December 2011

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Worship in Spirit and Truth

The Prayers for the Bishop

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."

Monday, December 05, 2011

St. Nicholas

The Life and Miracles of St. Nicholas

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).

Saturday, December 03, 2011

St. Andrew

St. Andrew the Apostle

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.

November 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Logo Products

New AFR Logo Products!

Just in time for Christmas, we are happy to introduce a full line of Ancient Faith Radio logo products. We have high-quality caps, shirts, mugs, and internet radios. Learn more about each by clicking on the image to the left. Purchase a gift for a friend or family member, and support AFR in the process.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


A Deeper Level of Thanksgiving

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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fr. and Mat Schmemann

Matushka Juliana

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.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

Alaska Conference at Sea

An interview with Fr. Laurent Cleenewerck, Editor of the Greek Orthodox New Testament and one of the keynote speakers, along with Fr. Meletios Webber, Abbot of the St. John of San Francisco Monastery, at next year's Alaska Conference at Sea.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer

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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Glory to God

Forty Days Before Christmas

On a new "Glory to God," Fr. Stephen Freeman, priest at St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the author of the Conciliar Press book Everywhere Present, looks at the very heart of fasting—not the foods and not the "how to," but rather WHY we fast.

Our Life in Christ

The Nativity Fast

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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Singing the Triumphal Hymn

Sacred Meals: Part 6

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.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fr. Thomas Hopko Lectures

Christ and the Poor

Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus at St. Vladimir's Theological Seminary, speaks at the 25th anniversary of St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto, Ontario.

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