February 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012


“Giving Up Something” For Lent

Fr. Andrew Damick comments on a recent article in Christianity Today by Mark Galli entitled "Giving Up Self-Discipline For Lent." He contrasts the western view of Lent with an Orthodox perspective. Listen to Fr. Andrew's commentary below or read it by clicking on the image.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Saint Katherine College Forum

Truth, Lies, and Science in Everyday Life

Dr. John Coroneus, professor of science at Saint Katherine College, explains three basic ways in which people attempt to deceive us by misusing science: by telling the truth out of context, by pairing pictures with words, and by asking leading questions.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Food, Faith, and Fasting

The Dos and Don’ts of Fasting

When a fast is just around the corner, the fridge gets stocked with non-dairy creamer and margarine. On a new "Food, Faith, and Fasting," Rita Madden explains how these foods sabotage the very essence of fasting and are detrimental to health.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Implements Fully Paid Tuition Plan!

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex, Operations Manager of Ancient Faith Radio, interviews Fr. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, about the school's new fully paid tuition plan.

Saint Katherine College Forum

The Scriptures as Sacrament

Dr. Eugenia Constantinou, professor of theology at the University of San Diego, speaks at the St. Katherine College Forum on how St. John Chrysostom's vocation as a pastor informed his biblical preaching.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Voices from St. Vladimir's Seminary

Realities of Life in Orthodox Christian Mission Churches

Fr. John Parker, the new chairman of the OCA's Department of Evangelization, describes to seminarians at St. Vlad's how his parish, Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, went from having a handful of believers to being a lively and growing body of Christ.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines

A Catechumen in Afghanistan

Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to announce the return of "Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines," the podcast of the Saint George Orthodox Military Association. In this week's episode, Chaplain Peter Dubinin conducts an interview somewhere in Afghanistan with an American soldier who is likewise a catechumen in the Orthodox Church.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Saint Katherine College Forum

Vocation, Poetry, and Prayer: Ways of Knowing

Scott Cairns, renowned poet and visiting professor at St. Katherine Orthodox College, explores the similarities and differences between art, vocation, and prayer. Drawing from his own experience as a poet, Cairns describes poetry not primarily as a means of expressing oneself, but as a way of seeing.


Blessed Are The Peacemakers

In our Divine Liturgy we pray "In peace let us pray to the Lord." We all want peace, but what does it mean to be a peacemaker? Fr. John Oliver continues his series on Intercessory Prayer as the Last Hope for the World.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents - St. Katherine College

On January 29, St. Katherine College hosted a Presidential Gala in San Diego for friends and benefactors of the new Orthodox college. John Maddex was there and filed this report.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Welcome Home

Welcome Home!

It was 25 years ago on Feb 8, 1987 that Metropolitan Philip uttered the now famous words "Welcome Home" to the first group of what would be 2000 Evangelicals into the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. Below you can hear Fr. Peter Gillquist tell the story but he is first given a touching introduction by Paul Finley, the Director of Antiochian Village.

Worship in Spirit and Truth

Vesting for Liturgy

On a new Worship in Spirit and Truth, Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's seminary, continues his discussion of the vestments worn by the clergy for the Divine Liturgy, this time addressing the "girding of strength" that is signified by the belt and the cuffs.

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