October 2015

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Eastern Christian Insights

St. Timon

Fr. Philip LeMasters reminds us that Christ does not ask us to fix our own personal problems, much less to end wars or feed thousands. All that he asks us to do is offer what little we can to Him for blessing with the faith that He will do with it what is best.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Paradise and Utopia

The Possessor Controversy and Its Consequences

Fr. John Strickland discusses an important and fateful development in the history of Russian Christendom before modern times—the Possessor Controversy—on a new "Paradise and Utopia."

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Healing Addictions

Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Part One

Fr. Christophe Lepoutre, the Executive Director of the nonprofit ministry "The Fellowship of the Inexhaustible Cup," addresses the relational aspect of addiction, explaining that all members of a family have a part in treating addiction.

September 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

Doxacon Prime 2015

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. David Subu and Daniel Silver, the organizers of Doxacon Prime, the annual Orthodox convention on science fiction and fantasy. This year the event will take place November 13-14 and the theme will be Harry Potter.

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Physician-Assisted Suicide

On a new episode of "Ancient Faith Commentaries, " Fr. Philip LeMasters, Professor of Religion and Director of the Honors Program at McMurry University, presents an Orthodox Christian argument against physician-assisted suicide.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Following the “Complete” Gospel

In the wake of the Roman Catholic Papal visit to the US, Pope Francis received much adulation for his message of inclusiveness. Fr. Tom Soroka reminds us that while the gospel calls us to love all people, we're also called to love a holy God who separates us from the world of sin and leads us to a transformed life.

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Niqab or Icon?

Fr. Lawrence Farley shares his concern that if the cultural values express by the wearing of the Muslim Niqab take root in Canadian society, something important will be lost—namely, the greater importance of individuality and personhood over gender.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Fr. Barsoum

Evangelism in Egypt

Adam Roberts meets with Fr Barsoum Rewaiss, a Coptic Orthodox priest from Egypt, during his first visit to America. During their conversation Fr Barsoum shares what evangelism is like in Egypt, a miracle which occurred in his life, and what it means to taste the spiritual life.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

St. Elias the Prophet Orthodox Church

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Dustin Lyon, the priest at St. Elias the Prophet Orthodox Church in Dubuque, Iowa. St. Elias finds itself in great need this fall, and Fr. Dustin is here to tell you how you can help.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Paradise and Utopia

The Third Rome

Fr. John Strickland describes the rise of the Muscovite state within Russian Christendom, and the way its Orthodox leaders began to see themselves as heirs to the fallen Byzantine Empire.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

Orthodox Generosity

Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about his new study on Orthodox generosity and giving to the Church.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Through a Monk's Eyes

On Pilgrimages

In what functions as sort of a companion program to the episode of "Raising Saints" below, Fr. Seraphim Aldea, on a new episode of "Through a Monk's Eyes," explains that, when going into a pilgrimage, if you do so with humility and the belief that you understand very little—if anything—then by the end of it, something may be revealed to you beyond your own limitations.

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