January 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

A Lamp for Today

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

This feast, celebrated on February 2, is known in the Orthodox Church as The Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Dr. Humphrey takes us to the Old Testament to understand what was going on.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Oneness in Marriage Conference

Oneness in Marriage Conference

Sponsored by the Center for Family Care of the GOA, the 2015 Oneness in Marriage Conference is currently taking place in Santa Ana, California. We will be posting the various keynote speeches and breakout sessions as they occur. Listen here to His Eminence, Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, and then click on the image to the left for the rest of the lectures.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bp Nicholas

Schmemann Lecture To Be About St. Raphael Of Brooklyn!

Fr. Chad Hatfield tells us about the upcoming 32nd Annual Alexander Schmemann Lecture on the campus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. The speaker will be Bishop Nicholas of Brooklyn talking about the Life and Ministry of St. Raphael of Brooklyn.

Recollecting Glory

Did God Get Saved Between The Old and New Testaments?

On a brand new episode of Recollecting Glory, Dr. John Mark Reynolds addresses questions about the perception of God appearing nastier in the Old Testament than the New Testament.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The YES Program: Mobilizing Young People to Serve

YES (Youth Equipped to Serve) provides opportunities for junior high, high school students, and college students to participate in formative weekends of service that aim to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor and bring youth to an awareness of Christ in themselves and others. John and Nick talk to Katrina Bitar who coordinates the program on behalf of Focus North America.


Assembly of Bishops Church Giving Survey

AFR encourages you to take this important survey and reminds you of the importance of supporting your local parish. The study is being conducted as an online survey. If you are interested and have a few minutes to share your thoughts, suggestions and concerns, click on the image and complete the questionnaire.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Faith Encouraged Live

Authority in the Church

Fr. Andrew Damick joins Fr. Barnabas Powell to discuss the issue of authority in the Orthodox Church. How far does it extend? Who is the final authority? Listen to this recording of the live broadcast of Faith Encouraged Live from January 25.

Ancient Faith Presents

The Fellowship of the Inexhaustible Cup

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Christophe Lepoutre, the director of the Fellowship of the Inexhaustible Cup, an organization committed to honoring Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos, by acquiring and maintaining quality sobriety and purity as a way of life.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Lamp for Today

New Podcast with Dr. Edith M. Humphrey - A Lamp For Today!

Noted author and faculty member at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Dr. Edith M. Humphrey has launched a brand new podcast on AFR! A Lamp for Today will take us into the Old Testament to shine a lamp on the Epistle and Gospel readings in the Divine Liturgy.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Roads from Emmaus

That Man Might Become God

On the feast of Ss. Athanasius and Cyril, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, pastor of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, and the Associate Director of the Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas, discusses the Athanasian doctrine of theosis and what it means for the individual Christian.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Go Forth

Fr. Michael Nasser

On a new "Go Forth," Adam Lowell Roberts, the full-time Project Director for an outreach project of the Antiochian Archdiocese, interviews Fr. Michael Nasser, most widely known for his successful leadership at Antiochian Village as Camp Director for a number of years. Fr. Michael explains why youth ministry, whether camping or OCF, is important.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hearts and Minds

Unity, Liberty, Charity

Working together as Christians can be a challenge which is why Fr. John Oliver encourages us to examine a maxim that has stood the test of time. In Essentials, Unity. In Non-Essentials, Liberty. In all things, Charity.

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