September 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Through a Monk's Eyes

On Pilgrimages

In what functions as sort of a companion program to the episode of "Raising Saints" below, Fr. Seraphim Aldea, on a new episode of "Through a Monk's Eyes," explains that, when going into a pilgrimage, if you do so with humility and the belief that you understand very little—if anything—then by the end of it, something may be revealed to you beyond your own limitations.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Raising Saints

Being Pilgrims

On a new "Raising Saints," Elissa Bjeletich, the Director of Sunday School at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, encourages us to engage in spiritual pilgrimages and approach all of life as pilgrims.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fr. Luke Veronis

Speaking to Secular America

We talk with Fr. Luke Veronis about the upcoming conference "Speaking to Secular America" to be held October 8-10 at Hellenic College Holy Cross Seminary in Brookline, MA.

Ex Libris

A Gift for Matthew

On this week's "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, host Bobby Maddex interviews Nick Muzekari, the author of the new AFP children's book A Gift for Matthew.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Bobby Maddex interviews Yianni Gagianas, the chairman of the student leadership board of Orthodox Christian Fellowship, about all things OCF. If you're not yet familiar with this campus ministry organization, then this is the perfect place to start.

Friday, September 11, 2015


The Newly Glorified St. Sebastian of San Francisco

On May 29, 2015, the Holy Assembly of Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church added Archimandrite Sebastian (Dabovich) to the Diptych of Saints of the Orthodox Church upon recommendation of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North America. Learn more about St. Sebastian in this special episode of "Arena."

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Human Exceptionalism

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

According to Wesley J. Smith, the host of "Human Exceptionalism," once a culture accepts the fundamental premise of euthanasia consciousness, there is no way to limit doctor-administered death to those who are already at the end of their lives.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Nativity of Theotokos

The Gate Facing East

Going back to our 2009 archives, we found this wonderful reflection on the Nativity of the Theotokos by Fr. Thomas Hopko of blessed memory.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Paradise and Utopia

Continuity and Catastrophe in the Old Christendom V: Mark of Ephesus and the Council of Florence

On a new "Paradise and Utopia," Fr. John Strickland gives an account of the atmosphere in Italy in which Orthodox and Roman Catholic delegates met to discuss the possibility of union in the middle of the fifteenth century. Only one of the Orthodox would refuse to sign the resulting Treaty of Union, Saint Mark of Ephesus.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Bye, Felicia

Fr. Philip LeMasters responds to a review on National Public Radio of the new film Straight Outta Compton. "If we will cheat, abuse, or simply use others sexually, we will take a long step down a path toward forms of corruption that we do not control well at all."

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

The Wonderful Mountain

Bobby Maddex interviews Chad Marine, the singer songwriter behind the group The Wonderful Mountain, which plays music characterized as Byzanfolk—a style that combines the traditions and teachings of the Orthodox Church with popular music.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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. The deadline for the 2015 course has been extended until September 30th. Please contact Dn. Peter via email at or reach him by telephone at 201-569-0095.

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