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Redeeming the Time

A letter from a prisoner: the transformation of a self-reliant boy to a God-reliant man

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Fr. Seraphim Holland reads a letter from a prisoner who will be baptized this month.

This letter was read to me to me this week, two weeks before this now God-reliant man is to be baptized. I transcribed it from his handwritten copy. I have known him for a year. Prison ministry can be quite exhausting and even very frustrating (the devil is truly in the details), but the rewards are incalculable. It is always amazing and even surprising to see somebody “gets it”. I think God gives these kinds of consolations to pastors, and strugglers in general,…

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The Law of the Spirit

The Importance of having a Spiritual Father when Praying the Jesus Prayer

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The question is a good question, a very practical one: How do you know when you ought to speak to your spiritual father about something that you’re encountering in prayer? Well, if it’s something disturbing and it doesn’t go away, something that you really wouldn’t anticipate would come up when you are praying, if prayer engenders feelings that you really don’t like, it’s time to talk to your spiritual father to find out…

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Ancient Faith Presents

Bruno Capolongo and the Art of Kintsugi

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Bobby Maddex interviews Bruno Capolongo, a full-time artist and convert to Orthodox Christianity who attends All Saints of North America Church in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and specializes in the art of kintsugi. Please see the attachment for an example of kintsugi.

Mr. Bobby Maddex: Welcome to Ancient Faith Presents…. I’m Bobby Maddex, Station Manager of Ancient Faith Radio, and today I will be speaking with Bruno Capolongo. Bruno is a full-time artist and a convert to Orthodox Christianity, and he attends All Saints of North America Church in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Welcome to the program, Bruno.

Mr. Bruno Capolongo: It’s a pleasure to be with you.

Mr.…

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Good Guys Wear Black

Fr. John Peck and Great Martyr Euphemia Orthodox Theological Academy

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In this episode, Fr. Anthony interviews Fr. John Peck, the Dean of Great Marty Euphemia Orthodox Theological Academy. Fr. John shares his assessment of the biggest challenges Orthodox parishes face in America and the ways that this new academy seeks to help them face them. The academy is not designed to replace seminary education or compete with traditional Orthodox seminaries. Rather, it is designed to fill a real need Fr. John and other priests have found in their ministries: the equipping of the saints for ministry.

Fr. Anthony Perkins: Christ is risen! Indeed he has risen! This is Fr. Anthony Perkins. Let’s talk vocations. Today it’s a real blessing: we’ve got Fr. John Peck with us today. He is the pastor of All Saints of North America Orthodox Church in Sun City, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. He’s an Orthodox priest under the Patriarch of Constantinople. He previously served in Kodiak, Alaska, and Fairbanks of that same great state.…

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Praying in the Rain

Some Thoughts on Anger

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Fr. Michael Gillis shares about anger. "If I were to venture a guess as to the most commonly confessed passion that I hear in confessions, I would say that it is anger. Just about everyone is angry. According to many of the saints, anger and misdirected desire are the two main passions from which all vices and passions come."

If I were to venture a guess as to the most commonly confessed passion that I hear in confessions, I would say that it is anger.  Just about everyone is angry.  According to many of the saints, anger and misdirected desire are the two main passions from which all vices and passions come.  The sources of anger can be varied, but I think there are two sources of anger that are most common in the people here in western Canada whom I confess and with whom…

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