August 2012

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.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Frederica Here and Now

The Work of Theology

Frederica Mathewes-Green argues that the idea of "theology always in flux" is a dubious one. Given this, she wonders whether the academic practice of theology is even necessary, especially since it's the laity that is supposed to preserve and defend the faith of the Church.

July 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

Endowed Chair Announced in Honor of Fr. Peter Gillquist

Dr. Frank Papatheofanis talks with John Maddex about the newly announced endowed chair established at St. Katherine College in honor of Fr. Peter Gillquist who fell asleep in the Lord on July 1, 2012.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Raising Saints

Prayers of Holy Communion

On a new "Raising Saints," Elissa Bjeletich, the Sunday School Director at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, explains how to use images from existing pre-communion prayers to help children prepare themselves for the Holy Mysteries.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


The Golden Gate Solution

Fr. Richard Rene, the host of the AFR podcast "Mysterion" and a priest in the Orthodox Church in America, contends that when life becomes a struggle we too easily look to other places, people, and circumstances for relief.

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