December 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thank You!

Thank You So Much!!

We heard from all over the world and are now happy to announce that our December 2011 goal of $50,000 has been met and exceeded! Thanks to all of you who gave so generously. May your New Year be blessed!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fr. Peter Gillquist

The Retirement of Fr. Peter Gillquist

John Maddex visits the home of Fr. Peter and Kh. Marilyn Gillquist to talk about the recent announcement by His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of Fr. Peter's retirement as Chairman of the Dept. of Missions and Evangelism for the Antiochian Archdiocese. Joining them is their son, Fr. Peter Jon Gillquist.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christ is Born

Psalm 39 - A Christmas Prophecy

In this prophetic Psalm, we have a song filled with love and a Psalm which gave theme to Hebrews 10. See the incarnation of Christ in this beautiful hymn of the Church.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


The Incarnation - Do We Really Believe It?

Fr. Thomas Hopko presses the question that should be foremost on our minds during this Nativity season. What do we really believe about the incarnation of Christ?

Friday, December 23, 2011


A Christmas Meditation

Fr. Lawrence Farley reflects briefly on the significance of the incarnation. Up until that time, God dealt with humanity from the outside looking in. Now he comes in the flesh and dwells among us.

St. Romanos Chorale

God is With Us - The St. Romanos Chorale

Fr Joseph Huneycutt welcomes you to St Joseph Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas for this Special AFR Christmas presentation: “God is With Us” by the St Romanos Chorale under the direction of Dr William Attra.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Vesting for Liturgy

In the current episode of Worship in Spirit and Truth, Fr. Thomas Hopko explains the basic vestments worn by the priests and bishops for the Divine Liturgy. Does color matter? Listen below and find out. This is part 1.

Ancient Faith Presents

Unexpected Joy

"Ancient Faith Presents" an interview with Cheryl A. Tuggle, the author of the new novel from Anaphora Press titled Unexpected Joy, which is being billed as one of the first modern adult fiction books for Orthodox Christian readers.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We Need Your Assistance

A Special Message from Bobby Maddex

Did you know that 25% of Ancient Faith Radio's annual operational costs must be covered by December giving? This means that we need to raise $50,000 before December 31. Please listen to this special message from Bobby Maddex, AFR's Operations Manager, to find out what you can do to help.

Monday, December 19, 2011

God Is with Us!

Nativity Collection

Don't forget that AFR has collected episodes from our large family of podcasts to help make the Nativity season a truly joyful experience. Listen here to Molly Sabourin explain what it means to have "good will toward men" and then click on the image to the left to hear the rest of our Nativity episodes.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Speaking the Truth in Love

The Genealogies

What is the significance of all those "begats" in the Gospel lesson just before Nativity? Fr. Thomas Hopko, host of "Speaking the Truth in Love" and "Worship in Spirit and Truth," breaks it down for us.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ancient Faith Presents

Elizabeth Crispina Johnson

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex, operations manager of Ancient Faith Radio, interviews Elizabeth Crispina Johnson, author of the Conciliar Press children's books And Then Nicholas Sang and What Do You Hear, Angel? Both books were illustrated by Masha Lobastov.

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