College. Serving in Albania with her husband and son Moses Anastasios since 2013, Diakonissa Alexandria is blessed to work closely with Archbishop Anastasios, a modern day missionary and living saint.

Duration:01:00:46

Meet Fr. Kaleeg Hainsworth

11/1/2018
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The unlikely story of Fr. Kaleeg Hainsworth will give you renewed hope in the providence of God. Learn about his journey but also about his film project The Face of God, a documentary exploration into the beauty of God's creation.

Duration:01:01:27

Meet Sue Holland

10/25/2018
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Elissa interviews Sue Holland, the talented head chanter at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas. Sue has a Masters Degree in Voice Performance, with a focus on opera, and a beautiful voice. She and her husband, Brian, have been developing a ministry called “Bringing Your Brokenness," which welcomes people with issues from depression and anxiety to addiction to bring their brokenness to God and to His Body, the Church.

Duration:02:37:16

Meet Jorge and Stefanida Luque

10/4/2018
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Elissa Bjeletich introduces us to a delightful young newlywed couple who have had more than their share of challenges beyond just being newly wed. Jorge is battling cancer in the midst of studying for the priesthood yet their faith remains strong. You can help the Luque's on their Go Fund Me page.

Duration:01:01:09

Meet Jenny Stasinopoulos

9/27/2018
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Elissa interviews Jenny Stasinopoulos about public education and Orthodox youth ministry. Jenny likewise tells stories about life growing up in Oklahoma.

Duration:02:24:49

Meet Marlene Kosich

9/7/2018
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Elissa interviews Marlene Kosich. She lives in Northern California, and belongs to both the Serbian and Greek Irthodox communities. She is the grandmother of 5 boys, and Kuma (godmother) to Elissa’s husband, Marko! Kuma Marlene is a woman with hard-won faith and wisdom, and a fantastic sense of humor.

Duration:00:56:29

Introducing Adam Lockridge

8/23/2018
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Elissa interviews Adam Lockridge, the director of the St. Raphael Orthodox Online School.

Duration:01:00:50

Finding your Niche

8/9/2018
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Elissa interviews Anna Cory about finding your niche in the Orthodox Church on a brand new Everyday Orthodox, a live show on Ancient Faith Radio.

Duration:01:00:15

Introducing Pamela Dunteman

7/19/2018
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Elissa interviews Pamela Dunteman, a singer/musician and a mother of seven, grandmother of 13, who has lived most of her life in the Charismatic/Evangelical world, but who came home to Orthodoxy and is now living out the faith in the best parish in the world, located in Kansas City.

Duration:00:55:58