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Speaking the Truth
The First Three Days of Holy Week - Part 1
Episode date: April 22, 2013
Transcript published: April 09, 2015
In our Eastern Orthodox tradition, as probably most of the listeners to Ancient Faith Radio know, the 40 days of the Great Lenten season in the Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, ends on the day before the Saturday on which the Church celebrates the raising of Lazarus from the dead and the next Sunday, which celebrates the triumphal entry of the Lord into the city of Jerusalem, Palm Sunday. So we have the 40 days of Great Lent, and then we have the celebration of Lazarus Saturday, the raising of Lazarus, the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem. And then on Palm Sunday evening, we actually enter into what the service books call the Great…
Sermons at St. Nicholas
Preparing for Holy Week (John 12:1-18)
Episode date: April 07, 2015
Transcript published: April 08, 2015
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Glory to Jesus Christ! [Glory to him forever!]
I greet you on this great feast of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem, during which we begin the process of moving toward his death, burial, and resurrection. It seems almost antithetical to the spirit in which we will enter that those somber days, those dark days, where we will see Jesus betrayed by his disciples, where we see him delivered into the hands of lawless men, and we’ll see him being hung on a cross, reviled by his own creation, spit in the face, beaten, whipped, and left for dead; we’ll see…
Frederica Here and Now
Why Oppose Gay Marriage?
Episode date: April 03, 2015
Transcript published: April 03, 2015
I’m recording this on Friday afternoon, April 3. This is Good Friday for Western Christians, and I’m trying to formulate some thoughts about what’s happened to me in the last couple of days. If you’ve been on the internet, you’ve probably seen something that kind of blew up. A few days ago, I had posted to my Facebook page a rather sarcastic and clever article opposing the gay rights, the gay marriage movement. I got a lot of angry people attacking me as [an] anti-gay bigot and so forth. So somewhere in the midst there, among all the comments, I said, “Actually I’m not particularly opposed to legalizing…
Ancient Faith Presents
One on One With Metropolitan Joseph
Episode date: March 27, 2015
Transcript published: March 27, 2015
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?