May 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Good Guys Wear Black

Understanding Parish Politics

After talking a bit more about narcissism in the priesthood (and a brief word from a sponsor), Fr. Anthony Perkins uses some insights from comparative politics to help explain some of the divisions that plague some communities and why things often get blown out of proportion.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Ancient Faith Presents

Tradition, Secularization, Fundamentalism: Orthodox/Catholic Encounters

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. George Demacopoulos and Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou of Fordham University. Dr. Demacopoulos is the Fr. John Meyendorff & Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham and Dr. Papanikolaou is the Archbishop Demetrios Chair of Orthodox Theology and Culture. Together they co-founded and co-direct Fordham's Orthodox Christian Studies Center.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Eastern Christian Insights

The Myrrhbearers

On a new "Eastern Christian Insights," Fr. Philip LeMasters, Professor of Religion and Director of the Honors Program at McMurry University, challenges us to respond in humble obedience to the resurrected Christ, following the example of the Myrrhbearers.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Prayer Retreat

Third Annual Into the Heart of Christ Prayer Retreat

St. Matthew’s Greek Orthodox Church in Blandon, Pennsylvania, hosts its Third Annual Into the Heart of Christ Prayer Retreat at the Jesuit Center at Wernersville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 16th, 2016. The speaker was Rev. Dn. Stephen Muse, PhD, and the topic was “Treasure in Earthen Vessels: Prayer and the Embodied Life.” Listen to part one here.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ex Libris

The Empty Throne

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Lawrence Farley, the priest at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Langley, British Columbia, and the author of the new Ancient Faith Publishing book The Empty Throne: Reflections on the History and Future of the Orthodox Episcopacy.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Attend Church

The Value of Attending Church

Fr Thomas Soroka teaches why coming to church is so important, and reminds us that, if we miss church, we miss a lot!

Friday, May 06, 2016

Raising Saints

Christ is risen! (Now what?)

Some years, Bright Week is filled with joy, but there are other years when we are just worn out. Have we done Pascha wrong? What do we do next? On a new "Raising Saints," Elissa Bjeletich shares her thoughts on the subject.

April 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Paschal Trumpet

Fr. Lawrence Farley explains that Christ is the jubilee of the whole world and His Resurrection is the trumpet which announces it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Who Was That Woman?

On a new "Ancient Faith Commentaries," Fr. Lawrence Farley investigates the identity of the woman who anointed Christ's feet before his trial and crucifixion.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Ancient Faith Presents

The St. Stephen’s Course in Orthodox Theology

In this encore presentation of "Ancient Faith Presents," John Maddex talks with Dn. Peter Boulukos, registrar of the St. Stephen's Course in Orthodox Theology. For more information, please contact Dn. Peter via email at

Ancient Faith Presents

Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference

Bobby Maddex, Operations Manager of Ancient Faith Radio, interviews Melinda Johnson, the Director of Marketing and Development with Ancient Faith Ministries, about our upcoming Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Altar Girls

Fr. Lawrence Farley examines the question of whether or not the youthful function of liturgical assistance in the altar should be extended to girls as well as boys.

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