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God Is with Us! (Nativity)

God Is with Us! (Nativity)

November 2009

“God is with us! Understand all ye nations and submit yourselves, for God is with us!” Ancient Faith Radio is collecting episodes from our large family of podcasts that will help make the Nativity season a truly joyful experience.


Episodes

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Let My Prayer Arise Dec 25, 2011

Psalm 39 - A Christmas Prophecy

In this prophetic Psalm, we have a song filled with love and a Psalm which gave theme to Hebrews 10. See the incarnation of Christ in this beautiful hymn of the Church.

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Under the Grapevine Dec 16, 2011

Prepare O Bethlehem

Prepare O Bethlehem: The Feast of The Nativity Illustrated for Children by Niko Chocheli (St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2000)

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Let My Prayer Arise Dec 15, 2011

A Psalm for Christmas

Psalm 73 (74) asks the great "Why" question of humanity. That question is answered in a cave in Bethlehem as the God of the universe takes on flesh for our salvation.

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16:28
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All Saints Homilies Dec 13, 2011

The Consecration of the Virgin Mary

Fr. Pat uses Aristotle's four causes to explore the consecrated life of the Mother of God.

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27:00
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Under the Grapevine Dec 09, 2011

The Miracle of St. Nicholas

The Miracle of Saint Nicholas by Gloria Whelan, illustrated by Judith Brown (Bethlehem books, 1997)

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Glory to God Nov 15, 2011

Forty Days Before Christmas - Why We Fast

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

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7:14
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Under the Grapevine Mar 11, 2011

The Life And Miracles Of Saint Nicholas - Part 11 & conclusion

The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas, The Wonderworker by Count Michael Tolstoy - Part 11/conclusion. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

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Under the Grapevine Mar 04, 2011

The Life And Miracles Of Saint Nicholas - Part 10

The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas, The Wonderworker by Count Michael Tolstoy - Part 10. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

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Under the Grapevine Feb 25, 2011

The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas - Part 9

The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas, The Wonderworker by Count Michael Tolstoy - Part 9. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

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Under the Grapevine Feb 18, 2011

The Life And Miracles Of Saint Nicholas - Part 8

The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas, The Wonderworker by Count Michael Tolstoy - Part 8. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

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Under the Grapevine Feb 11, 2011

The Life And Miracles Of St. Nicholas - Part 7

The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas, The Wonderworker by Count Michael Tolstoy - Part 7. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

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Under the Grapevine Feb 04, 2011

The Life And Miracles Of Saint Nicholas - Part 6

The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas, The Wonderworker by Count Michael Tolstoy - Part 6. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

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Under the Grapevine Jan 28, 2011

The Life And Miracles Of St. Nicholas - Part 5

The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas, The Wonderworker by Count Michael Tolstoy - Part 5. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

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Under the Grapevine Jan 21, 2011

The Life And Miracles Of St. Nicholas - Part 4

The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas, The Wonderworker by Count Michael Tolstoy - Part 4. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

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Under the Grapevine Jan 14, 2011

The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas - Part 3

The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas, The Wonderworker by Count Michael Tolstoy - Part 3. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

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Under the Grapevine Jan 07, 2011

The Life And Miracles Of Saint Nicholas - Part 2

The Story of Three Girls, from The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas, The Wonderworker by Count Michael Tolstoy - Part 2. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

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Under the Grapevine Dec 31, 2010

The Life And Miracles Of Saint Nicholas - Part 1

God’s Chosen One from The Life and Miracles of Saint Nicholas, The Wonderworker by Count Michael Tolstoy - Part One. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

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Under the Grapevine Dec 24, 2010

The Story Of The Nativity Of Christ - Part Three

The Story of The Nativity of Christ by Vesna Nikchevich, Part Three. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

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Speaking the Truth Dec 23, 2010

The Incarnation - Do We Really Believe It?

In a new episode, Fr. Thomas Hopko presses the question on the Incarnation of Christ - do we REALLY believe it?

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38:09
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Healing with Fr. George Morelli Dec 22, 2010

The Nativity Feast, The Holy Family And The Domestic Church

Fr. George takes a break from his ongoing series to examine the Nativity of Christ, especially in light of Joseph and how he and Mary are an example for the domestic church in the home.

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Hearts and Minds Dec 22, 2010

The Word Became Flesh

Fr. John explains how all the Church's words are full of grace and truth—an example for us all as we celebrate the birth of The Word.

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8:43
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iSermon Dec 21, 2010

Noble Joseph

Fr. Ted discusses Joseph, exploring his patience, kindness and faithfulness.

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8:43
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Under the Grapevine Dec 17, 2010

The Story Of The Nativity Of Christ - Part Two

The Story of The Nativity of Christ by Vesna Nikchevich, Part Two. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

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9:50 Transcription not available Direct link (play in browser or right-click to download) Play in Popup Download utg181_pc.mp3
Under the Grapevine Dec 10, 2010

The Story Of The Nativity Of Christ - Part One

The Story of The Nativity of Christ by Vesna Nikchevich, Part One. The Publishing House of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (2001).

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Saint of the Day Dec 05, 2010

Dec 06 - St. Nicholas The Wonderworker, Archbishop Of Myra

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Under the Grapevine Nov 26, 2010

Prepare O Bethlehem: The Feast Of The Nativity

Prepare O Bethlehem: The Feast of The Nativity Illustrated for Children by Niko Chocheli (St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2000).

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A Word from the Holy Fathers Jan 04, 2010

Glory to God Who Has Shown Himself to Us: St. Ephrem and St. John on the Nativity

In a broadcast for the Feast of the Nativity According to the Flesh of the Lord Jesus Christ, we reflect on two hymns of St. Ephrem the Syrian and a portion of a homily by St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco on the glory of the night of Christ's full revelation.

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Sermons at St. Nicholas Dec 25, 2009

The Nativity of Christ (Matthew 2:1-12)

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18:01
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Saint of the Day Dec 24, 2009

Dec 25 - The Nativity According To The Flesh Of Our Lord, God And Savior, Jesus Christ

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli Dec 23, 2009

A Healing Lesson for the Nativity: A Christian Understanding the Jewishness - Part 1

Fr. George uses a recent incident in the news to show the healing necessary for all, including society, when one does evil.

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Speaking the Truth Dec 22, 2009

Nativity, Epiphany, and Pascha - Patterns of Worship

Fr. Thomas Hopko presents a meditation on how the liturgical services of Christmas and Epiphany pattern those of the Christ's Holy Pascha of Easter.

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Under the Grapevine Dec 22, 2009

Prepare O Bethlehem: The Feast of the Nativity

128. Prepare O Bethlehem: The Feast of the Nativity Illustrated for Children by Niko Chocheli (St. Vladimir’s Press, 2000).

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8:10 Transcription not available Direct link (play in browser or right-click to download) Play in Popup Download utg128_pc.mp3
Speaking the Truth Dec 19, 2009

The Genealogies

What is the significance of all of those "begats" in the Gospel lesson just before Nativity? Fr. Tom breaks it down for us in the current episode.

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44:23
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Healing with Fr. George Morelli Dec 16, 2009

Entering The Father’s Banquet - Preparing For The Birth Of Our Lord

In these days before Christ's Nativity, Fr. George examines more closely the meaning of Jesus' parable of the king's great feast.

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Speaking the Truth Dec 12, 2009

The Fathers Prepare

On the first two Sundays before Christmas, we commerate and sing about all of the faithful throughout the ages who prepared for the birth of Christ. Fr. Tom references the book Surprised by Christ by Fr. A. James Bernstein which is available from Conciliar Press.

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37:07
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Close to Home Dec 11, 2009

Good Will Toward Men

During this Nativity season, Molly reflects on what it means to love our Neighbor - even if they have different beliefs, moral standards, or no belief at all.

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Orthodixie Dec 03, 2009

‘Twas the Night of Nativity

Just a few more weeks until the Nativity feast. With the fast, the shopping, the preparations ... how are you doing? Let us prepare? Yes. But regardless of how prepared we are, let us be thankful.

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Speaking the Truth Nov 20, 2009

The Entrance of the Theotokos Into the Temple

Fr. Tom teaches on this significant feast at the beginning of the Nativity season.

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Speaking the Truth Nov 14, 2009

The Nativity Fast

As we are in the beginning days of the Nativity fast, Fr. Tom takes us on a journey from the Presentation of Mary in the Temple to Theophany. Fr. Tom references a couple of resources:

The Winter Pascha by Fr. Thomas Hopko
Putting Christmas Back into Christ - CD series by Fr. Thomas Hopko

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44:01
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Names of Jesus Mar 18, 2009

The Name of Jesus

The Angel told the Theotokos, "You will call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." Fr. Thomas Hopko explores the significance of this name, as well as its origins.

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Wheat, Wine, and Oil Dec 23, 2008

Christmas Gift Ideas

Puzzled about what to give the foodies on your list? Join Martha for some gift ideas that can meet every skill level and interest and possibly keep you out of the mall!

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13:40
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Pilgrims from Paradise Dec 23, 2008

Christmas Remembered - Part 2

Matthew concludes his annual tale set in Christmas of 1964

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A Word from the Holy Fathers Dec 21, 2008

St Athanasius: “What was God to do?”

Why did God become man? This week's reflection explores St Athanasius's consideration of the Son's incarnation as a response to his probing refrain, in the face of man's sin: "What was God to do?"

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Glory to God Dec 20, 2008

The Smallness Of God

Fr. Stephen turns our thoughts during this week of the Nativity to the "smallness" of God. God has come to save us through His "weakness" as St. Paul says and invites us to share in that humility.

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Close to Home Dec 17, 2008

Silent

What gifts are you bringing to the Savior this Nativity season?

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Pilgrims from Paradise Dec 16, 2008

Christmas Remembered - Part 1

In this now-traditional annual story, Matthew takes us back to the week before Christmas, 1964 and recounts the tale of a young boy and his mother's love.

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13:41
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The Opinionated Tailor Dec 16, 2008

Eye Of The Storm

Kh. Krista muses on Christmas, preparation, twinkly lights and priorities as we draw closer to Christmas day.

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Wheat, Wine, and Oil Dec 11, 2008

Surviving the Season - Part 2

Today Martha shares her reflections on seasonal citrus, St Nicholas and the classic dish Salmon Coulibiac.

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Close to Home Dec 06, 2008

St. Nicholas Day at the Sabourins’

In this encore presentation, Molly interviews son Elijah about St. Nicholas and shares the dramatic story of this venerable Saint.

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19:44
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Ancient Faith Presents Nov 18, 2008

Kontakion on the Nativity of Christ

An interview with Dr. Richard Toensing, composer of a new CD from Cappella Romana which includes 12 NEW Orthodox Christmas carols!

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29:05
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Wheat, Wine, and Oil Nov 11, 2008

Surviving the Season

The Nativity fast begins soon and the "season" gets started. Martha has some helpful insight for all of us as we prepare our hearts and our homes for the coming of Christ.

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Hearts and Minds Dec 26, 2007

The Synaxis of the Holy Theotokos

Fr. John discusses the importance of the Synaxis of the Theotokos, celebrated each year on December 26.

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Saint of the Day Dec 25, 2007

Tuesday Dec 25 - The Nativity according to the Flesh of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ

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Under the Grapevine Dec 22, 2007

The Holy Nativity of Our Lord / The Miraculous Child

37. Book 1: The Holy Nativity of Our Lord: The Birth of the Messiah by Euphemia Briere (St. Nectarios Press, 1993)

Book 2: The Miraculous Child, a Christmas folktale from old Russia retold by Alvin Aleksi Currier (Conciliar Press, 2000)

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Orthodixie Dec 15, 2007

‘Twas the Week Before Nativity

Just a few more days until the Nativity feast. With the fast, the shopping, the preparations....how are you doin'? Let us prepare? Yes. But regardless of how prepared we are, let us be thankful.

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8:15
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Under the Grapevine Dec 15, 2007

Good King Wenceslas / A Perfect Christmas 2 - Conclusion

36. Book 1: Good King Wenceslas by John M. Neale (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2005)

Book 2: A Perfect Christmas written by Dennis Eugene Engleman and illustrated by Niko Chocheli (Regina Orthodox Press, 2003) part two and conclusion.

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Ancient Faith Presents Dec 14, 2007

Praying the Psalms During Nativity

Georgia Mamalakis joins us to talk about a group of women joined together over many miles to pray the Psalms during the Nativity Fast but also during Great Lent.

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Frederica Here and Now Dec 13, 2007

St. Romanos Nativity Kontakion

Don't miss this rich and inspiring reading by Frederica of the entire Nativity Kontakion written by St. Romanos the Melodist and translated by Fr. Ephrem Lash. It was taken from the book On the Life of Christ: Kontakia, published in 1994.

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Under the Grapevine Dec 07, 2007

The Nativity of our Lord / A Perfect Christmas

35. Book 1: The Nativity of our Lord from The Twelve Great Feasts for Children by Mother Melania (Conciliar Press)

Book 2: A Perfect Christmas written by Dennis Eugene Engleman and illustrated by Niko Chocheli (Regina Orthodox Press, 2004)

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Pilgrims from Paradise Nov 16, 2007

Nativity Fast

So why are Orthodox Christians fasting the weeks leading up to Christmas while other Christians are having parties and good food?

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All Saints Homilies Mar 17, 2007

Nature, History, Redemption - Nativity 2006

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Our Life in Christ Dec 23, 2006

An Explanation of the Nativity Icon

We're baaaack! After an unintended extended hiatus from the program, we were finally able to find an evening to record a special "Christmas edition" of Our Life in Christ. In this program we walk through the icon of the Nativity and look at the wholistic view of the ministry of Christ in His incarnation. The Nativity icon foreshadows the Passion of Christ and we see in the details of the icon commmon elements that show us that our salvation began from eternity. Blessed Nativity to all of our listeners!

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Our Life in Christ Nov 22, 2004

The Nativity Fast

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