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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.

The Arena The Glory of the GodMan and the Christian’s Future
August 7, 2011
Eighth Sunday of Matthew

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Frederica Here and Now The Sermon
August 3, 2011
Frederica interviews her son, the newly ordained Fr. Steve Mathewes, about the process of writing homilies.

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The Arena Only God is Awesome
July 31, 2011
Seventh Sunday of Matthew

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The Arena Love and Hate: Christians are Called to Practice Both
July 26, 2011
The Sixth Sunday of Matthew

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All Saints Homilies Do You Want to Be Made Well?
July 26, 2011
Fr. Pat argues that the paralytic suffered from the sin of apathy—from claiming victimhood and not really wanting to change.

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All Saints Homilies Holy Myrrh-bearers Sunday
July 21, 2011
Fr. Pat explains how the myrrh-bearing women contemplated the mysteries of the Church.

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The Arena Creating Healthy Spiritual Distance
July 19, 2011
Leaving the City for the Holy Monasteries

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Frederica Here and Now Harry Potter
July 16, 2011
Frederica reviews the final Harry Potter movie—Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two.

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All Saints Homilies Pascha Is No Fertility Rite
July 12, 2011
Fr. Pat explains that Pascha is not about the resurrection of a god, but rather about the resurrection of a Jew who lived and breathed and ate with us here on earth.

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The Arena Entrusting the Gospel to Faithful Men (2 Tim. 2:2)
July 10, 2011
The Life of St. Joseph of Damascus

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Frederica Here and Now Larry Crowne
July 6, 2011
Frederica reviews the film Larry Crowne, written by, directed by, produced by, and starring Tom Hanks.

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The Arena The Eye, the Heart, and the Soul
July 6, 2011
The Third Sunday of Matthew

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All Saints Homilies Teacher AND Savior
July 5, 2011
Fr. Pat explains that the teaching given by Christ is inseparable from the salvation given by Christ.

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All Saints Homilies Fear of Death
June 29, 2011
On the Sunday of the Holy Cross, Fr. Pat explains that it was the fear of death that Jesus faced while praying in the garden.

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The Arena Worthy of the Name Christian
June 28, 2011
Second Sunday after Pentecost (Second Sunday of Matthew)

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The Arena Always Triumphant
June 21, 2011
Sunday of All Saints

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All Saints Homilies Feast of St. Thomas
June 21, 2011
Fr. Pat places the Sunday of St. Thomas in the overall context of the Pentecostarion, the fifty days that separate the Lord's Resurrection from the Gift of the Holy Spirit.

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Frederica Here and Now Beauty in Worship
June 16, 2011
Frederica speaks at the annual "Donors' Dinner" for St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto about the power of beauty in worship and the Divine Liturgy.

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The Arena Fundamental Truth
June 15, 2011
Orthodox worship and the Divine Liturgy. This is the first in a ten-part series. The nine following lectures are available for purchase at Patristic Nectar Publications.

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All Saints Homilies Biblical Worship
June 15, 2011
Fr. Pat explores three essential components of Biblical worship: the sanctuary itself, the bread, and the lamp stand.

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The Arena The Glory of the Ascension
June 9, 2011
Sunday of the Fathers of the First Council

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Frederica Here and Now Self and Skepticism
June 3, 2011
Frederica explains to the leader of a week-long Protestant retreat why she would not want to speak at the event again.

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The Arena Message from the Bishops
June 2, 2011
Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America

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All Saints Homilies Hebrews 6:1-20
June 1, 2011
Fr. Pat explains that the passage in question brings three features of the life of Christ to our attention: diligence, assurance, and hope.

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The Arena From Him, through Him, and to Him!
May 29, 2011
Sunday of the Blind Man

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