September 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

John Maddex

An Important Message From John Maddex

Thanks for helping us reach our September donation goal! Please take a moment to listen to this short message from AFR co-founder and CEO, John Maddex. Then, please do what you can to support this world-wide ministry. You will also hear about a special thank you gift we want to send back to you for your gift of $100 or more.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ancient Faith Today

What Christ Accomplished For Us

Guest host Fr. Steve Tsichlis welcomes Dr. Clark Carlton to talk about an often misunderstood topic among Christians: What is the Orthodox view of salvation and the atonement?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Wheat, Wine, and Oil

“Wheat, Wine, and Oil” Returns!

Martha Condra, the freelance recipe developer, foodwriter and food stylist, is back, and here she recounts what she has been doing since her last episode, including experiencing a car crash, preparing Orthodox mercy meals, and celebrating a wedding.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ancient Faith Presents

Operation Lace Up

We talk with Nicholas Chakos, the Executive Director of FOCUS North America, and Theodora Polamalu, wife of Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu, about "Operation Lace Up," a new initiative to provide shoes to children who cannot afford them, as well as FOCUS's Pittsburgh Health Center and "Tackle Poverty" campaign.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Worship in Spirit and in Truth

Allelujah, Allelujah, Allelujah

Just before the Gospel reading in the Divine Liturgy, the participants sing what is supposed to a very solemn Allelujah, Allelujah, Allelujah. Fr. Tom Hopko explains why this is so important.

Frederica Here and Now

Mystics and Wonderworkers

On a new "Frederica Here and Now," Frederica Mathewes-Green explains that whereas other Christian traditions have mystics, people devoted to the contemplative life alone, the Orthodox Church has wonderworkers, saints who are contemplative, yes, but also very active in the lives of their neighbors.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ancient Faith Presents

SVOTS Strategic Plan 2020

In honor of the 75th anniversary of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Chad Hatfield, the Chancellor and CEO of St. Vlad's, about the school's Strategic Plan 2020, which includes a Center for Liturgical Arts, a Continuing Education program, and an International House of Studies.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Orthodoxy Live

OCF Edition - Icons, Ethnicity, and Being Single

The Orthodox Christian Fellowship group at the University of Pittsburgh constituted most of the calls last night, asking questions about icons, ethnicity, being single, and more. Fr. Evan began this program with an explanation of Hades.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hagia Sophia

The Fall of Constantinople

One of the most significant events in Church history was the fall of Constantinople. In this new episode of Speaking the Truth in Love, Fr. Thomas Hopko helps us understand the the years immediately following the fall.

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Essence and Energies of God

The Essence and Energies of God

This past September 9, on an extremely sultry evening in Franklin, Tennessee, an ecumenical group of Christians met at the home of a local Orthodox parishioner for Scotch and cigars and to listen to Dr. Clark Carlton speak about the essence and energies of God. Dr. Clark Carlton is assistant professor of philosophy at Tennessee Tech University.

Ex Libris

Ask for the Ancient Paths

On this episode of "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, Bobby Maddex, Operations Manager of Ancient Faith Radio, interviews Fr. James Guirguis, the author of the new Ancient Faith Publishing book Ask for the Ancient Paths: Discovering What Church Is Meant to Be.

Speaking the Truth in Love

The Universal Exaltation Of The Precious And Life-Giving Cross

On this encore presentation of the podcast "Speaking the Truth in Love," Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, explains why we celebrate this great feast of the Church (Click here to view the children's choir Fr. Thomas mentions in the podcast).

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