March 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mickey Homsey

IOCC in Syria

AFR interviews Mickey Homsey, Board Chair of IOCC, after his recent trip to Syria to learn more about the work of IOCC in that troubled country. Learn about the Iraqi refugees who are in Syria and receiving aid from IOCC.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Cambridge Orthodox Forum

What Is Theology?

On a new "Cambridge Orthodox Forum," Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, renowned Orthodox author, former Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies at the University of Oxford, and one of the Directors of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, explores the Orthodox vision of theology.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ancient Faith Radio

We’re Moving Our Audio Streams!

In an effort to better serve you in the most cost effective manner, Ancient Faith Radio will move all of its streams to a new server that will allow us to broadcast in the AAC format. AAC stands for Advanced Audio Coding and surpasses MP3 in quality and efficiency. The old streams expire tomorrow (3/20). Learn more by listening below.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Coffee Cup Commentaries Series

Join Fr. Lawrence Farley as he begins his verse by verse study of The Gospel of Mark on the Monday through Friday radio series called the Coffee Cup Commentaries. Here is the first episode giving us an introduction to the book. It would be a great time to start listening!

Pope Shenouda III

Pope Shenouda III - Memory Eternal

The Coptic Church bids farewell to their beloved father His Holiness Pope Shenouda III who shepherded his church for 41 years, through which the Coptic Church has flourished under his guidance and teaching. He sought to protect his Christian community's position within the Muslim majority. Fr. Lawrence Farley reflects on how we are to treat our Muslim neighbors.

Friday, March 16, 2012


The Seven Habits of Real Human Beings

By reading the Book of Genesis during Great Lent, the Church reminds us that the forty days are a time in which we can allow ourselves to be created as real human beings. On a new "Mysterion," Fr. Richard Rene begins to look at each of the seven days of creation to discover what they teach us about Christ as the ultimate "real human being."

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Musings from the High Desert

Judaism and Christianity

On a new "Musings from the High Desert," Fr. Gabriel Rochelle explains how in the first several centuries Judaism and Christianity began to separate from one another through their divergent understanding of the Scriptures.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


The Theology of Firefly

Attention all Browncoats! In this special presentation of Ancient Faith Radio, Fr. Lawrence Farley, host of the daily Bible study series "Coffee Cup Commentaries," mines two theological nuggets from the popular television series Firefly.

Frederica Here and Now

The Akathist to the Theotokos

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.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Extreme Heart Makeover

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!

Readings from Under the Grapevine

Story Contest!

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 ( by April 14. The winning story will be read on the podcast, and the winner will receive a free book.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Roads from Emmaus

Doctrine Matters

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.

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