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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 Native Americans and Orthodoxy
August 28, 2008
Frederica is in Anchorage at the Alaska Native Heritage Center today talking with Orthodox convert Steven Alvarez and is interrupted only once by Alaskan wildlife!

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All Saints Homilies Testing and Faith (Matt. 17:14-23)
August 25, 2008

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Frederica Here and Now The Same God
August 21, 2008
Do all religions worship the same God? Frederica doesn't like the way the question is posed. Find out why in this episode.

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Close to Home Photo Opportunity
August 20, 2008
From the pages of the current edition of The Handmaiden, Molly reflects on her patron Saint Anna.

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All Saints Homilies Peter and Jacob
August 18, 2008

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Frederica Here and Now Transfiguration, Light, and an Icon
August 9, 2008
This week as we think about the Transfiguration of our Lord, Frederica has some interesting reflections on a particular icon of the Transfiguration from the apse of St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai. To view the icon, click HERE for a large image, and HERE for a smaller one.

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All Saints Homilies The Life of the Early Church: Affection, Humor, Friendship
August 3, 2008

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All Saints Homilies Joseph of Arimathea
August 2, 2008
Joseph, in taking responsibility for burying Jesus, could no longer keep it secret. His assumption of that responsibility represented the resolve to make the commitment public.

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Frederica Here and Now Eastern Catholics
July 31, 2008
Today we present an interview Frederica conducted with Fr. Stephen Wojcichowsky, director of the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute in Ottawa. They recently held a conference that they called "The Sheptytsky Institute Study Days," and Fr. Tom Hopko and Frederica were among the speakers.

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Close to Home Boundaries
July 29, 2008
Molly reflects on both friendships and evangelism and the investment of ourselves in both.

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Frederica Here and Now Standing Together
July 24, 2008
At the close of a recent talk Frederica gave, she recalls a movie she saw about World War I and the love for the brother in the trench with you on the right and on the left. She reminds us that we are saved in community.

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Close to Home Resignation
July 18, 2008
Moms are bombarded with books, articles and self-help plans toward better motherhood. But, what if you don't fit any of the molds? Here is one mother's resigned acknowledgment in the form of a letter to her kids.

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Frederica Here and Now WALL-E
July 17, 2008
What's the one thing missing from the newest animated offering from Pixar? Listen to today's episode to find out.

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Close to Home Marriage
July 11, 2008
Last week, Molly and Troy celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary and today, Molly reflects on the lessons learned over the years and gets some help from St. John Chrysostom.

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Frederica Here and Now Remember Basil from Facing East?
July 10, 2008
Frederica enjoys a conversation with Basil Athas, the very colorful member of Holy Cross who seems to be the most memorable character in Frederica's book Facing East. He is now 77, and residing in a nursing home, where he vocally evangelizes everyone in reach!

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Frederica Here and Now Democracy
July 3, 2008
This week those of us in the United States celebrate Independence Day, and Frederica joins in expressing her thankfulness for this country and democracy. But, is democracy a "one size fits all" concept for the world?

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Frederica Here and Now Birthright in Ghana
June 26, 2008
Frederica is at the 40th anniversary conference of Birthright, International in the Chicago area and recorded an interview with Doris Asante of Birthright, Ghana. Doris was also selling handmade jewelry and stoles to raise money for Birthright in Ghana and she invited correspondence if you are interested in purchasing or donating.

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Close to Home Sacred
June 25, 2008
In a throw-away society, there is healing and redemption to be found in the Orthodox view of the sacred.

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Frederica Here and Now Campus Ministry
June 19, 2008
A sweaty subdeacon comes in from the hot sun and working in the garden for a glass of iced tea and a conversation with Frederica about Orthodox campus ministry at the Naval Academy and St. John's College.

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Close to Home Expression
June 16, 2008
What's in a song? From a mother's composition expressing love for her children to the great and theologically rich themes of the Church, music has an undeniable role to play in our lives.

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Frederica Here and Now When the Movie Trumps the Book
June 12, 2008
Prince Caspian, Lord of the Rings, Gone With the Wind— which was better, the book or the movie?

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All Saints Homilies What Happens at Baptism?
June 9, 2008
When we are baptized, we are made a child of God, a member of the body of Christ, and a temple of the Holy Spirit.

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Frederica Here and Now Autism and Adam
June 5, 2008
Today we eavesdrop on a kitchen table discussion with daughter Megan (with a little help from 20-month-old Michael who thought the microphone looked tasty!) as they discussed Michael's six-year-old brother Adam and the still mysterious condition known as autism. Here is a picture of Adam and Frederica's article from an earlier posting on Beliefnet.

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All Saints Homilies The Sunday of the Blind Man (John 9:1-38)
June 2, 2008
With the coming of the Light, there are three responses: that of the Pharisees, that of the parents of the blind man, and that of the blind man himself.

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Close to Home Healing
June 2, 2008
Molly is deeply touched by the story of OCMC missionary Lynette Hoppe as told in the book compiled by Fr. Luke Veronis and published by Conciliar Press - Lynette's Hope.

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