The 25 most recent podcast episodes on Ancient Faith Radio
On January 16, we'll be live with Dr. Patricia Bouteneff! She discovered Orthodoxy as a Fulbright Scholar in Greece, and is both a folklore scholar and a strategic communications professional. She is the President of the Executive Board of Axia Women, a 501(c)3 organization by, for and about Orthodox Women…
Fr. Stephen delivers the homily at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Columbus, Georgia, on January 22, 2022.
Genesis 43-45; Psalms 18; Proverbs 3:23·27; Matthew 11
Steven Christoforou joins the Areopagites in the Emmaus studio to do a post mortem on 2021. Now that it’s in the past even for the Old Calendarists, what did these three guys learn about life and ministry over the past year? And what judgy things can they say to each other about those lessons? Pastor Michael tries not to cry.…
Genesis 41, 42; Psalms 17:33·51; Proverbs 3:17·22; Matthew 10:24·42
El Padre Nicolás predicó sobre nuestra fragilidad humana y la misericordia de Dios.Father Nicolás preached on our human frailty and God’s mercy.
We take a few minutes to review the story. Then, the primary drama comes to a close as Simon ascends the throne, expels the enemy, and wins freedom for the Jews.
Fr. Harry and Fr. Anthony continue celebrating the joy of Christmastide as the discuss Theophany and unpack Revelation 5. The main takeaway is that time is fulfilled in the Divine Liturgy; eternity is experienced in the moment.
Genesis 38-40; Psalms 17:18·32; Proverbs 3:11·16; Matthew 10:1·23
The podcast is back with all Q&A, all the time. Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick make it an open-line night at the podcast. With calls stretching from California to Romania, callers asked about God's foreknowledge, UFOs, Sasquatch, spirits imprisoned in the Underworld, the difference between hell and hades and sheol, prayers for t…
Fear and anger, however, seem to trump common sense and faith in God. Fear and anger open in us a floodgate of animal passions making it seem appropriate to demonize (or de-humanize) those we disagree with. Fear and anger release our inner muskox ready to trample those who are less clear thinking than we are, less concerned for liberty or the commo…
Listen as Fr. Tom explains how Christ completely shatters our concept of time!
Fr. Pat preaches on the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness as told in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 4.
In this season of house blessings, Elissa Bjeletich Davis and Kristina Wenger discuss the life of St. John the Hut Dweller,
Genesis 36, 37; Psalms 17:1·17; Proverbs 3:6·10; Matthew 9:18·38
This is the final episode of the Time in Trauma series! Today we review what we've learned together in the past two months and talk about where we go from here. Thank you to everyone who's been along for this important journey - let's stay in touch! Keep in touch with Nicole on Instagram (@nicoleroccas), Twitter (@nicoleroccas), or Facebook (@Nicol…
Genesis 33-35; Psalms 16; Proverbs 3:1·5; Matthew 9:1·17
Historian Fr John Strickland, author of the "Paradise and Utopia" series of books and podcast, joins Fr Thomas to speak about the cultural aspects of the Great Schism and how Orthodox Christianity understands the West and its churches.
The tragic war in Syria along with the plight of the Christians there remains among the most misunderstood situations in the world today. Join Fr. Nicholas and Dr. Roxanne Louh as they interview authors Zachary Wingerd and Brad Hoff to find out more about the conflict in Syria.Stories
Orthodoxy in America is in revival, and that makes it a lively place to be. In other times and places revival has been a temporary state, so it can’t be expected to last forever. At the moment, though, it’s a great time to become Orthodox.
Genesis 24:50-26:35; Psalms 9:18·39; Proverbs 2:1·5; Matthew 6:19·34
A native of Attalia, he lived in Smyrna. Once he unguardedly spoke the opening words of the Muslim confession of faith, "There is no god but God." Hearing this, some Turks immediately surrounded him and took him to the court, claiming that he had embraced Islam. This he vehemently denied, assuring them that he was a Christian and that the words he …
Hebrews 5:11-6:8Luke 20:1-8
Genesis 22-24:49; Psalms 9:1·17; Proverbs 1:30·35; Matthew 6:1·18
'About the beginning of our Lord's thirtieth year, John the Forerunner, who was some six months older than our Saviour according to the flesh, and had lived in the wilderness since his childhood, received a command from God and came into the parts of the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance unto the remission of sins. Then our Saviour also c…
Genesis 19-21; Psalms 8; Proverbs 1:25·29; Matthew 5:21·48
She was the daughter of wealthy and devout parents in Alexandria. Though much desired as a bride for her great beauty, intelligence and wealth, she showed no interest in any worldly attraction and, when her parents died, gave away all of her large fortune. She then fled with her blind sister to the desert, where she became the foundress of monastic…
Hebrews 5:11-6:8Luke 20:1-8
Genesis 16-18; Psalms 7; Proverbs 1:20·24; Matthew 5:1·20
Hebrews 4:1-13Luke 19:45-48
Genesis 11:10-15:21; Psalms 6; Proverbs 1:16·19; Matthew 4
In addition to the Twelve Apostles, our Lord appointed seventy disciples to go forth and bring the Good News to the world (see Luke ch. 10). Others were later added to this company by the Holy Apostles, so that their number in fact exceeds seventy, though all are still referred to as "of the Seventy."? On this day we also commemorate the company of…
Genesis 8:1-11:9; Psalms 5; Proverbs 1:11·15; Matthew 3
Hebrews 3:5-11, 17-19Luke 19:37-44
"The Martyr Gordius, who was from Caesarea of Cappadocia, was a centurion by rank. Unable to bear the impiety of the heathen, he withdrew to the wilderness to purify himself through prayer and fasting. After he perceived that his ascetical training had prepared him sufficiently, he came down from the mountains when a certain pagan festival was held…
Genesis 4-7; Psalms 3, 4; Proverbs 1:6·10; Matthew 2