For many of you, Orthodoxy is a new and foreign brand of Christianity. Yet, Orthodox Christianity is the oldest expression of the Christian faith and has unbroken ties to the Apostles themselves. We have established this page to help you get a first audio glimpse of the Orthodox faith and will be adding more helpful files for you to listen to in the days ahead.
|Program||Date||Title & Description||Duration|
|Aug 31, 2011||
Frederica responds to a question about purgatory and explains why the Orthodox pray for the dead.
|Apr 12, 2010||
Fr. Thomas addresses a listener question on the often misunderstood admonition in the Gospel of Matthew to call no man father.
|Mar 10, 2010||
What does it mean to say that we are "bought with a price"? Fr. Tom talks about redemption and how Christ has "purchased us" with his own blood or Life.
|Dec 24, 2009||
Frederica interviews Dn. Barnabas Powell, the former pastor of a Pentecostal church, about his conversion to Orthodoxy.
|Oct 27, 2009||
On a new Ancient Faith Presents, Fr. Anthony Michaels, priest at St. John Chrysostom Antiochian Orthodox Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, speaks at the Fall Diocesan Meeting of the Antiochian Diocese of Toledo. The lecture is titled "Iconography, Iconoclasm, and the Theology of Personhood."
|Oct 25, 2009||
Fr. Thomas continues to get listener feedback on his teaching on God's wrath. In this follow-up lesson, he explores further how the Scriptures and the Fathers express this difficult concept as compared to the hellenistic and platonic views sometimes expressed through history.
|Oct 06, 2009||
Fr. Tom Hopko addresses an issue that he gets the most email about - how are we to understand the wrath of God and how does it relate to our salvation?
|Sep 08, 2009||
With a touching introduction by Paul Finley, Fr. Peter tells the story of his conversion to Christ and eventually to the Orthodox Church.
|Sep 08, 2009||
Hear the journey of an Orthodox nun who came to Orthodoxy from a background of drugs and alcohol.
|Sep 01, 2009||
Sermon on the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (I Corinthians 15:1-11; Matthew 19:16-26)
|Jul 05, 2009||
Special extended-length broadcast (26 min.): part 2 of 2.
|Jun 28, 2009||
Special extended-length broadcast; part 1 of 2.
|Mar 03, 2009||
On February 19, 2009, the Wheaton College Diversity Committee hosted a dialogue in Wheaton, Illinois, between Dr. Bradley Nassif, an Orthodox professor of biblical and theological studies at North Park University, and Dr. George Kalantzis, an Evangelical professor of theology at Wheaton College. Each speaker was asked to defend the merits of his particular theological perspective.
|Feb 08, 2009||
In this episode we explore the Orthodox view Salvation.
|Jan 14, 2009||
Today Frederica is at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in Wayne, WV, with her guest Fr. Seraphim. Who should be a monk and how does the monastic life contribute to the salvation of us all?
|Oct 18, 2008||
What do Orthodox Christians say about Tradition and how does that compare with Roman Catholic and Evangelical assumptions?
|Oct 10, 2008||
Dn. Michael continues exploring the role of Scripture in the Orthodox Church and examines common proof texts used to defend Sola Scriptura—a premise that is not so much erroneous as it is impossible.
|Oct 04, 2008||
In his first podcast, Dn. Michael tackles the question of Sola Scriptura and the Tradition of the Church.
|Sep 28, 2008||
Interviews and arguments, struggles and slogans, one thing's certain: Orthodoxy ain't easy -- and that's no small thing. Or, is it?
|Sep 13, 2008||
In this edition Kevin tackles the tricky question of which Christian tradition can authentically claim "apostolic succession", with historian, theologian, author and Dean of St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological seminary, Fr John Behr.
|Sep 01, 2008||
Monday morning began with a Bible study with Fr. Jon Braun exploring the use of the word "saved" in the New Testament.
|Aug 20, 2008||
Dn. Michael Hyatt is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the sixth largest trade book publishing company in the U.S.
|Jul 25, 2008||
In this encore presentation of The Illumined Heart, hear the story of John Maddex who, along with his wife Tonya, found the Orthodox Church after nearly 40 years in Evangelical Christian radio.
|Feb 14, 2008||
Are you saved? A familiar question if you come from evangelical background but what does it mean to an Orthodox Christian?
|Nov 08, 2007||
Frederica is in the fourth floor apartment of a friend who recently came to Orthodoxy from the Mennonite church and participated in an excursion to the Middle East with a group intent on apologizing to Eastern faiths for the Crusades.
|Oct 07, 2007||
Today we’re going to be talking about the veneration of Mary and the Saints in the Holy Tradition. This topic is often misunderstood and can be a stumbling block for inquirers. Our guest is Father Patrick Henry Reardon, Pastor of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, Sr. Editor of Touchstone Magazine and author of "Christ in the Saints".
|Sep 10, 2007||
A talk by Reader Christopher Orr, born and raised Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran and received into Orthodoxy in 2001. He is an associate at Heidrick and Struggles, an executive search and leadership consulting firm.
|Jul 10, 2006||
It is said that if you are familiar with the book of Revelation you will feel right at home in an Orthodox Church. The interior of the Church is modeled after the vision of St. John, who on the Lord's Day in worship, sees the heavenly worship he is participating in here on earth. The 'sacred space' of the Church building is the joining of us who are still 'in the world but not of it' to those who are before the altar of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world in the Heavenly Jerusalem in eternity. This is not mere symbolism, but the mystical reality of the communion of the saints spoken of in Hebrews 12. Steve and Bill give an 'audio tour' of an Orthodox Church building and talk about the meaning of the things that you will see beginning from entering the doors from the west parking lot to the easternmost back wall behind the altar.
|May 21, 2006||
What accounts for the differences between the Eastern and Western churches? Many things of course, but primarily the development in the West - through those such as Anselm and Aquinas - of an emphasis on human reason and intellect in the pursuit of theological understanding. Returning briefly to our discussion of Rome and the Eastern Church, we contrast rationalism with the Eastern tradition that bows to the Mystery of the Incomprehensible, that proclaims that "theologians" are pure in heart through love of God (the eastern Church grants the title of Theologian to only three Saints in all of Church History), and we begin to see how steeped our modern culture and we ourselves are in scholastic thinking.
|Feb 23, 2006||
Continuing with our discussion about Eastern Orthodox ecclesiology, we turn to the question of what happened to the One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church in the first centuries following the death of the Apostles, and specifically the relationship between the Eastern Churches and the Church at Rome. Contrasting the Petrine Doctrine and the conduct of Roman Bishops with that of the Eastern Bishops through the Seven Ecumenical Councils and the first millenium, we find that the collegial model was maintained as it had begun in Acts 15, and that Rome, despite certain attempts to exert universal authority over the Churches, was subject to the Councils and their declarations.
|Feb 08, 2006||
We continue our discussion of apostolic succession by examining some common objections given by Protestants, found in a sermon outline published on Calvin College's CCEL Historical Church document site. It becomes clear that for Protestants, reaction against apostolic succession is not based on solid Biblical or historical grounds, but rather on the need to question and reject the authority of Rome (papal and magisterial) and its excesses, which are not necessarily a part of the Eastern Orthodox Tradition.
|Dec 27, 2005||52:26|
|Apr 04, 2005||51:55|
|Mar 28, 2005||
|Mar 21, 2005||50:34|
|Mar 14, 2005||53:06|
|Dec 20, 2004||51:11|
|Dec 13, 2004||49:08|
|Nov 29, 2004||49:14|
|Nov 01, 2004||46:53|
|Oct 25, 2004||47:14|
|Oct 18, 2004||
An interview with Fr. Chris Salamy
|Oct 04, 2004||50:32|
|Sep 27, 2004||49:50|