June 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

IOCC Brings Aid to Syria

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents, John Maddex talks with Mark Ohanian, the Director of Programs for International Orthodox Christian Charities, about the relief work being done in war-torn Syria.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

Race to Respond 2012

Ten years ago, four Orthodox Christians made history riding their bikes cross country to raise awareness and funds for the worldwide humanitarian work of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). Bobby Maddex interviews the lead rider of that trip, Jim Angelus, who will begin an attempt to repeat this feat on June 25th in honor of IOCC's 20th anniversary.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Does God Have a Plan for Your Life?

On a new "Mysterion," Fr. Richard Rene, priest at St. Aidan Orthodox Church in Cranbrook, British Columbia, explains that everything there is to be known of God's will for our lives is completely accessible and knowable in our personal encounter with the Son of God.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012



The response of the people in the Divine Liturgy is "Amen." What does it mean and how important is it that the people understand what they are responding to before they can say it? Fr. Thomas Hopko addresses this and more in the latest episode of Worship in Spirit and in Truth.


Being a Good Father

Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos, host of "iSermon" and the priest at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Winnipeg, Canada, celebrates fathers and reminds them of their importance. He encourages dads to take a leadership role in the spiritual lives of their children, as their example will be imitated.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Orthodoxy and Politics

During this election season, Fr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, reminds us that Orthodoxy has survived and will continue to survive the rise and fall of many different political arrangements. The important things is to pray for our leaders, regardless of where we ourselves stand politically.

Faith and Philosophy

Understanding the Modern and Post Modern Mind

On a new "Faith and Philosophy," Clark Carlton, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Tennessee Tech University, provides a brief overview of modern philosophy and identifies what he considers to be the fundamental philosophical error of modernity.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Ancient Faith Today

Same-Sex Marriage: Separation of Church-State Issue, or a Moral Problem We Must Oppose?

Guests on the June 17th program were Fr. John Whiteford (ROCOR) and David J. Dunn, PhD, author of the Huffington Post article, “Gay marriage: An Eastern Orthodox Perspective.”

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Christian Old Testament

New Book by Fr. Lawrence Farley from Conciliar Press

Many Christians see the Old Testament as “the other Testament”—a source of exciting stories to tell the kids, but not very relevant to the Christian life. The Christian Old Testament reveals the Hebrew Scriptures as the essential context of Christianity, as well as a many-layered revelation of Christ Himself. Follow along as Fr. Lawrence Farley explores the Christian significance of every book of the Old Testament.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Raising Saints

New Podcast - Raising Saints!

In this debut episode of the new podcast "Raising Saints," host Elissa Bjeletich, the Sunday School Director at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, explains that the purpose of her podcast is to present ideas for educating our youth in the Orthodox faith—to identify new ways to talk about ancient Truths.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Food, Faith, and Fasting

Fasting Is Medicine

The Holy Apostle’s fast is upon us. Fasting should not stem from legalism; rather, it is a medicine we choose to take to deepen our communion with God. On a new "Food, Faith, and Fasting," Rita Madden focuses on approaching the fast with a willing heart. She also discusses how joyful fasting can lead to health benefits.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Speaking the Truth in Love

The Tumultuous Ninth Century - Part Three: St. Photius the Great

On a new "Speaking the Truth in Love," Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, continues to comment on the events surrounding 9th-century Christianity, concentrating today on St. Photius the Great and his relationship to Rome and the Filioque.

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