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Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing

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Bobby Maddex interviews Peter Schweitzer, a board member of the new Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing Orthodox assisted-living facility, located in Clearwater, Florida.

Mr. Bobby Maddex: Welcome to Ancient Faith Presents…. I’m Bobby Maddex, Operations Manager at Ancient Faith Radio, and today I will be speaking with Peter Schweitzer. Peter is a board member of an important new ministry called Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing. Welcome to the program, Peter.

Mr. Peter Schweitzer: Thank you, Bobby.

Mr. Maddex: Well, let’s begin with…

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Transfiguration

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On this special edition of Ancient Faith Presents, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware speaks on the Transfiguration during the course of a weeklong pilgrimage to Mull and Iona that was organized by Friends of Orthodoxy on Iona.

His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia: First of all, I want to show you a picture. This is from the apse of the church of Sant’Apollinare in Classe in Ravenna. What you see in the center of the apse is a great cross, and it’s only when you look more closely at the picture that you realize that this is in fact a depiction of the Transfiguration. Usually we are accustomed to a picture of the Transfiguration showing a full-length…

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How Should Orthodox Parents Talk to Their Kids About Homosexuality?

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One of the extremely complicated issues with which Orthodox parents must contend these days is that of homosexuality. How do we talk to our kids about same-sex desires and relationships and how do we do so with the sensitivity, nuance, and frankness that the topic requires? At the request of Carole Buleza, the Director of the Antiochian Department of Christian Education, Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Philip Mamalakis, an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, about how to talk about marriage, intimacy, and homosexuality with your children. If you would like to submit a question for a follow-up program on this topic, please email Bobby at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Mr. Bobby Maddex: Welcome to Ancient Faith Presents. I’m Bobby Maddex, operations manager of Ancient Faith Radio, and today I will be speaking with Dr. Philip Mamalakis. He is an assistant professor of pastoral care at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Dr. Mamalakis’ interests are in Orthodox pastoral theology and marriage, family, and parenting. They also include the interface of contemporary mental health theory,…

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Elevator Speech Contest Winner

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Bobby Maddex interviews Valerie Ann Zrake, the winner of the Elevator Speech Contest conducted by the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese.

Mr. Bobby Maddex: Welcome to Ancient Faith Presents. I’m Bobby Maddex. You might recall that this past summer the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese conducted what’s called an elevator speech contest, and in this contest the competitors were asked to write a 30-second-or-less explanation of what the Orthodox Church is.…

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Ownership by All, Control by None

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At the dinner following the 33rd Annual Schmemann Lecture at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary, Dr. Charles Ajalat, the former chancellor for the Antiochian Archdiocese and the co-founder of International Orthodox Christian Charities, presented a plan for a governing structure of the world wide Orthodox Church. Also see transcript below. Earlier in the evening, Dr. Ajalat received an honorary doctorate in Canon Law. Here he is with his January 31, 2016, proposal.

Ownership by All, Control by None Your Beatitude, Your Graces, reverend clergy, Fr. Dn. John, beloved Christi and Big Charles and Luca, Richard (an SVS graduate) and brothers and sisters in Christ:

God has blessed many things that the clergy and the laity have worked on together here in America. Look at some of the activities which God has allowed me, unworthy though I am, to participate in, like IOCC, which has distributed over $500 million of aid in…

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A Hard Promise to Keep

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Joel Smith and Fr. Moses Berry join us to talk about a video documentary planned to tell the remarkable story of Fr. Moses Berry and his coming to Orthodoxy. Also mentioned was the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black conference coming up in October. Learn more about A Hard Promise to Keep and stay connected with progress.

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…

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Two Wolves

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On July 5, 2015, the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, both in greater Indianapolis, came together in a combined service. Fr. Nabil Hanna from St. George gave the sermon entitled "Two Wolves: Good and Evil, Truth vs. Delusion, Love vs. Inaction.

We’re back! Indeed it’s great to be back, celebrating our unity in the one Body of Christ.

Spoiler alert: Some of you have probably seen the movie Tomorrowland. It was a great movie, if you look to the deeper messages it presented and not merely the surface plot. Since it’s out of major theatres now, though, I don’t feel too bad giving away some of it. Tomorrowland presented us with and old Indian riddle: “Two wolves are fighting. Which one…

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Life in a Monastery

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Interview with Mother Gabriella at Holy Dormition Monastery in Rives Junction, MI.

Monasticism: a strange and distant life for most of us, but for the called, a life of prayer, chastity, poverty, all for the glory of God. Ancient Faith Radio takes you to Rives Junction, Michigan, situated between Lansing and Jackson, in an isolated and tranquil section of the country. The Dormition of the Mother of God, or Holy Dormition, Monastery, is the home to eight nuns; plus two young novices; an aging and remarkable hieromonk, Fr. Roman Braga; a newly…

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One Priest, One State

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In this special edition of Ancient Faith Presents, we hear two timely interviews related to same-sex marriage. They both discuss the same topic: an Orthodox priest who will no longer sign marriage licenses issued by his state. Find out why as Kevin Allen interviews Fr. Patrick Reardon, followed by another interview with Terry Mattingly conducted by a Lutheran radio program (Issues, Etc.).

Hello. This is John Maddex. And today on Ancient Faith Radio, we’re bringing you two timely interviews on one subject. The first one features our own Kevin Allen, speaking with Orthodox priest Fr. Patrick Reardon. Fr. Patrick was in the news recently regarding a decision he made to no longer sign marriage licenses in his home state of Illinois. The reason for this is the decision by the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Kevin…

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One on One With Metropolitan Joseph

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Our thanks to His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph for the generous amount of time he gave us in his office in Englewood, NJ for this open and honest interview. Hear his assessment of his first several months as Metropolitan as well as an understanding of his commitment to the Mother Church of Antioch, and his views on Orthodox unity.

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…

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