December 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

IOCC in Syria

International Orthodox Christian Charities, or IOCC, is one of the largest relief networks inside Syria and one of only a few still reaching those in need. Joining us today is IOCC Programs Director, Mark Ohanian, who recently returned from the region and shares his firsthand account of this crisis.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sing to the Lord

IN DEPTH: “Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations” by the Patriarch Tikhon Choir, Part 2

Vladimir Morosan continues an in-depth look at the music featured on the recently released CD, “Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations” by the Patriarch Tikhon Choir, providing information and insights about the composers and the music featured on this important and groundbreaking CD. To purchase the CD, please visit

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Human Exceptionalism

Environmental Protection, Yes. “Nature Rights,” No.

The once ludicrous notion that ecological protection and fighting climate change require according legally enforceable human-style rights to nature is becoming more mainstream within the environmental movement. Wesley J. Smith examines the consequences

Monday, December 07, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

Catherine’s Pascha

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Charlotte Riggle, the author of the award-winning children's book Catherine's Pascha: A Celebration of Easter in the Orthodox Church, published by Phoenix Flair Press.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Under the Grapevine

A Gift for Matthew

On a new "Under the Grapevine," Dr. Chrissi Hart reads the children's book A Gift for Matthew, written by Nick Muzekari, illustrated by Masha Lobastov, Ancient Faith Publishing (2014).

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries

The Real St. Nicholas

Fr. Lawrence Farley contends that a comparison between Santa Claus and St. Nicholas illustrates well the difference between worldly and Christian cultures, and we are called to live in the latter for all twelve months of the year.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Parables of Community

It Starts with a Smile

Fr. Roberto Ubertino, Founder and Executive Director of St. John the Compassionate Mission, shares that there is little that we can do to solve the world's problems, yet that little is perhaps the most important thing in the world.

November 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Destination Weddings

On a new " Ancient Faith Commentaries," Fr. Lawrence Farley argues that the popularity of destination weddings is symptomatic of a more profound cultural dysfunction—namely, the modern preoccupation with self.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sacramental Living

Intelligence or Wisdom?

On a new "Sacramental Living," author, speaker, and religious educator Michael Haldas helps us understand the critical difference between intelligence and wisdom.

Monday, November 23, 2015

All Saints Homilies

Two Types of Souls

On the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Fr. Patrick Reardon, priest at All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, compares our Lord's Mother with the rich man in Luke 12, this past Sunday's Gospel reading.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Opinionated Tailor

Raising Skillful Children

In a new three-part series (part three coming soon!), Kh. Krista West, host of "The Opinionated Tailor," explains why raising skillful children is important and then focuses on practical suggestions for various age groups.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Musings from the High Desert

The Broken Wall Between Jew and Gentile

In Ephesians, Paul expresses a breathtaking vision of the unity of the universe in Christ. Often termed the Cosmic Christ in the Ephesian and Colossian letters, here is a vision of humanity renewed. But as with all visions, it must begin somewhere, so Paul comes down to the ground and gives us the broken wall between Jew and Gentile, from which we move out to see that any wall can be broken. Listen to this new episode of "Musings from the High Desert" with Fr. Gabriel Rochelle.

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