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."
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).
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.
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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.
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.
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Norris Chumley, the Executive Producer, Director, and Co-Narrator of the film Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer: A Pilgrimage to the Heart of an Ancient Spirituality. HarperOne has also released a literary companion to the film that bears the same title.
In November of 2004, Steve Robinson and Bill Gould, hosts of the now archived podcast "Our Life in Christ," introduced us to the Nativity season, explaining not only why we fast during this period, but why we should likewise engage in prayer and almsgiving. Please enjoy this encore presentation of that program.
Fr. John Finley, a missionary priest with the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Archdiocese, reads chapter fourteen of his book Sacred Meals, now available from Conciliar Press. Here he explores the symbolism of the fish in both the Scriptures and Church tradition.