November 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Our Life in Christ

The Nativity Fast

On this encore edition of the archived podcast "Our Life in Christ," hosts Steve Robinson and Bill Gould tell you everything you need to know about the Nativity Fast, which began this week!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Nativity Fast

40 Days Before Christmas

Fr. Stephen Freeman looks at the very heart of fasting—not the foods, not the 'how to's'—but why we fast.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Raising Saints


On a new "Raising Saints," Elissa Bjeletich, the Director of Sunday School at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, reminds us that if we are always busy and noisy, we cannot hear the voice of God.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The OCF Podcast

Orthodox Apologetics: Baptism

Think the OCF Podcast is just for college students? Do you know how to defend against challenges to Orthodox baptism? Take a listen to OCF Media Coordinator Matthew Monos discussing the topic with Fr. Brendan Pelphrey. You won't be sorry!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries

That Was Then, This Is Now

Our culture continues along its escalating trajectory of militant anti-Christian sentiment. Life in such an unwelcoming environment will be good for us, says Fr. Lawrence Farley, for persection has always had a purifying effect upon the Church.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Approaching the Wardrobe

Why We Need More Priests and Churches

In his final episode of "Approaching the Wardrobe: Understanding the Journey Toward Orthodoxy," host Jeff Wisniewski lets Saint Theophan guide us concerning the conversion process and the need people have for Orthodoxy.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

Masters in Theology, Ministry, and Mission

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Christoph Schneider, the Academic Director of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, about the institute's new MA program that is available via distance learning.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Ex Libris

Food, Faith, and Fasting

On a new "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, host Bobby Maddex interviews Rita Madden, the author of the new AFP book Food, Faith, and Fasting: A Sacred Journey to Better Health.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Paradise and Utopia

The Old Believer Schism and the Decline of Russian Christendom before Peter the Great

In this final episode of his reflection on Muscovite Russia, Fr. John Strickland describes the Old Believer Schism as a crisis in the formerly optimistic cosmology of eastern Christendom, leading to its decline on the eve of modern times.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

Orthodox Web Solutions and Orthodox 360

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. John Parsells, the man behind both Orthodox Web Solutions and Orthodox 360.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Human Exceptionalism


Wesley J. Smith discusses "transhumanism"—what is quickly becoming the world's newest religion, offering adherents the kind of hope once within the exclusive province of faith and without the humbling concept of an omnipotent God to whom one owes prayer and thanksgiving.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Apologize and Keep Quiet Forever

Fr. Lawrence Farley argues that the traditional Christian Church should not heed impassioned demands that it shut up and say nothing when its central teachings are trampled, denied, and distorted.

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