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.
On a new "Hearts and Minds," Fr. John Oliver continues his series on intercessory prayer. Here he discusses the fifth litany of the Divine Liturgy in which we pray for our bishops, priests, and deacons.
On February 25, 2012, the Orthodox Christian Women of Montreal hosted their twenty-first annual conference. This year the topic was “Why Do We Need the Creed?: The Symbol of Faith in Today’s World,” and the speaker was Archpriest Cyprian Hutcheon.
"American Orthodox History" has returned to Ancient Faith Radio! Join host Matthew Namee as he explores our early American Orthodox past. Here Matthew recounts the story of Fr. Kallinikos Delveis, the first priest of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in New York.
Four-time Emmy award winner Jonathan Jackson, star of 'General Hospital' and 'Tuck Everlasting,' talks with Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick about his journey into Orthodox Christianity, his family, how he lives his faith as a Hollywood actor, music and writing, on this special episode of Roads From Emmaus.