June 2012

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.

Saturday, June 02, 2012


Podcasts on Pentecost

Check out our collection of 21 podcasts related to the descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. From Fr. Tom Hopko to our archives including Dr. Brad Nassif and the Our Life in Christ boys, this is a rich source for some helpful teaching on this important topic. Click the image for the collection and listen below for Fr. Tom Hopko.

May 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Antiochian House of Studies

Antiochian House of Studies

John Maddex talks with Fr. Joseph Allen and Dn. Peter Boulukos about the great opportunities to further your Orthodox education through the world renowned Antiochian House of Studies.

Orthodox Response to Same-Sex Marriage

An Orthodox Response to Same-Sex Marriage

Fr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, argues that the fundamental problem with same-sex marriage is not the rising support for it; rather, it's that so many Christians have forgotten the holy and unique vocation of the man/woman relationship.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ancient Christianity and African-American Conference

19th Annual Ancient Christianity and African-American Conference

The 19th Annual Ancient Christianity and African-American Conference was held this past weekend (May 25-27, 2012), hosted by the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black at Antiochian Village in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Listen here to the opening addresses and then click on the image to the left to hear the rest of the talks.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Speaking the Truth in Love

The Sunday After Ascension

On the Sunday after Ascension and before Pentecost, the appointed Scripture readings for the Divine Liturgy have striking similarities between the Apostle Reading (Acts 20) and the Gospel (John 17:1-13). Read these 2 "farewell addresses" and then listen to Fr. Tom's teaching that he recorded in his study following the Liturgy.

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