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Exploring the Tolkien Legendarium with the Christian Faith - Join Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Richard Rohlin and their guest co-hosts as they explore the life, works and Middle-earth legendarium of author J. R. R. Tolkien, informed by the Orthodox Christian faith.
 
Homilies from St. Luke Orthodox Church in Abilene, Texas - Thoughtful homilies of an Orthodox priest who serves a small parish and teaches Religion full-time at McMurry University in Abilene, TX. Fr. Philip draws on his scholarly work in Christian theology and ethics, but most of all, these are the homilies of a pastor guiding his flock with insightful, practical suggestions on how to share more fully in the life of Jesus Christ.
 
Answering Pointed Questions About Orthodox Faith, Tradition, and Practice - Orthodoxy Live with Fr. Evan Armatas offers listeners an opportunity to ask pointed questions about the Orthodox Church. Perfect for seekers, converts, and cradle Orthodox Christian alike, this program is your chance to ask the tough questions about the Orthodox faith.
 
Ancient Ingredients for Modern-Day Health - This podcast is geared toward Orthodox and non-Orthodox Christians who want to care for their health in a spiritually minded manner. It focuses on ways to manage medical conditions such as weight loss, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gastric reflux, and more. Rita Madden’s theory of health management is based on the wisdom embodied in the Holy Orthodox Church.
 
Homilies from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral - Fr. Apostolos Hill, Dean of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Phoenix, AZ, delivers a timely message in a humorous and straightforward preaching style as he draws from his various life adventures to underscore the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to save and to heal broken humanity.
 
Retelling of Slavic Fairytales and Myths, and an Explanation of How These Stories Help Us Better See and Live in the Real World - Is fiction dangerous? This podcast provides a spiritually and culturally enriching answer, beginning with a retelling ofa Slavic fairy tale or myth and proceeding to an analysis of the symbolic structure of that story.
 
Faith at the Intersection of Time and Eternity - Time Eternal explores the beautiful and the difficult aspects of time on this earth. The various episodes touch on how our experience and perception of time can become distorted because of sin and brokenness, and how the message of Christ and our Orthodox faith can help restore and resurrect the way we live with time. It is hoped that, in doing so, we can begin to heed St. Paul's instruction to "redeem the time" (Ephesians 5:16).
 
How well do we know the people beside us at liturgy? Every one of them has a story to tell, whether it’s a love story, a war story, a comedy or a tragedy, a tale of an immigrant's struggle or a heartfelt conversion story. The Church is a community of human beings with unique personal narratives and perspectives, and the more we understand and appreciate one another, the better unified our community can be.
 
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The wonderful story of the Forerunner's conception and birth is told in the first chapter of the Gospel according to Luke. Together with the Most Holy Theotokos and Christ Himself, both his conception and his birth are commemorated as Feasts of the Church. His name, Johanan in Hebrew, means "The Lord is Gracious."  The Prologue adds: "The news of t…
 
In which Nicole shares some thoughts on overfunctioning in relationships, work, and time. Connect with Nicole on Instagram or Twitter (@NicoleRoccas).Mentioned in this episode:Episode 183 (“Real Talk about Over Functioning,” 2021) of The Next Right Thing Podcast by Emily P. FreemanKathleen Smith, “Are you an Overfunctioner?” (2019) (https://www.psy…
 
She lived in virginity in Rome during the reign of Valerian (253-260) — as the Prologue says, 'expelling the stench of the passions from her heart with the sweet-smelling perfume of purity and chastity.' She voluntarily presented herself to the pagans and announced herself to be a Christian, for which she was tortured to death. Her friends Vassa, P…
 
Listen to a chapter from the audiobook Know the Faith: A Handbook for Orthodox Christians and Inquirers, written by Fr. Michael Shanbour and read by Darrell Smith.Find links to the print, ebook, and audiobook versions of Know the Faith at store.ancientfaith.com/search.php?Search=&search_query=know.Listen to the entire author interview at ancientfai…
 
In the struggle against the Arian heresy, Meletius, Patriarch of Antioch, was deposed, and the emperor Constantius demanded that Eusebius surrender the document that proved his legitimate appointment to the Patriarchal throne. Eusebius said he would not surrender it without the permission of all who had signed it and, when imperial soldiers threate…
 
"Of a noble senatorial family, he lived in Tarsus in Cilicia and suffered in the reign of Diocletian. Although only eighteen years old when he was taken for trial for the Faith, St Julian was already both educated and resolute in Christian faith and devotion. The imperial governor took him from city to city for a whole year, torturing him all the w…
 
Meet Brandi Willis Schreiber, a longtime West Texas native and published author of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, including most recently her spiritual memoir, A Long Walk with Mary: A Personal Search for the Mother of God, released by Ancient Faith Publishing this year. A convert to Eastern Orthodoxy, she attends St. Andrew Greek Orthod…
 
Meet Brandi Willis Schreiber, a longtime West Texas native and published author of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, including most recently her spiritual memoir, A Long Walk with Mary: A Personal Search for the Mother of God, released by Ancient Faith Publishing this year. A convert to Eastern Orthodoxy, she attends St. Andrew Greek Orthod…
 
For twenty-eight years he lived the ascetical life on Mt Athos as a disciple of St Gregory of Mt Sinai. Later, he founded the monastery of St Mamas, also on Mt Athos. In 1350 he was elected Patriarch of Constantinople. After four years, he resigned the patriarchal throne to return to the Holy Mountain, but was called back to the throne, where he re…
 
Presvytera Melanie speaks with His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh on theological "whys" of disability, the need for all of us to learn an etiquette regarding disability, and his exhilarating experience on an OCF Real Break mission trip when visiting "The Four Homes of Mercy," a group home for persons with…
 
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