July 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

Endowed Chair Announced in Honor of Fr. Peter Gillquist

Dr. Frank Papatheofanis talks with John Maddex about the newly announced endowed chair established at St. Katherine College in honor of Fr. Peter Gillquist who fell asleep in the Lord on July 1, 2012.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Raising Saints

Prayers of Holy Communion

On a new "Raising Saints," Elissa Bjeletich, the Sunday School Director at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, explains how to use images from existing pre-communion prayers to help children prepare themselves for the Holy Mysteries.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


The Golden Gate Solution

Fr. Richard Rene, the host of the AFR podcast "Mysterion" and a priest in the Orthodox Church in America, contends that when life becomes a struggle we too easily look to other places, people, and circumstances for relief.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lord, Send Me

St. Katherine College

On a new "Lord, Send Me," Fr. John Parker, the Chair of the OCA Department of Evangelization, interviews Fr. John Strickland, the newly appointed Professor of History at the newly founded St. Katherine Orthodox Christian College. Listen and learn about this vital Orthodox institute of higher learning.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ancient Faith Today

Spiritually Minded Eating and Cultivating a Spiritually Minded Lifestyle

Kevin's guest is Rita Madden, host of the AFR podcast "Food, Faith, and Fasting." Rita is a Registered Dietitian who finds inspiration in the great role that the Orthodox Christian faith can play in her modern-day healthcare profession. Here she discusses caring for your health in a spiritually minded manner.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

AFR Apps

The AFR Apps Are Here!!

The AFR apps are finally here and available for both the Apple and Android platforms. Click on the image to the left to be taken to our download page and then begin enjoying our streaming stations and our podcasts right from your mobile device. We hope you enjoy these new and improved AFR applications!

Antiochian Archdiocese 2012 Clergy Symposium

The 2012 Clergy Symposium for the Antiochian Archdiocese is being held this week at Antiochian Village in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. The theme is “Ministry to the Youth.” Listen here to Bishop Anthony address sexuality among teens in the broader context of secularism.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ancient Faith Commentaries

New Podcast - Ancient Faith Commentaries!

Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to present one-off commentaries on pressing issues and current events by Orthodox clergy and laymen. Here Fr. Philip LeMasters argues that today’s reproductive technologies raise serious concerns about the relationship between conceiving children and actually parenting them.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Worship in Spirit and Truth

The Great Litany

On "Worship in Spirit and Truth," Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary, reflects on the Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church. Here he examines what it means to say, "In peace let us pray to the Lord." What is the significance of this "peace"?

Monday, July 16, 2012

All Saints Homilies

Romans 10

Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, priest at All Saints’ Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, and the author of Christ in the Psalms, explores the dynamic nature of God's word, what it means to profess the Resurrection, and the contrast between law and gospel.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Raising Saints

Prosphora and Theosis

Elissa Bjeletich, host of the new podcast "Raising Saints," explains how to use the baking of prosphora to talk with children about theosis, which she calls "the meaning of life." Elissa is the Sunday School Director at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

Taste and See II

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Angela Hays, one of the individuals behind the sequel to the classic Orthodox cookbook Taste and See. Titled Taste and See II: More American Orthodox Cooking, the new book features over 500 recipes for feasts and fasts alike.

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