May 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ancient Faith Presents

Tragedy in Isla Vista, California

On a special edition of "Ancient Faith Presents," Fr. John Finley interviews Fr. Jon-Stephen Hedges, a director with the St. Brigid Fellowship and a chaplain with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, about his role on the scene at the sites of the recent string of murders in Isla Vista, California.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Pacify the Ragings of the . . . Who?

Fr. Lawrence Farley reminds us that when the fourth-century Christians prayed in their liturgy that God would "pacify the ragings of the pagans," they were taking a public stand against the majority of the world around them. The same is true of us today, only in our case the pagans are better known as secularists.

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Orthodoxy and the Environment

Ancient Faith Today host Kevin Allen welcome guest Father Michael Butler to talk about how we might address the environmental issues that confront us today by appealing to the authentic Orthodox Tradition.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Ancient Faith Presents

St. Katherine College Commencement.

We interview Dr. Frank Papatheofanis, the President and Founder of St. Katherine College—an Orthodox undergraduate institution located in San Diego, California. St. Katherine’s just held its second commencement ceremony, and Dr. Papatheofanis discusses this and other recent developments at the college.

Ancient Faith Presents

The St. Stephen’s Course in Orthodox Theology

In this encore presentation of Ancient Faith Presents, John Maddex talks with Archdeacon Peter Bolukos, registrar of the St. Stephen's Course in Orthodox Theology. The registration deadline for the St. Stephen's Course is August 1, 2014. For more information, please call 201-569–0095 or send an email to

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ancient Faith Today

An Eastern Orthodox Perspective on Environmentalism

On the next "Ancient Faith Today" (5/25), host Kevin Allen speaks with Father Michael Butler about how we might address the environmental issues that confront us today by appealing to the authentic Orthodox Tradition. Listen to a brief preview here and then "tune in" to Ancient Faith Talk at 8/7c.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Flooding in Serbia

Flooding in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia

AFR would like you to join us in our prayers for those affected by the widespread flooding in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia. Please also consider sending a donation to International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) by clicking on the image to the left. IOCC is working with Philanthropy, the humanitarian arm of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to respond to the urgent needs of flood survivors.

Ex Libris

The Ascetic Lives of Mothers

On a new "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, Bobby Maddex interviews Annalisa Boyd, the author of the new AFP book The Ascetic Lives of Mothers: A Prayer Book for Orthodox Moms.

Orthodoxy Behind Bars

New Podcast - Orthodoxy Behind Bars

Learn how our Church is reaching out to those in prison and helping spread Orthodoxy in prisons and jails around the country. In this first episode, Chaplain Patrick Tutella and Christiana Roulakis of The Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry talk about Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday, which is on May 25, 2014.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Worship in Spirit and Truth

The Cherubic Hymn

On today's episode of "Worship in Spirit and Truth," Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Seminary, discusses the time in the Divine Liturgy when the Cherubic Hymn admonishes us to lay aside all earthly cares and receive the King of all!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Becoming a Healing Presence

The Orthodox Wedding

Dr. Albert Rossi, an adjunct professor of pastoral theology at St. Vladimir’s Seminary and the host of the AFR podcast "Becoming a Healing Presence," has just returned from attending a wedding and his cup is overflowing with the intense significance and joy of the ceremony.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Seeking Heart

New Podcast - The Seeking Heart

Short, informal, essay-style ruminations about how Orthodox Christianity applies to modern life and Q&A sessions that answer questions posed by inquirers into Orthodoxy. Jodie Anna Boychuk is the author of the blog “Imperfectly Ordinary” and the creator of “Grumpy Orthodox Cat.” Here she tries to convince Christian hipsters to come and see the Orthodox Church.

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