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Ancient Faith Presents...
English, Christianity, 1 seasons, 372 episodes, 6 days 9 minutes
Orthodox Christian Interviews and special features from Ancient Faith Radio
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
OR reach out to
Dn. Joseph Matusiak @ [email protected]
12/10/2023 • 29 minutes 7 seconds
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.
06/09/2023 • 23 minutes 37 seconds
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:
Video #1, “Let the Walls of Jerusalem Be Builded”:
05/09/2023 • 23 minutes 37 seconds
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.
08/08/2023 • 9 minutes 16 seconds
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
10/07/2023 • 26 minutes 33 seconds
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."
05/07/2023 • 21 minutes 36 seconds
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].
20/04/2023 • 25 minutes 29 seconds
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.
08/04/2023 • 31 minutes 3 seconds
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.
04/04/2023 • 31 minutes 43 seconds
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.
07/03/2023 • 26 minutes 25 seconds
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.
16/02/2023 • 17 minutes 34 seconds
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.
10/02/2023 • 17 minutes 57 seconds
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.
04/02/2023 • 23 minutes 49 seconds
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
09/12/2022 • 14 minutes 37 seconds
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.
22/11/2022 • 42 minutes 10 seconds
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.
16/10/2022 • 8 minutes 26 seconds
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.
13/10/2022 • 48 minutes 12 seconds
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.
14/09/2022 • 32 minutes 57 seconds
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.
05/09/2022 • 19 minutes 47 seconds
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.
30/08/2022 • 14 minutes 2 seconds
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!
29/08/2022 • 13 minutes 6 seconds
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.
23/08/2022 • 12 minutes 29 seconds
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.
15/06/2022 • 1 hour 32 minutes 55 seconds
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.
08/06/2022 • 29 minutes 25 seconds
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.
26/05/2022 • 18 minutes 51 seconds
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.
02/03/2022 • 12 minutes 46 seconds
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.
19/01/2022 • 10 minutes 19 seconds
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.
02/12/2021 • 15 minutes 52 seconds
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.
25/11/2021 • 42 minutes 12 seconds
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.
17/11/2021 • 13 minutes 49 seconds
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.
09/11/2021 • 11 minutes 23 seconds
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.
09/11/2021 • 1 hour 30 minutes 40 seconds
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!
19/10/2021 • 10 minutes 34 seconds
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.
13/10/2021 • 19 minutes 3 seconds
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.
16/08/2021 • 31 minutes 14 seconds
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.
05/08/2021 • 37 minutes 36 seconds
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.
02/08/2021 • 20 minutes 46 seconds
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.
13/07/2021 • 27 minutes 17 seconds
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.
21/06/2021 • 35 minutes 9 seconds
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.
14/06/2021 • 20 minutes 33 seconds
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.
24/05/2021 • 18 minutes 51 seconds
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.
17/05/2021 • 14 minutes 7 seconds
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.
28/04/2021 • 23 minutes 58 seconds
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.
12/04/2021 • 22 minutes 25 seconds
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.
21/03/2021 • 20 minutes 53 seconds
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.
02/02/2021 • 29 minutes 29 seconds
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.
23/01/2021 • 20 minutes 20 seconds
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.
15/01/2021 • 16 minutes 24 seconds
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.
08/01/2021 • 21 minutes 32 seconds
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!
17/12/2020 • 9 minutes 26 seconds
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.
02/12/2020 • 26 minutes 23 seconds
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.
24/11/2020 • 35 minutes 51 seconds
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!
18/11/2020 • 13 minutes 12 seconds
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!
17/11/2020 • 23 minutes 26 seconds
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
07/11/2020 • 28 minutes 15 seconds
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.
26/10/2020 • 30 minutes 48 seconds
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!
23/10/2020 • 19 minutes 18 seconds
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.
13/10/2020 • 31 minutes 24 seconds
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!
09/10/2020 • 14 minutes 26 seconds
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.
01/10/2020 • 37 minutes 52 seconds
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]
27/09/2020 • 50 minutes 49 seconds
Toolkit For Spiritual Growth
Fr. Barnabas Powell interviews Fr. Evan Armatas about Fr. Evan's new Ancient Faith book Toolkit for Spiritual Growth.
18/09/2020 • 49 minutes 11 seconds
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
12/09/2020 • 0
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 .
11/09/2020 • 36 minutes 19 seconds
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.
27/08/2020 • 1 hour 30 minutes 51 seconds
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.
17/08/2020 • 31 minutes 24 seconds
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.
12/08/2020 • 40 minutes 26 seconds
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.
12/08/2020 • 13 minutes 14 seconds
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.
03/08/2020 • 28 minutes 41 seconds
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.
24/07/2020 • 15 minutes 18 seconds
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.
24/07/2020 • 16 minutes 22 seconds
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.
18/07/2020 • 32 minutes
The Orthodox Christian Deaf Association
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Jason and Savannah Foster, founders of the new Orthodox Christian Deaf Association, or OCDA.
17/07/2020 • 9 minutes 38 seconds
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.
26/06/2020 • 15 minutes 50 seconds
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.
25/06/2020 • 20 minutes 3 seconds
Meet Fr. Theodore Petrides
We talk with Fr. Theodore Petrides about his fascinating life and his new AFR podcast Signs In Our Times.
16/06/2020 • 51 minutes 12 seconds
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.
13/05/2020 • 1 hour 22 minutes 10 seconds
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.
10/05/2020 • 26 minutes 40 seconds
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!
10/03/2020 • 24 minutes 6 seconds
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.
10/03/2020 • 14 minutes
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."
09/02/2020 • 21 minutes 12 seconds
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."
16/01/2020 • 11 minutes 22 seconds
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
16/01/2020 • 13 minutes 10 seconds
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.
11/12/2019 • 30 minutes 11 seconds
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.
20/11/2019 • 16 minutes 31 seconds
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:
15/11/2019 • 44 minutes 46 seconds
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.
01/11/2019 • 16 minutes
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.
10/10/2019 • 30 minutes 45 seconds
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.
20/09/2019 • 11 minutes 48 seconds
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.
20/09/2019 • 21 minutes 43 seconds
Dn. Marek Simon, the New Executive Director of OCF
Bobby Maddex interviews Dn. Marek Simon, the new Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Fellowship.
08/09/2019 • 18 minutes 22 seconds
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.
08/09/2019 • 12 minutes 44 seconds
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!
06/09/2019 • 9 minutes 28 seconds
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.
06/09/2019 • 18 minutes 15 seconds
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.
30/08/2019 • 20 minutes 32 seconds
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.
27/08/2019 • 12 minutes 5 seconds
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.
16/08/2019 • 10 minutes 15 seconds
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. David Randolph, the Chairman of Teleios Ministries and the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Prison Ministry.
08/08/2019 • 18 minutes 29 seconds
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.
03/08/2019 • 11 minutes 36 seconds
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.
31/07/2019 • 10 minutes 6 seconds
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.
17/06/2019 • 16 minutes 35 seconds
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.
11/06/2019 • 23 minutes 26 seconds
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?
17/04/2019 • 9 minutes 45 seconds
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.
03/04/2019 • 17 minutes 43 seconds
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!
28/03/2019 • 17 minutes 12 seconds
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.
19/03/2019 • 22 minutes 46 seconds
Bobby Maddex talks with Frederica Mathewes-Green, the keynote speaker at the upcoming Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference..
13/02/2019 • 5 minutes 43 seconds
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.
12/02/2019 • 16 minutes 43 seconds
OCMC Missionary to Albania
Bobby Maddex interviews Teresa Duro, an OCMC missionary to Albania who needs your support.
10/02/2019 • 11 minutes 36 seconds
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!
09/02/2019 • 9 minutes 37 seconds
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?
08/02/2019 • 9 minutes 49 seconds
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.
17/12/2018 • 5 minutes 27 seconds
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."
14/12/2018 • 18 minutes 46 seconds
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.
05/12/2018 • 20 minutes 48 seconds
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.
01/12/2018 • 21 minutes 2 seconds
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.
22/11/2018 • 18 minutes 46 seconds
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.
29/10/2018 • 9 minutes 38 seconds
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.
27/10/2018 • 24 minutes 13 seconds
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!
25/10/2018 • 17 minutes 44 seconds
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.
23/10/2018 • 17 minutes 43 seconds
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.
22/10/2018 • 11 minutes 35 seconds
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.
24/09/2018 • 14 minutes 22 seconds
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.
21/09/2018 • 14 minutes 45 seconds
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.
14/09/2018 • 10 minutes 18 seconds
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. David Chalmers, the musicologist-in-residence at Paraclete Recordings, about the All-Night Vigil, composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
10/09/2018 • 23 minutes 45 seconds
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.
10/09/2018 • 23 minutes 55 seconds
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.
06/09/2018 • 12 minutes 40 seconds
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.
01/09/2018 • 21 minutes 28 seconds
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.
06/08/2018 • 21 minutes 8 seconds
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.
26/06/2018 • 14 minutes 53 seconds
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.
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!
04/06/2018 • 18 minutes 22 seconds
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.
02/05/2018 • 21 minutes 12 seconds
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.
22/04/2018 • 16 minutes 17 seconds
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.
13/04/2018 • 9 minutes 28 seconds
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.
20/03/2018 • 33 minutes 18 seconds
New Zealand Missionary Fr. Paul Patitsas
OCMC missionary Fr. Paul Patitsas joins us to talk about his work in New Zealand and Oceania.
01/03/2018 • 33 minutes 25 seconds
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.
27/02/2018 • 15 minutes 38 seconds
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.
24/02/2018 • 25 minutes 56 seconds
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."
16/02/2018 • 22 minutes 26 seconds
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.
06/02/2018 • 22 minutes 26 seconds
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.
02/02/2018 • 19 minutes 16 seconds
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.
10/01/2018 • 13 minutes 6 seconds
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.”
13/12/2017 • 13 minutes 53 seconds
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.
09/12/2017 • 33 minutes 19 seconds
Seventeenth Annual Orthodox Youth Worker and Camping Conference
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Stephen Loposky about the 17th Annual Youth Worker and Camping Conference.
06/12/2017 • 9 minutes 15 seconds
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.
06/12/2017 • 21 minutes 28 seconds
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.
08/11/2017 • 37 minutes 21 seconds
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!
08/11/2017 • 19 minutes 24 seconds
The Orthodox Church Capital Improvement Fund
Bobby Maddex interviews John Della Monica, the President of the Orthodox Church Capital Improvement Fund (OCCIF).
07/11/2017 • 12 minutes 49 seconds
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.
25/10/2017 • 22 minutes 18 seconds
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.
20/10/2017 • 28 minutes 5 seconds
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!
16/10/2017 • 52 minutes 32 seconds
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.
15/10/2017 • 4 minutes 27 seconds
Orthodox Christian Laity - 30th
OCL Executive Director George Matsoukas and President George Karcazes talk about the 30th Anniversary program.
06/10/2017 • 14 minutes 43 seconds
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.
18/09/2017 • 11 minutes 44 seconds
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.
13/09/2017 • 15 minutes 15 seconds
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.
01/09/2017 • 25 minutes 58 seconds
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.
30/08/2017 • 10 minutes 22 seconds
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.
24/08/2017 • 15 minutes 2 seconds
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.
12/08/2017 • 29 minutes 10 seconds
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.
25/07/2017 • 16 minutes 4 seconds
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.
17/07/2017 • 25 minutes 40 seconds
Doxacon Convention 2017
Bobby Maddex interviews Daniel Silver, Co-Chair of Doxacon, the Orthodox conference on science fiction and fantasy.
07/07/2017 • 8 minutes 15 seconds
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.
20/06/2017 • 17 minutes 15 seconds
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.
06/06/2017 • 21 minutes 12 seconds
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.
31/05/2017 • 17 minutes 44 seconds
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.
30/05/2017 • 29 minutes 59 seconds
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.
30/05/2017 • 22 minutes 56 seconds
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.
23/05/2017 • 57 minutes 28 seconds
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.
18/05/2017 • 16 minutes 51 seconds
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.
11/05/2017 • 25 minutes 46 seconds
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.
08/05/2017 • 49 minutes 13 seconds
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.
08/05/2017 • 28 minutes
First Things Foundation
Bobby Maddex interviews John Heers, Andrew Schwark, and Riley Dooris of the First Things Foundation.
02/05/2017 • 18 minutes 27 seconds
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."
28/04/2017 • 24 minutes 8 seconds
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.
20/04/2017 • 16 minutes 10 seconds
Hagia Sophia Classical Academy
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. David Wey and Dean Theodore Nottingham of the Hagia Sophia Classical Academy, located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
11/04/2017 • 22 minutes 41 seconds
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.
18/03/2017 • 15 minutes
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.
17/03/2017 • 49 minutes 22 seconds
Icons: The Essential Collection
Bobby Maddex interviews Sr. Faith Riccio, the author of a new book from Paraclete Press titled Icons: The Essential Collection.
16/03/2017 • 23 minutes 50 seconds
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.
14/03/2017 • 34 minutes 19 seconds
Time and Despondency
Dr. Nicole Roccas shares some thoughts on time and despondency that are particularly relevant to this Lenten season.
02/03/2017 • 3 minutes 49 seconds
My Beautiful Lent
Bobby Maddex interviews Cynthia Damaskos, CHC, one of the individuals behind the website My Beautiful Lent.
23/02/2017 • 9 minutes 43 seconds
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.
21/02/2017 • 4 minutes 38 seconds
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.
07/02/2017 • 1 hour 20 minutes 1 second
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.
23/01/2017 • 21 minutes 12 seconds
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."
16/01/2017 • 21 minutes 6 seconds
Bobby Maddex interviews Christine Drechsler and Fr. John Rallis, both of whom are with an organization called Chicago Metropolis Family Synaxis.
13/01/2017 • 15 minutes 57 seconds
Bobby Maddex interviews Nazo Zakkak, the Composer in Residence for the Antiochian Archdiocese in North America, about a new CD of American Orthodox music.
12/01/2017 • 11 minutes 2 seconds
Bobby Maddex interviews Mark Sultani, a college student at the University of Michigan, about Orthodox Christian Fellowship and its annual College Conference.
06/01/2017 • 10 minutes 49 seconds
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.
02/01/2017 • 27 minutes 1 second
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.
18/12/2016 • 27 minutes 56 seconds
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.
29/11/2016 • 10 minutes 43 seconds
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.
17/11/2016 • 18 minutes 50 seconds
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.
31/10/2016 • 13 minutes 31 seconds
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.
14/10/2016 • 20 minutes 2 seconds
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).
02/10/2016 • 29 minutes 33 seconds
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.
01/10/2016 • 11 minutes 6 seconds
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.
20/09/2016 • 19 minutes 51 seconds
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.
19/09/2016 • 34 minutes 12 seconds
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."
12/09/2016 • 15 minutes
The Ancient Church
Bobby Maddex interviews Michael and Jodi Hailey, the founders and managers of The Ancient Church, an Orthodox Christian Art, Music, and Reading Room located in Forest Grove, Oregon.
07/09/2016 • 27 minutes 10 seconds
Nativity of the Theotokos
In conjunction with the publishing of Heaven Meets Earth, Ancient Faith Ministries, in partnership with Dr. Bradley Nassif, has produced a series of short audio talks on the 12 Great Feasts of the Church. As we begin the Church year, here are Dr. Nassif's thoughts on the Nativity of the Theotokos.
07/09/2016 • 8 minutes 20 seconds
Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Dragos Herescu, the acting principal of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies—located in Cambridge, England—about some new developments at the school.
09/08/2016 • 18 minutes 42 seconds
Orthodoxy for Everyone: Breaking Down Barriers
On this special edition of Ancient Faith Presents, Fr. Evan Armatas, priest at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Loveland, Colorado, and the host of Orthodoxy Live on Ancient Faith Radio, speaks at Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Holy Apostles holds an annual dinner in the Cheyenne community to raise funds and awareness about Orthodoxy. Each year they invite a keynote speaker to address their guests and speak about the Faith. This year the host committee asked Fr. Evan. The event occurred outside of Cheyenne at the historic Shellback Ranch on July 19, 2016.
02/08/2016 • 26 minutes 16 seconds
First Things Foundation
Bobby Maddex interviews John Heers, the co-founder and director of the First Things Foundation, the goal of which is to help the poorest of the poor with sustainable and enduring aid without crippling the local economy or demeaning the recipients.
23/06/2016 • 29 minutes 25 seconds
The Cerulean Locket
Bobby Maddex interviews Justina Uram, an Orthodox public interest attorney with degrees from Penn State Dickinson School of Law and Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She is also the author of a brand new novel titled The Cerulean Locket, which is published by Tilden Terrence Press.
15/06/2016 • 21 minutes 16 seconds
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.
03/06/2016 • 18 minutes 16 seconds
St. Katherine College Receives “A” Rating!
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Frank Papatheofanis, the founder and president of St. Katherine Orthodox College, about the A rating that the school received from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. The two also discuss the new National Orthodox Christian Education Association.
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. George Demacopoulos and Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou of Fordham University. Dr. Demacopoulos is the Fr. John Meyendorff & Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham and Dr. Papanikolaou is the Archbishop Demetrios Chair of Orthodox Theology and Culture. Together they co-founded and co-direct Fordham's Orthodox Christian Studies Center.
20/05/2016 • 12 minutes 43 seconds
Life of Prayer
Igumen Gerasim (Power), Abbot of St. Elias Orthodox Hermitage in North Central Alberta, Canada, speaks at a Lenten retreat at St. Herman of Alaska Sobor in Edmonton, Alberta, on March 26, 2016. The theme of the retreat was "One Hour from the Heart of a Priest."
27/04/2016 • 45 minutes 28 seconds
Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference
Bobby Maddex, Operations Manager of Ancient Faith Radio, interviews Melinda Johnson, the Director of Marketing and Development with Ancient Faith Ministries, about our upcoming Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference.
25/04/2016 • 12 minutes 21 seconds
How to Start a Successful OCF Chapter
Bobby Maddex interviews Nathan Jekel, the President of the Penn State Harrisburg chapter of OCF, about how to create a successful and invested chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship.
20/04/2016 • 16 minutes 18 seconds
Orthodox Christian Ebooks
Bobby Maddex interviews Timm Wenger, the Ancient Faith Store web manager, and the manager of the Orthodox Christian Ebooks website, which is a new service of Ancient Faith Ministries.
15/04/2016 • 7 minutes 31 seconds
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.
12/04/2016 • 1 hour 30 minutes 40 seconds
Fasting as a Family
On a special edition of Ancient Faith Presents, Elissa Bjeletich, the host of the AFR podcast Raising Saints, interviews Melissa Naasko, the author of Fasting as a Family: Planning and Preparing Delicious Lenten Meals, published by Ancient Faith Publishing.
08/04/2016 • 43 minutes 15 seconds
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.
07/04/2016 • 56 minutes 9 seconds
Bobby Maddex interviews Mark Tarpley, the founder of the new website Living Orthodox, which uses videos to bring Orthodox faith, history, and daily living into conversation.
01/04/2016 • 17 minutes 47 seconds
St. Katherine College Accreditation!
Bobby Maddex intervies Dr. Frank Papatheofanis, the founder and president of St. Katherine Orthodox College in San Diego, California, about the school's recent regional accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
30/03/2016 • 16 minutes 41 seconds
World Congress of Families
World Congress Managing Director Larry Jacobs joins Fr. Josiah Trenham to talk about the coming World Congress of Families to be held in the Republic of Georgia and blessed/hosted by Patriarch Ilia II.
30/03/2016 • 28 minutes 7 seconds
Humanism, the Liberal Arts, and the Orthodox Faith
Ancient Faith Radio brings you a talk by Fr. John Behr, Dean and Professor of Patristics at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonker’s New York. Fr. John spoke at the Center for Orthodox Thought and Culture at Eastern University in PA.
28/03/2016 • 1 hour 15 minutes 44 seconds
Summer Program for Young Orthodox Scholars
Professor Gary Jenkins joins us to talk about a Young Scholars Summer Program at Eastern University. One week in July exposing high schoolers to a Great Books approach to education. Two college credits granted!
17/03/2016 • 22 minutes 53 seconds
My Beautiful Lent
Are you dreading Great Lent? Is the Fast a struggle for you every year? Now there's help! Bobby Maddex interviews Cynthia Damaskos and Rita Madden, the individuals behind the new website My Beautiful Lent.
19/02/2016 • 13 minutes 21 seconds
Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries
Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America and the editor of the new book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries.
17/02/2016 • 21 minutes 14 seconds
Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council at the UN
Bobby Maddex interviews Nicholas Anton and Theodore Pritsis of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese about the United Nations programs that are a ministry of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations of the GOA.
10/02/2016 • 9 minutes 20 seconds
An Inner Step Toward God
Bobby Maddex interviews April French, the editor of a new book titled An Inner Step Toward God: Writing and Teachings on Prayer by Father Alexander Men, published by Paraclete Press.
04/02/2016 • 28 minutes 40 seconds
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.
02/02/2016 • 27 minutes 26 seconds
Come to Beautiful Taybeh!
Bobby Maddex interviews writer and humanitarian Dr. Maria Khoury about her home in Taybeh, Palestine. Please consider visiting her and bringing attention to the last remaining Christian village in this region. Dr. Khoury is the author of the recent children's book Christina Goes to the Holy Land.
19/01/2016 • 14 minutes 31 seconds
Journey to Fullness
Fr. Barnabas Powell joins us to make a big announcement about the Journey to Fullness video project!
08/01/2016 • 24 minutes 3 seconds
God with Us
Bobby Maddex interviews Scott Cairns, one of the contributors to the new Reader's Edition of the book God with Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas, published by Paraclete Press.
28/12/2015 • 16 minutes 24 seconds
Children and Iconography
Bobby Maddex interviews iconographer Kh. Erin Kimmett about how to help your child start training to become an iconographer. She also tells us about her iconography workshop that takes place in the summer at Antiochian Village.
17/12/2015 • 18 minutes 32 seconds
IOCC in Syria
International Orthodox Christian Charities, or IOCC, is one of the largest relief networks inside Syria and one of only a few still reaching those in need. Joining us today is IOCC Programs Director, Mark Ohanian, who recently returned from the region and shares his firsthand account of this crisis.
11/12/2015 • 10 minutes 58 seconds
Bobby Maddex interviews Charlotte Riggle, the author of the award-winning children's book Catherine's Pascha: A Celebration of Easter in the Orthodox Church, published by Phoenix Flair Press.
07/12/2015 • 22 minutes 18 seconds
Masters in Theology, Ministry, and Mission
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Christoph Schneider, the Academic Director of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, about the institute's new MA program that is available via distance learning.
07/11/2015 • 11 minutes 19 seconds
Orthodox Web Solutions and Orthodox 360
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. John Parsells, the man behind both Orthodox Web Solutions and Orthodox 360.
04/11/2015 • 17 minutes 57 seconds
Bobby Maddex interviews Ian Shaw, the founder and editor of the new Orthodox zine titled Crucify Thyself.
29/10/2015 • 16 minutes 23 seconds
Help Publish Orthodox Books in Nigeria
Fr. Chrysostomos Onyekakeyah (priest-monk) of the Orthodox Diocese of Nigeria (Greek Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa) tells us about a need to publish two Orthodox books in his country and how we all can help. We have set a goal of raising $2,400 to publish 1,000 copies each of two books. One is titled Sacraments and Sacramentals: An Orthodox Approach; and the other is Orthodox Faith in Catechism. Donate HERE and be sure to designate your gift for "Nigeria."
09/10/2015 • 13 minutes 1 second
The Mother of God and the Saints - Exhibition
Fr. John Perich, Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of the Orthodox Church in America and the Repository of Icons and Antiquities joins us to talk about an October 25 exhibition honoring the100th Anniversary of Marywood University.
09/10/2015 • 10 minutes 51 seconds
Doctor of Ministry
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Sergius Halvorsen, Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Rhetoric at St. Vladimir’s Seminary and the Director of the school’s new Doctor of Ministry program. Joining him are two DMin students—Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos and Mr. Greg Abdalah.
08/10/2015 • 12 minutes 6 seconds
Doxacon Prime 2015
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. David Subu and Daniel Silver, the organizers of Doxacon Prime, the annual Orthodox convention on science fiction and fantasy. This year the event will take place November 13-14 and the theme will be Harry Potter.
30/09/2015 • 11 minutes 7 seconds
A Hard Promise to Keep
Joel Smith and Fr. Moses Berry join us to talk about a video documentary planned to tell the remarkable story of Fr. Moses Berry and his coming to Orthodoxy. Also mentioned was the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black conference coming up in October. Learn more about A Hard Promise to Keep and stay connected with progress.
26/09/2015 • 35 minutes 50 seconds
St. Elias the Prophet Orthodox Church
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Dustin Lyon, the priest at St. Elias the Prophet Orthodox Church in Dubuque, Iowa. St. Elias finds itself in great need this fall, and Fr. Dustin is here to tell you how you can help.
25/09/2015 • 5 minutes 48 seconds
Bobby Maddex interviews Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, about his new study on Orthodox generosity and giving to the Church.
23/09/2015 • 21 minutes 17 seconds
Speaking to Secular America
We talk with Fr. Luke Veronis about the upcoming conference "Speaking to Secular America" to be held October 28-30 at Hellenic College Holy Cross Seminary in Brookline, MA. More information is available from the Missions Institute.
16/09/2015 • 21 minutes 13 seconds
Orthodox Christian Fellowship
Bobby Maddex interviews Yianni Gagianas, the chairman of the student leadership board of Orthodox Christian Fellowship, about all things OCF. If you're not yet familiar with this campus ministry organization, then this is the perfect place to start.
14/09/2015 • 29 minutes 41 seconds
The Wonderful Mountain
Bobby Maddex interviews Chad Marine, the singer songwriter behind the group The Wonderful Mountain, which plays music characterized as Byzanfolk—a style that combines the traditions and teachings of the Orthodox Church with popular music.
02/09/2015 • 16 minutes 22 seconds
Announcing the Journey to Fullness Video Series!
Kevin Allen interviews Fr. Barnabas Powell about a brand new video project to help seekers discover the ancient Christian Faith. Learn about the Journey to Fullness initiative as Kevin and Fr. Barnabas discuss effective ways of doing outreach in the Orthodox Church.
22/08/2015 • 26 minutes 26 seconds
Another New Year for St. Katherine College!
Dr. Frank Papatheofanis, Founder and President of St. Katherine College in San Diego updates us on the progress of this Orthodox liberal arts institution.
21/08/2015 • 31 minutes 6 seconds
In the Shadow of the Forty-Foot Wall
Bobby Maddex interviews Chaplain Patrick Tutella and Jason Irwin, the individuals behind both the organization Caring Connections in Corrections and the new book In the Shadow of the Forty-Foot Wall.
01/08/2015 • 21 minutes 58 seconds
Classical Learning Resource Center 2015-2016
Bobby Maddex interviews Anne Van Fossen of the Classical Learning Resource Center (CLRC). Use the coupon code AFRDiscount10 to receive a 10% discount off the CLRC's Christian Study Courses.
30/07/2015 • 16 minutes 32 seconds
Antiochian House of Studies Celebrates 35 Years!
Fr. Joe Allen joins us from the Antiochian convention in Boston to talk about the 35th anniversary of the Antiochian House of Studies and the new Coptic module.
25/07/2015 • 15 minutes 9 seconds
Bobby Maddex interviews Dn. Stephen Muse, Director of the Pastoral Counselor Training program and Clinical Services for the D.A. & Elizabeth Turner Ministry Resource Center of the Pastoral Institute, Inc., in Columbus, Georgia, and the author of the book Being Bread, published by St. Tikhon's Monastery Press.
15/07/2015 • 14 minutes 33 seconds
300 plus Hours of Fr. Thomas Hopko!
Kevin Allen interviews John Maddex about a special appeal for funds to help AFR over these lean summer months. For one time gifts of $250 or more, AFR will be thanking you with a 32 gigabyte thumb drive loaded with over 300 hours of audio files from our archives recorded by Fr. Thomas Hopko of blessed memory.
13/07/2015 • 13 minutes 53 seconds
On July 5, 2015, the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, both in greater Indianapolis, came together in a combined service. Fr. Nabil Hanna from St. George gave the sermon entitled "Two Wolves: Good and Evil, Truth vs. Delusion, Love vs. Inaction.
09/07/2015 • 13 minutes 32 seconds
New MA Program At IOCS
We talk with Professor David Frost from the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies program in Cambridge about their new Master of Arts degree, available 100% on line.
29/06/2015 • 24 minutes 37 seconds
Becoming Truly Human
An interview with Charles Ajalat about the Becoming Truly Human course in the Antiochian Archdiocese. Learn about this home-based and lay led approach to spreading the Gospel now available. Find out more at the Antiochian website.
24/06/2015 • 23 minutes 33 seconds
The Least of These
Bobby Maddex interviews Maura Oprisko, the author of a blog titled The Least of These in which she discusses raising autistic children in the Orthodox Church.
22/06/2015 • 19 minutes 36 seconds
Doxacon Seattle 2015
Bobby Maddex interviews David Jennings, Tanya Keenan, and Tim Brown, the organizers of this year’s Doxacon Seattle conference, an Orthodox gathering for those interested in science fiction and fantasy. The event will take place July 17-19 at South Seattle College and is sponsored by Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church (OCA) in Tacoma, WA.
14/06/2015 • 17 minutes 35 seconds
Bobby Maddex interviews James Higginson, the director of a new documentary film titled Devout, which tells the story of a group of Orthodox monks living within the monasteries of the Khashuri and Kareli districts in the Urbnisi Eparchy of Georgia. To help James complete the movie, please visit his crowdfunding site.
08/06/2015 • 12 minutes 18 seconds
The Orthodox Stitcher
Bobby Maddex interviews Stacey Anderson, an Orthodox Christian living in the Highlands of Scotland who is working on an interesting art project related to Fr. Thomas Hopko of blessed memory.
22/05/2015 • 12 minutes 30 seconds
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Stephen Turley, the author of the book Awakening Wonder: A Classical Guide to Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, published by Classical Education Press.
17/05/2015 • 29 minutes 38 seconds
Syria: Conflict and Relief
Mr. Samer Laham, Director of Ecumenical Relations for the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch in Damascus, Syria, joins us today to share a firsthand account of the dire situation inside his homeland. Learn how IOCC is working with the Patriarchate to bring relief.
14/05/2015 • 34 minutes 7 seconds
One Priest, One State
In this special edition of Ancient Faith Presents, we hear two timely interviews related to same-sex marriage. They both discuss the same topic: an Orthodox priest who will no longer sign marriage licenses issued by his state. Find out why as Kevin Allen interviews Fr. Patrick Reardon, followed by another interview with Terry Mattingly conducted by a Lutheran radio program (Issues, Etc.).
30/04/2015 • 47 minutes 44 seconds
Welcome to the Orthodox Church
Bobby Maddex interviews Frederica Mathewes-Green, host of the AFR podcast "Frederica Here and Now" and the author of the new book Welcome to the Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity, published by Paraclete Press.
17/04/2015 • 27 minutes 42 seconds
The March For Marriage
Fr. John Parker joins us to talk about the position of the Orthodox Church on same-sex marriage as well as an upcoming March for Marriage in Washington DC. For more information about the Orthodox participation in the march, visit the Crown Them With Glory website.
03/04/2015 • 25 minutes 6 seconds
One on One With Metropolitan Joseph
Our thanks to His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph for the generous amount of time he gave us in his office in Englewood, NJ for this open and honest interview. Hear his assessment of his first several months as Metropolitan as well as an understanding of his commitment to the Mother Church of Antioch, and his views on Orthodox unity.
27/03/2015 • 35 minutes 25 seconds
Homily at the Funeral of Fr. Thomas Hopko
On Monday, March 23, 2015, Fr. Thomas Hopko was prayed into God's presence by hundreds of friends, hierarchs, clergy, and family. The funeral homily was given by Fr. John Behr, Dean at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.
25/03/2015 • 10 minutes 5 seconds
Crucible of the Assyrians
On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Juliana Taimoorazy, the Founder and President of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, spoke at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Warrenville, Illinois. The talk was sponsored by The Fellowship of St. James, publisher of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, the Daily Devotional Guide, the St. James Calendar, and Salvo magazine, and the title was “Crucible of the Assyrians.”
24/03/2015 • 1 hour 10 minutes 30 seconds
Orthodox Christian Translation Society
Bobby Maddex interviews Erin Moulton, Alexandra Weber, and Symeon Magnusson of the Orthodox Christian Translation Society.
06/03/2015 • 18 minutes 25 seconds
The Sacred Spirit of Russia
Bobby Maddex interviews Craig Hella Johnson, the director of the Conspirare choir, and Vlad Morosan, the founder and president of Musica Russica who helped select the songs that Conspirare sing on their 2015 Grammy-award winning CD The Sacred Spirit of Russia.
03/03/2015 • 31 minutes 26 seconds
God’s Call and Our Response
On this special edition of Ancient Faith Presents, Fr. Evan Armatas, Priest at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Loveland, Colorado, and the host of the live call-in program Orthodoxy Live, speaks at a Clean Monday Retreat at St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church in Greenwood Village. The title of his talk is “God’s Call and Our Response.”
26/02/2015 • 40 minutes 45 seconds
2015 OCMC Mission Benefit
Ancient Faith Radio presents His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Kenya speaking at the 2015 Orthodox Christian Mission Center benefit, sponsored by OCMC Mission Team Chicago. The benefit was held on February 19 at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Des Plaines, Illinois.
21/02/2015 • 56 minutes 16 seconds
Holy Egyptian Martyrs Pray For Us
This past Sunday, a video titled “A Message Signed With Blood to the Nation of the Cross,” released by the media arm of Islamic State, showed the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians on a beach in Libya. We talk with Egyptian native and Antiochian Orthodox priest Fr. Nabil Hanna who just returned from Egypt. The interview closes with a prayer for the martyrs, their families, and the end to violence.
18/02/2015 • 24 minutes 55 seconds
Fr. Stephen Powley on OCPM
Fr. Stephen Powley, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, speaks at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Livonia, Michigan.
18/02/2015 • 48 minutes 10 seconds
Thoughts: A Monastic Perspective
On this special episode of Ancient Faith Presents, Mother Abbess Gabriella speaks at the Third Annual Winter Dinner to support Holy Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery in Rives Junction, Michigan. Her talk is titled “Thoughts: A Monastic Perspective.”
17/02/2015 • 20 minutes 28 seconds
Schmemann Lecture to be About St. Raphael Of Brooklyn!
Fr. Chad Hatfield tells us about the upcoming 32nd Annual Alexander Schmemann Lecture on the campus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. The speaker will be Bishop Nicholas of Brooklyn talking about the life and ministry of St. Raphael of Brooklyn. This year is the 100th anniversary of the repose of St. Raphael.
28/01/2015 • 5 minutes 4 seconds
The Fellowship of the Inexhaustible Cup
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Christophe Lepoutre, the director of the Fellowship of the Inexhaustible Cup, an organization committed to honoring Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos, by acquiring and maintaining quality sobriety and purity as a way of life.
25/01/2015 • 26 minutes 51 seconds
Changing of the Guard
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. James Taylor and Adam Lockridge of St. Raphael Orthodox Online Homeschool. Dr. Taylor is stepping down as director of the school after founding it and running it the past two years. Adam Lockridge will be taking his place and explains his vision for the school.
16/01/2015 • 10 minutes 44 seconds
West Coast Walk For Life
Fr. Josiah Trenham joins us to talk about the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade as well as the upcoming Sanctity of Life Sunday on January 22. In addition, he talks about a West Coast Walk for Life on January 24.
12/01/2015 • 21 minutes 2 seconds
From Darkness to Light: The Life of St Moses the Black
Priest and iconographer Fr. Jerome Sanderson speaks at the Second Annual St. Herman House - FOCUS Cleveland fundraiser, held on Monday, November 10, at St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church in North Royalton, Ohio.
21/11/2014 • 53 minutes 13 seconds
Orthodoxy and Nationalism: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Orthodox Churches of Genesee County held a joint Adult Education/Lecture Event on September 25, 2014. The guest speaker was Bishop Alexander (Golitsin) of the Bulgarian Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).
(Transcript attached as a pdf.)
20/11/2014 • 58 minutes 51 seconds
Pastoral Challenges in Marriage Conference
Bobby Maddex interviews Presvytera Kerry Pappas, the Coordinator for Seminarian and Clergy Couple Care of the Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, about an upcoming conference on marriage titled "Oneness: Growing and Protecting the Blessed Communion."
14/11/2014 • 10 minutes 39 seconds
Enthronement Plans For Metropolitan Joseph
Fr. Thomas Zain, Vicar General of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, joins us to talk about the upcoming enthronement of Metropolitan Joseph on December 6, 2014, in Brooklyn. More information is available at the Antiochian web site.
14/11/2014 • 15 minutes 28 seconds
Glimpses of Orthodoxy in Great Britain and America
Reader Nicholas Chapman provides an exploration of moves towards Orthodoxy in Britain and later America in a transatlantic connection between the Reformation and the First World War. Our thanks to Fr. Gregory Hallam at St. Aidan Orthodox Church in Manchester (where this talk was given) for the recording.
10/11/2014 • 1 hour 19 minutes 44 seconds
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. David Frost, the Principal and Administrator of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, England, about some of the institute's new offerings and developments.
29/10/2014 • 21 minutes 21 seconds
The Old Testament in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition
Fr. Eugen Pentiuc joins us to talk about his new book The Old Testament in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition. Fr. Eugen is one of the speakers at the upcoming OCAMPR Conference at Holy Cross Seminary.
28/10/2014 • 23 minutes 5 seconds
American Psalm, World Psalm
Bobby Maddex interviews renowned poet and Orthodox Christian Nicholas Samaras about his new book of poetry American Psalm, World Psalm, published by The Ashland Poetry Press.
23/10/2014 • 29 minutes 50 seconds
Wisdom for Today from the Early Church
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. David C. Ford, Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and the author of the new St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press book Wisdom for Today from the Early Church.
22/10/2014 • 14 minutes 11 seconds
Ancient Faith Blogs!
Introducing the new Ancient Faith Blogs site, featuring some of the most popular and widely read blogs in Orthodoxy today. Learn how you can access them and subscribe.
21/10/2014 • 28 minutes 24 seconds
Annual OCL Program Meeting on Church Unity
Bobby Maddex interviews George Matsoukas, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL), and Alexei Krindatch, the Research Coordinator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, about the upcoming OCL Program Meeting at St. Vladimir's Seminary.
20/10/2014 • 26 minutes 36 seconds
OCAMPR Nov 6-8
The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR) will hold its annual conference Nov 6-8 at Holy Cross in Brookline, MA. OCAMPR President Dr. Michael Christakis and conference coordinator Dr. Philip Mamalakis tell us about OCAMPR and the theme of the coming conference, EXPLORING THE MIND-BODY-SOUL CONNECTION: SPIRITUALITY IN ILLNESS AND HEALING.
01/10/2014 • 22 minutes
Pittsburgh’s St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Celebrates 100 Years
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Tom Soroka, the host of the daily podcast “The Path" and the priest at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in McKees Rocks, PA, which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this coming October 10th through the 12th.
26/09/2014 • 23 minutes 16 seconds
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.
25/09/2014 • 16 minutes 29 seconds
International Byzantine Arts Symposium
Bobby Maddex interviews Lesia Maruschak of Studio IKONA, an art gallery in Ottawa, Canada, that will soon be hosting a four-day symposium titled Byzantium, which will feature the sacred art of Georgios Kordis and benefit the charity cure: blood cancer.
24/09/2014 • 18 minutes 9 seconds
Full of Grace
Bobby Maddex interviews Robin Freeman, the director of Saint Vladimir's Seminary Chorale, about the chorale's new CD Full of Grace: Great Vespers for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, available from St. Vladimir's Seminary Press.
16/09/2014 • 17 minutes 18 seconds
Save Christians Now
Meet Fr. Dale Brown, pastor of the Church of the Advent in Atlanta, an Anglican parish on the way to Orthodoxy. Learn about their journey but also about Save Christians Now, a grass roots effort to bring attention to the plight of persecuted Christians.
16/09/2014 • 35 minutes 4 seconds
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.
09/09/2014 • 47 minutes 2 seconds
The St. Nektarios Education Fund
Learn about schools being built in Africa by the St. Nektarios Education Fund and IOCC. We chat with board chairman Fr. Evan Armatas, board member Olga Payne, and IOCC Development Director Billy Brown. You can also view a slide presentation of the work being done.
05/09/2014 • 56 minutes 49 seconds
St Raphael Orthodox Online Homeschool
Once again, Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. James Taylor, the founder and director of the St. Raphael Orthodox Online Homeschool. It's not too late to register for the fall term!
05/09/2014 • 7 minutes 36 seconds
Bobby Maddex interviews renowned Orthodox poet Scott Cairns about his new collection of poetry Idiot Psalms.
03/09/2014 • 18 minutes 4 seconds
Meet Our New Call-In Host!
Meet the host of the new live call-in show on AFR: Faith Encouraged Live with Fr. Barnabas Powell! It begins September 14 at 7:00 Central/8:00 Eastern on the Talk Station and will be heard on the second and fourth Sundays of every month. Orthodoxy Live with Fr. Evan Armatas continues on the first and third Sundays.
02/09/2014 • 41 minutes 38 seconds
A Crown of Life
Bobby Maddex interviews Dn. Patrick Mitchell, author of A Crown of Life, an epic romance spanning ten pivotal years in the history of the world, beginning in 303, when churches were closed, scriptures were confiscated, and Christians were forbidden to assemble and later forced to prove their loyalty to the empire by offering a sacrifice to the government’s gods.
27/08/2014 • 16 minutes 16 seconds
Orthodox Christian Mission Center
Bobby Maddex interviews Presbytera Renee Ritsi, Assistant Teams Director and Healthcare Coordinator for the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, about some mission team opportunities for both this year and 2015.
15/08/2014 • 9 minutes 22 seconds
Classical Learning Resource Center
Bobby Maddex interviews Anne Van Fossen, one of the founders of the Classical Learning Resource Center, about the growing slate of educational offerings at the CLRC.
08/08/2014 • 11 minutes 16 seconds
Time To Register For St. Stephen’s Course!
Archdeacon Peter Boulukos is the Registrar for the St. Stephen's Course of Studies. Learn how you can get your degree in Orthodox studies by working at home. Registration closes on September 30. Call 201-569-0095 for more information.
05/08/2014 • 15 minutes 56 seconds
Voyage to the Rock
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Matthew Penney, the author of the new Orthodox young adult novel Voyage to the Rock.
04/08/2014 • 15 minutes 51 seconds
The Forgotten Faith
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University and an occasional AFR podcaster, about his new book The Forgotten Faith: Ancient Insights for Contemporary Believers from Eastern Christianity, published by Cascade Books.
01/08/2014 • 25 minutes 15 seconds
St. Katherine University!
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Frank Papatheofanis, the founder and president of St. Katherine Orthodox College, about the school's new online graduate course offerings.
28/07/2014 • 12 minutes 32 seconds
Crisis In The Holy Land
John Maddex talks with Dr. Maria Khoury, Orthodox writer and speaker from Taybeh, Palestine, about the tragic war and loss of life in Gaza and Israel.
24/07/2014 • 19 minutes 13 seconds
Western Rite Conference
Fr. Edward Hughes and Fr. John Fenton join us to talk about the Western Rite of the Orthodox Church as well as an upcoming conference where you can learn more and experience Western Rite services.
17/07/2014 • 12 minutes 57 seconds
Doxacon Seattle 2014
Bobby Maddex interviews David Jennings and Tanya Keenan, the organizers of Doxacon Seattle 2014, an Orthodox conference dedicated to science fiction and fantasy in all of their various forms.
17/07/2014 • 15 minutes 33 seconds
The Institute for Orthodox Thought and Culture
Fr. Andrew Damick interviews Dr. Gary Jenkins about the proposed Institute for Orthodox Thought and Culture at Eastern University in Pennsylvania. Please complete the survey to help them launch this program in the fall of 2015.
15/07/2014 • 31 minutes 23 seconds
Meet Be the Bee’s Steven Christoforou!
Ancient Faith Radio is at the GOA Clergy/Laity Congress in Philadelphia and while there we ran into Steven Christoforou, host of the very popular youth video cast - Be the Bee!
09/07/2014 • 13 minutes 23 seconds
Metropolitan Joseph’s Inaugural Address
Archbishop Joseph delivers his inaugural comments at the Parish Life Conference for the Western Diocese of the Antiochian Archdiocese in San Francisco, California, after being named Metropolitan by Patriarch John X and the Holy Synod of Antioch.
07/07/2014 • 17 minutes 26 seconds
Baseline - A New Evangelism Tool for the Spread of Orthodoxy
A conversation with film producer David DeJonge and the head of the Department of Outreach and Evangelism for the GOA, Fr. Jim Kordaris. Learn about a new and exciting project to produce a high quality video series as a tool for evangelism called Baseline.
28/06/2014 • 22 minutes 55 seconds
Let Us Embrace Each Other
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. John Perich, priest at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Gradyville, Pennsylvania, about an upcoming event in which Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia will share his reflections on the fiftieth anniversary of the meeting between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras in Jerusalem.
13/06/2014 • 10 minutes 38 seconds
Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. David Frost, the principal and administrator of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, about a number of exciting developments at IOCS, including a new scholarship, a new PhD program, and an important addition to the institute's Distance Learning Program.
10/06/2014 • 16 minutes 22 seconds
3 Names Sent To Antioch
On June 5, 2014, a special convention of Antiochian clergy and delegates was called in Chicago to elect three candidates for the office of Metropolitan of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America. John Maddex talks with Vicar General Fr. Thomas Zain immediately following the vote.
05/06/2014 • 3 minutes 36 seconds
Christians in the Middle East
Bobby Maddex interviews Amal Morcos, a particularly good friend of Ancient Faith Radio, about a recent trip she took to Lebanon and what she learned about the Orthodox Christians there.
30/05/2014 • 13 minutes 16 seconds
Tragedy in Isla Vista, California
Fr. John Finley interviews Fr. Jon-Stephen Hedges, a director with the St. Brigid Fellowship and a chaplain with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, about his role on the scene at the sites of the recent string of murders in Isla Vista, California.
29/05/2014 • 17 minutes 48 seconds
St. Katherine College Commencement
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Frank Papatheofanis, the President and Founder of St. Katherine College—an Orthodox undergraduate institution located in San Diego, California. St. Katherine’s just held its second commencement ceremony, and Dr. Papatheofanis discusses this and other recent developments at the college.
23/05/2014 • 11 minutes 48 seconds
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.
22/05/2014 • 8 minutes 56 seconds
Orthodox Resources for Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Bobby Maddex interviews Steven Christoforou, the Youth Protection and Parish Ministries Coordinator for the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese (GOA) of America and the host of the Ancient Faith Radio video podcast Be the Bee, about the many resources for youth and young adult ministry that are available from the GOA.
30/04/2014 • 15 minutes 48 seconds
The McGunnegal Chronicles
Bobby Maddex interviews Ben Anderson, the author of a new series of Orthodox Christian fantasy novels called The McGunnegal Chronicles.
11/04/2014 • 15 minutes
St. Raphael Orthodox Online Homeschool
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. James Taylor, the founder and director of the St. Raphael Orthodox Online Home School. The school has just finished its first year of operation, and registration has begun for the summer session, which will feature four new course offerings.
02/04/2014 • 21 minutes 38 seconds
Bishop Basil’s Comments at Fr. Alexander Atty’s Funeral
Ancient Faith Radio has been provided this recording of the comments made by Bishop Basil at the funeral of the beloved priest Fr. Alexander Atty. May his memory be eternal.
30/03/2014 • 12 minutes 16 seconds
Blessings Beyond Bars
Bobby Maddex interviews Christiana Roulakis, the Director of Development at Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), about Blessings Beyond Bars, OCPM's new Lenten youth project to teach children and young adults about prison ministry.
27/03/2014 • 7 minutes 45 seconds
Memory Eternal Metropolitan Philip
We talk with Fr. Thomas Zain, Vicar General of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America just 2 hours after the falling asleep of our beloved Metropolitan Philip, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America.
20/03/2014 • 5 minutes 53 seconds
Orthodoxy on the Isles
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Serafim Aldea, a Romanian Orthodox monk who is starting a monastic community on an island off the coast of Scotland. Can you assist him in his efforts to raise the money needed to purchase the land?
14/03/2014 • 12 minutes 45 seconds
The Digital Reconciliation Project
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Justin Mathews, the Executive Director of Reconciliation Services, and Tewfi Mulatu, the Project Manager of Reconciliation Services' new Digital Reconciliation Project.
12/03/2014 • 14 minutes 55 seconds
Arvo Pärt Concert at Carnegie Hall
Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. Nicholas Reeves, assistant professor of liturgical music at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, and Dr. Peter Bouteneff, an associate professor of systematic theology at St. Vlad’s, about an upcoming concert at Carnegie Hall featuring the music of Arvo Pärt.
11/03/2014 • 11 minutes 42 seconds
Maaloula Nuns Freed!
In breaking news, Kevin Allen speaks with Samuel Noble who edits the Arab Orthodoxy blog site and who is an expert on Arab Orthodox matters, regarding reports that the kidnapped nuns of Maaloula and St. Thekla Monastery have been freed. The situation is very fluid but confirmation has been received of their release.
09/03/2014 • 13 minutes 11 seconds
Ukraine - Another Perspective
As we continue to follow the news in Ukraine, Ancient Faith Radio is committed to bring you a balanced perspective on the events and implications for the Orthodox Church. Today, Kevin Allen is speaking with Ukrainian expert and Orthodox Christian Mr James Jatras. Mr Jatras is a former US diplomat, US Senate staffer, and a member of the American Institute of Ukraine.
26/02/2014 • 34 minutes 13 seconds
Protests in Ukraine
AFR's Kevin Allen interviews His Eminence Metropolitan ANTONY, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the US. Learn about the issues surrounding the violent protests in the country and what is at stake as well as the role of the Orthodox Church in creating peace and moving forward.
22/02/2014 • 29 minutes
Bobby Maddex interviews Nick Papas, an Orthodox iconographer and artist living in Houston, Texas, who will be exhibiting on February 15 a dozen non-liturgical paintings of the post-schism Western saint known as Drogo the Ugly.
12/02/2014 • 15 minutes 9 seconds
Christianity in the Middle East
Fadi Toma, the Syrian Coordinator for Amnesty International Canada, speaks at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Winnipeg, Canada. The event is sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Fellowship group at the University of Manitoba.
12/02/2014 • 54 minutes 27 seconds
Meet Bishop-Elect Archimandrite David!
Archimandrite David [Mahaffey] will be consecrated to the episcopacy at Saint Innocent Cathedral in Anchorage on Friday, February 21, 2014. He will fill the vacant Episcopal See of Sitka and Alaska for the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). AFR introduces you to the Bishop-elect and he talks about his vision for the Diocese.
04/02/2014 • 40 minutes 4 seconds
Documentary Film on Frederica Mathewes-Green
Noted author, speaker, and podcaster Frederica Mathewes-Green joins us to talk about a documentary film project on her life and work as a former feminist and now Orthodox Christian. Learn how you can support this project here:
29/01/2014 • 14 minutes 18 seconds
The Pascha Passport Resource For Families
John Maddex interviews Fr. Evan Armatas about a great resource for families as they prepare for their journey through Great Lent. With the coupon code AFR2014, receive a 10% discount. Find out more HERE.
29/01/2014 • 19 minutes 41 seconds
A Christian on the West Bank
AFR talks with Dr. Maria Khoury about what it is like to live as a Christian within the barricaded walls of the West Bank of Israel. Visit the web site of her parish - St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Taybeh.
14/01/2014 • 20 minutes 3 seconds
Report From Syria
We talk with Roy Azar, Project Coordinator for IOCC, who just returned from Damascus. He reports on the continued work of IOCC in providing humanitarian aid for the refugees and displaced families but also calls for prayer for the abducted nuns from Maaloula.
08/12/2013 • 10 minutes 31 seconds
Orthodox Filmmakers and Artists
Bobby Maddex interviews Chris Vlahonasios, the founder of the Orthodox Filmmakers and Artists blog, as well as the Byzanfest film festival.
06/12/2013 • 13 minutes 39 seconds
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.
02/12/2013 • 1 hour 10 minutes 33 seconds
Orthodoxy in Africa
On this special edition of Ancient Faith Presents, Fr. Andrew Anderson, the priest at St. Gregory of Nyssa Orthodox Church in Kingston, Ontario, speaks on Orthodoxy in Africa at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Belleville, Ontario.
27/11/2013 • 1 hour 19 minutes 40 seconds
Coming to Orthodoxy
On this special edition of Ancient Faith Presents, Father Nabil Hanna, the priest at St. George Orthodox Church in Fishers, Indiana, speaks at the 20th anniversary celebration of St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Goshen, Indiana.
27/11/2013 • 57 minutes 32 seconds
Ministry of Presence: Presented by Fr. John Kowalczyk and Fr. Stephen Powley
Combined, Fr. John and Fr. Stephen have been involved with prison ministry for well over 50 years. From their experiences in this work, they speak on the important concept of "Ministry of Presence" that is truly vital for all Orthodox Christians to understand. This concept is brought to life by the stories they share from their ministries. This presentation was given in Houston as part of an Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry gathering.
Fr. John Kowalczyk is the priest of St. Michael's Church in Jermyn, PA, the Chancellor of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, a Chaplain at S.C.I. Waymart's Forensic Treatment Center for over 27 years, teaches at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary, and is the Director of their Field Education Program. Fr. John is a member of the Board of Directors of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry.
Fr. Stephen Powley is the priest of St. John the Baptist Church in Pueblo, CO, and is the Assistant Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry. He served as a Prison
26/11/2013 • 1 hour 14 minutes 57 seconds
Relief Efforts in the Philippines
Bobby Maddex interviews Mark Ohanian, the Director of Programs at International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), about IOCC's relief efforts in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan. Click here to find out how you can help.
21/11/2013 • 7 minutes 28 seconds
Did you know that there is a robust carving tradition in the Orthodox Church? Bobby Maddex talks with Jonathan Pageau, a wood carver in the Orthodox tradition and the editor of the Orthodox Arts Journal.
19/11/2013 • 11 minutes 31 seconds
Little Spot Productions
Bobby Maddex interviews Seraphim Hanisch, the Director of Little Spot Productions, a mobile, on-site, studio-level recording company.
15/11/2013 • 15 minutes 9 seconds
Panagia: Orthodox Hymns to the Mother of God
Bobby Maddex interviews Vladimir Morosan, the director of the professional Orthodox choir Archangel Voices, about the choir's new CD Panagia: Orthodox Hymns to the Mother of God.
13/11/2013 • 22 minutes 31 seconds
OCA YouTube Challenge
Bobby Maddex interviews Andrew Boyd, the Director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry with the Orthodox Church in America, about the OCA YouTube Challenge for Orthodox high school and college students.
11/11/2013 • 7 minutes 24 seconds
St. Herman’s House in Cleveland - An Evening with Fr. Thomas Hopko
The Director of St. Herman's House in Cleveland is Paul Finley. Paul tells about the work of providing shelter for homeless men in the inner city of Cleveland and also about an opportunity to hear Fr. Thomas Hopko on Novevmber 4. More information is available HERE.
01/11/2013 • 22 minutes 2 seconds
Zoe for Life!
Bobby Maddex interviews Paula Kappos, the President of Zoe for Life. This organization is an Orthodox Christian initiative, endorsed by the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas, that addresses crisis pregnancy, facilitates adoption, and engages in abstinence education.
18/10/2013 • 21 minutes 17 seconds
IOCC Helps Syrian Refugees
IOCC Director of Programs Mark Ohanian updates us on the work of IOCC in Syria where the refugee population is rapidly growing as the result of the civil war.
14/10/2013 • 18 minutes 49 seconds
We Are Superman
Bobby Maddex interviews Kevin Bryce, the Orthodox director of a feature-length documentary film titled We Are Superman that chronicles the revitalization of a troubled street corner in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
09/10/2013 • 15 minutes 36 seconds
St Vladimir’s Seminary: A Personal History
In honor of the 75th anniversary of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vlad's, about the history and early days of the school.
03/10/2013 • 32 minutes 5 seconds
God’s Creation and Orthodox Music
We talk with Richard Barrett, Artistic Director for the St. John of Damascus Society about an ambitious project to create a musical setting for the Vesperal Psalm (103/104) blending the various Orthodox music styles. This will eventually be a video presentation including beautiful images from creation. This was launched through a Kickstarter fund raising campaign.
27/09/2013 • 22 minutes 11 seconds
The Cathedral Choir of Pittsburgh Celebrates 50 Years!
Fr. Tom Soroka of The Path and Sermons at St. Nicholas conducts an interview with Fr Igor Soroka as he discusses the 50th anniversary of the Cathedral Choir of the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania (OCA) as well as his significant contribution to the development of Orthodox music in the English speaking world.
A liturgical choral concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Cathedral Choir of Pittsburgh will be held at St John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 601 Boone Avenue, Canonsburg, PA on Sunday, September 29, at 6:00 pm. The concert is open to the public and a social hour will follow the concert in the church hall. For further information, contact Rebecca Danchenko at 412-478-7252.
23/09/2013 • 30 minutes 9 seconds
Operation Lace Up
We talk with Nicholas Chakos, the Executive Director of FOCUS North America, and Theodora Polamalu, wife of Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu, about "Operation Lace Up," a new initiative to provide shoes to children who cannot afford them, as well as FOCUS's Pittsburgh Health Center and "Tackle Poverty" campaign.
19/09/2013 • 16 minutes 49 seconds
SVOTS Strategic Plan 2020
In honor of the 75th anniversary of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Chad Hatfield, the Chancellor and CEO of St. Vlad's, about the school's Strategic Plan 2020, which includes a Center for Liturgical Arts, a Continuing Education program, and an International House of Studies.
17/09/2013 • 18 minutes 38 seconds
150,000 Converts in Guatemala!
We talk with Fr. Peter Jackson, newly appointed OCMC missionary to Guatemala following the mass conversion of 150,000 people into the Orthodox Church. Learn about his work in training clergy and translating liturgical documents for the 300+ churches and eight priests.
13/09/2013 • 15 minutes 45 seconds
Assembly of Bishops Convene Sep 17-19
His Grace Bishop Basil joins us to talk about the next meeting of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops September 17-19 in Greater Chicago.
12/09/2013 • 18 minutes 7 seconds
The Patriarch Tikhon Choir
Bobby Maddex interviews Maria Sheehan, the manager of the new Patriarch Tikhon Choir, an American professional choir dedicated to the performance of Orthodox Christian sacred music that is conducted by Maestro Vladimir Gorbik.
06/09/2013 • 19 minutes 43 seconds
International Relief and Development
Bobby Maddex interviews Michelle Lemon, a Senior Program Officer at International Relief and Development (IRD). The Cultural Heritage program of IRD is currently working to restore a number of Serbian Orthodox Churches in Kosovo, and they need your assistance!
29/08/2013 • 17 minutes 49 seconds
Orthodox Theological Education in the 21st Century
In honor of the 75th anniversary of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. John Behr, the Dean of the school, about what it means when we talk about an Orthodox theological education and why it is important.
28/08/2013 • 25 minutes 19 seconds
Frontline Training for IOCC Volunteers
IOCC US Country Representative Dan Christopulos and volunteer Michael Claypool tell us about the training program happening this week in Denver for IOCC volunteers to prepare them for emergency response here in the United States.
23/08/2013 • 15 minutes 26 seconds
Bishop Louka of Syria
His Grace Bishop Louka is auxiliary to His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch. He visited the US and gave us this brief interview about Syria, the kidnapped bishops, and the so-called Arab Spring.
06/08/2013 • 12 minutes 54 seconds
Bobby Maddex is at the Antiochian Archdiocesan Convention in Houston, Texas, and while there he talks with Kh. Gigi Shadid, an Orthodox musician who specializes in music for children. You can purchase Kh. Gigi's CDs by clicking here.
26/07/2013 • 11 minutes 11 seconds
Searching for the Sacred Symposium
John talks with Fr. Andrew Jarmus from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church about an upcoming symposium in Ft. Wayne, IN, entitled Searching for the Sacred.
17/07/2013 • 9 minutes 31 seconds
Correcting a Canonical Anomaly
One bishop per city or region is what the canons call for. Yet, here in North America we have multiple bishops in one location. The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops are working to correct that, and today we speak with Proto-Deacon Peter Danilchick who is the liaison for the Canonical Regional Planning Committee. Learn about the importance of this task and how long it will take to get it done.
For more information on this issue, we refer to you our documentary section - Unravelling Chambesy.
15/07/2013 • 37 minutes 28 seconds
St. Raphael Orthodox Online Homeschool
Attention all Orthodox homeschool families: There's a new resource available that could make your homeschooling curriculum more robust and meaningful! Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. James Taylor, the founder and director of St. Raphael Orthodox Online Homeschool.