The 25 most recent podcast episodes on Ancient Faith Radio
Many years ago a lonely shepherd found an icon of the Holy Theotokos in a myrtle tree, which began a long string of miracles! Join Elissa Bjeletich Davis and Kristina Wenger as they tell some wonderful stories about this beautiful, miracle-working icon.Find the Tending the Garden of Our Hearts: Daily Lenten Meditations for Families book at store.an…
Saint Athanasius, pillar of Orthodoxy and Father of the Church, was born in Alexandria in 275, to pious Christian parents. Even as a child, his piety and devotion to the Faith were so notable that Alexander, the Patriarch of the city, took Athanasius under his protection. As a student, he acquired a thorough education, but was more interested in th…
Fr. Stephen delivers the homily at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Columbus, Georgia, on January 22, 2022.
Exodus 4:1-6:27; Psalms 21:20·32; Proverbs 4:9·12; Matthew 13:31·58
Cynthia and Molly are back for their first show of the New Year. Today they talk with Fr. Joshua Makoul about the pandemic and our relationships. Then Dr. Trent Orfanos helps us understand the dangers of metabolic syndrome. Finally, some tips on decluttering your inbox!
Preaching from Luke 17 (The Healing of the Ten Lepers), Fr. Pat examines what it is to have a Christian perspective toward the world.
The girls watched the new adaption of the classic musical West Side Story. They explore how time can change your perspective, the tension between hope and the reality of hurt, and the tragedy of rejecting Love.
In this convicting message, Fr. Tom shows us that following Christ can - and will - cost us everything; however, we are promised so much more here and in the world to come.
Exodus 1-3; Psalms 21:1·19; Proverbs 4:1·8; Matthew 13:1·30
Fr Alex Goussetis offers an encouraging message on how the parables of Jesus can impact our family's spiritual life.
Historian Fr. John Strickland, author of the Paradise and Utopia series of books, returns to continue his conversation with Fr. Thomas about the cultural aspects of the Great Schism and how Orthodox Christianity understands the West and its churches
This week, our country celebrates civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Did you know that the Orthodox Church was one of the first Christian communities to join the march with Dr. King? Join Fr. Nicholas and Dr. Roxanne as they speak with Fr. Paul Abernathy, an African American Orthodox priest, on this topic and his new book The Prayer of a…
As the celebration of Theophany continues, Fr. Tom shows us that all of Christ's redemptive work is set forth to build the Church and bring us to perfection.
Bobby Maddex is joined by Emily Wilkinson, the executive director of Orthodox Christians for Life, to discuss their history, ministry, and involvement in the upcoming March for Life in Washington, D.C. Listeners can learn more about Orthodox Christians for Life and support the ministry at their website.…
On the Sunday after Theophany (Ephesians 4:7-13; Matthew 4:12-17), Fr. Anthony offers a meditation on Christ's command to "repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand," focusing primarily on the fundamental role of repentance in discernment and pastoral care. Enjoy the show!
Genesis 49, 50; Psalms 20; Proverbs 3:33·38; Matthew 12:22·50
The Temple at Jerusalem was one of the marvels of the ancient world. It is central to the arrest and crucifixion of Christ. When the Temple is mentioned, we may imagine something like a large church, but the Temple was enormous and unparalleled in size, in opulence and in importance in the ancient world. Join us Monday on Search the Scriptures LIVE…
The Parable of the Ten Lepers provided an opportunity to examine Levitical laws pertaining to leprosy and to the offering of sacrifices of thanksgiving in the Temple. Fr. Apostolos Hill underscore thes essentiality of the Holy Eucharist as the means whereby we as Orthodox Christians can offer our own sacrifices of Thanksgiving to God.…
Even as Jesus showed mercy by tangible actions such as healing a Samaritan from a dreaded and isolating disease, we must take the actions available to us, no matter how seemingly small or imperfect, to manifest His love to our neighbors, regardless of who they are.Find the book Syria Crucified at store.ancientfaith.com/syria-crucified.…
Join Michael as he discusses why we need separation that is holy before we can have true unity with each other; and how many are choosing an unholy type of separation based on fear, ideologies, and other things are the entry to the wide gate leading to destruction.
Dr. Albert Rossi reminds us that we are not alone in this life.
Dn. Michael Hyatt and Dr. Ann Bezzerides discuss what happens when leaders withhold information from those they’re leading. In these situations, people are left to make up their own narrative about what is happening and why it’s happening. They’re usually wrong, but it almost always undermines trust, destroys morale, and causes people to disengage.…
Hebrews 11:17-23, 27-31Mark 8:11-21
Genesis 46-48; Psalms 19; Proverbs 3:28·32; Matthew 12:1·21
'Saint Anthony, the Father of monks, was born in Egypt in251 of pious parents who departed this life while he was yet young. On hearing the words of the Gospel: "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell what thou hast, and give to the poor" (Matt. 19:21), he immediately put it into action. Distributing to the poor all he had, and fleeing from all the t…
Genesis 43-45; Psalms 18; Proverbs 3:23·27; Matthew 11
The story of St Peter's imprisonment and miraculous release by an Angel of God is told in Acts ch. 12. The chains which fell from his hands were collected by Christians and passed down through the generations as precious relics, finally coming to Constantinople and being placed in the Church of St Peter, where they worked many miracles and healings…
Genesis 41, 42; Psalms 17:33·51; Proverbs 3:17·22; Matthew 10:24·42
The gentle and motherly St. Ita was descended from the high kings of Tara. From her youth she loved God ardently and shone with the radiance of a soul that loves virtue. Because of her purity of heart she was able to hear the voice of God and communicate it to others. Despite her father's opposition she embraced the monastic life in her youth. In o…
Hebrews 11:8, 11-16Luke 21:37-22:8
Genesis 38-40; Psalms 17:18·32; Proverbs 3:11·16; Matthew 10:1·23
This best-loved Saint of the Serbian people was born in 1169, the son of Stephen Nemanja, Grand Prince of Serbia. He was named Rastko by his parents. At the age of fifteen he was appointed governor of the province of Herzegovina, but worldly power was of no interest to him, and he began to wish to give himself more fully to God. He secretly left ho…
A native of Lampsacus on the Hellespont, he became a monk at the age of seventeen. When his spiritual Father died, he went on pilgrimage to Constantinople, where he took up the ascesis of folly for Christ, pretending madness in order to conceal his virtues and struggles from the world. He then went to the Great Lavra of St Athanasius on Mount Athos…
Hebrews 10:35-11:7Luke 21:28-33
Genesis 36, 37; Psalms 17:1·17; Proverbs 3:6·10; Matthew 9:18·38
He came from a noble Northumbrian family in Britain, and was tonsured a monk in 653 at Lerins in Gaul. In 669 he was made Abbot of the Monastery of Saints Peter and Paul in Canterbury. He traveled to Rome in 671 to be instructed in monastic practice according to the Rule of Saint Benedict (of Nursia). Returning to Northumbria he established two new…
Hebrews 10:1-18Luke 21:5-7, 10-11, 20-24
Genesis 33-35; Psalms 16; Proverbs 3:1·5; Matthew 9:1·17
This Saint had Cappadocia as his homeland. He lived during the years of Leo of Thrace, who reigned from 457 to 474. The Saint established in the Holy Land a great communal monastery wherein he was the shepherd of many monks. While Saint Sabbas was the head of the hermits of Palestine, Saint Theodosius was governor of those living the cenobitic life…