July 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Voices from St. Vladimir's Seminary

Bringing People to God: Mission in the Orthodox Church

Fr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor of St. Vladimir's Seminary, speaks at the Parish Life Conference of the Antiochian Diocese of Los Angeles and the West, held in Phoenix, Arizona, June 28-July 3, 2016.

June 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ancient Faith Presents

First Things Foundation

Bobby Maddex interviews John Heers, the co-founder and director of the First Things Foundation, the goal of which is to help the poorest of the poor with sustainable and enduring aid without crippling the local economy or demeaning the recipients.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Time Eternal

Is There Time in Heaven?

Dr. Nicole Roccas revisits the question of time in heaven from two different vantage points: Hellenic Greek philosophy and the Old Testament. Greeks and Jews of late antiquity had pretty different beliefs when it came to time and eternity, and both paradigms have implications for how one views the Incarnation.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Raising Saints

Tongues of Fire: Teaching the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit can be a difficult and abstract concept to explain to young people, so in honor of the feast of Pentecost, Elissa Bjeletich explores the story of the tongues of fire, as well as the prayer "O Heavenly King," to find ways to describe this most mysterious person of the Holy Trinity.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Ancient Faith Presents

The Cerulean Locket

Bobby Maddex interviews Justina Uram, an Orthodox public interest attorney with degrees from Penn State Dickinson School of Law and Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She is also the author of a brand new novel titled The Cerulean Locket, which is published by Tilden Terrence Press.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Opinionated Tailor

Watchful Work

Kh. Krista West encourages us to learn to work efficiently and deeply and make every moment count. Here she shares specific skills and techniques for making your work more watchful.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Hearts and Minds

God Is Love, but Love Is Not God

Love is too precious, too powerful, and too popular to mean anything we want it to. Instead, says Fr. John Oliver, love needs definition and contour so that we may know what love is not, just as we may know what love is.

May 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Holy Virgin Cathedral

Holy Virgin Cathedral Ninth Annual Pan-Orthodox Lenten Retreat

On April 17, 2016, Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco, California, hosted its Eighth Annual Pan-Orthodox Lenten Retreat. The theme of the event was “Redeeming Modern Life,” and the speakers were Kh. Krista West, an author and tailor living in Portland, OR, and Fr. Andrew Cuneo, the priest at St. Katherine Orthodox Church in Carlsbad, CA.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Ancient Faith Presents

St. Katherine College Receives A Rating!

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Frank Papatheofanis, the founder and president of St. Katherine Orthodox College, about the A rating that the school received from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. The two also discuss the new National Orthodox Christian Education Association.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

An Orthodox Perspective on Islam

An Orthodox Perspective on Islam

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, Fr. Thomas Soroka spoke at Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission in Mechanicsburg, PA, on Orthodoxy and Islam. Fr. Tom is the pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Mckees Rocks, Pennsylvania, and the host of "The Path" on Ancient Faith Radio. Listen here to part one.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Embodied Persons: Male and Female

On a new "Ancient Faith Commentaries," Fr. Philip LeMasters contends that the biological complementarity of males and females provides an important clue to the personal identity of human beings.

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.

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