October 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fr. Alexander Atty

Fr. Alexander Atty - Joy in Suffering

In this new episode of Becoming a Healing Presence, Dr. Al Rossi visits with Fr. Alexander Atty at Antiochian Village and discusses Fr. Alexander's cancer diagnosis and how he has dealt with it. Fr. Alexander is former Dean of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Frederica Here and Now

What Is Worship For?: Part One

On a new "Frederica Here and Now," author and speaker Frederica Mathewes-Green contends that, traditionally and historically, worship was aimed not toward other worshippers, as it is in the modern seeker-friendly church, but toward God.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Rain in the Desert

New Podcast - Rain in the Desert

Fr. Apostolos Hill, Dean of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Phoenix, AZ, delivers a timely message in a humorous and straightforward preaching style as he draws from his various life adventures to underscore the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to save and to heal broken humanity.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ancient Faith Today

Perspectives on the Church Fathers

In this two-hour edition, host Kevin Allen speaks with James R. Payton, Jr. and Bradley Nassif about the Church Fathers, including who they are, what they taught, and their significance in the Evangelical and Orthodox church traditions.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sweeter Than Honey

Halloween, Demons, and the Cross

AFR is pleased to present a rebroadcast of this October 2009 episode of "Sweeter Than Honey." Dr. Peter Bouteneff, a professor of theology at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, contemplates the power of the Cross during this Halloween season.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ancient Faith Today

Perspectives on the Church Fathers

On the next "Ancient Faith Today" (10/27), James R. Payton, Jr. and Bradley Nassif talk about the Church Fathers, including who they are, what they taught, and their significance in the Evangelical and Orthodox church traditions. Listen to a preview here and then tune in live to Ancient Faith Talk at 8/7c.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Halloween: A Few Spiritual Pointers for Orthodox Parents - Part 1

In part one of this encore presentation of "Healing," Fr. George Morelli, a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist, examines some of the history behind Halloween, as well as the divine instruction regarding paganism.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Synergy 2013

Orthodox Christian Synergy’s Annual Symposium 2013

The topic of Chicago Synergy’s 2013 Symposium was “The Book of Revelation,” and featured was Fr. George Dragas, Professor of Patristics at Holy Cross Orthodox Seminary in Brookline, Massachusetts. The gathering took place at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Cicero, Illinois, on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Listen to part one here.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Orthodoxy Live

Orthodoxy Live - October 20, 2013

Calls from across the country on the October 20 show with subjects ranging from the Orthodox perspective on Halloween to a 10 year old's question about our age in heaven.

Friday, October 18, 2013


The 8 Tones

Fr. Thomas Hopko takes a brief detour in his Worship in Spirit and Truth podcast to address some questions that have been raised regarding the 8 tones used in Orthodox worship. Where do they come from and why are they used? Find out in this new episode.

Ancient Faith Presents

Zoe for Life!

Bobby Maddex interviews Paula Kappos, the President of Zoe for Life. This organization is an Orthodox Christian initiative, endorsed by the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas, that addresses crisis pregnancy, facilitates adoption, and engages in abstinence education.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ancient Faith Commentaries

That’s Not Logical

On a new "Ancient Faith Commentaries," Fr. Lawrence Farley, host of "Coffee Cup Commentaries," reminds us that our God is the God who rises above logic and nature and frustrates laws which mere creation finds inflexible.

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