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Orthodox Christian Interviews and special features from Ancient Faith Radio
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Parenting Toward the Kingdom: A Companion Guide - Part Two

Bobby Maddex interviews Kendra Hunter, Kristina Tartara, and Stephanie Petrides, the authors of the new companion guide to Dr. Philip Mamalakis's book Parenting Toward the Kingdom: Orthodox Christian Principles of Child Rearing, publishing by Ancient Faith Publishing.
5/20/20240
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Orthodox Christian Attorney Network

Bobby Maddex interviews Kenneth Liu, the Executive Director of the Orthodox Christian Attorney Network, about some new developments at the organization that listeners will want to learn more about and even perhaps support.Please click https://www.orthodoxattorneys.org to learn more and to support The Orthodox Christian Attorney Network.
5/16/20240
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Parenting Toward the Kingdom: A Companion Guide

Bobby Maddox, the Director of Digital Media for Ancient Faith Ministries, interviews Dr. Philip Mamalakis, author of the Ancient Faith publishing book Parenting Toward the Kingdom: Orthodox Christian Principles of Child Rearing, about the book's new Companion Guide.
5/9/20240
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Orthodoxy, Norway, and a Parish in Need

Bobby Maddex interviews Hallvard Lid and Fr. Theodor Svane of The Annunciation of the Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Bergen, Norway, about the religious climate in Norway, the state of Orthodoxy there, and the pressing needs of their own Orthodox parish. The fundraising deadline for Annunciation is May 1, 2024. For more information and to participate in a matching grant for the parish, please visit ;https://helligebebudelsen.no/en/help-us-with-a-great-opportunity/
4/24/20240
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Three Men and a Mountain: A Pilgrimage to Holy Mt. Athos

Join Bobby Maddex, Jerry Minetos, and Samuel Heble as they journey to Greece to experience firsthand the monasteries, sketes, and churches of both Thessaloniki and Mount Athos. In partnership with Orthodox Tours, the three travelers—all employees of Ancient Faith Ministries—present listeners with the highs and lows of pilgrimage, as well as what they should expect on their own potential journeys to Greece and the Holy Mountain. For more information about Orthodox Tours, please visit orthodoxtours.com.
4/8/20240
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Interview with Fr. Patrick Viscuso, President of the Orthodox Canon Law Society of North America

Bobby Maddox, the Director of Digital Media for Ancient Faith Ministries, interviews Fr.Patrick Viscuso, the president of the brand new Orthodox Canon Law Society of North America. Pleae visit www.oclsna.org to learn more about the Orthodox Canon Law Society of North America
3/20/20240
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Interview with Graham Sparkman

Bobby Maddex, Digital Media Director at Ancient Faith Ministries interview with Graham Sparkman, a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, arranger and composer. Please visit; www.grahamsparkman.com www.grahamsparkman.com/open.spotify.com
3/18/20240
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Interview with Dr. John Burgess of Systematic Theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Bobby Maddex, the Director of Digital Media for Ancient Faith Ministries, interviews Dr. John Burgess, the James Henry Snowden, professor of Systematic Theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
3/13/20240
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Hagia Sophia Orthodox Classical Academy Interview

Bobby Maddex, Director of Digital Media for Ancient Faith Ministries interviews Zachary Waltz, the headmaster of Hagia Sophia Orthodox Classical Academy located in Indianapolis, Indiana. As well as Fr. David Wey, the rector of the Academy. Please visit https://www.hagiasophiaclassical.com for more information about the academy
3/7/20240
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Interview with Fr. Dragos Herescu, Principal of IOSC

Bobby Maddex interviews Father Dragos Herescu who is the Principal of IOCS (Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies) in Cambridge, United Kingdom. For more information please visit their website @ https://www.iocs.cam.ac.uk
2/5/20240
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Interview with Fr. Dragos Herescu, Principal of IOSC

Bobby Maddex interviews Father Dragos Herescu who is the Principal of IOCS (Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies) in Cambridge, United Kingdom. For more information please visit their website @ https://www.iocs.cam.ac.uk
2/5/202426 minutes, 40 seconds
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The St. Raphael School

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Joylynn Blake and Presbytera Maria Koulianos of the St. Raphael School out of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. To learn more about the St. Raphael School and the Schole Academy, please visit either https://raphaelschool.org or https://scholeacademy.com.
1/24/202421 minutes, 25 seconds
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Interview with St. Raphael & Schole Academies

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Joylynn Blake, director at St. Raphael School and Presbytera Maria Koulianos,SRS Principal Tutoring Center CSLD Manager. To learn more about the St. Raphael and Schole Academies please visit ; https://raphaelschool.org and https://scholeacademy.com
1/24/20240
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2023 Suprasl World Orthodox Youth Gathering: Event Recap and Interview

Bobby Maddex speaks with Dn. Joseph Matusiak, Ellie Bernasol, Ilmari Hayrynen, and Gabi Moussa about their experience at the 2023 Suprasl World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth event, held in Poland. To donate to this project please visit http://suprasl.org http://www.suprasl.org http://www.facebook.org/suprasl2022 http://www.instagram.com/suprasl_wfoy OR reach out to Dn. Joseph Matusiak @ [email protected]
10/12/202329 minutes, 7 seconds
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2023 Suprasl World Orthodox Youth Gathering: Event Recap and Interview

Bobby Maddex speaks with Dn. Joseph Matusiak, Ellie Bernasol, Ilmari Hayrynen, and Gabi Moussa about their experience at the 2023 Suprasl World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth event, held in Poland. To donate to this project please visit http://suprasl.org http://www.suprasl.org http://www.facebook.org/suprasl2022 http://www.instagram.com/suprasl_wfoy OR reach out to Dn. Joseph Matusiak @ [email protected]
10/12/20230
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Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, West Virginia

Bobby Maddex, the Director of Digital Media for Ancient Faith Ministries, speaks with Hieromonk Fr. Basil and Hierodeacon Archdeacon Sergius of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, West Virginia. They are here today to tell us about the new church the monastery is building and how you might be able to assist their efforts. If you would like to help, please go to the church donation page. The first video in the series mentioned in the interview can be found here.
9/6/202323 minutes, 37 seconds
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Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, West Virginia

Bobby Maddex, the Director of Digital Media for Ancient Faith Ministries speaks with Hieromonk Fr. Basil and Hieromonk Archdeacon Sergius of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, West Virginia USA. They are here today to tell us about the new church the monastery is building and how you might be able to help. If you would like to help please go to; Church donation page: https://www.holycross.org/pages/new-church Video #1, “Let the Walls of Jerusalem Be Builded”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjDsuvUIPec
9/6/20230
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Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, West Virginia

Bobby Maddex, the Director of Digital Media for Ancient Faith Ministries speaks with Hieromonk Fr. Basil and Hieromonk Archdeacon Sergius of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, West Virginia USA. They are here today to tell us about the new church the monastery is building and how you might be able to help. If you would like to help please go to; Church donation page: https://www.holycross.org/pages/new-church Video #1, “Let the Walls of Jerusalem Be Builded”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjDsuvUIPec
9/5/202323 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dr. Andrei Psarev, Professor at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

Bobby Maddex, the Director of Digital Media for Ancient Faith Ministries speaks with Dr. Andrei Psarev, a professor of Russian church history and Canon Law at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary. Dr. Psarev shares about his new project; This Day in the History of the Orthodox Church. Please visit https://www.patreon.com/rocorstudies for more information.
8/8/20230
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This Day in the Life of the Church

Bobby Maddex, the Director of Digital Media for Ancient Faith Ministries, speaks with Dr. Andrei Psarev, a professor of Russian church history and canon law at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary. Dr. Psarev shares about his new project—This Day in the History of the Orthodox Church. Please visit https://www.patreon.com/rocorstudies for more information, and click here to contribute to the project's kickstarter campaign.
8/8/20239 minutes, 16 seconds
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Interview Fr. John Manuel

Bobby Maddex, the Director of Digital Media of Ancient Faith Ministries, interviews Fr. John Manuel, Greek Orthodox priest and author of the book, Fable Hood Trilogy; What I learned as a Child published by City Bear Press. Available for purchase on Amazon or at citybearpress.com
7/10/20230
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Interview Fr. John Manuel

Bobby Maddex, the Director of Digital Media of Ancient Faith Ministries, interviews Fr. John Manuel, Greek Orthodox priest and author of the book, Fable Hood Trilogy; What I learned as a Child published by City Bear Press. Available for purchase on Amazon or at citybearpress.com
7/10/202326 minutes, 33 seconds
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Anne Van Fossen, Chief Academic Officer of the CLRC

Bobby Maddex interview with Ann Van Fossen, the Chief Academic Officer for the Classical Learning Resourse Centre, also known as the CLRC, as well as, two of her teachers at the centre; John Bassett and Michelle Wib Band. To learn more about the CLRC please go to; clrconline.com. email @ [email protected] Also the CLRC is offering a discount code until August 3,2023 which is AFR10
7/5/20230
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The Classical Learning Resource Center

Bobby Maddex interviews Anne Van Fossen, the Chief Academic Officer for the Classical Learning Resource Center, as well as two of her teachers at the center. To learn more about the CLRC, either visit their website or send an inquiry to [email protected]. Also, the CLRC is offering a discount code for AFR listeners between now and August 3, 2023. That code is "AFR10."
7/5/202321 minutes, 36 seconds
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Monique Neal and Cerci Institute

Bobby Maddex, the director of Digital Media for Ancient Faith Ministries speaks with Monique Neal the head mentor of the Cerci Institute and its new Greek language apprenticeship. If you would like to contact Monique you may @ [email protected]. To check out Cerci Institute go to ccinstitute.org
4/20/20230
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Monique Neal and the CIRCE Institute

Bobby Maddex, the director of Digital Media for Ancient Faith Ministries, speaks with Monique Neal, the head mentor of the CIRCE Institute and its new Greek language apprenticeship. If you would like to contact Monique, you may at [email protected].
4/20/202325 minutes, 29 seconds
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Interview with Julia Pawelko

Bobby Maddex, the Director of Digital Media for Ancient Faith Ministries interviews Julia Pawelko, founder of Orthodox Christian Counseling and Consulting. If you would like to contact Julia you can at [email protected] or contact her by phone @ 347-502-8482
4/8/20230
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Orthodox Christian Counseling and Consulting

Bobby Maddex, the Director of Digital Media for Ancient Faith Ministries, interviews Julia Pawelko, founder of Orthodox Christian Counseling and Consulting. If you would like to contact Julia, you can do so at [email protected] or by phone at 347-502-8482.
4/8/202331 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies

In this episode Bobby Maddex interviews Fr.Dragos ; principal of the Institute for Orthodox Christian studies that has existed in Cambridge in the United Kingdom for 25 years. IOCS is a pan-Orthodox place of education, of outreach with a mission to provide Orthodox postgraduate studies. If you would like to donate please visit iocs.com.ac.uk.
4/4/20230
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The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies

In this episode, Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Dragos, principal of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (IOCS) in Cambridge. IOCS is a pan-Orthodox place of education and outreach, with a mission to provide Orthodox postgraduate studies. If you would like to donate, please visit iocs.com.ac.uk.
4/4/202331 minutes, 43 seconds
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She Who Loved Much

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Kevin Kalish about his new book She Who Loved Much, the Sinful Woman in St. Ephrem the Syrian and the Orthodox Tradition. Published by Holy Trinity Publications. Information about his book is available @ http://bookstore.jordanville.org/ https://kevinkalish.substack.com https://orthodoxlife.org/jordanville-readings/ephrem-graecus-sinful-woman/
3/7/20230
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She Who Loved Much

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Kevin Kalish about his new book She Who Loved Much, the Sinful Woman in St. Ephrem the Syrian and the Orthodox Tradition. Published by Holy Trinity Publications. Information about his book is available here, here, and here.
3/7/202326 minutes, 25 seconds
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What Is IOCC and How Can You Help?

Bobby Maddex, the Director of Digital Media from Ancient Faith Ministries, interviews Dn. Paul Zaharas from IOCC who has been leading the USA Country Program since 2020. Dn. Paul shares details regarding the type of service work IOCC does and relates the history of the IOCC organization.
2/16/202317 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dn. Paul Zaharas from IOCC Interview

Bobby Maddex, the Director of Digital Media from Ancient Faith Ministries interviews Dn Paul Zaharas from IOCC, who has been leading the USA Country Program since 2020. Dn. Paul shares details regarding the type of service work IOCC does and relates the history of the IOCC organization.
2/16/20230
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Earthquake!

On February 6, 2023 at 4:17am local time, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck southeastern Turkey and part of Syria, killing over 22,000 men, women, and children. At this time of great need, a fund has been established where 100% of your donation goes directly to people in need. This fund was established by the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. John Maddex speaks with Vicar General the Very Rev. Thomas Zain. Donate at Antiochian.org.
2/10/20230
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Earthquake!

On February 6, 2023 at 4:17am local time, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck southeastern Turkey and part of Syria, killing over 22,000 men, women, and children. At this time of great need, a fund has been established where 100% of your donation goes directly to people in need. This fund was established by the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. John Maddex speaks with Vicar General the Very Rev. Thomas Zain. To donate go to the Antiochian web site. Please be generous.
2/10/202317 minutes, 57 seconds
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Orthodoxy in Alaska

In this episode, Bobby Maddex interviews His Grace Bishop Alexei of Sitka and Alaska on the history of the Alaskan Orthodox Church. Wonderful discussion about what life looks like for the clergy of the church and its parishioners. If you would like to donate to the Alaskan diocese, you can do so here.
2/4/202323 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ancient Faith Presents - Bishop Alexei of Sitka and Alaska

In this episode Bobby Maddex interviews His Grace Bishop Alexei of Sitka and Alaska on the history of the Alaskan Orthodox Church. Wonderful discussion about what life looks like for the clergy of the church and its parishioners. If you would like to donate the Alaskan diocese you can do so @ odesa.org.
2/3/20230
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Pilgrim Interrupted with Susan Cushman

Bobby Maddex interviews author Susan Cushman about her life and her latest book, Pilgrim Interrupted. Pilgrim Interrupted is a collection of 35 essays, 3 poems, and 5 excerpts from Susan's novels and short stories. Coming of age during the turbulent 1960s in Jackson, Mississippi; marrying young and adopting three children; leaving the Presbyterian Church of her childhood for the Eastern Orthodox Christian faith in 1987; Susan finally began to chronicle her journey in the early 2000s. Pilgrim Interrupted is her eighth book. Susan's Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/Susan-Cushman/e/B00T3OPP18/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1 Susan's Personal Website: https://susancushman.com
12/9/20220
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Pilgrim Interrupted with Susan Cushman

Bobby Maddex interviews author Susan Cushman about her life and her latest book, Pilgrim Interrupted. Pilgrim Interrupted is a collection of 35 essays, 3 poems, and 5 excerpts from Susan's novels and short stories. Coming of age during the turbulent 1960s in Jackson, Mississippi; marrying young and adopting three children; leaving the Presbyterian Church of her childhood for the Eastern Orthodox Christian faith in 1987; Susan finally began to chronicle her journey in the early 2000s. Pilgrim Interrupted is her eighth book. Susan's Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/Susan-Cushman/e/B00T3OPP18/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1 Susan's Personal Website: https://susancushman.com
12/9/202214 minutes, 37 seconds
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From Communism to Christ - Metropolitan John of Korce

The traveling mic of AFR goes all the way to Korce, Albania to interview Metropolitan John. He grew up in communist Albania, found Christ in a miraculous way, became part of the underground and illegal Christian Church, and is now a member of the Holy Synod of the Autocephalous Albanian Orthodox Church under the hierarchical leadership of Archbishop Anastasios. It's a powerful story of God's grace and provision under very difficult circumstances.
11/22/20220
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From Communism to Christ - Metropolitan John of Korce

The traveling mic of AFR goes all the way to Korce, Albania, to interview Metropolitan John. He grew up in communist Albania, found Christ in a miraculous way, became part of the underground and illegal Christian Church, and is now a member of the Holy Synod of the Autocephalous Albanian Orthodox Church under the hierarchical leadership of Archbishop Anastasios. It's a powerful story of God's grace and provision under very difficult circumstances.
11/22/202242 minutes, 10 seconds
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AFR App Tutorial

Have you downloaded the new AFR app yet? If so, this little tutorial will help you navigate. If not, get it now in either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for Android.
10/16/20220
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Tutorial for New AFR App

Have you downloaded the new AFR app yet? If so, this little tutorial will help you navigate. If not, get it now in either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for Android.
10/16/20228 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Psalm 103 Project

Bobby Maddex interviews Richard Barrett and John Michael Boyer about the new Capella Romana release, "Heaven and Earth", the Psalm 103 Project, which is both available to purchase and hear live starting October 14th! Listeners can find more information at https://cappellaromana.org/
10/13/20220
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The Psalm 103 Project

Bobby Maddex interviews Richard Barrett and John Michael Boyer about the new Capella Romana release, "Heaven and Earth", the Psalm 103 Project, which is both available to purchase and hear live starting October 14th! Listeners can find more information here.
10/13/202248 minutes, 12 seconds
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Doxacon 2022

Bobby Maddex interviews conference founder, Fr. David Subu, and keynote speaker, Richard Rohlin, about the upcoming Doxacon 2022. Doxacon is a conference exploring the intersection of Christian faith and fantasy, fiction, and sci-fi genres. This year's theme is "Depictions of Evil and Redemption in Sci-Fi and Fantasy" and will the conference will take place November 4-5th at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda, MD. To learn more and register, visit the Doxacon website.
9/14/20220
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Doxacon 2022

Bobby Maddex interviews conference founder, Fr. David Subu, and keynote speaker, Richard Rohlin, about the upcoming Doxacon 2022. Doxacon is a conference exploring the intersection of Christian faith and fantasy, fiction, and sci-fi genres. This year's theme is "Depictions of Evil and Redemption in Sci-Fi and Fantasy" and will the conference will take place November 4-5th at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda, MD. To learn more and register, visit the Doxacon website.
9/14/202232 minutes, 57 seconds
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The 2022 Orthodox Christian Attorney Network National Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Joan Berg and Jesse Roberts about the upcoming Orthodox Christian Attorney Network National Conference in Newport Beach, CA. This year's conference will be held from October 7-8 and will feature keynote speaker, The Honorable Gregory Katsas. To learn more about this conference, to register, and to find details on financial assistance, please visit the OCAN website.
9/5/20220
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The 2022 Orthodox Christian Attorney Network National Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Joan Berg and Jesse Roberts about the upcoming Orthodox Christian Attorney Network National Conference in Newport Beach, CA. This year's conference will be held from October 7-8 and will feature keynote speaker, The Honorable Gregory Katsas. To learn more about this conference, to register, and to find details on financial assistance, please visit the OCAN website.
9/5/202219 minutes, 47 seconds
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The St. Nicholas Uganda Children's Fund

Bobby Maddex interviews Peter and Sharon Georges about their mission work in Uganda to help provide accessible education to children and break the cycle of poverty. To learn more about and support this incredible ministry, please visit their website here.
8/30/20220
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The St. Nicholas Uganda Children’s Fund

Bobby Maddex interviews Peter and Sharon Georges about their mission work in Uganda to help provide accessible education to children and break the cycle of poverty. To learn more about and support this incredible ministry, please visit their website here.
8/30/202214 minutes, 2 seconds
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Classical Learning Resource Center (CLRC)

Bobby Maddex interviews Anne Van Fossen, the Chief Academic Officer of The Classical Learning Resource Center. Together they discuss some exciting new developments at the CLRC, including a new online academy!
8/29/20220
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Classical Learning Resource Center (CLRC)

Bobby Maddex interviews Anne Van Fossen, the Chief Academic Officer of The Classical Learning Resource Center. Together they discuss some exciting new developments at the CLRC, including a new online academy!
8/29/202213 minutes, 6 seconds
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Man of God

Bobby Maddex speaks with Yelena Popovic about the widely acclaimed film, Man of God, which is now available for purchase in digital format, DVD, and Blu-ray.
8/23/20220
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Man of God

Bobby Maddex speaks with Yelena Popovic about the widely acclaimed film, Man of God, which is now available for purchase in digital format, DVD, and Blu-ray.
8/23/202212 minutes, 29 seconds
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A Miracle at the Hyatt - The Story of Abbess Aemiliane

Kevin Allen interviews Abbess Aemiliane of the Sacred Monastery of St. Nina about her miraculous rescue in Kansas City when a Sky Walk came crashing down on the public on July 17, 1981.
7/30/20220
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Peal of the Bells

The heritage and theology behind Russian bells with Mark Galperin of Blagovest Bells.
6/29/20220
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Who Is Dr. Jeannie Constantinou?

John Maddex sits down with biblical scholar and AFR podcaster Dr. Jeannie Constantinou to learn about her life and upbringing. Did you know she had a career as an attorney? In addition to her Search the Scriptures Live podcast/live show, Dr. Constantinou is the author of Thinking Orthodox and The Crucifixion of the King of Glory published by Ancient Faith.
6/15/20220
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Who Is Dr. Jeannie Constantinou?

John Maddex sits down with biblical scholar and AFR podcaster Dr. Jeannie Constantinou to learn about her life and upbringing. Did you know she had a career as an attorney? In addition to her Search the Scriptures Live podcast/live show, Dr. Constantinou is the author of Thinking Orthodox and The Crucifixion of the King of Glory published by Ancient Faith.
6/15/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 55 seconds
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Advanced Leadership Conference

John Maddex is joined by Fr. Chad Hatfield and Dr. Andrew Geleris to talk about the upcoming Advanced Leadership Conference sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative. The dates are September 16-18, 2022 and the topic is "Money - The Gospel Changes Everything." This discussion centers on the issue of funding for parishes and organizations and the mind set that hinder growth. The book by Dr. Andrew Geleris that was referenced is Money and Salvation - An Invitation to the Good Way.
6/8/20220
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Advanced Leadership Conference

John Maddex is joined by Fr. Chad Hatfield and Dr. Andrew Geleris to talk about the upcoming Advanced Leadership Conference sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative. The dates are September 16-18, 2022 and the topic is "Money - The Gospel Changes Everything." This discussion centers on the issue of funding for parishes and organizations and the mind set that hinder growth. The book by Dr. Andrew Geleris that was referenced is Money and Salvation - An Invitation to the Good Way.
6/8/202229 minutes, 25 seconds
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Man of God Update

John Maddex sits down with Man of God producer Yelena Popovic to get an update on the results from the Spring showings in the US. She shares some good news about a Canadian release as well as the availability of streaming and downloads very soon.
5/26/20220
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Man of God Update

John Maddex sits down with Man of God producer Yelena Popovic to get an update on the results from the Spring showings in the US. She shares some good news about a Canadian release as well as the availability of streaming and downloads very soon.
5/26/202218 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ukrainian Refugee Relief

Bobby Maddex interviews Metropolitan Tikhon and Archdeacon Joseph Matusiak about His Beatitude's special appeal for donations from the individual parishioners of the Orthodox Church in America to provide relief for Ukrainian refugees. To donate, please visit oca.org/relief.
3/2/20220
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Ukrainian Refugee Relief

Bobby Maddex interviews Metropolitan Tikhon and Archdeacon Joseph Matusiak about His Beatitude's special appeal for donations from the individual parishioners of the Orthodox Church in America to provide relief for Ukrainian refugees. To donate, please visit oca.org/relief.
3/2/202212 minutes, 46 seconds
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Orthodox Christians For Life

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.
1/19/20220
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Orthodox Christians For Life

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.
1/19/202210 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative

Bobby Maddex is joined by Hollie Benton and Fr. Paul Hodge to discuss the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative and its upcoming peer learning & BootCamp sessions for leadership development. Listeners who are interested in joining the upcoming cohorts can learn more and register at the OCLI website.
12/2/20210
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The Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative

Bobby Maddex is joined by Hollie Benton and Fr. Paul Hodge to discuss the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative and its upcoming peer learning & BootCamp sessions for leadership development. Listeners who are interested in joining the upcoming cohorts can learn more and register at the OCLI website.
12/2/202115 minutes, 52 seconds
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The “Links between Times: Conclusions and Perspectives” Conference

Bobby Maddex is joined by Dn. Andrei Psarev to discuss the upcoming "Links between Times: Conclusions and Perspectives" Conference taking place in Belgrade, Serbia from November 22–26, 2021. The aim of the conference is to make sense of processes connecting the past and present of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Interested listeners can learn more and register from the conference at the ROCOR Studies website. You can also learn more at the conference Facebook page.
12/1/20210
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Benedict Sheehan's Vespers

Bobby Maddex interviews Benedict Sheehan and Lydia Given about Benedict's new composition out on Capella Records, simply titled, "Vespers". Together they discuss the creative process, inspiration, and development of this beautiful project as well as a unique perspective on American Orthodox music. Listeners can learn more and find links to purchase or stream the album at the Capella Romana website.
11/25/20210
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Benedict Sheehan’s Vespers

Bobby Maddex interviews Benedict Sheehan and Lydia Given about Benedict's new composition out on Capella Records, simply titled, "Vespers". Together they discuss the creative process, inspiration, and development of this beautiful project as well as a unique perspective on American Orthodox music. Listeners can learn more and find links to purchase or stream the album at the Capella Romana website.
11/25/202142 minutes, 12 seconds
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Orthodox Volunteer Corps

Bobby Maddex interviews Kyra Limberakis and Michael Sider-Rose, co-directors of the Orthodox Volunteer Corps. Together they discuss this phenomenal new organization that aims to ignite & equip young adults to catalyze transformative service for Church and the world. OVC is perfect for young adults looking to engage in a yearlong life of service, formation, and community. Learn more about OVC and apply for the program at their website.
11/17/20210
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Orthodox Volunteer Corps

Bobby Maddex interviews Kyra Limberakis and Michael Sider-Rose, co-directors of the Orthodox Volunteer Corps. Together they discuss this phenomenal new organization that aims to ignite & equip young adults to catalyze transformative service for Church and the world. OVC is perfect for young adults looking to engage in a yearlong life of service, formation, and community. Learn more about OVC and apply for the program at their website.
11/17/202113 minutes, 49 seconds
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The “Links between Times: Conclusions and Perspectives” Conference

Bobby Maddex is joined by Dn. Andrei Psarev to discuss the upcoming "Links between Times: Conclusions and Perspectives" Conference taking place in Belgrade, Serbia from November 22–26, 2021. The aim of the conference is to make sense of processes connecting the past and present of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Interested listeners can learn more and register from the conference at the ROCOR Studies website. You can also learn more at the conference Facebook page.
11/9/202111 minutes, 23 seconds
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A Conversation on Children's Literature

Join special host, Richard Rohlin, as he interviews brilliant authors and educators, Dr. Edith Humphrey and Angelina Stanford. Together they engage in rich conversation about literature, fantasy, art, and faith. Topics include: what makes literature good or bad? How do we choose good literature for our children? How do we write good literature for our children? And more! To learn more about Dr. Edith Humphrey and her newest book, "Beyond the White Fence" here. To learn more about Angelina Standford and her work at the House of Humane Letters, check out their website. To learn more about Richard Rohlin and his Finding the Golden Key project, click here.
11/9/20210
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A Conversation on Children’s Literature

Join special host, Richard Rohlin, as he interviews brilliant authors and educators, Dr. Edith Humphrey and Angelina Stanford. Together they engage in rich conversation about literature, fantasy, art, and faith. Topics include: what makes literature good or bad? How do we choose good literature for our children? How do we write good literature for our children? And more! To learn more about Dr. Edith Humphrey and her newest book, "Beyond the White Fence" here. To learn more about Angelina Standford and her work at the House of Humane Letters, check out their website. To learn more about Richard Rohlin and his Finding the Golden Key project, click here.
11/9/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Orthodox Christian Attorney Network Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Matthew Namee about the upcoming OCAN Conference, which takes place on November 6th. Listeners can learn more and register for the conference here!
10/19/20210
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The Orthodox Christian Attorney Network Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Matthew Namee about the upcoming OCAN Conference, which takes place on November 6th. Listeners can learn more and register for the conference here!
10/19/202110 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jonathan Jackson & The Theoria College of Filmmaking

Bobby Maddex is joined by award-winning actor, Jonathan Jackson to discuss the new Theoria College of Filmmaking. Listeners can learn more about the college and apply here. Also, listeners can find Jonathan's book, The Mystery of Art, at the Ancient Faith Store.
10/13/20210
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Jonathan Jackson & The Theoria College of Filmmaking

Bobby Maddex is joined by award-winning actor, Jonathan Jackson to discuss the new Theoria College of Filmmaking. Listeners can learn more about the college and apply here. Also, listeners can find Jonathan's book, The Mystery of Art, at the Ancient Faith Store.
10/13/202119 minutes, 3 seconds
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Doxacon 2021

Do you lie awake at night wondering what might have been had they never canceled Firefly? Then listen in as Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. David Subu about Doxacon 2021, an online conference focusing on the intersection of Christian faith and the film and literary genres of science fiction and fantasy. Check out the Doxacon website to learn more about the virtual conference including speakers and topics as well as registration information.
8/16/20210
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Doxacon 2021

Do you lie awake at night wondering what might have been had they never canceled Firefly? Then listen in as Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. David Subu about Doxacon 2021, an online conference focusing on the intersection of Christian faith and the film and literary genres of science fiction and fantasy. Check out the Doxacon website to learn more about the virtual conference including speakers and topics as well as registration information.
8/16/202131 minutes, 14 seconds
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Thank You Dr Chrissi Hart!

After 14 years of faithfully reading books to children each week, Dr. Chrissi Hart is retiring from Readings From Under The Grapevine. Don't miss this touching interview and join us in thanking her for these years of service to Christ.
8/5/20210
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Thank You Dr Chrissi Hart!

After 14 years of faithfully reading books to children each week, Dr. Chrissi Hart is retiring from Readings From Under The Grapevine. Don't miss this touching interview and join us in thanking her for these years of service to Christ.
8/5/202137 minutes, 36 seconds
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The 5th Annual National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Hollie Benton, Executive Director of the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative, and Fr. Chad Hatfield, President of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, about the upcoming 5th annual National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference. The conference will be taking place at St. Vladimir's Seminary from Sept. 17-19. To find out more about the conference, the lineup of speakers, and how to get a registration discount, visit the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative website.
8/2/20210
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The 5th Annual National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Hollie Benton, Executive Director of the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative, and Fr. Chad Hatfield, President of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, about the upcoming 5th annual National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference. The conference will be taking place at St. Vladimir's Seminary from Sept. 17-19. To find out more about the conference, the lineup of speakers, and how to get a registration discount, visit the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative website.
8/2/202120 minutes, 46 seconds
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New Zealand Missionary Fr. Paul Patitsas

OCMC missionary Fr. Paul Patitsas joins us to talk about his work in New Zealand and Oceania.
7/27/20210
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Meet OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi

Ancient Faith Radio welcomes the Executive Director of the Orthodox Christian Missions Center, Fr. Martin Ritsi, to our studio. The phone number for OCMC was misstated in the interview. The actual number is 1-800-GO-FORTH.
7/26/20210
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Orthodox Christian Mission Center

Bobby Maddex interviews Andrew Lekos, the Teams Director at the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), about the short-term mission opportunities available at OCMC.
7/26/20210
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Project Mexico

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Nicholas Andruchow, the newly appointed Executive Director of Project Mexico. Together they discuss the ministries of Project Mexico and St. Innocent Orphanage, as well as the bold and exciting vision Fr. Nicholas has for future expansion. You can find out more about this amazing ministry and explore ways to give your time, talent, and treasure at their website here.
7/13/20210
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Project Mexico

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Nicholas Andruchow, the newly appointed Executive Director of Project Mexico. Together they discuss the ministries of Project Mexico and St. Innocent Orphanage, as well as the bold and exciting vision Fr. Nicholas has for future expansion. You can find out more about this amazing ministry and explore ways to give your time, talent, and treasure at their website here.
7/13/202127 minutes, 17 seconds
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Orthodox Missions in Oceania

Bobby Maddex speaks with Michael Jones, Archimandrite Meletios Pantic, and Fr. Paul Patitsas about the Orthodox apostolic missionary movement in the area of Oceania. Together they discuss the growth of Orthodoxy in the South Pacific including the building of new churches and training of native priests. Listeners can learn more and support missionary efforts by visiting the websites of the Orthodox Apostolic Ministry of the Holy Metropolis of New Zealand and Orthodoxy for Tonga.
7/5/20210
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New Developments at St. Vladimir's Seminary

Bobby Maddex speaks with Fr. Chad Hatfield, President of St. Vladimir's Seminary, about the application process for—and new developments at—the school, including the establishment of an on-campus Ancient Faith Radio remote studio.
6/30/20210
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People of the Holy Mountain

Bobby Maddex interviews Andrei Oprescu, the director of the new documentary People of the Holy Mountain, a film featuring the Orthodox monks of Mt. Athos.
6/21/20210
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People of the Holy Mountain

Bobby Maddex interviews Andrei Oprescu, the director of the new documentary People of the Holy Mountain, a film featuring the Orthodox monks of Mt. Athos.
6/21/202135 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies

Bobby Maddex interviews Razvan Porumb from the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, UK. Together they discuss distance learning degree programs, upcoming lecture series, the wealth of content on the institute's YouTube page, and more! All of this can be found on the IOCS webpage.
6/14/20210
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The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies

Bobby Maddex interviews Razvan Porumb from the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, UK. Together they discuss distance learning degree programs, upcoming lecture series, the wealth of content on the institute's YouTube page, and more! All of this can be found on the IOCS webpage.
6/14/202120 minutes, 33 seconds
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New Developments at St. Vladimir’s Seminary

Bobby Maddex speaks with Fr. Chad Hatfield, President of St. Vladimir's Seminary, about the application process for—and new developments at—the school, including the establishment of an on-campus Ancient Faith Radio remote studio.
5/24/202118 minutes, 51 seconds
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Student Orthodox Fellowship in Australia

Bobby Maddex interviews Georgia Georgiou, a member of the executive committee of SOFIA, which stands for Student Orthodox Fellowship in Australia.
5/17/20210
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Student Orthodox Fellowship in Australia

Bobby Maddex interviews Georgia Georgiou, a member of the executive committee of SOFIA, which stands for Student Orthodox Fellowship in Australia.
5/17/202114 minutes, 7 seconds
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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's Eastern Christian Doctor of Ministry Cohort

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. John Burgess, a professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, about the graduate school's Eastern Christian Doctor of Ministry Cohort, a new academic offering presented in partnership with Antiochian House of Studies.
4/28/20210
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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Eastern Christian Doctor of Ministry Cohort

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. John Burgess, a professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, about the graduate school's Eastern Christian Doctor of Ministry Cohort, a new academic offering presented in partnership with Antiochian House of Studies.
4/28/202123 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Athos Diet

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Peter Patitsas, author of The Athos Diet: Before There Was Atkins, There Was Athos, about the importance of fasting and ketosis to physical and spiritual wellbeing.
4/12/20210
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The Athos Diet

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Peter Patitsas, author of The Athos Diet: Before There Was Atkins, There Was Athos, about the importance of fasting and ketosis to physical and spiritual wellbeing.
4/12/202122 minutes, 25 seconds
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New Pascha Sheet Music!

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Vladimir Morosan, the founder and president of Musica Russica, the largest publisher of Russian choral music outside of Russia, about a new massive collection of Pascha sheet music—the first of its kind in 40 years.
3/21/20210
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New Pascha Sheet Music!

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Vladimir Morosan, the founder and president of Musica Russica, the largest publisher of Russian choral music outside of Russia, about a new massive collection of Pascha sheet music—the first of its kind in 40 years.
3/21/202120 minutes, 53 seconds
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Fr. Constantine Nasr

John Maddex catches up with his long time friend Fr. Constantine Nasr, retired priest at St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Church in Oklahoma City. Fr. Constantine has maintained his evangelistic spirit even in retirement and he shares information about a new outreach tool he recently created.
2/2/20210
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Fr. Constantine Nasr

John Maddex catches up with his long time friend Fr. Constantine Nasr, retired priest at St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Church in Oklahoma City. Fr. Constantine has maintained his evangelistic spirit even in retirement and he shares information about a new outreach tool he recently created.
2/2/202129 minutes, 29 seconds
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38th Annual Fr. Alexander Schmemann Lecture

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Chad Hatfield, the President of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and a Professor of Pastoral Theology, about the 38th Annual Fr. Alexander Schmemann Lecture that will take place at the seminary on January 30th.
1/23/20210
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38th Annual Fr. Alexander Schmemann Lecture

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Chad Hatfield, the President of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and a Professor of Pastoral Theology, about the 38th Annual Fr. Alexander Schmemann Lecture that will take place at the seminary on January 30th.
1/23/202120 minutes, 20 seconds
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Single and Orthodox

Bobby Maddex interviews Jessica Laarman, the Group Leader of a new project titled Single and Orthodox, an attempt to connect actively practicing single Orthodox Christians together and build new relationships.
1/15/20210
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Single and Orthodox

Bobby Maddex interviews Jessica Laarman, the Group Leader of a new project titled Single and Orthodox, an attempt to connect actively practicing single Orthodox Christians together and build new relationships.
1/15/202116 minutes, 24 seconds
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Food, Faith, and Fasting

Bobby Maddex interviews Rita Madden, a Master of Public Health, a registered dietician, and the host of the AFR podcast Food, Faith, and Fasting, about her upcoming virtual conference.
1/8/20210
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Food, Faith, and Fasting

Bobby Maddex interviews Rita Madden, a Master of Public Health, a registered dietician, and the host of the AFR podcast Food, Faith, and Fasting, about her upcoming virtual conference.
1/8/202121 minutes, 32 seconds
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Christmas Across the Continent

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Nicholas Reeves about the upcoming AFR event, Christmas Across the Continent: Lessons and Carols featuring Six Choirs. Make sure to tune in this Saturday, December 19th at 7 pm (Central) on our streaming music & talk stations or simultaneously catch the podcast version with video under the "specials" tab to join us for this spectacular musical celebration of our Lord's Nativity!
12/17/20200
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Christmas Across the Continent

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Nicholas Reeves about the upcoming AFR event, Christmas Across the Continent: Lessons and Carols featuring Six Choirs. Make sure to tune in this Saturday, December 19th at 7 pm (Central) on our streaming music & talk stations or simultaneously catch the podcast version with video under the "specials" tab to join us for this spectacular musical celebration of our Lord's Nativity!
12/17/20209 minutes, 26 seconds
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Orthodoxy in Ireland

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. John Hickey, parish priest of Three Patrons of Ireland Antiochian Orthodox Church in Dublin, Ireland. Together they discuss the history of the Church in Ireland, the current state of Orthodoxy there, and the ways in which it is expanding into the future! Learn more about Orthodoxy in Ireland by visiting The Antiochian Orthodox Church in Ireland or by checking out their Facebook Livestream.
12/15/20200
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St. John's School

Bobby Maddex interviews Irina Paert of St. John's School in Tallinn, Estonia. Find out more about how you can support Orthodox education in Estonia here or by contacting Irina at [email protected]
12/15/20200
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Toolkit For Spiritual Growth

Fr. Barnabas Powell interviews Fr. Evan Armatas about Fr. Evan's new Ancient Faith book Toolkit for Spiritual Growth.
12/15/20200
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Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia

John Maddex talks with the team behind the Icons of Sound project that resulted in Cappella Romana's chart-topping surround-sound recording, Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia. He talked with the four people integral to the project: Alexander Lingas (Music Director of Cappella Romana), Bissera Pentcheva (Professor of Art and Art History, Stanford University), Jonathan Abel (Professor at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University), and Mark Powell (Executive Director of Cappella Romana). Order the CD and related resources Also check out Icons of Sound at Stanford University
12/15/20200
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Stabat Mater: Choral Music of Arvo Part

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. James Jordan and Sr. Christine Helfrich of Gloriae Dei Cantores, the choir that just recently released a new collection of compositions by the acclaimed Arvo Pärt called Stabat Mater: Choral Music of Arvo Pärt .
12/15/20200
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Voice from Vilnius: Exploring the Orthodox Church in Lithuania

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick interviews Fr. George (Jurgis) Sungaila, a young Orthodox priest serving in Vilnius, Lithuania, and an outgoing blogger and YouTuber dedicated to preaching Christ in a post-Soviet country that has known Orthodox Christianity for at least 700 years. They discuss Fr. George's conversion to Orthodoxy and his ministry, as well as the Three Holy Martyrs of Vilnius (the Protomartyrs and Protectors of Orthodox Lithuanians), what it's like to be Orthodox in Lithuania, the relationship of Lithuania with nearby Russia, the emergence of the Orthodox Church in newly-independent Lithuania in the 1990s, the new auxiliary bishop just consecrated for the country, and Orthodox pilgrimage sites in this small country on the Baltic sea. You will also hear Orthodox liturgical music sung in Lithuanian by Fr. George's wife, Justina, and her choir.
12/15/20200
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Trisagion School of Byzantine Music

Richard Barrett, protopsaltis and choir director at Holy Dormition Greek Orthodox Church in Somerville, MA—and the co-host of A Sacrifice of Praise—interviews Amy Hogg, Samuel Herron, and Gabriel Cremeens, the individuals behind the new Trisagion School of Byzantine Music, an online Byzantine Chant training program whose mission it is to offer Byzantine Chant instruction in English with a focus on the ever-growing English-language repertoire available in Byzantine notation.
12/13/20200
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IOCC, Beirut, and the Coronavirus

Bobby Maddex interviews Dean Triantafilou and Stacey Mason of International Orthodox Christian Charities. Stacey Mason has worked in international relations for 15 years. Over the years, she has visited over 35 countries and has earned advanced degrees in international affairs. Stacey has served as Director of Operations for International Orthodox Christian Charities, or IOCC, for the last 5 years, where she is responsible for relief and development programs in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the US.   Constantine “Dean” Triantafilou has been leading IOCC for over two decades, where he brings a deep commitment to serving the Church and others.  Starting in the field, he has held several leadership roles within IOCC and served as a board member with international and domestic alliances, giving him a unique perspective on the organization and the humanitarian industry. As Executive Director and CEO, Dean guides IOCC’s strategic priorities and direction. 
12/13/20200
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PaTRAM

Bobby Maddex interviews Tatiana Geringer, the CEO of the PaTRAM Institute, and Katya Lukianov, the co-founder of the institute and the artistic director, about their Grammy-nominated recordings.
12/13/20200
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Classical Learning Resource Center (CLRC)

Bobby Maddex interviews Anne Van Fossen and Bryan Smith. Anne is the chief academic officer of the Classical Learning Resource Center, or CLRC, and Bryan is the school’s Chief Operations Officer. The CLRC is offering a 10% discount off any CLRC Christian Studies class for AFR listeners for the next two weeks. The coupon code is AFRDiscount10.
12/13/20200
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The Orthodox Christian Fellowship Now Campaign

Bobby Maddex interviews a handful of OCF students and alumni about the importance and reach of Orthodox Christian Fellowship. In part, the students discuss the OCF Now Campaign. Help OCF reach $25,000 by August 4, and this amount will be matched! Find out more here.
12/13/20200
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The National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Chad Hatfield and Hollie Benton about an exciting event coming up in September at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. The meeting is called The National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference.
12/13/20200
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The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Dragos Herescu, the principal of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, England, and Father David Lowell, one of the IOCS Trustees and the Chair of the Friends of IOCS in the States. They discuss recent developments at the Institute, including new partnerships with organizations and schools in North America.
12/13/20200
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Meet Fr. Theodore Petrides

We talk with Fr. Theodore Petrides about his fascinating life and his new AFR podcast Signs In Our Times.
12/13/20200
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Faith Amid Plague: Interview with Metropolitan Joseph

Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America joins Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick to talk tough ministry questions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. How do a bishop and his clergy struggle to minister in these conditions? What about new technology? How do we relate to government? Also joined by Fr. Thomas Zain and Fr. Nicholas Belcher, His Eminence addresses head-on the pain and difficulty we're all facing, covering practical matters as well as bigger theological and spiritual questions, collected directly from concerned listeners. This in-depth interview wraps up with questions on his time with St. Paisios, communing the non-Orthodox, and the future of monasticism in his archdiocese.
12/13/20200
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The First Things Foundation and the COVID Virus

Bobby Maddex interviews John Heers, the director of the First Things Foundation, about the organization's work with the COVID virus.
12/13/20200
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A New Home for the Monks

St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery has a real need and we can help. The Abbot of the monastery is Archimandrite Sergius and he joins us to talk about building a new structure on the monastery grounds serving the community of monks who pray for us daily. Learn more on their Go Fund Me page and do what you can to help!
12/13/20200
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Orthodox Missions in Sweden

Bobby Maddex interviews Elaine Piniat, a brand new OCMC missionary to Sweden. Click here to read Elaine's newsletter. You can find her bio on the OCMC website here. Find out how you can donate to her missionary efforts.
12/13/20200
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Orthodox Monastery of the Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Thomas Colyandro and Hieromonk Mark about the new Orthodox Monastery of the Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow in Monteagle, TN. Listeners can learn more and help support this amazing monastery here.
12/3/20200
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Orthodox Monastery of the Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Thomas Colyandro and Hieromonk Mark about the new Orthodox Monastery of the Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow in Monteagle, TN. Listeners can learn more and help support this amazing monastery here.
12/2/202026 minutes, 23 seconds
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Patriarch Irenej of Serbia: Memory Eternal!

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick interviews Serbian Orthodox priest Fr. Milorad Orlic regarding the recent passing of His Holiness, Patriarch Irenej of Serbia.
11/24/20200
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Patriarch Irenej of Serbia: Memory Eternal!

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick interviews Serbian Orthodox priest Fr. Milorad Orlic regarding the recent passing of His Holiness, Patriarch Irenej of Serbia.
11/24/202035 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr

Bobby Maddex interviews Konstantine Pandolfi, Archimandrite Maximos Weimar, and The Reverend Deacon Dr. Pavlos Siewers about The Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr. The Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr is an international, religious, pan-Orthodox, confraternal order of Christian chivalry. Its mission is to help peacefully defend, sustain and preserve the continued existence and wellbeing of the Orthodox Christian Faith within the Holy Land, the Middle East, and wherever the Orthodox Church and her faithful are either persecuted or in need. Learn more about the order and how to get involved here!
11/18/20200
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The Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr

Bobby Maddex interviews Konstantine Pandolfi, Archimandrite Maximos Weimar, and The Reverend Deacon Dr. Pavlos Siewers about The Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr. The Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr is an international, religious, pan-Orthodox, confraternal order of Christian chivalry. Its mission is to help peacefully defend, sustain and preserve the continued existence and wellbeing of the Orthodox Christian Faith within the Holy Land, the Middle East, and wherever the Orthodox Church and her faithful are either persecuted or in need. Learn more about the order and how to get involved here!
11/18/202013 minutes, 12 seconds
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Benedict Sheehan

Bobby Maddex speaks with Benedict Sheehan, composer and conductor of the new release on Capella Records, "Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom" featuring St. Tikhon Choir. Purchase a copy to support this work here!
11/17/20200
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Benedict Sheehan

Bobby Maddex speaks with Benedict Sheehan, composer and conductor of the new release on Capella Records, "Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom" featuring St. Tikhon Choir. Purchase a copy to support this work here!
11/17/202023 minutes, 26 seconds
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Luke Mayernik

Bobby Maddex interviews Luke Mayernik, composer of The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom performed by the Festino Chamber Choir. Together they discuss Luke's background in both music and Orthodoxy, his valiant struggles with doubt, and the long creative process that led to this composition. If you want to learn more about Luke Mayernik and stay up to date with his projects you can visit his website. Listeners can stream or purchase The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom on Spotify or iTunes/Apple Music
11/7/20200
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Luke Mayernik

Bobby Maddex interviews Luke Mayernik, composer of The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom performed by the Festino Chamber Choir. Together they discuss Luke's background in both music and Orthodoxy, his valiant struggles with doubt, and the long creative process that led to this composition. If you want to learn more about Luke Mayernik and stay up to date with his projects you can visit his website. Listeners can stream or purchase The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom on Spotify or iTunes/Apple Music
11/7/202028 minutes, 15 seconds
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Healing Humanity: Confronting Our Moral Crisis

Bobby Maddex interviews Reader Nicholas Chapman, Dn. Paul Siewers, and Kh. Frederica Matthewes-Green about the new title from Holy Trinity Publications, Healing Humanity: Confronting Our Moral Crisis. Listen in as they discuss the conference that inspired the book as well as timely topics such as sexuality, freedom, theosis and the challenges that Christians face as they stand for traditional values. This incredible title can be purchased directly from Holy Trinity Publications here.
10/26/20200
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Healing Humanity: Confronting Our Moral Crisis

Bobby Maddex interviews Reader Nicholas Chapman, Dn. Paul Siewers, and Kh. Frederica Matthewes-Green about the new title from Holy Trinity Publications, Healing Humanity: Confronting Our Moral Crisis. Listen in as they discuss the conference that inspired the book as well as timely topics such as sexuality, freedom, theosis and the challenges that Christians face as they stand for traditional values. This incredible title can be purchased directly from Holy Trinity Publications here.
10/26/202030 minutes, 48 seconds
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OCAMPR Conference 2020

Bobby Maddex interviews Philip Mamalakis and Dean Theophilos about the upcoming OCAMPR 2020 Conference. This year's virtual conference on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th is titled ​"Christ, The Measure of Wellness: Healing Mind, Body, and Soul”​. Anyone is welcome to attend this conference and hear theological, medical, and psychological perspectives on mental health from amazing speakers such as His Grace Bishop Maxim (Vasiljević) of Los Angeles and Western America of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Dr. Georgette Constantinou, Ph.D., and Dr. Dan N. Cotoman, MD. Attendees also can participate in breakout groups, networking opportunities, and more! Learn more and register at OCAMPR's website!
10/23/20200
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OCAMPR Conference 2020

Bobby Maddex interviews Philip Mamalakis and Dean Theophilos about the upcoming OCAMPR 2020 Conference. This year's virtual conference on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th is titled ​"Christ, The Measure of Wellness: Healing Mind, Body, and Soul”​. Anyone is welcome to attend this conference and hear theological, medical, and psychological perspectives on mental health from amazing speakers such as His Grace Bishop Maxim (Vasiljević) of Los Angeles and Western America of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Dr. Georgette Constantinou, Ph.D., and Dr. Dan N. Cotoman, MD. Attendees also can participate in breakout groups, networking opportunities, and more! Learn more and register at OCAMPR's website!
10/23/202019 minutes, 18 seconds
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Orthodox Missions in Oceania

Bobby Maddex speaks with Michael Jones, Archimandrite Meletios Pantic, and Fr. Paul Patitsas about the Orthodox apostolic missionary movement in the area of Oceania. Together they discuss the growth of Orthodoxy in the South Pacific including the building of new churches and training of native priests. Listeners can learn more and support missionary efforts by visiting the websites of the Orthodox Apostolic Ministry of the Holy Metropolis of New Zealand and Orthodoxy for Tonga.
10/13/202031 minutes, 24 seconds
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Orthodox Christian Attorney Network Conference 2020

Bobby Maddex interviews Donna Haddad and Monica Youssef about the upcoming Orthodox Christian Attorney Network Conference on Saturday, October 17th. Donna and Monica share how past years' conferences have benefited them both personally and professionally. This year the free virtual conference features Archbishop Michael Dahulich, Hon. Stephanos Bibas, and Steven Christoforou. Find out more and register for this amazing conference here!
10/9/20200
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Orthodox Christian Attorney Network Conference 2020

Bobby Maddex interviews Donna Haddad and Monica Youssef about the upcoming Orthodox Christian Attorney Network Conference on Saturday, October 17th. Donna and Monica share how past years' conferences have benefited them both personally and professionally. This year the free virtual conference features Archbishop Michael Dahulich, Hon. Stephanos Bibas, and Steven Christoforou. Find out more and register for this amazing conference here!
10/9/202014 minutes, 26 seconds
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Orthodoxy in Ireland

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. John Hickey, parish priest of Three Patrons of Ireland Antiochian Orthodox Church in Dublin, Ireland. Together they discuss the history of the Church in Ireland, the current state of Orthodoxy there, and the ways in which it is expanding into the future! Learn more about Orthodoxy in Ireland by visiting The Antiochian Orthodox Church in Ireland or by checking out their Facebook Livestream.
10/1/202037 minutes, 52 seconds
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St. John’s School

Bobby Maddex interviews Irina Paert of St. John's School in Tallinn, Estonia. Find out more about how you can support Orthodox education in Estonia here or by contacting Irina at [email protected]
9/27/202050 minutes, 49 seconds
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Toolkit For Spiritual Growth

Fr. Barnabas Powell interviews Fr. Evan Armatas about Fr. Evan's new Ancient Faith book Toolkit for Spiritual Growth.
9/18/202049 minutes, 11 seconds
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Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia

John Maddex talks with the team behind the Icons of Sound project that resulted in Cappella Romana's chart-topping surround-sound recording, Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia. He talked with the four people integral to the project: Alexander Lingas (Music Director of Cappella Romana), Bissera Pentcheva (Professor of Art and Art History, Stanford University), Jonathan Abel (Professor at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University), and Mark Powell (Executive Director of Cappella Romana). Order the CD and related resources Also check out Icons of Sound at Stanford University
9/12/20200
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Stabat Mater: Choral Music of Arvo Part

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. James Jordan and Sr. Christine Helfrich of Gloriae Dei Cantores, the choir that just recently released a new collection of compositions by the acclaimed Arvo Pärt called Stabat Mater: Choral Music of Arvo Pärt .
9/11/202036 minutes, 19 seconds
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Hope from the Ruins of Beirut

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick hosts a moving interview with Deacon Gabriel Abdel Nour of St. Demetrios Orthodox Church in Beirut (Achrafieh), Lebanon, sounding notes of both sorrow and hope in the midst of destruction from the recent explosions, economic desperation and pandemic.
9/6/20200
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Voice from Vilnius: Exploring the Orthodox Church in Lithuania

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick interviews Fr. George (Jurgis) Sungaila, a young Orthodox priest serving in Vilnius, Lithuania, and an outgoing blogger and YouTuber dedicated to preaching Christ in a post-Soviet country that has known Orthodox Christianity for at least 700 years. They discuss Fr. George's conversion to Orthodoxy and his ministry, as well as the Three Holy Martyrs of Vilnius (the Protomartyrs and Protectors of Orthodox Lithuanians), what it's like to be Orthodox in Lithuania, the relationship of Lithuania with nearby Russia, the emergence of the Orthodox Church in newly-independent Lithuania in the 1990s, the new auxiliary bishop just consecrated for the country, and Orthodox pilgrimage sites in this small country on the Baltic sea. You will also hear Orthodox liturgical music sung in Lithuanian by Fr. George's wife, Justina, and her choir.
8/27/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Orthodox Christian Anxiety and Depression Support Group

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Samuel Seamans, the founder of the Orthodox Christian Anxiety and Depression Support Group.
8/21/20200
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Trisagion School of Byzantine Music

Richard Barrett, protopsaltis and choir director at Holy Dormition Greek Orthodox Church in Somerville, MA—and the co-host of A Sacrifice of Praise—interviews Amy Hogg, Samuel Herron, and Gabriel Cremeens, the individuals behind the new Trisagion School of Byzantine Music, an online Byzantine Chant training program whose mission it is to offer Byzantine Chant instruction in English with a focus on the ever-growing English-language repertoire available in Byzantine notation.
8/17/202031 minutes, 24 seconds
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Hope from the Ruins of Beirut

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick hosts a moving interview with Deacon Gabriel Abdel Nour of St. Demetrios Orthodox Church in Beirut (Achrafieh), Lebanon, sounding notes of both sorrow and hope in the midst of destruction from the recent explosions, economic desperation and pandemic.
8/12/202040 minutes, 26 seconds
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IOCC, Beirut, and the Coronavirus

Bobby Maddex interviews Dean Triantafilou and Stacey Mason of International Orthodox Christian Charities. Stacey Mason has worked in international relations for 15 years. Over the years, she has visited over 35 countries and has earned advanced degrees in international affairs. Stacey has served as Director of Operations for International Orthodox Christian Charities, or IOCC, for the last 5 years, where she is responsible for relief and development programs in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the US.   Constantine “Dean” Triantafilou has been leading IOCC for over two decades, where he brings a deep commitment to serving the Church and others.  Starting in the field, he has held several leadership roles within IOCC and served as a board member with international and domestic alliances, giving him a unique perspective on the organization and the humanitarian industry. As Executive Director and CEO, Dean guides IOCC’s strategic priorities and direction. 
8/12/202013 minutes, 14 seconds
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PaTRAM

Bobby Maddex interviews Tatiana Geringer, the CEO of the PaTRAM Institute, and Katya Lukianov, the co-founder of the institute and the artistic director, about their Grammy-nominated recordings.
8/3/202028 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Orthodox Christian Deaf Association

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Jason and Savannah Foster, founders of the new Orthodox Christian Deaf Association, or OCDA.
7/26/20200
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The Orthodox Christian Anxiety and Depression Support Group

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Samuel Seamans, the founder of the Orthodox Christian Anxiety and Depression Support Group.
7/24/202015 minutes, 18 seconds
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Classical Learning Resource Center (CLRC)

Bobby Maddex interviews Anne Van Fossen and Bryan Smith. Anne is the chief academic officer of the Classical Learning Resource Center, or CLRC, and Bryan is the school’s Chief Operations Officer. The CLRC is offering a 10% discount off any CLRC Christian Studies class for AFR listeners for the next two weeks. The coupon code is AFRDiscount10.
7/24/202016 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Orthodox Christian Fellowship Now Campaign

Bobby Maddex interviews a handful of OCF students and alumni about the importance and reach of Orthodox Christian Fellowship. In part, the students discuss the OCF Now Campaign. Help OCF reach $25,000 by August 4, and this amount will be matched! Find out more here.
7/18/202032 minutes
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The Orthodox Christian Deaf Association

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Jason and Savannah Foster, founders of the new Orthodox Christian Deaf Association, or OCDA.
7/17/20209 minutes, 38 seconds
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The National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Chad Hatfield and Hollie Benton about an exciting event coming up in September at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. The meeting is called The National Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference.
6/26/202015 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Dragos Herescu, the principal of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, England, and Father David Lowell, one of the IOCS Trustees and the Chair of the Friends of IOCS in the States. They discuss recent developments at the Institute, including new partnerships with organizations and schools in North America.
6/25/202020 minutes, 3 seconds
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Meet Fr. Theodore Petrides

We talk with Fr. Theodore Petrides about his fascinating life and his new AFR podcast Signs In Our Times.
6/16/202051 minutes, 12 seconds
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Faith Amid Plague: Interview with Metropolitan Joseph

Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America joins Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick to talk tough ministry questions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. How do a bishop and his clergy struggle to minister in these conditions? What about new technology? How do we relate to government? Also joined by Fr. Thomas Zain and Fr. Nicholas Belcher, His Eminence addresses head-on the pain and difficulty we're all facing, covering practical matters as well as bigger theological and spiritual questions, collected directly from concerned listeners. This in-depth interview wraps up with questions on his time with St. Paisios, communing the non-Orthodox, and the future of monasticism in his archdiocese.
5/13/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 10 seconds
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The First Things Foundation and the COVID Virus

Bobby Maddex interviews John Heers, the director of the First Things Foundation, about the organization's work with the COVID virus.
5/10/202026 minutes, 40 seconds
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A New Home for the Monks

St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery has a real need and we can help. The Abbot of the monastery is Archimandrite Sergius and he joins us to talk about building a new structure on the monastery grounds serving the community of monks who pray for us daily. Learn more on their Go Fund Me page and do what you can to help!
3/10/202024 minutes, 6 seconds
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Orthodox Missions in Sweden

Bobby Maddex interviews Elaine Piniat, a brand new OCMC missionary to Sweden. Click here to read Elaine's newsletter. You can find her bio on the OCMC website here. Find out how you can donate to her missionary efforts.
3/10/202014 minutes
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Facing Forward: Part Two

Bobby Maddex interviews Bill Marianes, host of the live call-in show Stewardship Calling, about his role in the Ancient Faith Ministries Conference "Facing Forward: An Ancient Faith Conference for the Second Half of Life."
2/14/20200
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Facing Forward: Part One

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Gregory Mathewes-Green, pastor emeritus at Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, about his role in the Ancient Faith Ministries Conference "Facing Forward: An Ancient Faith Conference for the Second Half of Life."
2/14/20200
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CrossRoad Summer Institute

Bobby Maddex interviews Kyra Limberakis, the director of the CrossRoad program at Hellenic College under the Office of Vocation and Ministry. Applications for CrossRoad are due February 1 and can be found online here: https://www.crossroadinstitute.org/apply. Eligible applicants are Orthodox Christian high school juniors and seniors. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please email crossroad AT hchc.edu
2/14/20200
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Orthodox Institute 2012

Bobby Maddex interviews Carole Buleza, the Director of the Antiochian Department of Christian Education, which will be hosting the 2012 Orthodox Institute from November 1 through 4 at Antiochian Village in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.
2/12/20200
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Lifted by Angels

Bobby Maddex interviews Joel J. Miller, the author of a brand new book from Thomas Nelson publishers titled Lifted by Angels: The Presence and Power of Our Heavenly Guides and Guardians.
2/12/20200
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Hogar Orphanage - Moving On Up!

Madre Inez (Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage) and John Maddex talk about the move of the children from Guatemala City to the beautiful mountains and their new home. Help them finish the project and move in with the construction completely paid off!
2/12/20200
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Ancient Faith Children's Books

Jane G. Meyer is the Children's' Book Editor for Ancient Faith Publishing, and she joins us to talk about the importance of Orthodox books for children as well as an opportunity to help support new publications.
2/12/20200
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Coming Soon - Ancient Faith Today with Kevin Allen

John Maddex interviews Kevin Allen about the new live call-in program coming to Ancient Faith Radio on April 22. Learn about the topics and plans as well as how you can be involved,
2/12/20200
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Ownership by All, Control by None

At the dinner following the 33rd Annual Schmemann Lecture at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary, Dr. Charles Ajalat, the former chancellor for the Antiochian Archdiocese and the co-founder of International Orthodox Christian Charities, presented a plan for a governing structure of the world wide Orthodox Church. Also see transcript below. Earlier in the evening, Dr. Ajalat received an honorary doctorate in Canon Law. Here he is with his January 31, 2016, proposal.
2/12/20200
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How Should Orthodox Parents Talk to Their Kids About Homosexuality?

One of the extremely complicated issues with which Orthodox parents must contend these days is that of homosexuality. How do we talk to our kids about same-sex desires and relationships and how do we do so with the sensitivity, nuance, and frankness that the topic requires? At the request of Carole Buleza, the Director of the Antiochian Department of Christian Education, Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Philip Mamalakis, an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, about how to talk about marriage, intimacy, and homosexuality with your children.
2/12/20200
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Finding Love, Family, and God

Bobby Maddex interviews Lea Povozhaev, the author of the memoir titled Finding Love, Family, and God: Living the Orthodox Christian Tradition, now in its second edition. Click here to find the book on Goodreads, and please feel free to contact Lea at dpovo AT sbcglobal.net.
2/12/20200
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For Rachel's Children

Bobby Maddex interviews Marcia Brim, the host of the AFR podcast The Bible's Grand Narrative and the founder of For Rachel's Children. Click here to read Jessica's story, and click here to listen to the Brian Brock interview. Please likewise view the attachment to this audio.
2/12/20200
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Orthodoxy in Nigeria

Fr. Chrysostomos Onyekakeyah (priest-monk) of the Orthodox Diocese of Nigeria (Greek Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa) joins us from his dorm at St. Vladimir's Seminary to talk about the Orthodox Church in Nigeria as well as the orphanage he has established. You can support his work by contacting him at his email address - awomission AT yahoo.com.
2/12/20200
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Third Annual Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Rebecca Pagani, the Board Chair of the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative, about the upcoming Third Annual Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference.
2/12/20200
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St. Macrina Orthodox Academy

Bobby Maddex interviews Mat. Elizabeth Philo and Fr. Matthew Harrington, two of the individuals behind the St. Macrina Orthodox Academy, located in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state.
2/12/20200
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Nativity Fire

Bobby Maddex interviews Graham Sparkman, a fifth generation mountain musician—and an Orthodox Christian—about his new release Nativity Fire. The album features predominately ancient folk Eastern Christmas carols from Romania, Ukraine, Greece, Czech/Moravia, Serbia, Armenia, and Bulgaria. For more information about this music, please feel free to email Graham at grahamsparkman AT hotmail.com. Or to purchase or stream the new CD, please click on one of the links below: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/grahamsparkman4 https://music.apple.com/us/album/nativity-fire/1482380111 https://open.spotify.com/album/3SMbnPltu8uouYEoh8Vho5 https://www.amazon.com/Nativity-Fire-Graham-Sparkman/dp/B07ZBKLQ7F
2/12/20200
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The Second US Census of Orthodox Christian Churches and the 2020 US Religion Census (Revised)

Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei Krindatch, the National Coordinator for the Second US Census of Orthodox Christian Churches and also a member of the national oversight committee for the 2020 US Religion Census.
2/12/20200
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The Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry

Learn about the work going on in prisons as we talk with Fr. Duane Pederson from the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry. Listen at the end of the interview to learn about their search for a new Executive Director. Inquiries can be emailed directly to OCPM"
2/12/20200
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Missions and Evangelism Conference 2008

Interview with Howard Lange from the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Archdiocese about the upcoming Missions and Evangelism conference Labor Day weekend in Santa Barbara. Speakers include Fr. Peter Gillquist, Fr. Jon Braun, and Fr. Dan Suciu.
2/12/20200
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Facing Forward: Part Two

Bobby Maddex interviews Bill Marianes, host of the live call-in show Stewardship Calling, about his role in the Ancient Faith Ministries Conference "Facing Forward: An Ancient Faith Conference for the Second Half of Life."
2/9/202021 minutes, 12 seconds
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Facing Forward: Part One

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Gregory Mathewes-Green, pastor emeritus at Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, about his role in the Ancient Faith Ministries Conference "Facing Forward: An Ancient Faith Conference for the Second Half of Life."
1/16/202011 minutes, 22 seconds
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CrossRoad Summer Institute

Bobby Maddex interviews Kyra Limberakis, the director of the CrossRoad program at Hellenic College under the Office of Vocation and Ministry. Applications for CrossRoad are due February 1 and can be found online here: https://www.crossroadinstitute.org/apply. Eligible applicants are Orthodox Christian high school juniors and seniors. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please email crossroad AT hchc.edu
1/16/202013 minutes, 10 seconds
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Rule of Faith: A Journal of Orthodox Thought

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Joseph Lucas, a managing editor of a new Orthodox academic e-journal titled Rule of Faith: A Journal of Orthodox Thought.
1/1/20200
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St. Raphael School and Schole Academy

Bobby Maddex interviews Joelle Hodge, the principal of St. Raphael School and Schole Academy, about a new partnership between St. Raphael School and Ancient Faith Radio that will result in a webinar speaker series.
1/1/20200
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The Artefact Institute

Bobby Maddex interviews Dn. Nicholas Kotar, Maria Sheehan, and Benedict Sheehan about the Artefact Institute, a new endeavor aimed at helping communities craft an immersive experience that includes the thinking and talking about and the doing of the components of Christian Culture.
1/1/20200
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The Second US Census of Orthodox Christian Churches and the 2020 US Religion Census (Revised)

Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei Krindatch, the National Coordinator for the Second US Census of Orthodox Christian Churches and also a member of the national oversight committee for the 2020 US Religion Census.
12/11/201930 minutes, 11 seconds
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Rule of Faith: A Journal of Orthodox Thought

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Joseph Lucas, a managing editor of a new Orthodox academic e-journal titled Rule of Faith: A Journal of Orthodox Thought.
11/20/201916 minutes, 31 seconds
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Nativity Fire

Bobby Maddex interviews Graham Sparkman, a fifth generation mountain musician—and an Orthodox Christian—about his new release Nativity Fire. The album features predominately ancient folk Eastern Christmas carols from Romania, Ukraine, Greece, Czech/Moravia, Serbia, Armenia, and Bulgaria. For more information about this music, please feel free to email Graham at grahamsparkman AT hotmail.com. Or to purchase or stream the new CD, please click on one of the links below: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/grahamsparkman4 https://music.apple.com/us/album/nativity-fire/1482380111 https://open.spotify.com/album/3SMbnPltu8uouYEoh8Vho5 https://www.amazon.com/Nativity-Fire-Graham-Sparkman/dp/B07ZBKLQ7F
11/15/201944 minutes, 46 seconds
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St. Raphael School and Schole Academy

Bobby Maddex interviews Joelle Hodge, the principal of St. Raphael School and Schole Academy, about a new partnership between St. Raphael School and Ancient Faith Radio that will result in a webinar speaker series.
11/1/201916 minutes
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The Artefact Institute

Bobby Maddex interviews Dn. Nicholas Kotar, Maria Sheehan, and Benedict Sheehan about the Artefact Institute, a new endeavor aimed at helping communities craft an immersive experience that includes the thinking and talking about and the doing of the components of Christian Culture.
10/10/201930 minutes, 45 seconds
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Dr. Donald Jenkins, Vice President of OCAMPR

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Donald Jenkins, Clinical Professor in the Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center, in San Antonio, TX, and one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming annual conference of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion, or OCAMPR. For more information about the conference and to register, please click here.
9/22/20190
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A New Day for OCPM

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Stephen Powley, the Executive Director of The Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, about the organization's exhaustive strategic planning process that he believes will improve its reach and effectiveness.
9/22/20190
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Dn. Marek Simon, the New Executive Director of OCF

Bobby Maddex interviews Dn. Marek Simon, the new Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Fellowship.
9/22/20190
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Dn. Perry Hamalis and the Upcoming OCAMPR Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Dn. Perry Hamalis, the Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion at North Central College and one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming annual conference of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion, or OCAMPR. For more information about the conference and to register, please click here.
9/22/20190
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Introducing the Ancient Faith Book Club!

Join siblings Bobby Maddex and Molly Sabourin as they glean spiritual insights from modern literature. Listen to this introduction to learn more about the book club schedule, how the podcast will operate, and the ways in which you can participate. The first book is The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene, and the discussion will take place one month from now—on October 7, 2019. Click here to purchase the book, view the whole book list, and leave a message for Molly and Bobby. Get reading!
9/22/20190
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Kathryn Bocanegra and the Upcoming OCAMPR Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Kathryn Bocanegra, a post-doctoral fellow at Loyola University of Chicago’s Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy, and Practice, and one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming annual conference of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion, or OCAMPR. For more information about the conference and to register, please click here.
9/22/20190
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Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Joan Berg, the co-chair of the upcoming annual Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, November 1-2, 2019. Click here to register.
9/22/20190
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Doxacon 2019

Bobby Maddex interviews Daniel Silver, one of the co-founders of the Doxacon Faith and Fandom Conference, which will take place this coming November 1-2 in Bethesda, Maryland.
9/22/20190
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Teleios Ministries

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. David Randolph, the Chairman of Teleios Ministries and the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Prison Ministry.
9/22/20190
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Trek 4 Missions

Bobby Maddex interviews Presvytera Alexandria Ritsi of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) about OCMC's new fundraising campaign Trek 4 Missions.
9/22/20190
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Update on the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Razvan Porumb, a lecturer and vice principal of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, England, about a few new developments at the school.
9/22/20190
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Building Hope

Bobby Maddex interviews Dn. Adam Lowell Roberts, the founder and director of both orthodoxandsingle.com and Proskomedia, as well as a content creator for the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America. He joins the program to talk about his new documentary Building Hope, which features the work and young-adult volunteers of Project Mexico.
9/22/20190
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Orthodox Alaskan Cruise!

Fr. Laurent Cleenewerck joins us to talk about an upcoming cruise to Alaska with an Orthodox theme. Fr. Michael Oleksa, author of Everyday Wonders will be the main speaker and you will experience the history and spiritual richness of Orthodoxy in Alaska. The dates are September 7-14, 2019, and you might be surprised how affordable it is!
9/22/20190
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Fast Questions and Fast Answers About American Orthodox Monasteries

Bobby Maddex once again interviews Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about the new Assembly study, Fast Questions and Fast Answers About American Orthodox Monasteries.
9/22/20190
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Frederica Mathewes-Green

Bobby Maddex talks with Frederica Mathewes-Green, the keynote speaker at the upcoming Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference..
9/22/20190
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More on the Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Katherine Hyde, the Acquisitions Editor of Ancient Faith Publishing, about the Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference.
9/22/20190
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OCMC Missionary to Albania

Bobby Maddex interviews Teresa Duro, an OCMC missionary to Albania who needs your support.
9/22/20190
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Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference

Melinda Johnson, the Marketing Director of Ancient Faith Ministries, talks about the Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference, which will take place June 13-15 at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, Pennsylvania. Click here to register!
9/22/20190
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Job Opening at St. Vlad's

John Maddex talks with St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary President Fr. Chad Hatfield about a strategic job opening at the seminary. They are looking for a Managing Director of Marketing and Operations for SVS Press. Do you know someone who should apply?
9/22/20190
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Four Surprising Reasons to Support AFR

From a Behind the Scenes blog, Marketing Director Melinda Johnson reflects on why someone should consider supporting AFR here in December.
9/22/20190
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Fast Questions and Fast Answers About the Geography of Orthodoxy in America

Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about a new report titled "Fast Questions and Fast Answers About the Geography of Orthodoxy in America."
9/22/20190
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Treasures of Romania 2.0

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Robert Miclean, the Rector of Holy Archangels Orthodox Mission in Annapolis, Maryland, about the pilgrimage he will be leading to Romania in 2019.
9/22/20190
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St. Emmelia Orthodox Homeschool Conferences

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Noah Bushelli, the Director of the Department of Homeschooling for the Antiochian Archdiocese, about the St. Emmelia Orthodox Homeschool Conferences.
9/22/20190
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O Marvelous Wonder

Bobby Maddex interviews Luke Arrington, the director of the men’s choir at Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Bixby, Oklahoma, and one of the individuals behind the new CD O Marvelous Wonder.
9/22/20190
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OCAMPR Conference 2018

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Gayle Woloschak, the former president of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion, otherwise known as OCAMPR, about the organization's upcoming conference.
9/22/20190
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Hiking the Holy Mountain

Bobby Maddex interviews John McKinney, the author of Hiking the Holy Mountain: Tales of Monks and Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos, Greece.
9/22/20190
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FaithTree: The Relationship Project

On this special edition of Ancient Faith Presents, Elissa Bjeletich, host of the live program Everyday Orthodox, interviews Anna Kallis, Michelle Moujaes, and Dr. Philip Mamalakis about their affiliation with the FaithTree organization and its Relationship Project, which focuses on youth and their identity in Christ, real intimacy, friendship and loneliness, physical desire and attraction, marriage, dating, and more!
9/21/20190
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Fast Questions and Fast Answers About American Orthodox Bishops

Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, discusses his new report on the various backgrounds of our Orthodox bishops.
9/21/20190
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The Collective Wisdom Project

Bobby Maddex interviews Herman Middleton, the founder of the Collective Wisdom Project, a collection of video interviews of people who have discovered the Orthodox Faith.
9/21/20190
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Panorthodoxy

Bobby Maddex interviews George Matsoukas, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL), and Andy Kartalis, a Vice President of the board of OCL, about their upcoming conference on Pan-Orthodoxy.
9/21/20190
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Heaven and Earth: A Song of Creation

Bobby Maddex interviews Richard Barrett, the Artistic Director of the St. John of Damascus Society, about his Psalm 103 project.
9/21/20190
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Doxacon 2018

Bobby Maddex interviews Daniel Silver and Fr. David Subu, two of the individuals behind the annual Doxacon conference, which will take place this year from November 2-3.
9/21/20190
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All-Night Vigil

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. David Chalmers, the musicologist-in-residence at Paraclete Recordings, about the All-Night Vigil, composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
9/21/20190
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Saint Veronica: An Eastern Orthodox Historical Overview and Liturgical Service

Bobby Maddex interviews Veronica Hughes about her new book Saint Veronica: An Eastern Orthodox Historical Overview and Liturgical Service.
9/21/20190
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New MA Programs at IOCS!

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Christoph Schneider, the Academic Director of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, about the institute's two new MA programs.
9/21/20190
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The Orthodox Christian Attorney Network

Ken Liu joins us to talk about the Orthodox Christian Attorney Network and the upcoming conference in conjunction with the Christian Legal Society.
9/21/20190
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Exploring Orthodoxy

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Geoff Harvey, priest at the Good Shepherd Orthodox Church in Melbourne, Australia, about their parish's upcoming event "Exploring Orthodoxy" on Sunday, August 26.
9/21/20190
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Orthodox Christian Attorney Network

Monica Yousef is an attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and the Co-Chair of the Orthodox Christian Attorney Network. In conjunction with the Christian Legal Society, the OCAN is planning their second annual conference and would love to see all Orthodox lawyers attend. Find out more HERE.
9/21/20190
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Meet Fr. John Parker

Get to know Fr. John Parker, Chair of the Department of Evangelization of the Orthodox Church in America. Hear about his conversion to Orthodoxy as well as his views on evangelism.
9/21/20190
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Fr. Nicola Yanney - Immigrant Missionary Evangelist

His Grace Bishop Basil of the Antiochian Diocese of Wichita and Mid America joins John Maddex to talk about Fr. Nicola Yanney. This fall marks the 100th anniversary of his repose which will be commemorated at the church he founded: St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Kearney, Nebraska. Fr. Nicola was the first priest ordained by then Bishop and now Saint Raphael of Brooklyn. Learn more about the rugged life of a pioneer who baptized more than a thousand souls during his priesthood. You'll also hear about the pilgrimage planned in October which is free of charge!
9/21/20190
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St. Tikhon's 114th Annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage

Bobby Maddex interviews Archimandrite Sergius of St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Maria Sheehan, the community coordinator for the monastery, about St. Tikhon’s 114th Annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage.
9/21/20190
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Update on Most Holy Theotokos: Rescuer of the Perishing

Bobby Maddex interviews Peter Schweitzer, a member of the board of directors of Most Holy Theotokos: Rescuer of the Perishing, an Orthodox assisted-living facility for Orthodox Christians nearing the end of life, located in Clearwater, Florida. Peter is here today to update us on the progress of the facility and to tell you about an opportunity to help support this important ministry.
9/21/20190
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The Greeks who Changed the World

What happened when newly evangelized Greek merchants shared their newfound faith in their new homeland? It's grassroots evangelism at its best, and it helped spread Christianity far and wide. Fr. Patrick Reardon tells their story.
9/21/20190
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6 Things Orthodox Christians Can Learn From Billy Graham

On Feb 21, 2018 at 7:46 AM Eastern Time, the Rev. Billy Graham reposed at the age of 99 in Montreat, North Carolina. Dn. Michael Hyatt and John Maddex talk about six things we can learn from the life of Billy Graham as Orthodox Christians.
9/21/20190
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Orthodox Christian Churches in 21st Century America

Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei D. Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about a new study titled "Orthodox Christian Churches in 21st Century America: A Parish Life Study."
9/21/20190
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Woven: An Interactive Book for the Modern Teenage Girl on Orthodox Christianity

Bobby Maddex interviews Paula Marchman with the GOA Family Life Ministry in Atlanta and Edna King, one of the individuals behind Woven: An Interactive Book for the Modern Teenage Girl on Orthodox Christianity.
9/21/20190
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St. Emmelia Homeschool Conference East

Angela Weaver is the Chairwoman of the St. Emmelia Home School East Conference. Learn about the conference which will be held at Antiochian Village in April. Homeschool workshops are planned as well as a program for children. The main speaker is Fr. Josiah Trenham.
9/21/20190
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Spiritual Treasures of Romania

We interview Fr. Robert Miclean, the Rector of Holy Archangels Orthodox Mission in Annapolis, Maryland, who will soon be leading a pilgrimage to Romania. Among the highlights of this upcoming trip will be the celebration of Holy Ascension in Valea Plopului, Romania, and Holy Pentecost at Putna Monastery in the northern part of Romania, home of the famous "painted monasteries" built by St. Stephen the Great.
9/21/20190
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Dr. Donald Jenkins, Vice President of OCAMPR

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Donald Jenkins, Clinical Professor in the Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center, in San Antonio, TX, and one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming annual conference of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion, or OCAMPR. For more information about the conference and to register, please click here.
9/20/201911 minutes, 48 seconds
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A New Day for OCPM

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Stephen Powley, the Executive Director of The Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, about the organization's exhaustive strategic planning process that he believes will improve its reach and effectiveness.
9/20/201921 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dn. Marek Simon, the New Executive Director of OCF

Bobby Maddex interviews Dn. Marek Simon, the new Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Fellowship.
9/8/201918 minutes, 22 seconds
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Dn. Perry Hamalis and the Upcoming OCAMPR Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Dn. Perry Hamalis, the Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion at North Central College and one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming annual conference of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion, or OCAMPR. For more information about the conference and to register, please click here.
9/8/201912 minutes, 44 seconds
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Introducing the Ancient Faith Book Club!

Join siblings Bobby Maddex and Molly Sabourin as they glean spiritual insights from modern literature. Listen to this introduction to learn more about the book club schedule, how the podcast will operate, and the ways in which you can participate. The first book is The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene, and the discussion will take place one month from now—on October 7, 2019. Click here to purchase the book, view the whole book list, and leave a message for Molly and Bobby. Get reading!
9/6/20199 minutes, 28 seconds
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Kathryn Bocanegra and the Upcoming OCAMPR Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Kathryn Bocanegra, a post-doctoral fellow at Loyola University of Chicago’s Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy, and Practice, and one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming annual conference of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion, or OCAMPR. For more information about the conference and to register, please click here.
9/6/201918 minutes, 15 seconds
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St. Macrina Orthodox Academy

Bobby Maddex interviews Mat. Elizabeth Philo and Fr. Matthew Harrington, two of the individuals behind the St. Macrina Orthodox Academy, located in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state.
8/30/201920 minutes, 32 seconds
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Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Joan Berg, the co-chair of the upcoming annual Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, November 1-2, 2019. Click here to register.
8/27/201912 minutes, 5 seconds
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Doxacon 2019

Bobby Maddex interviews Daniel Silver, one of the co-founders of the Doxacon Faith and Fandom Conference, which will take place this coming November 1-2 in Bethesda, Maryland.
8/16/201910 minutes, 15 seconds
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Teleios Ministries

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. David Randolph, the Chairman of Teleios Ministries and the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Prison Ministry.
8/8/201918 minutes, 29 seconds
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Trek 4 Missions

Bobby Maddex interviews Presvytera Alexandria Ritsi of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) about OCMC's new fundraising campaign Trek 4 Missions.
8/3/201911 minutes, 36 seconds
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Third Annual Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Rebecca Pagani, the Board Chair of the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative, about the upcoming Third Annual Orthodox Advanced Leadership Conference.
7/31/201910 minutes, 6 seconds
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Update on the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Razvan Porumb, a lecturer and vice principal of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, England, about a few new developments at the school.
6/17/201916 minutes, 35 seconds
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Building Hope

Bobby Maddex interviews Dn. Adam Lowell Roberts, the founder and director of both orthodoxandsingle.com and Proskomedia, as well as a content creator for the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America. He joins the program to talk about his new documentary Building Hope, which features the work and young-adult volunteers of Project Mexico.
6/11/201923 minutes, 26 seconds
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Heavens to Betsy!

Meet Ron Smith, Orthodox Christian, former Oldies DJ, and one of the Executive Producers of the movie Heavens to Betsy as well as the sequel Heavens to Betsy 2.
4/23/20190
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Abbot Tryphon Accosted on April 16, 2019

We talk to Abbot Tryphon live about his recent assault. What led to it and what are the cultural influences that allow this sort of thing?
4/17/20199 minutes, 45 seconds
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Heavens to Betsy!

Meet Ron Smith, Orthodox Christian, former Oldies DJ, and one of the Executive Producers of the movie Heavens to Betsy as well as the sequel Heavens to Betsy 2.
4/3/201917 minutes, 43 seconds
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Orthodox Alaskan Cruise!

Fr. Laurent Cleenewerck joins us to talk about an upcoming cruise to Alaska with an Orthodox theme. Fr. Michael Oleksa, author of Everyday Wonders will be the main speaker and you will experience the history and spiritual richness of Orthodoxy in Alaska. The dates are September 7-14, 2019, and you might be surprised how affordable it is!
3/28/201917 minutes, 12 seconds
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Fast Questions and Fast Answers About American Orthodox Monasteries

Bobby Maddex once again interviews Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about the new Assembly study, Fast Questions and Fast Answers About American Orthodox Monasteries.
3/19/201922 minutes, 46 seconds
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Frederica Mathewes-Green

Bobby Maddex talks with Frederica Mathewes-Green, the keynote speaker at the upcoming Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference..
2/13/20195 minutes, 43 seconds
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More on the Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Katherine Hyde, the Acquisitions Editor of Ancient Faith Publishing, about the Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference.
2/12/201916 minutes, 43 seconds
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OCMC Missionary to Albania

Bobby Maddex interviews Teresa Duro, an OCMC missionary to Albania who needs your support.
2/10/201911 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference

Melinda Johnson, the Marketing Director of Ancient Faith Ministries, talks about the Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference, which will take place June 13-15 at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, Pennsylvania. Click here to register!
2/9/20199 minutes, 37 seconds
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Job Opening at St. Vlad’s

John Maddex talks with St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary President Fr. Chad Hatfield about a strategic job opening at the seminary. They are looking for a Managing Director of Marketing and Operations for SVS Press. Do you know someone who should apply?
2/8/20199 minutes, 49 seconds
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Four Surprising Reasons to Support AFR

From a Behind the Scenes blog, Marketing Director Melinda Johnson reflects on why someone should consider supporting AFR here in December.
12/17/20185 minutes, 27 seconds
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Fast Questions and Fast Answers About the Geography of Orthodoxy in America

Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about a new report titled "Fast Questions and Fast Answers About the Geography of Orthodoxy in America."
12/14/201818 minutes, 46 seconds
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Treasures of Romania 2.0

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Robert Miclean, the Rector of Holy Archangels Orthodox Mission in Annapolis, Maryland, about the pilgrimage he will be leading to Romania in 2019.
12/5/201820 minutes, 48 seconds
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St. Emmelia Orthodox Homeschool Conferences

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Noah Bushelli, the Director of the Department of Homeschooling for the Antiochian Archdiocese, about the St. Emmelia Orthodox Homeschool Conferences.
12/1/201821 minutes, 2 seconds
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O Marvelous Wonder

Bobby Maddex interviews Luke Arrington, the director of the men’s choir at Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Bixby, Oklahoma, and one of the individuals behind the new CD O Marvelous Wonder.
11/22/201818 minutes, 46 seconds
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OCAMPR Conference 2018

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Gayle Woloschak, the former president of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion, otherwise known as OCAMPR, about the organization's upcoming conference.
10/29/20189 minutes, 38 seconds
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Hiking the Holy Mountain

Bobby Maddex interviews John McKinney, the author of Hiking the Holy Mountain: Tales of Monks and Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos, Greece.
10/27/201824 minutes, 13 seconds
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FaithTree: The Relationship Project

On this special edition of Ancient Faith Presents, Elissa Bjeletich, host of the live program Everyday Orthodox, interviews Anna Kallis, Michelle Moujaes, and Dr. Philip Mamalakis about their affiliation with the FaithTree organization and its Relationship Project, which focuses on youth and their identity in Christ, real intimacy, friendship and loneliness, physical desire and attraction, marriage, dating, and more!
10/25/201817 minutes, 44 seconds
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Fast Questions and Fast Answers About American Orthodox Bishops

Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, discusses his new report on the various backgrounds of our Orthodox bishops.
10/23/201817 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Collective Wisdom Project

Bobby Maddex interviews Herman Middleton, the founder of the Collective Wisdom Project, a collection of video interviews of people who have discovered the Orthodox Faith.
10/22/201811 minutes, 35 seconds
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Panorthodoxy

Bobby Maddex interviews George Matsoukas, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL), and Andy Kartalis, a Vice President of the board of OCL, about their upcoming conference on Pan-Orthodoxy.
9/24/201814 minutes, 22 seconds
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Heaven and Earth: A Song of Creation

Bobby Maddex interviews Richard Barrett, the Artistic Director of the St. John of Damascus Society, about his Psalm 103 project.
9/21/201814 minutes, 45 seconds
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Doxacon 2018

Bobby Maddex interviews Daniel Silver and Fr. David Subu, two of the individuals behind the annual Doxacon conference, which will take place this year from November 2-3.
9/14/201810 minutes, 18 seconds
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All-Night Vigil

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. David Chalmers, the musicologist-in-residence at Paraclete Recordings, about the All-Night Vigil, composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
9/10/201823 minutes, 45 seconds
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Saint Veronica: An Eastern Orthodox Historical Overview and Liturgical Service

Bobby Maddex interviews Veronica Hughes about her new book Saint Veronica: An Eastern Orthodox Historical Overview and Liturgical Service.
9/10/201823 minutes, 55 seconds
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New To Orthodoxy? Listen To This First

Dn. Michael Hyatt is chairman of the Board of Trustees for Ancient Faith Ministries. He is the Founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, an online leadership development company dedicated to helping high achievers win at work and succeed at life. Formerly the CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Michael is also the New York Times bestselling author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World and the co-author of Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting.
9/7/20180
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New MA Programs at IOCS!

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Christoph Schneider, the Academic Director of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, about the institute's two new MA programs.
9/6/201812 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Orthodox Christian Attorney Network

Ken Liu joins us to talk about the Orthodox Christian Attorney Network and the upcoming conference in conjunction with the Christian Legal Society.
9/1/201821 minutes, 28 seconds
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Exploring Orthodoxy

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Geoff Harvey, priest at the Good Shepherd Orthodox Church in Melbourne, Australia, about their parish's upcoming event "Exploring Orthodoxy" on Sunday, August 26.
8/6/201821 minutes, 8 seconds
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Orthodox Christian Attorney Network

Monica Yousef is an attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and the Co-Chair of the Orthodox Christian Attorney Network. In conjunction with the Christian Legal Society, the OCAN is planning their second annual conference and would love to see all Orthodox lawyers attend. Find out more HERE.
6/26/201814 minutes, 53 seconds
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Meet Fr. John Parker

Get to know Fr. John Parker, Chair of the Department of Evangelization of the Orthodox Church in America. Hear about his conversion to Orthodoxy as well as his views on evangelism.
6/12/20181 hour, 34 seconds
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Bruno Capolongo and the Art of Kintsugi

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.
6/10/20180
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Fr. Nicola Yanney - Immigrant Missionary Evangelist

His Grace Bishop Basil of the Antiochian Diocese of Wichita and Mid America joins John Maddex to talk about Fr. Nicola Yanney. This fall marks the 100th anniversary of his repose which will be commemorated at the church he founded: St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Kearney, Nebraska. Fr. Nicola was the first priest ordained by then Bishop and now Saint Raphael of Brooklyn. Learn more about the rugged life of a pioneer who baptized more than a thousand souls during his priesthood. You'll also hear about the pilgrimage planned in October which is free of charge!
6/4/201818 minutes, 22 seconds
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St. Tikhon’s 114th Annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage

Bobby Maddex interviews Archimandrite Sergius of St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Maria Sheehan, the community coordinator for the monastery, about St. Tikhon’s 114th Annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage.
5/2/201821 minutes, 12 seconds
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Bruno Capolongo and the Art of Kintsugi

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.
4/22/201816 minutes, 17 seconds
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Update on Most Holy Theotokos: Rescuer of the Perishing

Bobby Maddex interviews Peter Schweitzer, a member of the board of directors of Most Holy Theotokos: Rescuer of the Perishing, an Orthodox assisted-living facility for Orthodox Christians nearing the end of life, located in Clearwater, Florida. Peter is here today to update us on the progress of the facility and to tell you about an opportunity to help support this important ministry.
4/13/20189 minutes, 28 seconds
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Meet OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi

Ancient Faith Radio welcomes the Executive Director of the Orthodox Christian Missions Center, Fr. Martin Ritsi, to our studio. The phone number for OCMC was misstated in the interview. The actual number is 1-800-GO-FORTH.
3/20/201833 minutes, 18 seconds
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New Zealand Missionary Fr. Paul Patitsas

OCMC missionary Fr. Paul Patitsas joins us to talk about his work in New Zealand and Oceania.
3/1/201833 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Greeks who Changed the World

What happened when newly evangelized Greek merchants shared their newfound faith in their new homeland? It's grassroots evangelism at its best, and it helped spread Christianity far and wide. Fr. Patrick Reardon tells their story.
2/27/201815 minutes, 38 seconds
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6 Things Orthodox Christians Can Learn From Billy Graham

On Feb 21, 2018 at 7:46 AM Eastern Time, the Rev. Billy Graham reposed at the age of 99 in Montreat, North Carolina. Dn. Michael Hyatt and John Maddex talk about six things we can learn from the life of Billy Graham as Orthodox Christians.
2/24/201825 minutes, 56 seconds
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Our Thoughts and Mental Health: An Orthodox Perspective

Archimandrite Maximos Constas, Senior Research Scholar at Hellenic College/Holy Cross, speaks at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Toronto, Ontario.
2/20/20180
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Orthodox Christian Churches in 21st Century America

Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei D. Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about a new study titled "Orthodox Christian Churches in 21st Century America: A Parish Life Study."
2/16/201822 minutes, 26 seconds
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Woven: An Interactive Book for the Modern Teenage Girl on Orthodox Christianity

Bobby Maddex interviews Paula Marchman with the GOA Family Life Ministry in Atlanta and Edna King, one of the individuals behind Woven: An Interactive Book for the Modern Teenage Girl on Orthodox Christianity.
2/6/201822 minutes, 26 seconds
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St. Emmelia Homeschool Conference East

Angela Weaver is the Chairwoman of the St. Emmelia Home School East Conference. Learn about the conference which will be held at Antiochian Village in April. Homeschool workshops are planned as well as a program for children. The main speaker is Fr. Josiah Trenham.
2/2/201819 minutes, 16 seconds
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Spiritual Treasures of Romania

We interview Fr. Robert Miclean, the Rector of Holy Archangels Orthodox Mission in Annapolis, Maryland, who will soon be leading a pilgrimage to Romania. Among the highlights of this upcoming trip will be the celebration of Holy Ascension in Valea Plopului, Romania, and Holy Pentecost at Putna Monastery in the northern part of Romania, home of the famous "painted monasteries" built by St. Stephen the Great.
1/10/201813 minutes, 6 seconds
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Young Adults in US Orthodox Parishes

Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator for the Assembly of Bishops of the USA, and he is here to talk about a brand new study by the Assembly on “Young Adults in US Orthodox Parishes.”
12/20/20170
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Martha and Mary Maternity House

Bobby Maddex interviews Laura Paulus, the Executive Director and Housemother at the Martha and Mary Maternity House in Niles, Illinois.
12/20/20170
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New Western Rite Christmas CD

Fr. Patrick Cardine joins us to talk about the beautiful new CD produced by his parish choir. St. Patrick Antiochian Orthodox Church is a parish in the Western Rite tradition and the recording is available as a CD or as downloads. Go the the parish website to learn more.
12/16/20170
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Seventeenth Annual Orthodox Youth Worker and Camping Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Stephen Loposky about the 17th Annual Youth Worker and Camping Conference.
12/16/20170
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New Byzantine Nativity CD Set

John Michael Boyer and Dn. John El Massih join us to talk about their new Byzantine chant CD for Nativity - Sun of Justice. This debut release by the ensemble PRÓTO presents traditional chants for the Byzantine celebration of Christmas, including selections from The Royal Hours, Vespers, Matins, and the Divine Liturgy. A deluxe 32-page booklet is included with full texts in Greek, Arabic, and English.
12/16/20170
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From Bluegrass to the Beatitudes

We interview Graham Sparkman, a fifth-generation bluegrass-Mountain musician who now finds himself on the path into the Orthodox Church. Graham is here to talk about his new, unique, and frankly gorgeous CD titled Lestovka—available now at iTunes and cdbaby.
12/16/20170
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St. Emmelia Homeschool Conferences

Fr. Noah Bushelli and Christi Ghiz join us to talk about 3 homeschooling conferences scheduled as well as the Department of Homeschooling at the Antiochian Archdiocese. They also invite you to order T-Shirts and Totes!
12/16/20170
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The Orthodox Church Capital Improvement Fund

Bobby Maddex interviews John Della Monica, the President of the Orthodox Church Capital Improvement Fund (OCCIF).
12/16/20170
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Meet Chick-Fil-A President Tim Tassopoulos

Did you know that the President and COO of the Chick-Fil-A restaurant chain is an Orthodox Christian? Meet Tim Tassopoulos who in 2016 was tapped by the Cathy family to head the day-to-day operations.
12/16/20170
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Memories of His Mercy

Ancient Faith Ministries Marketing Director Melinda Johnson reflects on the release of Fr. Peter Gillquist's last book. Memories of His Mercy was dictated by Fr. Peter in his last months on earth as he looked back on how God blessed and provided in his life. This book will be released and available very soon at store.ancientfaith.com.
12/16/20170
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Orthodox Christian Laity - 30th

OCL Executive Director George Matsoukas and President George Karcazes talk about the 30th Anniversary program.
12/16/20170
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Young Adults in US Orthodox Parishes

Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator for the Assembly of Bishops of the USA, and he is here to talk about a brand new study by the Assembly on “Young Adults in US Orthodox Parishes.”
12/13/201713 minutes, 53 seconds
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New Western Rite Christmas CD

Fr. Patrick Cardine joins us to talk about the beautiful new CD produced by his parish choir. St. Patrick Antiochian Orthodox Church is a parish in the Western Rite tradition and the recording is available as a CD or as downloads. Go the the parish website to learn more.
12/9/201733 minutes, 19 seconds
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Seventeenth Annual Orthodox Youth Worker and Camping Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Stephen Loposky about the 17th Annual Youth Worker and Camping Conference.
12/6/20179 minutes, 15 seconds
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New Byzantine Nativity CD Set

John Michael Boyer and Dn. John El Massih join us to talk about their new Byzantine chant CD for Nativity - Sun of Justice. This debut release by the ensemble PRÓTO presents traditional chants for the Byzantine celebration of Christmas, including selections from The Royal Hours, Vespers, Matins, and the Divine Liturgy. A deluxe 32-page booklet is included with full texts in Greek, Arabic, and English.
12/6/201721 minutes, 28 seconds
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How Should Orthodox Parents Talk to Their Kids About Homosexuality?: Part Two

One of the extremely complicated issues with which Orthodox parents must contend these days is that of homosexuality. How do we talk to our kids about same-sex desires and relationships and how do we do so with the sensitivity, nuance, and frankness that the topic requires? At the request of Carole Buleza, the Director of the Antiochian Department of Christian Education, Bobby Maddex once again interviews Dr. Philip Mamalakis, an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, about how to talk about marriage, intimacy, and homosexuality with your children. This is part two!
11/23/20170
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From Bluegrass to the Beatitudes

We interview Graham Sparkman, a fifth-generation bluegrass-Mountain musician who now finds himself on the path into the Orthodox Church. Graham is here to talk about his new, unique, and frankly gorgeous CD titled Lestovka—available now at iTunes and cdbaby.
11/8/201737 minutes, 21 seconds
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St. Emmelia Homeschool Conferences

Fr. Noah Bushelli and Christi Ghiz join us to talk about 3 homeschooling conferences scheduled as well as the Department of Homeschooling at the Antiochian Archdiocese. They also invite you to order T-Shirts and Totes!
11/8/201719 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Orthodox Church Capital Improvement Fund

Bobby Maddex interviews John Della Monica, the President of the Orthodox Church Capital Improvement Fund (OCCIF).
11/7/201712 minutes, 49 seconds
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Orthodoxy in Nigeria

Fr. Chrysostomos Onyekakeyah (priest-monk) of the Orthodox Diocese of Nigeria (Greek Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa) joins us from his dorm at St. Vladimir's Seminary to talk about the Orthodox Church in Nigeria as well as the orphanage he has established. You can support his work by contacting him at his email address - awomission AT yahoo.com.
10/25/201722 minutes, 18 seconds
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Meet Chick-Fil-A President Tim Tassopoulos

Did you know that the President and COO of the Chick-Fil-A restaurant chain is an Orthodox Christian? Meet Tim Tassopoulos who in 2016 was tapped by the Cathy family to head the day-to-day operations.
10/20/201728 minutes, 5 seconds
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How Should Orthodox Parents Talk to Their Kids About Homosexuality?: Part Two

One of the extremely complicated issues with which Orthodox parents must contend these days is that of homosexuality. How do we talk to our kids about same-sex desires and relationships and how do we do so with the sensitivity, nuance, and frankness that the topic requires? At the request of Carole Buleza, the Director of the Antiochian Department of Christian Education, Bobby Maddex once again interviews Dr. Philip Mamalakis, an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, about how to talk about marriage, intimacy, and homosexuality with your children. This is part two!
10/16/201752 minutes, 32 seconds
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Memories of His Mercy

Ancient Faith Ministries Marketing Director Melinda Johnson reflects on the release of Fr. Peter Gillquist's last book. Memories of His Mercy was dictated by Fr. Peter in his last months on earth as he looked back on how God blessed and provided in his life. This book will be released and available very soon at store.ancientfaith.com.
10/15/20174 minutes, 27 seconds
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Orthodox Christian Laity - 30th

OCL Executive Director George Matsoukas and President George Karcazes talk about the 30th Anniversary program.
10/6/201714 minutes, 43 seconds
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Catholic School?

What if there is not an Orthodox school in your region, and public school is simply not an option? Is Catholic school a viable alternative? Bobby Maddex interviews Zach Cunningham, the principal of St. Mary Magdalen School in Everett, Washington, to find out.
10/3/20170
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Fear of Death

Bobby Maddex interviews Peter Schweitzer, a board member of Most Holy Theotokos: Rescuer of the Perishing, which is an Orthodox assisted living facility. Today he is here to talk about a different but related topic—namely, the proper Orthodox response to the prospect of one’s own death.
10/3/20170
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13 Reasons Why We Must Engage with Our Teens

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Philip Mamalakis about his new eBook 13 Reasons Why We Must Engage with our Teens, which is a fascinating examination of the recent Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
10/3/20170
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Update from Houston

Over 19 trillion gallons of water has fallen on greater Houston since Hurricane Harvey touched land. 52 inches of rain which is unprecedented in the state of Texas. Local officials in Texas have reported at least 30 confirmed and suspected flood-related deaths. Fr. Joseph Huneycutt joins us from Houston to talk about the disaster and the impact on Orthodox churches in the region. Antiochian Fund IOCC Fund
10/3/20170
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Catholic School?

What if there is not an Orthodox school in your region, and public school is simply not an option? Is Catholic school a viable alternative? Bobby Maddex interviews Zach Cunningham, the principal of St. Mary Magdalen School in Everett, Washington, to find out.
9/18/201711 minutes, 44 seconds
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Fear of Death

Bobby Maddex interviews Peter Schweitzer, a board member of Most Holy Theotokos: Rescuer of the Perishing, which is an Orthodox assisted living facility. Today he is here to talk about a different but related topic—namely, the proper Orthodox response to the prospect of one’s own death.
9/13/201715 minutes, 15 seconds
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13 Reasons Why We Must Engage with Our Teens

Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Philip Mamalakis about his new eBook 13 Reasons Why We Must Engage with our Teens, which is a fascinating examination of the recent Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
9/1/201725 minutes, 58 seconds
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Update from Houston

Over 19 trillion gallons of water has fallen on greater Houston since Hurricane Harvey touched land. 52 inches of rain which is unprecedented in the state of Texas. Local officials in Texas have reported at least 30 confirmed and suspected flood-related deaths. Fr. Joseph Huneycutt joins us from Houston to talk about the disaster and the impact on Orthodox churches in the region. Antiochian Fund IOCC Fund
8/30/201710 minutes, 22 seconds
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A Gathering of Orthodox Attorneys

Ken Liu is an attorney with Gammon and Grange as well as the Christian Legal Society. He tells us about an upcoming gathering of Orthodox Attorneys and issues an invitation to come to the gathering in conjunction with the 2017 Christian Legal Society Conference.
8/30/20170
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Homeschooling

Fr. Noah Bushelli is the Chairman of the Department of Home Schooling at the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America and the priest at St. Philip Orthodox Church in Souderton, PA. Learn about home schooling in the Orthodox Church as well as the three regional conferences on homeschooling coming later this year and next.
8/30/20170
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A Gathering of Orthodox Attorneys

Ken Liu is an attorney with Gammon and Grange as well as the Christian Legal Society. He tells us about an upcoming gathering of Orthodox Attorneys and issues an invitation to come to the gathering in conjunction with the 2017 Christian Legal Society Conference.
8/24/201715 minutes, 2 seconds
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Homeschooling

Fr. Noah Bushelli is the Chairman of the Department of Home Schooling at the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America and the priest at St. Philip Orthodox Church in Souderton, PA. Learn about home schooling in the Orthodox Church as well as the three regional conferences on homeschooling coming later this year and next.
8/12/201729 minutes, 10 seconds
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Doxacon Convention 2017

Bobby Maddex interviews Daniel Silver, Co-Chair of Doxacon, the Orthodox conference on science fiction and fantasy.
8/2/20170
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Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing

Bobby Maddex interviews Peter Schweitzer, a board member of the new Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing Orthodox assisted-living facility, located in Clearwater, Florida.
8/1/20170
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Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing

Bobby Maddex interviews Peter Schweitzer, a board member of the new Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing Orthodox assisted-living facility, located in Clearwater, Florida.
7/25/201716 minutes, 4 seconds
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For Rachel’s Children

Bobby Maddex interviews Marcia Brim, the host of the AFR podcast The Bible's Grand Narrative and the founder of For Rachel's Children. Click here to read Jessica's story, and click here to listen to the Brian Brock interview. Please likewise view the attachment to this audio.
7/17/201725 minutes, 40 seconds
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Doxacon Convention 2017

Bobby Maddex interviews Daniel Silver, Co-Chair of Doxacon, the Orthodox conference on science fiction and fantasy.
7/7/20178 minutes, 15 seconds
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Be the Bee - It Is Finished!

Bobby Maddex interviews Steven Christoforou, the director of the GOA’s Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, the co-host of the AFR podcast Pop Culture Coffee Hour, and the erstwhile host of the popular Orthodox video podcast Be the Bee.
7/2/20170
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The Human Icon

Bobby Maddex interviews Christine Mangala Frost, a guest lecturer and research associate at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, about her new book The Human Icon: A Comparative Study of Hindu and Orthodox Christian Beliefs.
7/2/20170
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Be the Bee - It Is Finished!

Bobby Maddex interviews Steven Christoforou, the director of the GOA’s Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, the co-host of the AFR podcast Pop Culture Coffee Hour, and the erstwhile host of the popular Orthodox video podcast Be the Bee.
6/20/201717 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Human Icon

Bobby Maddex interviews Christine Mangala Frost, a guest lecturer and research associate at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, about her new book The Human Icon: A Comparative Study of Hindu and Orthodox Christian Beliefs.
6/6/201721 minutes, 12 seconds
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Rita Madden Nutrition Workshops

Bobby Maddex interviews Rita Madden, the author of Food, Faith, and Fasting: A Sacred Journey to Better Health, and the host of the AFR podcast of the same name. The two of them talk about a series of workshops that Rita has been hosting all over the country on Orthodoxy and nutrition.
6/4/20170
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Unfading Rose Byzantine Youth Choir

Bobby Maddex interviews Kyranna Mamalakis, Alexandra Mamalakis, and Regina Vasilopoulos of the Unfading Rose Byzantine Youth Choir. He also speaks with Sotiris and Georgia Vasilopoulos, who are the directors of the choir. The six discuss the new Unfading Rose CD Hymns to the Mother of God.
6/4/20170
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Martyrdom in Egypt

We talk with Coptic monk Fr. Anastasi Saint Antony about the Christians in Egypt who are being martyred for their faith in Christ. Find out more about the Coptic Church by visiting the Diocese of Los Angeles web site. The charity Fr. Anastasi mentioned is the Santa Verena Charity.
6/4/20170
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Beauty and the Destruction of the Individual

Dr. John Mark Reynolds speaks at the Acton Institute on "Beauty and the Destruction of the Individual." Dr. Reynolds is the President of The Saint Constantine School, a K-college classical Orthodox school in Houston. He is also a Senior Fellow of Humanities at The King’s College in New York City, and a Fellow of the Center For Science and Culture at The Discovery Institute.
6/4/20170
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IOCS

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Dragos Herescu, the Principal of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, located in Cambridge, England, about a few new developments at the school.
6/4/20170
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The Life-Giving Cross: Marriage, Parenting, and Caregiving

Elissa Bjeletich, author of Blueprints for the Little Church and the host of the AFR podcast "Raising Saints," speaks at The Holy Taxiarchai and St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Niles, Illinois.
6/4/20170
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The Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative

John Maddex visits with board members of the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative who are planning their next conference in September to be held in Cambridge. LOI is a movement of Orthodox and Evangelical Christians who wish to respect each other’s beliefs, learn from each other, and support one another in obeying the call to share in God’s mission.
6/4/20170
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First Things Foundation

Bobby Maddex interviews John Heers, Andrew Schwark, and Riley Dooris of the First Things Foundation.
6/4/20170
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A Few Insights Into How American Orthodox Churches Make “Disciples”

Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei D. Krindatch, the Research Coordinator for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about a new study titled “Go and Make Disciples: Evangelization and Outreach in US Orthodox Parishes."
6/3/20170
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All Saints Camp

Bobby Maddex interviews Natalie Kapeluck Nixon, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry; Fr. John Haluszczak, the priest at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Chaplain of St. Thomas Chapel at All Saints Camp in Emlenton, Pennsylvania; and Larry Kopp, the Manager of All Saints Camp.
6/3/20170
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Hagia Sophia Classical Academy

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. David Wey and Dean Theodore Nottingham of the Hagia Sophia Classical Academy, located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
6/3/20170
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2017 Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Melinda Johnson, the Marketing Director of Ancient Faith Ministries, about the 2017 Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference, which will take place at Antiochian Village this coming June 15-17.
6/2/20170
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Why Young People Are Leaving the Church and What to Do About It

Seraphim Danckaert of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, speaks at the Second Annual Lenten Lecture and Fundraising Reception hosted by the Center for Orthodox Thought and Culture at Eastern University on March 12, 2017.
6/2/20170
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Icons: The Essential Collection

Bobby Maddex interviews Sr. Faith Riccio, the author of a new book from Paraclete Press titled Icons: The Essential Collection.
6/2/20170
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Sing to the Lord a New Song

Bobby Maddex interviews Valerie Yova, the Music Director at St. Athanasius Orthodox Church in Santa Barbara, California, about a new CD by the St. Athanasius Orthodox Church Choir.
6/2/20170
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Time and Despondency

Dr. Nicole Roccas shares some thoughts on time and despondency that are particularly relevant to this Lenten season.
6/2/20170
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Rita Madden Nutrition Workshops

Bobby Maddex interviews Rita Madden, the author of Food, Faith, and Fasting: A Sacred Journey to Better Health, and the host of the AFR podcast of the same name. The two of them talk about a series of workshops that Rita has been hosting all over the country on Orthodoxy and nutrition.
5/31/201717 minutes, 44 seconds
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Unfading Rose Byzantine Youth Choir

Bobby Maddex interviews Kyranna Mamalakis, Alexandra Mamalakis, and Regina Vasilopoulos of the Unfading Rose Byzantine Youth Choir. He also speaks with Sotiris and Georgia Vasilopoulos, who are the directors of the choir. The six discuss the new Unfading Rose CD Hymns to the Mother of God.
5/30/201729 minutes, 59 seconds
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Martyrdom in Egypt

We talk with Coptic monk Fr. Anastasi Saint Antony about the Christians in Egypt who are being martyred for their faith in Christ. Find out more about the Coptic Church by visiting the Diocese of Los Angeles web site. The charity Fr. Anastasi mentioned is the Santa Verena Charity.
5/30/201722 minutes, 56 seconds
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Beauty and the Destruction of the Individual

Dr. John Mark Reynolds speaks at the Acton Institute on "Beauty and the Destruction of the Individual." Dr. Reynolds is the President of The Saint Constantine School, a K-college classical Orthodox school in Houston. He is also a Senior Fellow of Humanities at The King’s College in New York City, and a Fellow of the Center For Science and Culture at The Discovery Institute.
5/23/201757 minutes, 28 seconds
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IOCS

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Dragos Herescu, the Principal of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, located in Cambridge, England, about a few new developments at the school.
5/18/201716 minutes, 51 seconds
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Martha and Mary Maternity House

Bobby Maddex interviews Laura Paulus, the Executive Director and Housemother at the Martha and Mary Maternity House in Niles, Illinois.
5/11/201725 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Life-Giving Cross: Marriage, Parenting, and Caregiving

Elissa Bjeletich, author of Blueprints for the Little Church and the host of the AFR podcast "Raising Saints," speaks at The Holy Taxiarchai and St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Niles, Illinois.
5/8/201749 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative

John Maddex visits with board members of the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative who are planning their next conference in September to be held in Cambridge. LOI is a movement of Orthodox and Evangelical Christians who wish to respect each other’s beliefs, learn from each other, and support one another in obeying the call to share in God’s mission.
5/8/201728 minutes
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First Things Foundation

Bobby Maddex interviews John Heers, Andrew Schwark, and Riley Dooris of the First Things Foundation.
5/2/201718 minutes, 27 seconds
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A Few Insights Into How American Orthodox Churches Make “Disciples”

Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei D. Krindatch, the Research Coordinator for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about a new study titled “Go and Make Disciples: Evangelization and Outreach in US Orthodox Parishes."
4/28/201724 minutes, 8 seconds
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All Saints Camp

Bobby Maddex interviews Natalie Kapeluck Nixon, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry; Fr. John Haluszczak, the priest at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Chaplain of St. Thomas Chapel at All Saints Camp in Emlenton, Pennsylvania; and Larry Kopp, the Manager of All Saints Camp.
4/20/201716 minutes, 10 seconds
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Hagia Sophia Classical Academy

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. David Wey and Dean Theodore Nottingham of the Hagia Sophia Classical Academy, located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
4/11/201722 minutes, 41 seconds
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2017 Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Melinda Johnson, the Marketing Director of Ancient Faith Ministries, about the 2017 Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference, which will take place at Antiochian Village this coming June 15-17.
3/18/201715 minutes
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Why Young People Are Leaving the Church and What to Do About It

Seraphim Danckaert of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, speaks at the Second Annual Lenten Lecture and Fundraising Reception hosted by the Center for Orthodox Thought and Culture at Eastern University on March 12, 2017.
3/17/201749 minutes, 22 seconds
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Icons: The Essential Collection

Bobby Maddex interviews Sr. Faith Riccio, the author of a new book from Paraclete Press titled Icons: The Essential Collection.
3/16/201723 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sing to the Lord a New Song

Bobby Maddex interviews Valerie Yova, the Music Director at St. Athanasius Orthodox Church in Santa Barbara, California, about a new CD by the St. Athanasius Orthodox Church Choir.
3/14/201734 minutes, 19 seconds
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Motherhood

Mat. Juliana Schmemann speaks at the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, in January of 1999 at the Mother Alexandra Memorial Lecture. Thanks for the audio to Mother Christophora and the other nuns at the Monastery of the Transfiguration.
3/3/20170
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Time and Despondency

Dr. Nicole Roccas shares some thoughts on time and despondency that are particularly relevant to this Lenten season.
3/2/20173 minutes, 49 seconds
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My Beautiful Lent

Bobby Maddex interviews Cynthia Damaskos, CHC, one of the individuals behind the website My Beautiful Lent.
3/2/20170
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Tips for Great Lent from Angela Doll Carlson

Angela Doll Carlson is the author of the books Garden in the East and Nearly Orthodox, and the host of the podcast The Wilderness Journal.
3/1/20170
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My Beautiful Lent

Bobby Maddex interviews Cynthia Damaskos, CHC, one of the individuals behind the website My Beautiful Lent.
2/23/20179 minutes, 43 seconds
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Tips for Great Lent from Angela Doll Carlson

Angela Doll Carlson is the author of the books Garden in the East and Nearly Orthodox, and the host of the podcast The Wilderness Journal.
2/21/20174 minutes, 38 seconds
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Royal Ruckus

Bobby Maddex interviews Jamey Bennett, an editor and occasional contributor to Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick’s Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy blog. He is likewise a member of Royal Ruckus, a two-man rap group that has a brand new album titled The Summer of the Cicadas.
2/8/20170
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About American Orthodox Geography and American Orthodox Bishops

We interview Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about a new map posted to the Assembly website titled "Orthodox Bishops and Parishes in the United States."
2/8/20170
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Family Synaxis

Bobby Maddex interviews Christine Drechsler and Fr. John Rallis, both of whom are with an organization called Chicago Metropolis Family Synaxis.
2/8/20170
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Nazo Zakkak

Bobby Maddex interviews Nazo Zakkak, the Composer in Residence for the Antiochian Archdiocese in North America, about a new CD of American Orthodox music.
2/8/20170
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College Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Mark Sultani, a college student at the University of Michigan, about Orthodox Christian Fellowship and its annual College Conference.
2/8/20170
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Announcing Healthy Minds Healthy Souls!

We are excited to announce a new call-in show starting January 24, 2017, with Fr. Nicholas and Dr. (Presbytera) Roxanne Louh. Meet this vibrant couple from Jacksonville, FL, where they serve at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church. Healthy Minds Healthy Souls will broadcast on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM Central, 8:00 PM Eastern on the Talk Station of AFR.
2/8/20170
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Motherhood

Mat. Juliana Schmemann speaks at the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, in January of 1999 at the Mother Alexandra Memorial Lecture. Thanks for the audio to Mother Christophora and the other nuns at the Monastery of the Transfiguration.
2/7/20171 hour, 20 minutes, 1 second
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Royal Ruckus

Bobby Maddex interviews Jamey Bennett, an editor and occasional contributor to Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick’s Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy blog. He is likewise a member of Royal Ruckus, a two-man rap group that has a brand new album titled The Summer of the Cicadas.
1/23/201721 minutes, 12 seconds
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About American Orthodox Geography and American Orthodox Bishops

We interview Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about a new map posted to the Assembly website titled "Orthodox Bishops and Parishes in the United States."
1/16/201721 minutes, 6 seconds
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Family Synaxis

Bobby Maddex interviews Christine Drechsler and Fr. John Rallis, both of whom are with an organization called Chicago Metropolis Family Synaxis.
1/13/201715 minutes, 57 seconds
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Nazo Zakkak

Bobby Maddex interviews Nazo Zakkak, the Composer in Residence for the Antiochian Archdiocese in North America, about a new CD of American Orthodox music.
1/12/201711 minutes, 2 seconds
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College Conference

Bobby Maddex interviews Mark Sultani, a college student at the University of Michigan, about Orthodox Christian Fellowship and its annual College Conference.
1/6/201710 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Retirement of Fr. Peter Gillquist

John Maddex visits the home of Fr. Peter and Kh. Marilyn Gillquist to talk about the recent announcement by His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of Fr. Peter's retirement as Chairman of the Department of Missions and Evangelism for the Antiochian Archdiocese. Joining them is their son, Fr. Peter Jon Gillquist.
1/3/20170
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Announcing Healthy Minds Healthy Souls!

We are excited to announce a new call-in show starting January 24, 2017, with Fr. Nicholas and Dr. (Presbytera) Roxanne Louh. Meet this vibrant couple from Jacksonville, FL, where they serve at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church. Healthy Minds Healthy Souls will broadcast on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM Central, 8:00 PM Eastern on the Talk Station of AFR.
1/2/201727 minutes, 1 second
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The University of St. Katherine

Dr. Frank Papatheofanis joins us to give an update on what is happening at The University of St. Katherine (newly identified as a university). This liberal arts university is founded and rooted in the life of the Orthodox Christian Tradition.
1/1/20170
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The University of St. Katherine

Dr. Frank Papatheofanis joins us to give an update on what is happening at The University of St. Katherine (newly identified as a university). This liberal arts university is founded and rooted in the life of the Orthodox Christian Tradition.
12/18/201627 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Field: Cultivating Salvation

Bobby Maddex interviews Nicholas Chapman, the Director of Holy Trinity Publications, about a newly translated book by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov titled The Field: Cultivating Salvation.
12/5/20160
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The Field: Cultivating Salvation

Bobby Maddex interviews Nicholas Chapman, the Director of Holy Trinity Publications, about a newly translated book by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov titled The Field: Cultivating Salvation.
11/29/201610 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Little Church During Advent Season

Bobby Maddex interviews Caleb Shoemaker and Elissa Bjeletich, the authors of the Ancient Faith Publishing book Blueprints for the Little Church, about how to effectively lead your family through the Advent fast and the Feast of the Nativity.
11/27/20160
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Make Ready, O Bethlehem

Bobby Maddex interviews Dn. Gregory Ealy, the music director at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, Minnesota, about a new CD by the cathedral choir titled Make Ready, O Bethlehem: Orthodox Hymns for Christmas. Dn. Gregory also talks about an upcoming benefit concert for St. Vladimir's Seminary.
11/27/20160
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Transfiguration

On this special edition of Ancient Faith Presents, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware speaks on the Transfiguration during the course of a weeklong pilgrimage to Mull and Iona that was organized by Friends of Orthodoxy on Iona.
11/25/20160
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The Little Church During Advent Season

Bobby Maddex interviews Caleb Shoemaker and Elissa Bjeletich, the authors of the Ancient Faith Publishing book Blueprints for the Little Church, about how to effectively lead your family through the Advent fast and the Feast of the Nativity.
11/17/201618 minutes, 50 seconds
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Make Ready, O Bethlehem

Bobby Maddex interviews Dn. Gregory Ealy, the music director at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, Minnesota, about a new CD by the cathedral choir titled Make Ready, O Bethlehem: Orthodox Hymns for Christmas. Dn. Gregory also talks about an upcoming benefit concert for St. Vladimir's Seminary.
10/31/201613 minutes, 31 seconds
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Matthew 25:36 Fellowship

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Stephen Powley, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, about OCPM's new Matthew 25:36 Fellowship.
10/17/20160
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Matthew 25:36 Fellowship

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Stephen Powley, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, about OCPM's new Matthew 25:36 Fellowship.
10/14/201620 minutes, 2 seconds
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Learn About OCAMPR 2016

November 3-5 are the dates for the 2016 OCAMPR (Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion) Conference at Holy Cross/Helenic College in Brookline, MA. We speak with two of the three plenary speakers: Dr. Al Rossi (Psychologist) and Dr. Donald Jenkins (Physician).
10/6/20160
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Education Program For Children - Followers

Fr. Gregory Hallam joins us from St. Aidan's Orthodox Church in Manchester, United Kingdom, to speak about a new educational program for children designed to teach them about the Orthodox Faith. It is freely available worldwide and it is called Followers. This program is under the pastoral leadership of Metropolitan Silouan, primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland.
10/6/20160
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Learn About OCAMPR 2016

November 3-5 are the dates for the 2016 OCAMPR (Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion) Conference at Holy Cross/Helenic College in Brookline, MA. We speak with two of the three plenary speakers: Dr. Al Rossi (Psychologist) and Dr. Donald Jenkins (Physician).
10/2/201629 minutes, 33 seconds
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Education Program For Children - Followers

Fr. Gregory Hallam joins us from St. Aidan's Orthodox Church in Manchester, United Kingdom, to speak about a new educational program for children designed to teach them about the Orthodox Faith. It is freely available worldwide and it is called Followers. This program is under the pastoral leadership of Metropolitan Silouan, primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland.
10/1/201611 minutes, 6 seconds
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An American Orthodox in Japan

Justin (Nicolai) Bingham joins us from Japan to describe the Orthodox experience from the perspective of an American convert. Included in the interview are a couple of recordings from the services in Japan.
9/25/20160
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Reflections on the Priesthood

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Antony Gabriel, the Chairman of the Antiochian Heritage Foundation, the recently retired rector of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church of Montreal, Quebec, and the author of Reflections on the Priesthood, portions of which have already been published on the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America website. Fr. Gabriel is also the author of the forthcoming book Silence: A Diary of Suffering and Redemption, published by Westbow Press.
9/25/20160
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Healing Earth

Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Andrew Applegate, the rector of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne Orthodox Mission parish in Cranbrook, British Columbia, about an upcoming conference titled "Healing Earth: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Ecology and Climate Change."