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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 Russian Blasphemy
August 22, 2012
Frederica explains to non-liturgical Christians why the actions of the recently convicted Russian protest group were sacrilege and especially insensitive to the Orthodox individuals who remained faithful throughout the Soviet era.

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The Arena Interview with Bishop Alexander of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America
August 22, 2012
AFR podcaster Fr. Josiah Trenham serves as a member of the Secretariat of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. He was commissioned by that body to conduct interviews with each of the Hierarchs in the Assembly of Bishops over the course of the next year.

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The Arena The Apostolic Right to Take a Believing Wife
August 22, 2012
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Roads From Emmaus Sermon Aug. 19, 2012 (11th Sunday after Pentecost)
August 20, 2012
On this the 11th Sunday after Pentecost, Fr. Andrew asks, how can we ask God for forgiveness and not receive it?

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The Arena Learning to Trust God When You Feel Helpless
August 14, 2012
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Roads From Emmaus Sermon Aug. 12, 2012 (10th Sunday after Pentecost)
August 13, 2012
On this the 10th Sunday after Pentecost, Father Andrew tells us that St. Paul calls the Leaders of the Church "Fools for Christ's Sake."

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Raising Saints The Monastery in Our Hearts
August 9, 2012
Elissa demonstrates how the idea of the monastery is a very useful illustration to help all of us, especially our youth, understand how to be Orthodox in this world.

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The Arena Yearning for the Light of the Transfiguration!
August 9, 2012
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Roads From Emmaus Sermon Aug. 5, 2012 (Forefeast of the Transfiguration)
August 8, 2012
On this Sunday of the Forefeast of the Transfiguration, Fr. Andrew asks if we have the will to become "All Flame."

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Close to Home I Can Be Hope
August 8, 2012
Molly is learning that repentance and hope walk hand in hand.

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Frederica Here and Now The Work of Theology
August 1, 2012
Frederica argues that the concept of "theology always in flux" is a dubious one.

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The Arena Do Not Let Go of the Cross
August 1, 2012
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Roads From Emmaus Sermon July 29, 2012 (8th Sunday after Pentecost)
July 31, 2012
On this 8th Sunday after Pentecost, Fr. Andrew reminds us of the deep worth of the human person.

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All Saints Homilies Unity
July 30, 2012
Fr. Pat places the theme of Christian unity and peace in our present historical context.

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Close to Home Go Forth in Peace
July 27, 2012
A trip to the county fair ends up giving a lesson in the acquisition of peace in spite of the disturbing news around us.

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Raising Saints Prayers of Holy Communion
July 26, 2012
Elissa explains how to use images from existing pre-communion prayers to help children prepare themselves for the Holy Mysteries.

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The Arena Imitating Christ as a Person of Principle
July 25, 2012
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All Saints Homilies The Council of Chalcedon
July 23, 2012
Fr. Pat makes three points with respect to the central teaching of Chalcedon, particularly as we prepare for the Feast of the Transfiguration.

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Roads From Emmaus Sermon July 22, 2012 (St. Mary Magdalene)
July 23, 2012
On this Sunday of St. Mary Magdalene, Fr. Andrew tells us that when we do our homework about the Orthodox faith, we find Grace.

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Frederica Here and Now Pastors and Same-Sex Attraction
July 18, 2012
Frederica explores the many complex issues surrounding Orthodoxy clergy and their pastoral stance toward same-sex attraction.

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The Arena Learn the Parable from the Fig Tree
July 17, 2012
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All Saints Homilies Romans 10
July 16, 2012
Fr. Pat explores the dynamic nature of God's word, what it means to profess the Resurrection, and the contrast between law and gospel.

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Raising Saints Prosphora and Theosis
July 12, 2012
Elissa explains how to use the baking of prosphora to talk with children about theosis, which she calls "the meaning of life."

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All Saints Homilies The Centurion
July 12, 2012
Fr. Pat examines each of the three players in the second of the "miracles of blessing" found in the Gospel of Matthew—the centurion, Jesus, and the servant.

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Frederica Here and Now Loaf of Bread
July 5, 2012
Frederica recounts the fascinating story of an Armenian woman who threw a loaf of bread into a garbage pit every day for thirteen years.

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