January 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Orthodox Institute 2011

Fr. Thomas Hopko at the Orthodox Institute 2011

From November 3-6, the Department of Christian Education of the Orthodox Church in America hosted the 2011 Orthodox Institute at Antiochian Village. The title of the event was “Scripture Through the Lens of the Holy Land,” and the primary lecturer was Fr. Thomas Hopko. Listen to Fr. Tom's first keynote address here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lord, Send Me

Mega-Themes in Christianity

Fr John Parker explores a Barna Group study on the state of Christianity in North America and asks how the observations impact us as Orthodox Christians. Fr. John is the rector of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and the host of "Lord, Send Me!"

Monday, January 09, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

The Eighth Day Institute

A conversation with Erin Doom, the Director of the Eighth Day Institute, a relatively new organization located in Wichita, Kansas, that seeks to renew culture through faith and learning.

Friday, January 06, 2012


New Podcast - Theology: The Deeper Breath of the Entire Body of the Church

Join Dr. Philip Kariatlis as he explores the doctrines of the Church and their significance for everyday living. Dr. Kariatlis is a lecturer in systematic theology at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theology College in Sydney, Australia. He is also the author of Church as Communion: The Gift and Goal of Koinonia.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

What Can You Do to Help Those in Prison?

Bobby Maddex checks in with Chaplain Patrick Tutella, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison MInistry, to get an update on the important work in which his organization is engaged and to hear about new opportunities for those interested in ministering to the incarcerated.


The Bigger Picture

Molly Sabourin learns a lesson in scale and perspective with her camera and discovers a analogy for her spiritual walk with Christ as a New Year begins.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012


A Psalm for Theophany

Fr. Wilbur Ellsworth takes us through Psalm 28(29) where the prophetic vision of the worship of the Trinity is made manifest.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

7th Ecumenical Council

The 7th Ecumenical Council

In his continuing series on the Bishops and organizational structure of the Church, Fr. Tom Hopko teaches about the 7th Ecumenical Council. This Council is of great importance to the Orthodox Church and has a lot to say about Icons and Holy Scripture.

Monday, January 02, 2012

St. John Maximovitch

Remembrances of St. John of Shanghai

A talk by Bishop Peter (Loukianoff) of Cleveland (ROCOR), given at the St. Herman's Conference in Houston, Texas, December 26, 2011. Our thanks to Fr. John Whiteford for making this talk available to AFR.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

New Year

The New Year and the End of the Age

As we enter the New Year, Fr. Tom Hopko is thinking about the end of the world or "age." Don't miss this powerful and prophetic talk from last year's archives.

December 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thank You!

Thank You So Much!!

We heard from all over the world and are now happy to announce that our December 2011 goal of $50,000 has been met and exceeded! Thanks to all of you who gave so generously. May your New Year be blessed!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fr. Peter Gillquist

The Retirement of Fr. Peter Gillquist

John Maddex visits the home of Fr. Peter and Kh. Marilyn Gillquist to talk about the recent announcement by His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of Fr. Peter's retirement as Chairman of the Dept. of Missions and Evangelism for the Antiochian Archdiocese. Joining them is their son, Fr. Peter Jon Gillquist.

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