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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.

Close to Home Excellence
January 10, 2008
Molly reads an excerpt from The Brothers Karamazov which directs us to a more excellent way.

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Close to Home Resolution
January 4, 2008
What are your New Year's resolutions? Do they sound vaguely familiar from previous years?

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Frederica Here and Now Shamassey Ina Goes t Rome - Part 1
January 3, 2008
Frederica is in the car today with two friends and struck up a conversation with one of them about her trip to Rome. They had so much to talk about, it is divided into two parts with part 1 today and part 2 next week.

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Close to Home Humbled
December 28, 2007
Thy Nativity O Christ God has shown to the world the light of wisdom - and humility.

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Frederica Here and Now Magi from the East
December 27, 2007
Their number and identity is not clear but their intention was unmistakable: to worship the newborn King.

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Frederica Here and Now Behold a Star
December 20, 2007
So what about this star in the east? How important is it that we insist it be a real astronomical star?

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Close to Home Wonder
December 20, 2007
"God is with us, understand all ye nations and submit yourselves. For God is with us!" (Isa. 8:9) So, what are the implications of this reality?

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All Saints Homilies Ancient Sarah
December 18, 2007

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Frederica Here and Now St. Romanos Nativity Kontakion
December 13, 2007
Don't miss this rich and inspiring reading by Frederica of the entire Nativity Kontakion written by St. Romanos the Melodist and translated by Fr. Ephrem Lash. It was taken from the book On the Life of Christ: Kontakia, published in 1994.

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Close to Home Disappointment
December 13, 2007
Godliness with contentment is great gain (I Tim. 6:6). What are you hoping for this Christmas?

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Frederica Here and Now Grace Is Gone
December 7, 2007
Frederica previewed the new movie starring John Cusack, Grace is Gone, and offers this analysis.

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Close to Home Truth
December 7, 2007
"You can't handle the truth," said Jack Nicholson's character in A Few Good Men. Can we?

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Frederica Here and Now Enchanted
November 29, 2007
Frederica likes the new Disney movie, Enchanted, and provides an enchanting review for our AFR listeners.

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Close to Home The Real St. Nick
November 29, 2007
Molly has a special guest on this festal edition of Close to Home in preparation for St. Nicholas Day, December 6.

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All Saints Homilies Conflict in the Early Church
November 28, 2007

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Frederica Here and Now Fair Trade
November 22, 2007
The poor in many other countries often rely on skills handed down to them by their ancestors. But what about the poor in America?

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Close to Home Sunday Morning Chaos
November 22, 2007
There is nothing like Sunday morning preparation for church to test a family's patience!

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Frederica Here and Now Obnoxious Converts
November 15, 2007
Why do some people feel that "converts" to Orthodoxy are so obnoxious? Today Frederica reflects on the practices of some Orthodox Christians compared with the path to spiritual healing that Orthodoxy represents.

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Close to Home Love
November 15, 2007
Today we eavesdrop on a tender letter Molly has written to her children.

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Frederica Here and Now From Mennonite to Orthodox
November 8, 2007
Frederica is in the fourth floor apartment of a friend who recently came to Orthodoxy from the Mennonite church and participated in an excursion to the Middle East with a group intent on apologizing to Eastern faiths for the Crusades.

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All Saints Homilies Parable Themes from Matthew
November 8, 2007

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Close to Home Sentimental
November 8, 2007
While we were created with emotions, sentimentality can often get in the way of authentic faith.

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Close to Home Significant
November 2, 2007
HIgh expectations don't always line up with real life. Today, Molly is reflecting on our connection to the subtance of life as found in the Church.

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Frederica Here and Now Cemetery
October 30, 2007
We are strolling with Frederica through a cemetery on the campus of the seminary she attended several years ago.

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Close to Home Prudence
October 27, 2007
That line between gullability and prudence can sometimes get blurred.

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