November 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Logo Products

New AFR Logo Products!

Just in time for Christmas, we are happy to introduce a full line of Ancient Faith Radio logo products. We have high-quality caps, shirts, mugs, and internet radios. Learn more about each by clicking on the image to the left. Purchase a gift for a friend or family member, and support AFR in the process.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


A Deeper Level of Thanksgiving

From the archives, Fr. Tom Hopko encourages us to remember the place of gratitude and thanksgiving in the Christian life and tells us how we can go deeper and higher into the meaning of gratitude.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fr. and Mat Schmemann

Matushka Juliana

Ancient Faith Radio travelled to Ellwood City, PA to capture this warm and wonderful conversation with the widow of Fr. Alexander Schmemann - Matushka Juliana Schmemann. Get a glimpse into the personal side of Fr. Alexander as well as Matushka's thoughts about his greatest legacy.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

Alaska Conference at Sea

An interview with Fr. Laurent Cleenewerck, Editor of the Greek Orthodox New Testament and one of the keynote speakers, along with Fr. Meletios Webber, Abbot of the St. John of San Francisco Monastery, at next year's Alaska Conference at Sea.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Norris Chumley, the Executive Producer, Director, and Co-Narrator of the film Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer: A Pilgrimage to the Heart of an Ancient Spirituality. HarperOne has also released a literary companion to the film that bears the same title.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Glory to God

Forty Days Before Christmas

On a new "Glory to God," Fr. Stephen Freeman, priest at St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the author of the Conciliar Press book Everywhere Present, looks at the very heart of fasting—not the foods and not the "how to," but rather WHY we fast.

Our Life in Christ

The Nativity Fast

In November of 2004, Steve Robinson and Bill Gould, hosts of the now archived podcast "Our Life in Christ," introduced us to the Nativity season, explaining not only why we fast during this period, but why we should likewise engage in prayer and almsgiving. Please enjoy this encore presentation of that program.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Singing the Triumphal Hymn

Sacred Meals: Part 6

Fr. John Finley, a missionary priest with the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Archdiocese, reads chapter fourteen of his book Sacred Meals, now available from Conciliar Press. Here he explores the symbolism of the fish in both the Scriptures and Church tradition.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fr. Thomas Hopko Lectures

Christ and the Poor

Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus at St. Vladimir's Theological Seminary, speaks at the 25th anniversary of St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto, Ontario.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Necessity of Showing Mercy (Luke 10:25-37)

The parable of the Good Samaritan is among the most beloved of all stories in scripture. Fr. Tom Soroka reminds us that showing mercy to those who have fallen into the ravages of sin is essential to their healing.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Frederica Here and Now

Gay Rights

Whether homosexuality is genetic or not is beside the point—at least according to Frederica Mathewes-Green. On a new "Frederica Here and Now," the author and speaker discusses both same-sex attraction and the lobby behind gay marriage.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Fr. John Parker

Meet the New OCA Chair of Evangelism!

Fr. John Parker has been appointed the new Chair of the Department of Evangelism for the Orthodox Church in America. We caught up with him at the All American Council in Seattle and asked about his plans and vision for evangelization and outreach.

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