February 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012


The Transfiguration of Place: An Orthodox Christian Vision of Localism

In the next episode of Roads from Emmaus, Fr. Andrew Damick says we have become a global society of consumers at the expense of localism, which has real implications for our Christian faith.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Icon of Childhood Christ

The Childhood of Jesus

As we celebrate the Feast of the Entry into the Temple of our Lord, Fr. Tom Hopko reflects on the childhood of Jesus. What we know, what we don't know, and what we can surmise.

January 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Toward an American Orthodox Church

Toward an American Orthodox Church

From December 2-3, 2011, St. Cyril Orthodox Christian Church in The Woodlands, Texas, hosted a symposium titled “Toward an American Orthodox Church.” Speakers included Protopresbyter Nicholas Triantafilou, Cynthia Kostas, Archimandrite Meletios Weber, and Mother Gabriella. Listen here to the opening presentation of Protopresbyter Nicholas Triantafilou.

Prayer Rope

New Hearts and Minds Series on Intercessory Prayer

Fr. John Oliver has begun a new 10 part series on Intercessory Prayer: The Last Hope for the World. This thoughtful series describes the absolute importance of prayer in a world that is growing increasingly dark.

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