How will we help our children find a respectful and good way to offer Orthodoxy to this world? On a new "Raising Saints," host Elissa Bjeletich emphasizes the importance of being able to articulate the Orthodox faith in emulation of the twelve Holy Apostles.
Listen to this interview with Charles Ajalat about the Becoming Truly Human course in the Antiochian Archdiocese. Learn about this home based and lay led approach to spreading the Gospel now available.
We welcome back Kevin Allen to AFR with his inaugural come back podcast which is part 1 of an interview with Fr. Josiah Trenham. They discuss his new book Rock and Sand - An Orthodox Appraisal of the Protestant Reformers and their Teaching, published by New Rome Press. This interview is also available in video format from Patristic Nectar Films.
On "Frederica Here and Now," Frederica Mathews-Green reviews the new Pixar film Inside Out, a movie that works on both a child and an adult level—especially when it comes to telling the truth about sadness and the lessons it has to teach us.
On a new "Ancient Faith Commentaries," Fr. Lawrence Farley, the priest at St. Herman's Orthodox Church, OCA (Archdiocese of Canada), in Langley, British Columbia, reflects on the hymn that the three youths ostensibly sang in the fiery furnace.
With gratefulness to God as well as the generous folks at the Farah Foundation, we are happy to introduce you to the all new ancientfaith.com. It has been a long time in the making and there are even more enhancements coming, but we hope your browsing experience is rewarding. Consider this AFR 5.0 but 5.1 and beyond will be introduced over the weeks and months ahead. We would love your feedback!
Bobby Maddex interviews David Jennings, Tanya Keenan, and Tim Brown, the organizers of this year’s Doxacon Seattle conference, an Orthodox gathering for those interested in science fiction and fantasy. The event will take place July 17-19 at South Seattle College and is sponsored by Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church (OCA) in Tacoma, WA.
Our contemporary culture forms many people who cannot imagine any purpose higher in life than the pursuit of self-centered pleasure on their own terms. Fr. Philip LeMasters explains that on the Sunday of All Saints, the Church reminds us that we are called to follow a very different and much better path.
We want to call your attention again to a free downloadable audio primer on the Orthodox Faith made available from the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland. The 3rd term in the first year is well underway. Click on the image for all 28 so far or listen below to the latest lesson on Nationalism and Modernity (1800-1900).
Many people hit a roadblock in their relationship with God when the weight of their sins catches up to them—when they realize they are trapped in a cycle of sin or habit of ungodly behaviour that they cannot control. Fr. Michael Gillis reflects on this phenomenon in a new episode of "Praying in the Rain."