September 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


OCAMPR Nov 6-8

OCAMPR President Dr. Michael Christakis and conference coordinator Dr. Philip Mamalakis tell us about OCAMPR and the theme of the coming conference, EXPLORING THE MIND-BODY-SOUL CONNECTION: SPIRITUALITY IN ILLNESS AND HEALING.

Monday, September 29, 2014

In Focus

In Focus - The Podcast of Focus North America!

Focus North America and Ancient Faith Radio are proud to announce the new In Focus podcast. Learn about the work of Focus North America in providing action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America. In this inaugural episode, Executive Director Nick Chakos gives an overview of the ministry.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Rapturemania and the Second Coming of Christ

We say in the creed that "He shall come again to judge the living and the dead." Is that the rapture? If not what is the rapture and the dispensational theology it springs from? Fr. Barnabas welcomes Dr. Terry Hebert from Dallas Theological Seminary, a non-dispensatonal Orthodox Christian working in an evangelical dispensational institution.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ancient Faith Presents

Pittsburgh’s St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Celebrates 100 Years

We interview Fr. Tom Soroka, the host of the daily podcast “The Path" and the priest at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in McKees Rocks, PA, which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this coming October 10th through the 12th.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ancient Faith Presents

International Byzantine Arts Symposium

Bobby Maddex interviews Lesia Maruschak of Studio IKONA, an art gallery in Ottawa, Canada, that will soon be hosting a four-day symposium titled Byzantium, which will feature the sacred art of Georgios Kordis and benefit the charity cure: blood cancer.

Kid's Books

Ancient Faith Children’s Books

Jane G. Meyer is the Children's' Book Editor for Ancient Faith Publishing, and she joins us to talk about the importance of Orthodox books for children as well as an opportunity to help support new publications. Find out more by emailing

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ottoman Flag

The Fall of the Ottoman Empire

Fr. Thomas Hopko returns to his series on the bishops and structure of the Church and moves to the 19th Century fall of the Ottoman Empire.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ex Libris

An Introduction to God

On a new "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, host Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, the author of the new AFP book An Introduction to God: Encountering the Divine in Orthodox Christianity.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Orthodoxy Live

Orthodoxy Live - September 21

After sharing some thoughts about the Feast of the Cross, Fr. Evan addresses questions about speaking in tongues, too many icons, why one would choose to be Orthodox, the "just war" theory and more.

Close to Home

In Pursuit of Peace

Molly Sabourin returns to her podcast coinciding with her new Ancient Faith Blog. Her quest for patience, peace, and perserverence concentrates today on peace.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kevin Allen

Fr. Tom Hopko Reflects On Kevin Allen’s Retirement

As many know, Kevin Allen recently announced his retirement from his interview program, Ancient Faith Today. After listening to an interview Ancient Faith Radio did with Kevin announcing his departure, Fr. Tom shares his own thoughts on the state of American Orthodoxy.

Voices from St. Vladimir's Seminary

Force Your Mind to Descend into the Heart

Bishop Alexander of the Bulgarian Diocese of the OCA gave the Second Annual Meyendorff Lecture at St. Vladimir's Seminary on September 14, 2014. The title of his lecture was "Force Your Mind to Descend into the Heart: Some Resemblances between Byzantine Hesychasm and Merkavah Mysticism."

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