May 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Stewardship Calling

Seekers and Sowers

Are you living the personal calling given to you by your Father and Creator? Is your Parish thriving with successful ministries and stewardship and serving as a beacon of making disciples? If you are looking for a "good account at the awesome judgment seat of Christ" listen to this 2nd episode of Stewardship Calling with Bill Marianes.

Coffee with Sister Vassa

Pentecost- The Descent of the Holy Spirit

Watch the latest episode of Coffee with Sister Vassa as she explores the significance of the Descent of the Holy Spirit as we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Speaking the Truth in Love


On this encore presentation of "Speaking the Truth in Love," Fr. Thomas Hopko of blessed memory examines the roots of Pentecost—the coming of the Spirit—in Old Testament worship.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Paradise and Utopia

Continuity and Catastrophe in the Old Christendom: Hesychasm

On a new "Paradise and Utopia," Fr. John Strickland, a professor of history at St. Katherine Orthodox College in San Diego, California, introduces the force that kept traditional Christianity on course at a moment of crisis in the east, Hesychasm, and how it maintained Christendom's focus on paradise.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Bible's Grand Narrative


What role does bread play in the Bible’s grand narrative? This begins a series that follows the image of bread from the Bible’s beginning to its end. Marcia Harris Brim explores the meaning found in bread from its introduction in the midst of a curse through five bread stories found in Israel’s narrative to the first temptation of Christ involving bread.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Praying in the Rain

The Unseen Martyrdom

“This is the fiercest struggle, the struggle that resists a man unto blood, wherein free will is tested as to the singleness of his love for the virtues. . . . It is here that we manifest our patience, my beloved brethren, our struggle and our zeal. For this is the time of unseen martyrdom . . .” What is this struggle that St. Isaac speaks of and how can it be overcome? Fr. Michael Gillis explains.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Faith Encouraged Live

Pentecost: The Power to Reach the World

Subdeacon Adam Lowell Roberts joins Fr. Barnabas to talk about taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. How do we evangelize as Orthodox Christians? You will also learn about an exciting new evangelism initiative in the Antiochian Archdiocese.

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Bible's Grand Narrative

New Podcast - The Bible’s Grand Narrative

Host Marcia Harris Brim reveals the Bible as a unified narrative by following the literary forms of Genesis 1-5 through the last chapters of Revelation. Marcia is a wife, mother of three adult children, and an author for BrimWood Press, a publishing company of worldview, theology, and history materials for homeschool students.

Ancient Faith Presents

The Orthodox Stitcher

On a new episode of "Ancient Faith Presents," Bobby Maddex interviews Stacey Anderson, an Orthodox Christian living in the Highlands of Scotland who is working on an interesting art project related to Fr. Thomas Hopko of blessed memory.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Lamp for Today

The Ascension: Christ’s Victory, Our Hope

Why is the Ascension of our Lord so important? Is it an event that concerns Jesus only, as Lord over all, OR is it an event that also concerns us? YES! Come explore the mystery as we look to the Old Testament for light on this!


Fr. Thomas Hopko On The Ascension Of Christ

On May 24th of last year, Fr. Thomas Hopko of blessed memory gave a 2 part lecture at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Parma, OH on the Ascension of Christ. Our thanks to Holy Trinity and Protodeacon Anthony for the recordings.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ancient Faith Commentaries

Boring Work: Good for the Soul

Dr. Brad Nassif, Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at North Park University in Chicago, reminds us that no matter how monotonous, unseen, or ordinary, our jobs can powerfully transform us into Christlikeness. This is an audio version of an article that first appeared at

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