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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 Forgiveness
March 23, 2011
Frederica discusses the difference between forgiveness and enabling.

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The Arena The Seriousness of Our Sins
March 21, 2011
Second Sunday of Great Lent

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Roads From Emmaus Voice From Antioch:  The Eucharist - Part 5a
March 21, 2011
Over and over again in the writings of St. Ignatius, he emphasizes the importance of the physical aspect of Christ's first coming to earth. Fr. Andrew reviews these references and their implications.

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All Saints Homilies The Church: An Audacious Group of Roof Climbers
March 20, 2011
Mark 2:1-12

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Frederica Here and Now The Meaning of Sex
March 18, 2011
Frederica delivers a speech at UC-Santa Barbara (sponsored by The Veritas Forum) titled "The Meaning of Sex."

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The Arena The Icon: The Invisible Made Visible
March 15, 2011
The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy

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All Saints Homilies Both Sides of the Icons
March 14, 2011
Fr. Pat considers the case for iconoclasm, for the veneration of icons, and the settling of the issue.

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Frederica Here and Now Visually Impaired Persons
March 10, 2011
Frederica interviews Tim Mehok of Saints Peter & Paul OCA Church in Lorain, Ohio. Tim is a catechumen and is blind. He talks with Frederica about what Orthodox churches could do to make their worship, parish life, and websites more accessible to the visually impaired.

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The Arena The Great IF!
March 7, 2011
Forgiveness Sunday

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All Saints Homilies It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Over
March 7, 2011
We imagine that life is like football or basketball. You play until the clock runs out. But life is not like that at all. There is no set time for the clock to run out that you know about.

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Frederica Here and Now St. Nina
March 4, 2011
Frederica discusses the life and work of St. Nina and explains the special connection her parish has with this early Christian saint.

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Roads From Emmaus Voice From Antioch:  The Bishop - Part 4b
March 2, 2011
St. Ignatius emphasized the importance of obedience to the Bishop.

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The Arena The Kingdom of God . . . Or Eternal Fire?
February 28, 2011
Sunday of the Last Judgment

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The Arena A Certain Man Had Two Sons . . .
February 23, 2011
Sunday of the Prodigal Son

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Roads From Emmaus Voice From Antioch:  The Bishop - Part 4a
February 15, 2011
What did St. Ignatius have to say about the role of the Bishop in the Church. Listen to the first half of Fr. Andrew's fourth talk in this series.

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The Arena The Doors of Repentance
February 14, 2011
Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee.

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Frederica Here and Now Scientists are Human
February 11, 2011
Frederica shares the findings of some recent articles on scientific objectivity, including one which indicates that scientific test results don't always replicate consistently.

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The Arena The Holy Temple of the Holy God
February 6, 2011

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Frederica Here and Now Infallible R Us
February 3, 2011
Frederica shares an email exchange regarding the Orthodox view of Scripture.

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Roads From Emmaus Voice from Antioch:  The Unity of the Church
February 3, 2011
Fr. Andrew talks about the instruction of St. Ignatius on Church unity and Bishops.

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The Arena The Lord Thirsts, the Lord Loves, the Lord Seeks
January 30, 2011

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Frederica Here and Now Moral but Obscene
January 28, 2011
Frederica discusses a possible trend in film of wrapping a conservative message in vulgar jokes and nudity. As examples, she looks to the movies Love, Actually; Knocked Up; and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

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The Arena The Greatest Destroyer of Peace Today
January 27, 2011

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Frederica Here and Now Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children
January 21, 2011
Frederica shares with us the special prayer entitled "Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children."

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The Arena The Mature Christian Life is Eucharistic
January 18, 2011
It consists of urgent heartfelt prayer and never missing an opportunity to give thanks.

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