June 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Voices from St. Vladimir's Seminary

Women Disciples of the Lord: Part One

From June 17-19, 2011, St. Vladimir's Seminary hosted a conference titled "Women Disciples of the Lord." The conference lectures will be posted on Ancient Faith Radio in biweekly installments. First up is the keynote address delivered by the Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir's Seminary. The title is "Male and Female He Created Them."

Monday, June 20, 2011

Orientale Lumen

Orientale Lumen XV Conference

The Orientale Lumen XV Conference has begun. This year's gathering is titled "Rome and the Communion of Churches: Bishop, Patriarch, or Pope?" and speakers include Metropolitan Jonah of the OCA and Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia. Listen to the Opening Session here.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Filioque

What is behind the controversy surrounding the procession of the Holy Spirit. Is it just semantics or is there doctrinal substance to the rejection of the filioque clause in the Creed by the Orthodox Church? Fr. Thomas Hopko explores this topic in this new episode of Speaking the Truth in Love.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Postcards from Greece

“The Citizen’s Card” and Orthodox Opposition in Greece: Part 1

Fourteen Bishops are dead set against it. The Holy Synod is suspicious and has grave reservations. The Holy Mountain of Athos urges the government to cease and desist. What is happening in Greece? Fr. Peter Alban Heers explains on a new Postcards from Greece.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Search the Scriptures

Polygamy, Adultery, and Concubinage

On a new Search the Scriptures, Dr. Jeannie Constantinou continues her lesson on Solomon, this time focusing on the fascinating topic of Old Testament polygamy, adultery, and concubinage. If they were okay for David and Solomon, why not us?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

AFR Internet Radio

An interview with John Maddex, CEO of Conciliar Media Ministries, about the Grace Digital Innovator III Wireless Media Streamer, the new internet radio on sale from Conciliar Press that comes preprogrammed with both AFR streaming stations and all of the AFR podcasts. To see a video demonstration, please click on the image to the left.

Monday, June 13, 2011


Icons and Pentecost

On this week celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit and the Trinity, Fr. Thomas Hopko reflects on the icons associated with Pentecost and the Trinity.

Steve the Builder

Love Wins: An Orthodox View of Salvation

In response to Rob Bell's controversial book Love Wins, Steve Robinson ventures into the world of video and gives a short summary of the difference between the mainstream Protestant view of salvation and an Orthodox view. Listen to his short "audio introduction" below and then watch the video by clicking on the image to the left.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Orthodoxy and Higher Education

Orthodoxy and Higher Education

A pan-Orthodox steering committee of scholars and academics sponsored this conference in June of 2011 on the St. Vladimir’s Seminary campus to explore the possibility of the establishment of a new Orthodox college in North America. Begin here with Fr. John Behr's talk on "Orthodox Intellectual Life in the English-Speaking World."

Friday, June 10, 2011

Food, Faith, and Fasting

Sacred Eating

St. Maximos the Confessor explains to us that nothing that God has created is in itself bad. It's the gluttony that is bad, not the food. In this episode of Food, Faith, and Fasting, Rita Madden looks at snacking and how it can have a negative impact on our health. She also provides some practical tips for moving away from mindless eating.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies

Ancient Faith Radio presents an interview with Fr. Peter Galadza, the Kule Family Professor of Liturgy at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, about the institute's Study Days, which will take place in Ottawa, Ontario, from July 15th through the 18th.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

In the World

Language and Literature

So how are things progressing at St. Katherine Orthodox College? Host Bobby Maddex asks Kay Harkins, Associate Professor of English Language and Literature, about the preparations underway, particularly in her own department, for the school's inaugural academic year.

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