December 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hearts and Minds

The Essential New Year’s Resolution

What are your goals for 2014? Lose weight? Save more? Stop smoking? Get organized? On a new "Hearts and Minds," Fr. John Oliver would like to remind us of the one goal that surpasses all others.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Orthodoxy Live

OCF College Conference Edition

On this special edition of Orthodoxy Live, Fr. Evan Armatas chats live with OCF students attending 2013 College Conference East and West. Their questions cover a wide range of topics from political activism to the role of the arts in Orthodox Christianity.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

In his Christmas reflection, Fr. Thomas Hopko examines what "Peace on Earth, Goodwill Towards Men" means and what it doesn't mean.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Ancient Faith Commentaries

In Fairness to Herod

On a new "Ancient Faith Commentaries," Fr. Lawrence Farley, priest at Saint Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Langley, B.C., and the host of "Coffee Cup Commentaries," argues that King Herod had more insight into the significance of Jesus than do most moderns.

Nativiy of Christ

The Fire of Christmas

In this brief reflection on his Glory to God podcast, Fr. Stephen Freeman describes Christ as the fire of God that comes among us. May He burn brightly in our hearts!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Ancient Faith Today

The Humanity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Fr. Patrick Reardon, pastor of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church and author of The Jesus We Missed: The Surprising Truth About the Humanity of Christ, speaks about the often misunderstood human nature of Christ.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ancient Faith Presents—Video Edition

Ancient Faith Presents—Video Edition!

Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to announce another new video podcast: Ancient Faith Presents—Video Edition. Just like our in-house audio podcast "Ancient Faith Presents," AFPV features news and information about our Orthodox Christian faith. First up are the winning videos from the 2013 OCA YouTube Challenge. This year's challenge question was "What Is the Gospel?"

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


The Two Gardens

In this new episode of Becoming a Healing Presence, Dr. Al Rossi interviews St. Vladimir's Seminary graduate Tracy Gustilo about the way the Fathers weave together the Garden of Eden and the Garden of Gethsemane.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

In God's Hands

Elissa D. Bjeletich, Host of the “Raising Saints” Podcast, Releases a New Book!

Ancient Faith Publishing has released a new book by Elissa Bjeletich, host of the popular "Raising Saints" podcast. In God's hands: A Mother’s Journey through Her Infant’s Critical Illness tells the story of her youngest daughter’s battle with liver disease, showing how her doubt, fear, and impatience gave way to faith in God’s providence.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Social Media

Incarnate Faith in a Virtual World: Orthodox Christianity and Social Media

Chatter about the Orthodox Faith abounds in social media, but not all of it is true. How should Orthodox Christians approach Facebook, Twitter, and so on, both in terms of their own posts and reading posts by others? Fr. Andrew Damick shares his own guidelines for using social media.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Orthodoxy Live

Heaven, Purgatory, Confession and the Eucharist

On this episode of Orthodoxy Live which was heard on Sunday night December 15, Fr. Evan Armatas takes listener calls asking questions about spouses in heaven, purgatory, confession, and the real presence of Christ in the eucharist.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Singing the Triumphal Hymn

The Eucharist Is . . .

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the departure from this life of Fr. Alexander Schmemann. In commemoration, Fr. John Finley has put together "The Eucharist Is," a poetic compilation of Fr. Alexander's descriptions of Holy Communion.

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