December 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Foolish Controversies

Foolish Controversies

As we approach the Nativity of Christ, Fr. John Oliver reflects on the importance of keeping justice, mercy, and faithfulness preeminent, as opposed to foolish controversies, genealogies, and dissension.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Paradise and Utopia

The Rise of Anthropological Pessimism

Fr. John Strickland, a professor of history at Saint Katherine Orthodox College and the host of the AFR podcast "Paradise and Utopia," discusses St. Augustine's notorious doctrine of original sin and its impact on the conception of man in the West.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ex Libris

Meditations for Advent

On a new "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, host Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Vassilios Papavassiliou, author of the new AFP book Meditations for Advent: Preparing for Christ’s Birth.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

St. Katherine College

St. Katherine College Share-a-Thon

If you missed the 1 day St. Katherine College Share-a-Thon on November 24th, here is a recording which will give you a wealth of information about the school, it's mission, vision, and progress.

Hasta La Gloria

New Podcast - Hasta La Gloria

Every Sunday Fr. Nicholas Andruchow, the priest of the only Orthodox orphanage in North America, offers a Spanish-language homily at the St. Innocent home for orphaned boys. This podcast is the opportunity to reflect on the Gospel from the point of view of Orthodox Christianity in Latin America. Through God’s grace, it will help you ascend to the heavens.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Re-evangelizing the Nation

With the Church of England just one generation from extinction, the call has gone out for re-evangelization. Fr. Lawrence Farley, the priest of Saint Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Langley, B.C., and the host of "Coffee Cup Commentaries," asks whether this particular church still possesses the original evangel of Saints Cuthbert and Aidan.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Ancient Faith Today

Is Religious Freedom in Peril?

Kevin's guests are Scripps-Howard columnist and Orthodox Christian Terry Mattingly and Fr. Hans Jacobse of the American Orthodox Institute. They discuss the complex issues surrounding religious freedom as well as the prospects of losing it.

Coffee with Sister Vassa

The Nativity Fast

In her own unique way, Sister Vassa explains the history and spiritual benefits of the Nativity Fast. She invites you to sit through the "boring part" in order to get to the practical and beneficial part. Click on the image to the left to be taken to our video section where you can view it.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Sowing Seeds

New Podcast - Sowing Seeds: Building Orthodox Campus Ministry

Learn about the leadership, vision, and direction of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) with Executive Director Jennifer Nahas. OCF seeks to support fellowships on college campuses, whose members experience and witness to the Orthodox Church through community life, prayer, service, and study of the Faith.

Ancient Faith Presents

Orthodox Filmmakers and Artists

On a new "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Chris Vlahonasios, the founder of the Orthodox Filmmakers and Artists blog, as well as the Byzanfest film festival.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Hearts and Minds

Reading God’s Books

On this special edition of "Hearts and Minds," Fr. John Oliver, the priest of St. Elizabeth Orthodox Christian Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, speaks at a symposium titled "God's Books: Reading Scripture in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam" that was held at the Murfreesboro Mosque this past November.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Family Ministry Conference

2013 Family Ministry Conference

Sponsored by the Center for Family Care of the GOA, the 2013 Family Ministry Conference, which was hosted by St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, focused on rooting and grounding our families in Christ and His Church. Listen here to the lecture by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios.

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