April 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Food, Faith, and Fasting

Healthy Body Image Versus Vainglory

Eating disorders are on the rise, and we see them in both men and women. Negative thinking and depression due to an unhealthy body image are also very common. On a new "Food, Faith, and Fasting," Rita Madden discusses ways to develop a healthy relationship with our bodies in keeping with the Holy Orthodox Faith.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Saint Katherine College Forum

The Musical Sources of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

On a new episode of "The St. Katherine College Forum," Dr. Vladimir Morosan, an expert on the history of Russian sacred music, reveals some of the musical sources of Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil and explains how Rachmaninoff wove them together to create a composition that was uniquely his own.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ancient Faith Today

The New Atheists and Their Claims

Kevin Allen's debut guests on "Ancient Faith Today," our first ever live call-in program, were Fr. Hans Jacobse, President of the American Orthodox Institute, and Dr. John Mark Reynolds, the newly appointed Provost of Houston Baptist University. The subject was the New Atheists and their claims against Christianity. Listen here to a recording of the show.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

This Is My Beloved Son

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Andreas Andreopoulos, Reader in Christianity at the University of Winchester, about his new book This Is My Beloved Son: The Transfiguration of Christ, published by Paraclete Press.

Readings from Under the Grapevine

Story Contest Winners!

To help us celebrate five years of "Readings from Under the Grapevine," we asked our child listeners to send us a story about their favorite saint. Listen here to the three winning stories: "Mary" by Julia Jackson, age 3; "The Lady of Light" by Anna Rahal, age 9; and "Saint Brigid" by Maria Jackson, age 10. Each child wins a copy of their favorite Orthodox Christian book.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Approaching the Wardrobe

New Podcast - Approaching the Wardrobe

The purpose of this podcast is to help cradle Orthodox Christians understand people who are on the journey toward Orthodoxy and relate to them in an understanding manner. Host Jeff Wisniewski also seeks to help people on the journey toward Orthodoxy understand the struggles and desires that they themselves are experiencing.


A Divine Ecology: An Orthodox Christian Vision for the Environment

Just the word environmentalism tends to put people in a fighting mood. Fr. Andrew helps us sort through the issues of ecology from an Orthodox perspective. This is part 1 of a 2 part talk.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


The Tumultuous 9th Century

Don't miss this very informative talk about the events of the 9th century in Church history. You will get the backstory on the matters that separated east from west and what it means for today. This is part one of a two part reflection from Fr. Tom Hopko's series on Bishops and Church Administration.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Singing the Triumphal Hymn

Great and Holy Friday

On this encore presentation of "Singing the Triumphal Hymn," Fr. John Finley shares portions of St. Nicholai’s sermon on Great Friday. The complete homily can be found in Homilies, Nicholai Velemirovic, Bishop of Ochrid, translated by Mother Maria and published by Lazarica Press.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Search the Scriptures

Isaiah 53

Special for Holy Week, Dr. Jeannie Constantinou presents two new episodes of "Search the Scriptures," both of which examine the prophecies of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection found in Isaiah 53. Listen to part one here and then click on the image to the left to be taken to part two.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

Master Class and Choral Workshop with Vladimir Gorbik

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Vladimir Morosan, the founder and president of Musica Russica, about an unprecedented Master Class and Choral Workshop that will be led by Vladimir Gorbik at St. Vladimir's Seminary from June 25th through the 29th, 2012.

Monday, April 09, 2012


Great and Holy Week

The week before Pascha begins with the Bridegroom Matins. Christ is the Bridegroom and we are the Bride, joined in perfect unity through His crucifixion. Fr. Tom Hopko explores the significance of this important service.

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