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Ancient Faith Presents

Ancient Faith Presents
One on One With Metropolitan Joseph

Episode date: March 27, 2015
Transcript published: March 27, 2015

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Mr. John Maddex: Today we are in Englewood, New Jersey, at the headquarters of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, and with His Eminence, Sayidna Joseph, our Metropolitan of the Antiochian Archdiocese. Timing is interesting, Sayidna. Here we are today on the one-year anniversary of the repose of Metropolitan Philip of thrice-blessed memory. A lot has happened in a year, hasn’t it?

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, Archbishop of New York and All North America: Indeed, yes.

Mr. Maddex: And your election by the holy Synod of Antioch, what day was that?

His…

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Ancient Faith Presents

Ancient Faith Presents
One on One With Metropolitan Joseph

Episode date: March 27, 2015
Transcript published: March 27, 2015

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Mr. John Maddex: Today we are in Englewood, New Jersey, at the headquarters of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, and with His Eminence, Sayidna Joseph, our Metropolitan of the Antiochian Archdiocese. Timing is interesting, Sayidna. Here we are today on the one-year anniversary of the repose of Metropolitan Philip of thrice-blessed memory. A lot has happened in a year, hasn’t it?

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, Archbishop of New York and All North America: Indeed, yes.

Mr. Maddex: And your election by the holy Synod of Antioch, what day was that?

His…

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Ancient Faith Presents

Ancient Faith Presents
Homily at the Funeral of Fr. Thomas Hopko

Episode date: March 25, 2015
Transcript published: March 27, 2015

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In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. [Amen.]

How can one find the words, the appropriate words, to speak of one who was such a master of words? For Fr. Thomas could speak so eloquently and so inspiringly, at length, in homilies and lectures,  anecdotes and reminiscences—for he was a master story-teller, raconteur, as well as a master preacher and teacher—and also, briefly, in his maxims, profoundly but also simply, always speaking the truth in love, in books and more recently in apparently endless podcasts. And yet, he lies speechless before us.

I only knew Fr. Tom from the time that he became…

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Speaking the Truth

Speaking the Truth
The Eucharistic Prayer of St. Basil’s Liturgy

Episode date: March 18, 2013
Transcript published: March 26, 2015

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Being now in the Great Lenten season in the Orthodox Church, all the faithful know and those who know certain things about the Orthodox Church would know that during this time of year on the Sundays, as well as on Great and Holy Thursday, the commemoration of the Last Supper, the Mystical Supper of Christ with his disciples, and Great and Holy Saturday, which is actually the vesperal vigil for the Feast of Pascha, the Resurrection of Christ, we would know that the Orthodox Church celebrates the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. Normally, almost all the time except for ten times a year, the Divine Liturgy is that which is called the Liturgy of…

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A Christian Ending

A Christian Ending
Understanding Death: Part One

Episode date: July 16, 2013
Transcript published: March 25, 2015

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Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever! This is Dn. Mark for A Christian Ending. Christ is risen from the dead, trampling death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. This is the good news. This is the Gospel message. Sin and death are defeated and no longer have any hold on us. Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!

If this is so, and we believe this, why then do you suppose that we still fear death so much? This series of podcasts, A Christian Ending, is about recovering and restoring a truly Christian perspective on death and dying and the ancient traditions of the preparation of the dead for burial in…

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