December 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Newsweek Scholarship: So Sloppy It’s a Sin

Fr. Lawrence Farley, priest at Saint Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Langley, B.C., and the host of "Coffee Cup Commentaries," thoroughly dismantles the recent Newsweek article by Kurt Eichenwald titled The Bible: So Misunderstood It's a Sin.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Faith Encouraged Live

A Great Cloud Of Witnesses

Fr. Barnabas Powell welcomes his guest Fr. Panayiotis Papageorgiou as they discuss the communion of the Saints, relics, weeping icons, and how Saints are identified.

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Evil and the Christian

On a new Ancient Faith Commentary, Fr. Lawrence Farley reminds us that while looking at the nature of evil under a philosophic microscope is okay, far more important is the knowledge of how to avoid being involved in it.

Thursday, December 25, 2014


Divine Liturgy for Nativity

Listen to the recording from this morning's Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of our Lord. This recording is from Christ the Savior Orthodox Church (OCA) in Chicago where the priest is Fr. John Baker. The Divine Liturgy is followed by the singing of Christmas carols.

Coffee Break

Turning Things Around On Christmas

Sister Vassa has some poignant advice for her "zillions" of viewers who celebrate Nativity but struggle with loneliness or depression.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Coffee Break

Pre-Christmas House Cleaning

In this little Coffee Break, Sister Vassa encourages us to assess the work that needs to be done in cleaning our spiritual house in anticipation of the Feast of the Nativity.

Orthodoxy Live

Orthodoxy Live for December 21

Fr. Evan answers some questions that came in via email and text but also has a delightful conversation with 12 year old Ben about the reason we celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord on December 25.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Speaking the Truth in Love

The Incarnation: Do We Really Believe It?

On this encore presentation of "Speaking the Truth in Love," Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, asks a pointed question regarding the Incarnation of Christ: Do we REALLY believe it?!

Ex Libris

The Mystery of Art

On a new "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, Bobby Maddex interviews Emmy Award-winning actor, musician, and writer Jonathan Jackson about his new AFP book The Mystery of Art: Becoming an Artist in the Image of God.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

St. Tikhon's Annual Fall Lecture Series

St. Tikhon’s Annual Fall Lecture Series

On four consecutive Tuesdays in October, 2014, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary hosted its annual fall lecture series. This year’s speakers were Fr. Stephen Freeman, Fr. Andrew Damick, Fr. Joel Weir, and Fr. John Oliver. Click on the image to the left to view the videos.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Coffee Break

Coffee Breaks with Sister Vassa

Have you discovered the shorter version of Coffee with Sister Vassa called Coffee Break? They are now available on Ancient Faith Radio and iTunes and are sure to help you in your preparation for Nativity!


Interview with Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk

AFR podcaster Fr. Josiah Trenham serves as a member of the Secretariat of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. He was commissioned by that body to conduct interviews with each of the Hierarchs in the Assembly of Bishops.

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