September 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The First Two American Orthodox Convert Priests

Matthew Namee, host of American Orthodox History, discusses the careers of Nicholas Bjerring (1870) and James Chrystal (1868), the first two convert priests in American Orthodox history.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Imitation and Participation

On a new Hearts and Minds, Fr. John Oliver demonstrates how participation in God's sacraments is a necessary part of our salvation.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Unraveling Chambesy: Administrative Unity In Our Time

Listen to an extensive 2-part documentary about an issue affecting world-wide Orthodoxy HERE. What was IV Chambesy all about? What is an Episcopal Assembly and how does that relate to SCOBA? THIS JUST IN - the first Episcopal Assembly has been announced for May of 2010!

Balance, Eikonimia, and Rest

In the latest episode of her ongoing series on "discipline," Kh. Krista West, host of The Opinionated Tailor, discusses the importance of balance, eikonimia, and rest.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

For They Shall Be Comforted

Blessed are they who throw off all inhibitions, forging bloodstained through the crowd, for the unbiased hem of Christ’s garment. On a new Close to Home, Molly Sabourin reads a recent article published in The Handmaiden magazine.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Frederica Here and Now

Frederica Mathewes-Green interviews Terry Mattingly, columnist, professor of journalism, and founder of, about the heath-care debate, particularly with regard to end-of-life issues.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

George Matsoukas, Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Laity

Bobby Maddex interviews George Matsoukas, Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL), about the upcoming OCL conference titled "The Road to Unity: From Vision to Action—Orthodox Christianity in America." The conference will take place from October 28th to the 31st at the Antiochian Village, and it will be broadcast here on Ancient Faith Radio.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Words and Accountability

On a new Sweeter Than Honey, Dr. Peter Bouteneff reflects on the power and impact of our words and the care we need to take before uttering or writing them.

A Reflection on Last 50 Years

Sitting in his study, Fr. Tom Hopko (far right in the picture) reflects on the past 50 years of the Orthodox Church. August marked the 46th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Lives of Others

On a new The Orthodox Moviegoer, Bobby Maddex reviews The Lives of Others (2006), directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and starring Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Muhe, and Sebastian Koch.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Distance Learning Program at the IOCS!

John Maddex interviews Dr. Costas Athanasopoulos of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies about the school's new Distance Learning Program.

Fr. Ingram Nathaniel Irvine - Part 2

On a new American Orthodox History, host Matthew Namee continues the story of the first great American convert priest.

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