December 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011


The Fathers Prepare

On the first two Sundays before Christmas, we commerate and sing about all of the faithful throughout the ages who prepared for the birth of Christ. Fr. Tom Hopko references the book "Surprised by Christ" by Fr. A. James Bernstein which is available from Conciliar Press.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

Saint Romanos Records and Fullness of the Faith

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for Orthodox friends and family members? Ron Moore might be able to help you out. AFR operations manager Bobby Maddex interviews him about his two online Orthodox retail outlets— and

Fr. Tom Hopko

The Work of God’s People

Fr. Tom Hopko says every person on earth is made in the image and likeness of God. No two people are the same and each one has a work to accomplish in his or her earthly life.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Singing the Triumphal Hymn

Sacred Meals: Part 7

On a new "Singing the Triumphal Hymn," Fr. John Finley reads chapter one of his book Sacred Meals, now available from Conciliar Press. Here he describes his childhood visits to his grandfather's house—a place filled with the love of faith, family, God, and pecan pie.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Food, Faith, and Fasting

Properly Feasting

After a long seasonal fast, one might be tempted to overeat. What can we do to prevent overeating and properly enjoy the foods of the season? Registered Dietician Rita Madden has a few suggestions.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Worship in Spirit and Truth

The Prayers for the Bishop

Before the liturgy begins, prayers are said as the Bishop and Priest enter the church. Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Seminary, explains these prayers in this 22nd episode of "Worship in Spirit and Truth."

Monday, December 05, 2011

St. Nicholas

The Life and Miracles of St. Nicholas

Dr. Chrissi Hart reads: The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas, The Wonderworker by Count Michael Tolstoy. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

Saturday, December 03, 2011

St. Andrew

St. Andrew the Apostle

On November 30, we celebrated the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. On that day, Fr. Tom Hopko reflected on this great apostle as well as some of the legends that surround him. In particular, he talks about the dubious history of Andrew's alledged founding of the Church in Constantinople.

November 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Logo Products

New AFR Logo Products!

Just in time for Christmas, we are happy to introduce a full line of Ancient Faith Radio logo products. We have high-quality caps, shirts, mugs, and internet radios. Learn more about each by clicking on the image to the left. Purchase a gift for a friend or family member, and support AFR in the process.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


A Deeper Level of Thanksgiving

From the archives, Fr. Tom Hopko encourages us to remember the place of gratitude and thanksgiving in the Christian life and tells us how we can go deeper and higher into the meaning of gratitude.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fr. and Mat Schmemann

Matushka Juliana

Ancient Faith Radio travelled to Ellwood City, PA to capture this warm and wonderful conversation with the widow of Fr. Alexander Schmemann - Matushka Juliana Schmemann. Get a glimpse into the personal side of Fr. Alexander as well as Matushka's thoughts about his greatest legacy.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

Alaska Conference at Sea

An interview with Fr. Laurent Cleenewerck, Editor of the Greek Orthodox New Testament and one of the keynote speakers, along with Fr. Meletios Webber, Abbot of the St. John of San Francisco Monastery, at next year's Alaska Conference at Sea.

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