November 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Glory to God

Forty Days Before Christmas: Why We Fast

On this encore presentation of "Glory to God," Fr. Stephen Freeman, the priest at St. Anne Orthodox Church (OCA) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, looks at the very heart of fasting—not the foods or the "how tos"—but why we fast.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Paradise and Utopia

Introduction to Part Two of the Podcast: The Nicolaitan Schism

In the first episode of part two of his four-part podcast "Paradise and Utopia," Fr. John Strickland, a professor of history at Saint Katherine Orthodox College, describes how Pope Nicholas I paved the way for the rapid development of the papal theory of empire.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ancient Faith Presents

Panagia: Orthodox Hymns to the Mother of God

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Vladimir Morosan, the director of the professional Orthodox choir Archangel Voices, about the choir's new CD Panagia: Orthodox Hymns to the Mother of God.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ancient Faith Presents

OCA YouTube Challenge

Bobby Maddex interviews Andrew Boyd, the Director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry with the Orthodox Church in America, about the OCA YouTube Challenge for Orthodox high school and college students. The deadline for submissions is November 15.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ancient Faith Today

Making Orthodoxy Plausible for the Non-Orthodox

Father Wilbur Ellsworth discusses with host Kevin Allen the challenges and opportunities of presenting Orthodoxy as plausible to non-Orthodox visitors and inquirers. Fr. Wilbur is a former Baptist pastor of a large influential church in Wheaton, IL but now a priest in the Orthodox Church.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Coffee with Sister Vassa

St. John the Merciful of Alexandria

Sister Vassa tells us about St. John the Merciful of Alexandria celebrated on November 12 with a slight detour to talk about Monotheletism. Watch it by clicking on the image to the left.

St. Vladimir's

St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary - 75th Anniversary Gala

On November 7, 2014, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a banquet. Guest speakers included Fr. John McGuckin and Bishop Basil. We've broken the evening into 3 segments. Listen to part 1 below and access all 3 by clicking on the image.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Coffee with Sister Vassa

Coffee with Sister Vassa - Our First Video Podcast!

Introducing our very first video podcast! “Coffee with Sister Vassa” is a weekly program hosted by Sr. Dr. Vassa Larin, a nun of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and liturgiologist of the University of Vienna in Austria. The program offers engaging reflections on the Orthodox Church calendar, the lives of the saints, scriptural passages, and the Orthodox liturgical tradition.

Ex Libris

Help! I’m Bored in Church

On this edition of "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, host Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. David Smith, author of the new AFP book Help! I'm Bored in Church: Entering Fully into Worship in the Divine Liturgy.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Bread and Peanut Butter and the Forgiveness of Sins

Fr. Lawrence Farley reminds us that the man who trusts God and does what is pleasing to him, such as giving alms to the poor, will experience His favor when his own time of need comes.

A Christian Ending

Caregiving for the Sick and the Suffering

Dn. Mark Barna explains that when caring for the elderly and the terminally ill, you should not take the caregiving journey alone. Because this journey will change your life in ways that you never anticipated, he likewise enumerates what you need to be aware of as a caregiver.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Worship in Spirit and Truth

The Proclamation of the Gospel

In his continuing series on the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Thomas Hopko begins his reflections on the point in the Divine Liturgy when the Gospel is read. In particular he talks about the important connection between the Bible and the Bishop.

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