Recently Transcribed Episodes
Roads From Emmaus
How Does Faith Justify in Christ? (Sermon Sept. 20, 2015)
Episode date: September 24, 2015
Transcript published: October 02, 2015
We continue to celebrate the Great Feast of the Elevation of the Cross of our Savior, which began this past Monday and will be completed tomorrow. We speak and we sing and pray on the theme of the Cross throughout our lives, but each year we are given these eight days to meditate especially on the Cross of Jesus.
Today on the Sunday after the feast day itself we read from the second chapter of St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. In this epistle Paul is mainly concerned with the distorted view that some people have of what the relationship is between the Jewish law of the Old Covenant and the faith of Christ in the New Covenant.…
Ancient Faith Presents
A Hard Promise to Keep
Episode date: September 26, 2015
Transcript published: September 29, 2015
Mr. John Maddex: This is John Maddex, and today I have the privilege of talking with Joel Smith. Joel is the president of Comprehensive Media. He’s a board member for Ancient Faith Ministries. He’s in Nashville, and, Joel, you’ve been producing videos for quite a long time, as long as I’ve known you. What’s your history in video production?
Mr. Joel Smith: Well, John, it’s great to be with you. We very much enjoy the work that Ancient Faith is doing in our community, and it’s a privilege to be on board.
My background is video production. My degree is in…
Orthodoxy Live Sep 20, 2015
Episode date: September 20, 2015
Transcript published: September 28, 2015
Life of the Church Today
A Tale of Two Calendars
Episode date: September 19, 2015
Transcript published: September 25, 2015
My dear friends, once upon a time, there was a church that used one very revered and ancient liturgical calendar. And then, because of the encroachments and encumbrances of the modern world, a different calendar was created. Many people, especially in the hierarchy, applauded its introduction, but most people were not really happy with the change, as most people are not happy with any change, especially when it occurs in the realm of their churchly lives. We are, after all, steeped in Tradition, and even more often in traditions, and quite often lacking the discernment to tell the difference between them.
Worship in Spirit and Truth
The Divine Liturgy and Time
Episode date: July 31, 2011
Transcript published: September 24, 2015
We continue now with our commentary on the Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church, and today we would like to comment and reflect on the relationship of the Divine Liturgy, the eucharistic Liturgy, to time, to the time of day, the time of week, the time of the year, various seasons. How does the eucharistic Divine Liturgy—and here, very particularly, the Liturgies of St. John Chrysostom and St. Basil the Great—how do these Liturgies relate to time?
The first thing that we would want to say, which is very, very important, is the following. The Divine Liturgy is not a service that has a particular time of day. It’s…