June 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

The Least of These

Bobby Maddex, Operations Manager of Ancient Faith Radio, interviews Maura Oprisko, the author of a blog titled The Least of These in which she discusses raising autistic children in the Orthodox Church.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Frederica Here and Now

Inside Out

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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries

All Kinds of Everything

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.

Monday, June 15, 2015

AFR 5.0

It’s AFR 5.0!

With gratefulness to God as well as the generous folks at the Farah Foundation, we are happy to introduce you to the all new 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!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

Doxacon Seattle 2015

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.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Sunday of All Saints

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.


E-Quip - A Free Audio Primer On Orthodoxy

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).

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Praying in the Rain

On Raising Snakes and Losing Mittens

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."

Monday, June 08, 2015

Heaven Meets Earth

Help Us Publish Heaven Meets Earth!

We are so excited about this new full-color illustrated book on the 12 Feasts. Called Heaven Meets Earth, this gorgeous book will serve a wonderful purpose in your home. Costs to produce are high so we are asking for your help!

Ancient Faith Presents


Bobby Maddex interviews James Higginson, the director of a new documentary film titled Devout, which tells the story of a group of Orthodox monks living within the monasteries of the Khashuri and Kareli districts in the Urbnisi Eparchy of Georgia. To help James complete the movie, please visit his crowdfunding site.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Assembly of Bishops

Assembly of Bishops Exec. Committee To Meet In Constantinople

On June 16, 2015 the Exec. Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops will travel to Istanbul in order to meet with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Special Assistant to the Assembly Chairman, Fr. Nathanael Symeonides joins us to tell us what that is all about.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Becoming a Healing Presence

The Other Side

What is our relationship with those who have gone to heaven? Dr. Albert Rossi, an adjunct professor of pastoral theology at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, reflects on this as he remembers Fr. Thomas Hopko in this new episode of "Becoming a Healing Presence."

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