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February 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Lamp for Today

St. Valentine, Marriage, and the Orthodox Faith

Today, on what has unfortunately become a merely “secular” festival, we recover a deeper Valentine’s message by examining what our faith has to say about romance and true love. Dr. Edith Humphrey looks at the life of the third-century St. Valentine, and considers Hebrews 13:4, Genesis 1 and 2, Ephesians 5, and the book of Tobit (especially 8:4-8).

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Youth and Camp Workers Conference

Youth and Camp Workers Conference 2017

Every year, youth and camp workers from across the US and Canada gather for the annual Youth and Camp Workers Conference. This Orthodox event is a joint initiative of the canonical jurisdictions of the Church, hosted by a different jurisdiction on a rotating basis. YCC17 was hosted at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, YX by Y2AM, the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and the Office of Camping Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The Wounded Healer

Caring for People with Dementia

On a new "The Wounded Healer," Chaplain Sarah Byrne-Martelli interviews Chaplain Sarah Jabbour from Beacon Hospice on the topic of "Caring for People with Dementia."

January 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Voices from St. Vladimir's Seminary

The Past, Present, and Future of Orthodox Music

Father Ivan Moody—prolific composer, sought after conductor, editor of sacred music, and author and lecturer—speaks on "The Past, Present, and Future of Orthodox Music" in this public conversation at St. Vladimir's Seminary. He touches upon everything from deciphering early musical notation written on papyri to creating fresh repertoire in sacred music, and from the “monophony and polyphony wars” in church history to the therapeutic function of music in contemporary church and society.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Ancient Faith Presents

Royal Ruckus

We interview Jamey Bennett, an editor and occasional contributor to Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick’s Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy blog. He is likewise a member of Royal Ruckus, a two-man rap group that has a brand new album titled The Summer of the Cicadas.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Ancient Faith Presents

About American Orthodox Geography and American Orthodox Bishops

We interview Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about a new map posted to the Assembly website titled "Orthodox Bishops and Parishes in the United States."

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ancient Faith Presents

Nazo Zakkak

We interview Nazo Zakkak, the Composer in Residence for the Antiochian Archdiocese in North America, about a new CD of American Orthodox music.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Ancient Faith Presents

OCF College Conference

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Mark Sultani, a college student at the University of Michigan, about Orthodox Christian Fellowship and its annual College Conference.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Time Eternal

Three Strategies for a Happy New Year

The new year is upon us! It's a season when lots of people are thinking of goals and self-improvement. In this episode, Dr. Nicole Roccas shares some strategies she has learned as a writing consultant about how to set goals without becoming perfectionistic or destructive . . . also, why shell collecting is a perfectly good new year's resolution.

December 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Good Guys Wear Black

Ten Suggestions for Chanters

Fr. Anthony Perkins gives ten suggestions, ranging from practical advice on how to pass the liturgical baton to the need for humility and attentiveness—that will help chanters and singers witness to the peace, harmony, and beauty of God during the Divine Liturgy and other services.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Pop Culture Coffee Hour

The Lion, the Witch, and the Podcast

Steven Christoforou and Christian Gonzalez take a look at the classic children’s books The Chronicles of Narnia. They discuss transcendence, transformation, and using allegory to point to Christ. They close with their top 5 Narnia characters.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Ex Libris

Garden in the East

Angela Doll Carlson, host of the AFR podcast "The Wilderness Journal," talks about her new Ancient Faith Publishing book Garden in the East: The Spiritual Life of the Body.

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