Category: Links


Nicholas Chapman podcast on early 18th century Orthodox catechism in English


As you may (or may not) know, regular OrthodoxHistory.org author Nicholas Chapman -- the man who has single-handedly rewritten our understanding of early Orthodoxy in America -- hosts a podcast on Ancient Faith Radio, called Speaking of Books. For his most recent episode, Nicholas reviewed an intriguing volume: The Russian...

Orthodox artifacts on eBay


First of all, let me apologize for being away from this site -- and from the podcast -- for so long. My wife gave birth to our third child a few weeks ago, and I've been buried in gainful employment, so my historical work has been forced onto the back...

American Orthodox Atlas Now Available in Electronic Format


If you've seen the Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Churches, edited by Alexei Krindatch, you know that it's an indispensable and utterly fascinating wealth of information on Orthodoxy in America, both past and present. I was honored to play a small role in creating the atlas, writing two articles, compiling...

Reviving the American Orthodox History podcast


Today, Ancient Faith Radio aired the latest episode of my American Orthodox History podcast, which is available HERE and is basically an audio version of my "This week in American Orthodox history" article (with some ad-libbing). And in case you missed it, last week, I revived the podcast with an...

Nicholas Chapman’s new lecture on Philip Ludwell now available


Nicholas Chapman recently gave an hour-long talk on Philip Ludwell III, the first Orthodox convert in American history. The lecture is now available for purchase, and you've got two options: an MP3 download for $4.95, and a boxed CD for $9.95. The boxed CD includes a newly-discovered portrait of Ludwell...

Fr. Oliver Herbel interviewed at Eastern Christian Books


Last Friday, the excellent Eastern Christian Books blog posted an interview with Fr. Oliver Herbel, Executive Director of SOCHA. While Fr. Oliver touches on his work in American Orthodox history, the focus of the interview is on his recent book on St. Sarapion of Thmuis. Here's a snippet: I first...

St. Herman and Fr. Alexander


Today, December 13, is the New Calendar feast day of St. Herman of Alaska. A year ago on this feast, we reprinted a life of St. Herman written by Vera Johnston and published in 1919. To read (or re-read) that biography, click here. Today is also the 28th anniversary of...

Friday Links


I'm testing out a possible new feature here at OH.org -- links to recent articles that might be of interest to readers of our website. Please let me know what you think of this feature, and if you have any suggestions for links to include in future "Friday Links" posts....