The Coptic Church bids farewell to their beloved father His Holiness Pope Shenouda III who shepherded his church for 41 years, through which the Coptic Church has flourished under his guidance and teaching. He sought to protect his Christian community's position within the Muslim majority. Fr. Lawrence Farley reflects on how we are to treat our Muslim neighbors.
By reading the Book of Genesis during Great Lent, the Church reminds us that the forty days are a time in which we can allow ourselves to be created as real human beings. On a new "Mysterion," Fr. Richard Rene begins to look at each of the seven days of creation to discover what they teach us about Christ as the ultimate "real human being."
On a new "Musings from the High Desert," Fr. Gabriel Rochelle explains how in the first several centuries Judaism and Christianity began to separate from one another through their divergent understanding of the Scriptures.
Attention all Browncoats! In this special presentation of Ancient Faith Radio, Fr. Lawrence Farley, host of the daily Bible study series "Coffee Cup Commentaries," mines two theological nuggets from the popular television series Firefly.
On Fridays during Great Lent, it is the tradition of the Church to sing a hymn to the Theotokos known as the Akathist. These beautiful words were penned by St. Romanos the Melodist, and here Frederica Mathewes-Green reads her own translation of this inspiring hymn taken from her book, Lost Gospel of Mary.
Some important lessons learned at the beginning of the third week of the fast as Molly Sabourin, host of "Close to Home," and her family head to Ikea and back again—empty handed!
To celebrate five years of "Readings from Under the Grapevine," we are inviting children to send in an original short story (800 words or less) about their favorite Saint! Stories should be double spaced and include a title and your child's name and age. Please email stories to Dr. Chrissi Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 14. The winning story will be read on the podcast, and the winner will receive a free book.
In the first episode of a new series on the podcast "Roads from Emmaus," Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick points out there are three disciplines of Orthodoxy: Doctrine, Piety, and Morality. However, he is concerned that the first—Doctrine—takes a back seat to the other two in many Orthodox circles.
On this encore presentation of "Orthodixie," Fr. Joseph Huneycutt takes a serious look at a familiar prayer written by St Ephraim the Syrian in the 4th century. St Ephraim’s prayer is a regular part of the Orthodox Christian's prayer "diet" during the Great Fast of Lent. It may also be said throughout the year as part of one’s prayer rule.
Ancient Faith Radio, together with the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, located in the university city of Cambridge, England, is pleased to present this selection of lectures delivered by distinguished scholars for the Institute’s degree course. Listen here to Dr. Christine Mangala Frost on "Theodicy and the Book of Job."
In this brand new 3 part talk, Fr. Thomas Hopko gives a verse by verse commentary on the most mis-interpreted book of the Bible - The Book of Revelation.Listen to part 1 below and all of the talks are available by clicking on the image to the left. Our thanks to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Clinton, MS for providing the recordings to AFR.
Metropolitan Jonah presided over the 2012 Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers held at Holy Cross Antiochian Orthodox Church in Linthicum, MD and spoke on Orthodox Unity in America.