January 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Steve the Builder

A Life Update

Steve Robinson brings us up to date on his life, a four-year-old catechist, signing a death warrant and a prison release, and the challenges of caring for aging and dying parents.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Ex Libris

Two Become One

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Antonios Kaldas and Ireni Attia, the authors of the new AFP book Two Become One: An Orthodox Christian Guide to Engagement and Marriage.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ex Libris

Time and Despondency

On a new "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Nicole Roccas, the author of the new AFP book Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life.

The Wilderness Journal

To the Shore

In times of fear and distress, we can turn to the simple act of prayer to calm the waters. Angela Doll Carlson reads a passage from Nearly Orthodox about this very thing, and about learning to pray the Jesus Prayer in Greek.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Ancient Faith Presents

Spiritual Treasures of Romania

We interview Fr. Robert Miclean, the Rector of Holy Archangels Orthodox Mission in Annapolis, Maryland, who will soon be leading a pilgrimage to Romania. Among the highlights of this upcoming trip will be the celebration of Holy Ascension in Valea Plopului, Romania, and Holy Pentecost at Putna Monastery in the northern part of Romania, home of the famous "painted monasteries" built by St. Stephen the Great.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Ex Libris

Bearing God

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, author of the new AFP book Bearing God: The Life and Works of St. Ignatius of Antioch the God-Bearer.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

A Lamp for Today

“Ringing Out” and “Ringing In”: Leave-Taking of Nativity and Theophany

Edith Humphrey looks to this week’s readings, 2 Timothy 4:5-8, and Mark 1:1-8 (with the help of the prophecies of Malachi 3:1-5, 4:2-6), as an encouragement to put off the Old Man, and to put on Christ. The conjunction of Nativity with the beginning of our remembrance of Theophany leads us to dwell upon the themes of old and new— of the new covenant by which we have been embraced, of how it fulfils promises of the old covenant, and of how Christ himself is the Alpha as well as the Omega.

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