September 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Niqab or Icon?

Fr. Lawrence Farley shares his concern that if the cultural values express by the wearing of the Muslim Niqab take root in Canadian society, something important will be lost—namely, the greater importance of individuality and personhood over gender.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Fr. Barsoum

Evangelism in Egypt

Adam Roberts meets with Fr Barsoum Rewaiss, a Coptic Orthodox priest from Egypt, during his first visit to America. During their conversation Fr Barsoum shares what evangelism is like in Egypt, a miracle which occurred in his life, and what it means to taste the spiritual life.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

St. Elias the Prophet Orthodox Church

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Dustin Lyon, the priest at St. Elias the Prophet Orthodox Church in Dubuque, Iowa. St. Elias finds itself in great need this fall, and Fr. Dustin is here to tell you how you can help.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Paradise and Utopia

The Third Rome

Fr. John Strickland describes the rise of the Muscovite state within Russian Christendom, and the way its Orthodox leaders began to see themselves as heirs to the fallen Byzantine Empire.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ancient Faith Presents

Orthodox Generosity

Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about his new study on Orthodox generosity and giving to the Church.

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.

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