Living the Ancient Faith in the Modern World

Living the Ancient Faith in the Modern World Archived podcasts are no longer updated. Equipping Today's Christians with the Timeless Truth of Christ

Start date: September 2011 40 episodes

Fr. Stephen Rogers is the Senior Priest of St. Ignatius Antiochian Orthodox Church in Franklin, Tennessee, where he has served since 1987. We invite you to listen in as he shares these homilies with the St. Ignatius parish.

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Mar 26, 2013

The Day of Judgment

Prepare yourself for God's love.

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Feb 25, 2013

Jesus, Son of David, Have Mercy on Me!

Gospel of the Blind Beggar.

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Dec 23, 2012

Pitching a Fit

Renouncing ourselves.

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Dec 23, 2012

The Great Enemy

Materialism and material itself.

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Sep 23, 2012

Obedience and Repetition

The Church and spiritual progress.

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Sep 16, 2012

Look to His Cross; All Has Been Conquered

Through the Cross, all hatred, hurt, and helplessness has been eliminated.

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Sep 09, 2012

God Is Love

Remember the true nature of God's love and love itself.

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Sep 07, 2012

Just Give Me the Fruit

In our fallen state, we want to partake of the fruit of the vineyard without any regard for the care of the vineyard or respect for its owner.

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Aug 28, 2012

What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?

An inheritance cannot be earned through effort; rather, it is a gift bequeathed because of a relationship.

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Aug 05, 2012

Where Christ Bids Us to Go We Need Not Fear

It was in the midst of a storm that the disciples saw Christ in His power.

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Jul 29, 2012

The Five Loaves We Bring

Each Liturgy, five loaves are gathered. Christ says to us, "Bring it to Me,"and a miracle occurs.

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Jul 22, 2012

Lord, Have Mercy

The cry of the two blind men restored their sight; it is no different for us.

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Jul 08, 2012

God Is with Us; God Is for Us; God Is in Us

The reality of God's presence, power, and purpose is made tangible in the mystery of our liturgical life.

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Jul 04, 2012

An Unmercenary Faith: The Feast of Sts. Cosmos and Damian

Do we serve Christ and our fellow man unconditionally or with the expectation of something in return?

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Jun 10, 2012

The Sunday of All Saints

Dare we, like the saints, stand before the world and those who would seek to destroy the Faith, and cry out "I am a Christian!"

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Jun 03, 2012

The Feast of Pentecost

On the day the Jews offered the first fruits to God, the Church received the first fruit of the Spirit.

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May 16, 2012

Drawing Poisoned Water From Tainted Wells—Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

In this world we often seek life life from poisoned wells.

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May 06, 2012

Defining Your Life—Sunday of the Paralytic

The evil one wishes for us to define our life by its limitations; God desires for us to define our life by its possibilities.

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Apr 29, 2012

Setting Out to Serve—Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women

Setting out to annoint the body of Christ, the women experienced the power of the resurrection of Christ. Our service to his body has the same result for us.

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Apr 12, 2012

Cleansing Fire, Consuming Fire

Judgment or joy is a matter of the heart—whether it chooses to receive or reject.

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Apr 08, 2012

Seeking a King

When Christ entered the the holy city, many were seeking a king to bring them freedom and prosperity. What do we seek from our king?

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Apr 01, 2012

Lowering Ourselves to Be Lifted Up

Being lifted into God's glory begins with an honest descent into ourselves.

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Feb 15, 2012

The Prodigal Son: One Word Says It All

There is no word that better summarizes the purpose of Great Lent—or, indeed, our entire Christian journey—than "return."

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Feb 05, 2012

The Publican and the Pharisee: It Depends on How You See It

Great Lent can be a time of great spiritual growth or great spiritual loss. It depends on where you are looking.

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Feb 02, 2012

Five Great Mysteries

In the tiniest of fragments is the wholeness of truth: What a relic can teach us.

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Jan 24, 2012

Steps of Transformation

Zacchaeus shows us the path from self-centeredness to Christ-centeredness.

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Jan 11, 2012

In Thy Light Shall We See Light

In the waters of baptism, Christ reveals our true selves.

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Dec 19, 2011

Make Ready, O Bethlehem

All of creation prepares for His coming, but do we?

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Dec 12, 2011

Possessions, Pleasure, and People

They can get in the way or be the way to dine with Christ.

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Nov 29, 2011

What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?

The answers stand before us each time we enter the church.

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Nov 22, 2011

The Asceticism of Charity

Our possessions can lead us down one of two roads—the road of thankfulness or the road of fear.

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Nov 07, 2011

Touching God, Receiving God’s Touch

Like the woman with the issue of blood, we touch Christ's humanity; like Jairus's daughter, we are touched by His divinity.

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Oct 31, 2011

The Dangers of Cultural Possession

Though the demons may not possess us, our culture can.

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Oct 24, 2011

Reaping What Is Sowed

God has planted all that is necessary if we are willing to work the harvest.

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Oct 17, 2011

Lord, Have Mercy

For most of us, what we demand of others is exactly the opposite of what we ask for ourselves.

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Oct 10, 2011

Into Deeper Waters

Christ challenges us to "cast our nets" into deeper waters, but in so doing provides us with the means to meet that challenge.

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Oct 03, 2011

The Paradox of the Cross

Fr. Stephen explains that the Cross is both an ugly instrument of death and a holy instrument of life.

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Sep 26, 2011

For God So Loved the World

Fr. Stephen explains that at the heart of the Orthodox faith is the realization that God so loved the world that he desired for us that which He originally intended.

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Sep 19, 2011

What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?

Fr. Stephen answers this question with three additional questions that all Christians must ask themselves.

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Sep 12, 2011

A Debt Has to Be Paid

Fr. Stephen opens his new podcast with this homily about our loving and merciful Master's forgiveness. Will we choose to live with gratitude or in servitude?

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