January 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

Speaking the Truth in Love

The Childhood of Jesus

As we celebrate the Feast of the Entry into the Temple of our Lord, we go back into the archives as Fr. Thomas Hopko reflects on the childhood of Jesus. What we know, what we don't know, and what we can surmise.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Raising Saints

Noah’s Ark: Why We Go to Church

On a new "Raising Saints," Elissa Bjeletich, the Sunday School Director at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, tells the complete story of Noah's Ark to demonstrate how doing so can be used to teach children about why we go to—and participate in the disciplines of—the Holy Orthodox Church.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Great Lent

Preparing for Great Lent

In this special episode of Orthodoxy Live, Fr. Evan Armatas welcomes John Maddex into the studio and they give an overview of the Lenten Triodian and Great Lent itself. This is a perfect primer for the newly Orthodox or the inquirer. Learn about the history and current significance of Great Lent and how to best prepare for it.

Transforming Our Lives in Christ

Transforming Our Lives in Christ

Are you a fan of "Orthodoxy Live" and Fr. Evan Armatas? Then please be sure to check out his Sunday-school podcast "Transforming Our Lives in Christ." Fr. Evan is currently explicating the Gospel of St. Mark, and today he discusses the Gadarene demoniac.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ancient Faith Today

How Does the Orthodox Church Reclaim Its Tradition of Evangelism?

Kevin Allen's guest is Fr. John Parker, the Chair of the Department of Evangelization in the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). How does the Orthodox Church "do" evangelism and what do we need to do better to introduce people to Christ and His Church?

Friday, January 24, 2014

Speaking the Truth in Love

Ivan the Terrible and The Russian Church in the 16th Century

Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Seminary, discusses the Orthodox Church in the 16th Century—a pivotal time in Russia that saw both the reign of Ivan the Terrible and the autocephaly of the Russian Church.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ex Libris

In God’s Hands

On a new "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, Bobby Maddex interviews Elissa Bjeletich, the host of the AFR podcast "Raising Saints" and the author of the new AFP book In God’s Hands: A Mother’s Journey Through her Infant’s Critical Illness.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

In the Heart of the Desert

In the Heart of the Desert

From November 15-16, 2013, Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Boulder, Colorado, hosted an Advent retreat titled “In the Heart of the Desert.” The speaker was the Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, an author and theologian who serves as advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on environmental issues.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Ancient Faith Publishing

$3 Orthodox Book Sale at our Sister Ministry!

The Ancient Faith Publishing Inventory Reduction Sale continues. Thirty-nine titles at $3 per book while supplies last. Great sale. Get yours now. Click on the image to the left to see the titles.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Voices from St. Vladimir's Seminary

Ecclesiology and Nationalism in the Postmodern Era

We interview Dr. Paul Meyendorff, the Alexander Schmemann Professor of Liturgical Theology and the editor of the St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly journal, about a 2012 conference on Orthodox ecclesiology and nationalism that took place at the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, the papers from which have just been published in St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ex Libris

Sweet Song

On yet another new episode of "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, Bobby Maddex interviews Jane G. Meyer, the author of the AFP children’s book Sweet Song: A Story of Saint Romanos the Melodist.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

West Bank

A Christian on the West Bank

AFR talks with Dr. Maria Khoury about what it is like to live as a Christian within the barricaded walls of the West Bank of Israel. Visit the web site of her parish - St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Taybeh.

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