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Frederica Here and Now

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Fresh reports every week from home and on the road - This podcast features fresh reflections on Frederica’s travel and experiences. She will talk to interesting people, tell us fascinating stories and share unique insight into the changing world in which we live.

Fresh reports every week from home and on the road - This podcast features fresh reflections on Frederica’s travel and experiences. She will talk to interesting people, tell us fascinating stories and share unique insight into the changing world in which we live.

Location:

United States

Description:

Fresh reports every week from home and on the road - This podcast features fresh reflections on Frederica’s travel and experiences. She will talk to interesting people, tell us fascinating stories and share unique insight into the changing world in which we live.

Language:

English

Contact:

800-967-7377


Episodes

The Battle You Are Already In

4/1/2022
Frederica Mathewes-Green shares reflections about the Annunciation on the weekend of the Feast of the Holy Cross.

Duration:00:13:40

Great Canon and Prayer - Orthodox Christian Book Club

2/25/2022
Frederica speaks with the Orthodox Christian Book Club about the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete and the topic of prayer.

Duration:00:52:22

Valentine’s Day and Love

2/14/2022
Frederica Mathewes-Green shares a few words about the meaning of love.

Duration:00:05:29

A Great Time to Join the Orthodox Church

1/11/2022
Orthodoxy in America is in revival, and that makes it a lively place to be. In other times and places revival has been a temporary state, so it can’t be expected to last forever. At the moment, though, it’s a great time to become Orthodox.

Duration:00:18:19

2021 Doxacon: Charles Dickens, MCU v LOTR, and Bees

12/6/2021
Doxacon is a gathering of Orthodox Christians with an interest in fantasy, sci-fi, and gaming. This year they asked me to deliver the lay keynote (conference theme: "Making Virtuous Decisions in Fiction"), and I confessed that I don't know much about those popular forms of media. So we compromised. First, I speak about Charles Dickens, and how some non-virtuous personal decisions affected his life and his writing; then my son, Fr. Stephen Mathewes, relates the "virtuous decisions" question...

Duration:00:54:01

St. Basil on Praying without Ceasing

10/13/2021
Frederica reads from and reflects on St. Basil the Great's writings on praying without ceasing.

Duration:00:14:25

St. Gregory the Illuminator of Armenia

9/30/2021
Frederica shares the story of St. Gregory the Illuminator of Armenia on his feast day.

Duration:00:16:29

Splendor of Purity

3/31/2021
Frederica Mathewes-Green reads her essay, "Why They Hate Us."

Duration:00:32:06

St. Patrick’s Breastplate

3/17/2021
Frederica Mathewes-Green shares the prayer titled St. Patrick's Breastplate.

Duration:00:11:08

St. Romanos’ Nativity Kontakion

12/23/2020
Don't miss this rich and inspiring reading by Frederica Mathewes-Green of the entire Nativity Kontakion written by St. Romanos the Melodist and translated by Fr. Ephrem Lash. It was taken from the book On the Life of Christ: Kontakia, published in 1994.

Duration:00:17:21

Behold, a Star!

12/9/2020
So what about this star in the east? How important is it that we insist it be a real astronomical star?

Duration:00:07:22

The Messianic Secret

11/25/2020
Why does Jesus often tell people not to talk about their healings? I have a theory.

Duration:00:27:31

On Failing to Keep One’s Prayer Rule

11/11/2020
I believe that it's good to set yourself a prayer rule that you won't be able to fully complete.

Duration:00:15:44

Confession and St. Paisios

10/28/2020
St. Paisios has come reassuring comments about our struggle against sin. Here is the prayer that Frederica shares in this episode, "O Merciful Lord, you who are all-good and all-loving and patient with me, I know I have sinned; in word, deed, and thought, in knowledge and in ignorance, voluntarily and involuntarily. It is impossible for me to list all my sins, because of their multitude, and my forgetfulness, but especially because of my stony insensibility that prevents me from even...

Duration:00:12:55

Seeking A Person

10/14/2020
How does practicing the Jesus Prayer differ from "mindful" meditation?

Duration:00:10:22

What Makes a Life Significant?

9/30/2020
Why do we dislike living in peaceful times?

Duration:00:19:15

The Bitter Price of Choice

7/29/2020
Frederica Mathewes-Green reads the first essay she ever published, a secular, feminist presentation of the pro-life cause.

Duration:00:09:47

Traditions

7/15/2020
Frederica Mathewes-Green explains that traditions can be beneficial for a family or community, and that all churches have their own “tradition.”

Duration:00:11:23

Tore Their Garments

7/1/2020
Frederica Mathewes-Green ponders the tremendous amount of work it took to weave fabric by hand, and how it felt to be clothed in someone’s labor; what we miss, by living entirely amid machine-made things.

Duration:00:18:01

Protestants and Mary

6/17/2020
The Mother of our Lord is often a stumbling block for Protestants who are exploring Orthodoxy. Frederica Mathewes-Green discusses how to disregard medieval excesses, and see how the early Christians saw her.

Duration:00:18:47