August 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012


IOCC Update on Syria

Programs Director Mark Ohanian gives us an update on war-torn Syria and the humanitarian aid being given by IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) in cooperation with the Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development (DERD) at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East (GOPA).

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Speaking the Truth in Love

The Influence of St. Symeon the New Theologian

In part 34 of his series on bishops, Fr. Thomas Hopko explains that St. Symeon the New Theologian holds great importance for Church hierarchy and structure because of his teaching on the relationship between the clergy and the holy monastics.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ancient Faith Documentaries

New Podcast - Ancient Faith Documentaries

Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to present our growing slate of long-form documentaries on a wide variety of topics related to the Orthodox Church. Listen here as AFR correspondent Chrysanthe Loizos takes us "behind the scenes" at the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA.

Monday, August 13, 2012


Dormition of the Theotokos

On August 15, the Church celebrates the Dormition of the Mother of God. Fr. Tom Hopko explores the theology associated with this Feast and the implications for our own resurrection.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Speaking the Truth in Love

An Orthodox Assessment of Evangelicalism

Recently Fr. Thomas Hopko visited and spoke at the well known and evangelical based Wheaton College. While he appreciated and was honored by the opportunity, it caused him to reflect on the evangelical movement from an Orthodox Christian perspective. His thoughts will be of value to Orthodox and Evangelicals alike.

Orientale Lumen XVI

Orientale Lumen XVI Conference

From June 18-21, 2012, the Orientale Lumen Foundation held a popular and scholarly conference titled Orientale Lumen XVI. The theme was “Theology of the Laity.” Listen here to the plenary lecture by Frederica Mathewes-Green, and then click on the image to the left for the rest of the plenary talks.

Ancient Faith Presents

The St. Innocent Orphanage

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," AFR Operations Manager Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Nicholas Andruchow, the recently assigned full-time priest to the St. Innocent Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico, about his work with both the orphanage and Project Mexico.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Becoming a Healing Presence

The Problem of Death

None of us can avoid death. On a new "Becoming a Healing Presence," Dr. Albert Rossi, an adjunct professor of pastoral theology at St. Vladimir's Seminary, explains how Orthodox Christians should deal with death and grief in a healing manner.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Ancient Faith Today

The Feminist Movement: Its Consequences for Women, Men, and Our Culture

Guest: Frederica Mathews-Green, ex-feminist turned pro-life Christian, author of Gender and Real Choices, and a cultural commentator for NPR, National Review,, and Ancient Faith Radio.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

Festival Evangelism

Is your parish too small to host its own summer festival? If so, you might want to consider bringing your parish to someone else's festival. Bobby Maddex speaks to Jennifer Beard Trusty, whose parish in Kokomo, Indiana, does just this each and every year.



As we approach the Transfiguration of our Lord, we hope our collection of podcasts on this theme will be helpful to you. They include the following talk by Fr. Thomas Hopko entitled Transfiguration - The Center of the Evangelical Narrative.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Singing the Triumphal Hymn

Spirituality Through Song

Fr. John Finley speaks to the Youth Music Ministry track at the Sacred Music Institute at Antiochian Village in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. After sharing stories of people dedicated to God at a young age, he reminds attendees that chanters are called by God to proclaim the truth of the Faith.

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