September 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012


Answering the Tough Questions About the Orthodox Faith

As Orthodox Christianity continues to draw interest from Christians from other faith traditions, so do its critics! Kevin Allen poses tough questions to Orthodox deacon and best-selling author Michael Hyatt. A great program for Orthodox critics, inquirers and seekers from other traditions!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

Musica Russica

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Vladimir Morosan, the founder and president of Musica Russica, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Dr. Morosan tells us a bit about the new Musica Russica website that was recently launched in commemoration of this milestone event.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Saint Katherine College Forum

Imagine: C. S. Lewis on the Role of Imagination in the Defense of Christianity

In the opening lecture of the Fall 2012 Saint Katherine College Forum, Dr. Michael Ward argues that C. S. Lewis was successful as an apologist because he recognized the necessary place of the imagination in the defense of Christianity.

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Word from the Holy Fathers

“A Word from the Holy Fathers” Is Back!

Beginning the second series of "A Word From the Holy Fathers," Archimandrite Irenei calls upon the spiritual homilies of St. Makarios the Great, reflecting on the saint’s profound question, "Do you wish to be a friend of God, and a brother and son of Christ?" What does it mean to be God’s "friend," and how should this affect how we see ourselves as Orthodox Christians?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

The IOCS Distance Learning Program

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," AFR Operations Manager Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. David Frost, the principal and administrator of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, England, about the institute's Distance Learning Program, which is currently accepting new applicants.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Frederica Here and Now

Father Makary

Frederica Mathewes-Green has just returned from a trip to Australia. While there, she interviewed Hieromonk Makary, the beekeeper at Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Bombala, New South Wales, about his life and the history of this male monastic community.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Food, Faith, and Fasting

Fasting with Company

Many of us have family and friends who are not Orthodox. What do we do when company is in our home during a fasting day or period? Rita Madden, a registered dietician and the host of the podcast "Food, Faith, and Fasting," gives suggestions for showing the gift of hospitality and still keeping the fast.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Search the Scriptures

Isaiah 6

On a new "Search the Scriptures," Dr. Jeannie Constantinou, a professor of biblical studies at the University of San Diego, cites St. John Chrysostom on biblical language, reminding us that while the scriptures are always true, they are not always meant to be descriptive. She then examines Isaiah's vision of the seraphim flying and singing the thrice-holy hymn.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ancient Faith Today

The Inner Journey of Kyriacos C. Markides

Kyriacos Markides, Professor of Sociology (Univ. of Maine) and best-selling author of The Mountain of Silence, Gifts of the Desert, and his just-released Inner River, speaks about his journey from materialism to the world of shamans and back to the "mystical" Orthodox Christian faith of his youth.

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Meaning of Mercy

The Meaning of Mercy

Fr. George Shalhoub, priest at the Basilica of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church in Livonia, Michigan, offers four “meditations on mercy” at the 2012 Antiochian House of Studies Residency Program. Listen to an interview with Fr. George below, and then click on the image to the left to hear the talks themselves.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Illumined Heart

Yoga and Orthodox Christianity: Are They Compatible?

On this encore presentation of "The Illumined Heart," Kevin Allen speaks to Dr. Christine Mangala about whether various aspects of Hindu Yoga are compatible with Christian faith and practice, or whether Yoga should be shunned entirely. Click here to purchase a copy of Dr. Mangala's booklet on the subject.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ancient Faith Presents

His Broken Body

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Laurent Cleenewerck, a professor of theology and international administration at EUCLID University and the author of His Broken Body: Understanding and Healing the Schism Between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, published by EUCLID University Press.

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