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Ancient Faith Audio Podcasts

Ancient Faith Ministries, a department of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America with a pan-Orthodox outreach, produces a wide variety of online audio programming, including an extensive range of downloadable content, distributed via Ancient Faith Radio. It is our hope that the selection of podcasts here, which are frequently refreshed and updated, will enrich and nourish the spiritual lives of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian faithful.

Frederica Here and Now The Jesus Prayer Basics
December 31, 2009
This is part one of a pair of special episodes of Frederica Here and Now. It features Frederica Mathewes-Green speaking at the Mother of God Orthodox Church in Princeton, New Jersey, about her new book The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer That Tunes the Heart to God.

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Frederica Here and Now From Pentecostal to Orthodox
December 24, 2009
Frederica interviews Dn. Barnabas Powell, the former pastor of a Pentecostal church, about his conversion to Orthodoxy.

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Frederica Here and Now Fr. George Calciu
December 16, 2009
Frederica exchanges recollections with her fellow parishioners of the much-beloved Fr. George Calciu.

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Close to Home Good Will Toward Men
December 11, 2009
During this Nativity season, Molly reflects on what it means to love our Neighbor - even if they have different beliefs, moral standards, or no belief at all.

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Frederica Here and Now Middle-aged People in Church
December 9, 2009
Frederica reads an article by Keith Drury that addresses why people in their fifties and sixties do not worship in a lively manner.

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Frederica Here and Now The Jesus Prayer
December 2, 2009
Frederica reads the introduction to her new book The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer That Tunes the Heart to God, published by Paraclete Press.

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Frederica Here and Now Doing Funerals Right
November 25, 2009
Frederica interviews Joe Canby, an auto mechanic who doubles as a funeral director, about bringing funerals back into the Church.

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Frederica Here and Now An Orthodox Chaplain in Afghanistan
November 20, 2009
Frederica interviews Kh. Tamera Pelikan, whose husband is the only Orthodox chaplain in Afghanistan.

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All Saints Homilies Luke the Historian
November 16, 2009

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Frederica Here and Now A Visit from St. Seraphim
November 12, 2009
Frederica interviews an anonymous parishioner from St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Loveland, Colorado, about his experiences with St. Seraphim of Sarov.

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Frederica Here and Now War and Brother-Keeping
November 4, 2009
Frederica examines the concept of non-violent resistance. Should we refuse to exercise any earthly power?

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Frederica Here and Now St. Nectarios Education Fund
October 28, 2009
Frederica interviews Fr. Evan Armatas, priest at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Loveland, Colorado, about the St. Nectarios Education Fund.

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Close to Home A Difference of Opinion
October 24, 2009
While society denigrates into a series of angry and uncivil arguments, Molly reflects on the temptation to always be "right" vs. the need to be "righteous."

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Frederica Here and Now Science and the Orthodox Church
October 21, 2009
Frederica interviews Daniel Buxhoeveden, an Orthodox scientist who just recently received a Templeton grant to establish an Institute for Science and the Orthodox Church. Please note that Frederica experienced technical difficulties while recording this episode. We apologize in advance for its poor audio quality.

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Frederica Here and Now No Makeup
October 9, 2009
Frederica explains why she doesn't wear make-up and then plays a song on the subject written and performed by her son David.

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Frederica Here and Now Listening Skills
October 1, 2009
Frederica is interviewed by her friend Katherine Mowers about how to really listen to other people.

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Frederica Here and Now Terry Mattingly
September 23, 2009
Frederica interviews Terry Mattingly, columnist, professor of journalism, and founder of getreligion.org, about the heath-care debate, particularly with regard to end-of-life issues.

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Close to Home For They Shall Be Comforted
September 23, 2009
Blessed are they who throw off all inhibitions, forging bloodstained through the crowd, for the unbiased hem of Christ's garment. This essay was featured in the Summer, 2009 issue of The Handmaiden.

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Frederica Here and Now Remembering 9/11
September 16, 2009
Will September 11, 2001, become just another date that children have to memorize? If so, does it really matter?

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Close to Home On the Necessity of Beauty
September 11, 2009
Why all the fuss about pageantry and beauty in Orthodoxy? Molly contends it is not God who needs it but us!

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Frederica Here and Now Well-Tempered
September 9, 2009
Frederica interviews her son Stephen, a seminarian at Holy Cross and a part-time piano tuner, about the musical concept of temperament.

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All Saints Homilies Christian Basics (1 Cor. 16:13-24)
September 8, 2009

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Frederica Here and Now Lucas and Summer
September 1, 2009
Frederica welcomes a new grandson and looks back at a very eventful summer.

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Close to Home Enlightenment
August 28, 2009
"Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering and embarrassing others," says the morning prayer of Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow. So, does that include our children? Molly catches herself forgetting that fact.

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Frederica Here and Now Tender Love and the Dormition
August 16, 2009
Imagine the blessed Theotokos in old age being cared for by St. John the Evangelist. That is the image Frederica beautifully portrays for us in today's podcast for the Feast of the Dormition. Read more of her thoughts on the Virgin Mary in her newest book The Lost Gospel of Mary.

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