June 2012

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.

Friday, June 08, 2012


Marriage: Investment, Covenant, or Sacrament?

Fr. Richard Rene, the author of The Edge of Mysterion, published by Conciliar Press, and the priest at St. Aidan Orthodox Church in Cranbrook, British Columbia, contends that the predominance of social utilitarianism is responsible for the deterioration of the institution of marriage.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

The Problem of Orthodox Detainees

Chaplain Patrick Tutella, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), introduces listeners to a special guest with a remarkable story and then provides details about the upcoming OCPM National Convocation that will be taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 26-28.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

Listening to the Heartbeat of God

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Peter-Michael Preble, the pastor of St. Michael Orthodox Church in Southbridge, Massachusetts, the host of the AFR podcast "Shepherd of Souls," and the author of a new book from Regina Orthodox Press titled Listening to the Heartbeat of God: How to Enter Into the Ancient Orthodox Life of Prayer.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

American Orthodox History

This Week in American Orthodox History (June 4-8)

Matthew Namee and new co-host Aram Sarkisian discuss, among other things, the Russian Mission in North America, the consecration of Bishop Arseny of Winnipeg, three fascinating early parish priests, and the time Jimmy Carter awarded Archbishop Iakovos the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Ancient Faith Today

Spiritual But Not Religious

Father Daniel Rogich (PhD), author of the book Becoming Uncreated: The Journey to Human Authenticity, is Kevin's guest as they discuss a growing trend in the Millennial generation regarding religious belief.

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