18th Annual Ancient Christianity and African-American Conference

18th Annual Ancient Christianity and African-American Conference

August 2011 11 episodes

The mission of the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black is to minister to Americans the gift of Orthodoxy. In an effort to be good stewards of the manifold grace of God (I Peter 4:10), the organization presents an annual conference that explores the African roots of Orthodoxy. Its vision is to bring Americans closer to Jesus Christ. The title of this particular conference is “The Ancient Faith for Modern Problems.” Ancient Faith Radio and the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black are happy to provide these lectures for free download and distribution. Please share the talks with friends and family.

Please note that in addition to the speakers below, Fr. Paisius Altschul, priest at St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church in Kansas City, Missouri, delivered a speech titled “FOCUS North America: The Ancient Faith’s Response to Modern Problems.” Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, we were unable to record this particular talk.


Episodes

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Aug 26, 2011

Bringing the Ancient Faith to Modern People

Fr. John Finely, mission priest with the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

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36:41
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Aug 26, 2011

The African Roots of Orthodoxy and the African-American Experience

Fr. Moses Berry, one of the founders of the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black and the current president.

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42:52
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Aug 26, 2011

Taking the Ancient Faith to Today’s African Americans

An impromptu choir led by Dr. Carla Thomas, Vice President of the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black, sings three Orthodox hymns and then Subdeacon Paul Abernathy, a recent graduate of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary, talks about his work with FOCUS North America.

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Aug 26, 2011

A Brief History of Liturgical Music

Photios Meirthew, a recent graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary

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22:14
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Aug 26, 2011

The Ancient Faith for Modern Problems, Part Two

His Grace Bishop Matthias, the new Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest of the Orthodox Church in America.

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31:23
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Aug 26, 2011

How Icons Reveal the Ancient Faith’s Cure for Modern Problems

Fr. Jerome Sanderson, an iconographer and priest in the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

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42:43
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Aug 26, 2011

The Modern Challenge of Developing Local Orthodox Prison Ministries

Chaplain Patrick Tutella, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministries

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37:52
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Aug 26, 2011

How the Ancient Faith Can Free People from Modern Mental/Spiritual Prisons

Fr. Moses Berry, one of the founders of the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black and the current president.

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34:22
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Aug 26, 2011

Trust and Anxiety in a Time of Financial Crisis

Mother Katherine (Weston), teacher of iconography and member of the St. Xenia Monastic Community in Indianapolis, under the Serbian Orthodox Church.

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40:35
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Aug 26, 2011

The Ancient Faith: Desert Fathers—St. Athanasius the Great

Fr. John Finely, mission priest with the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

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37:43
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Aug 26, 2011

The Ancient Faith for Modern Problems, Part One

His Grace Bishop Matthias, the new Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest of the Orthodox Church in America.

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50:43
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