May 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Raising Saints

What the Numbers Tell Us

Elissa Bjeletich, the Sunday School Director at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, and the host of the podcast "Raising Saints," takes a look at the recent Pew Research Center report on religious affiliation in the United States and speculates on some of the possible causes of the decline in Orthodox Christian believers

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Musings from the High Desert

Flame in the Mind

On a new "Musings from the High Desert," Fr. Gabriel Rochelle of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church USA narrates a composite view of the "awe-inspiring rites of initiation" for the Orthodox Church as they may have been experienced around the turn of the 4th and 5th Centuries.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Through a Monk's Eyes

New Podcast - Through a Monk’s Eyes

Have you ever wondered what the world looks like through a monk’s eyes? Priest-monk Seraphim shares his stories of the places he visits and the people he meets as he travels the world to found the first Orthodox monastery in the Celtic Isles of Scotland in a thousand years.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Holy Virgin Cathedral

Pan-Orthodox Lenten Retreat

On March 29, 2015, Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco hosted its Eighth Annual Pan-Orthodox Lenten Retreat. The theme was “The Life in Christ: A Fount of Joy,” and the speakers were Fr. Stephen Freeman, priest at St. Anne’s Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Nun Theoktisti of the Monastery of the Holy Forerunner in Anatoli, Greece.

Faith Encouraged Live

The Grace of God and the Non-Orthodox

Fr. Tom Soroka joins Fr. Barnabas Powell to discuss that thorny yet important question about the extent of God's grace particularly among the non-Orthodox. Some great questions called in from Orthodox and Non-Orthodox alike!

Friday, May 08, 2015

On Socail Justice


In this new episode of "On Social Justice," host Mariam Youssef, an Orthodox student at Claremont Graduate University in the department of Women and Religion, discusses the article "Conflicted Hearts: Orthodox Christians and Social Justice in an Age of Globalization," written by John Couretas and published by

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Go Forth

Fr. Chad Hatfield

On a brand new episode of "Go Forth," host Adam Lowell Roberts sits down for coffee with Fr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor and CEO of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. After discussing those who have influenced Fr. Chad, the two turn to the lack of missiology in the Orthodox Church and how Fr. Chad hopes to change that as the Chancellor of SVOTS.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A Christian Ending

A Christian Ending

Dn. Mark Barna concludes his podcast on rediscovering ancient Christian burial customs for the modern world with this 66-minute introduction to his all-day workshop on the topic. Listen here and then click on the image to the left for the other 13 episodes in the series.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Praying in the Rain

We Must Not Must

“What must I do to be saved?” This is a natural question when we reach the stage of our spiritual journey at which we begin to realize that something is wrong between me and God. Fr. Michael Gillis says that it is a natural question, but it is also the wrong question—at least according to Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra (monastery on Mt. Athos).

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Orthodoxy Live

Orthodoxy Live for May 3, 2015

Fr. Evan just returned from the country of Georgia where he met Ancient Faith Radio listeners! Here a little about his trip but also listen in as he takes questions from young Justin, Charlie, and David by email. The program ends with a Georgian rendition of the Paschal Hymn Christ is Risen.

Saturday, May 02, 2015


A Walking Problem

Fr. Patrick Reardon from All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, speaks on three points in relation to the healing of the paralytic.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Ex Libris

H Is for Holy

On a new "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, host Bobby Maddex interviews Nika Boyd and Heather Hayward who are the author and illustrator, respectively, behind the new AFP children’s book H Is for Holy: An Orthodox Christian Alphabet.

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