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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 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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Frederica Here and Now Men and the Church
October 25, 2007
This week we catch Frederica in her car driving to Washington, D.C., and reflecting on the differences between the Orthodox Church and other Christian churches when it comes to the involvement of men.

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Frederica Here and Now The World and the Grail
October 18, 2007
Recycled molecules and atoms from the foundation of the world present a wonderful perspective on the shed blood of Christ.

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All Saints Homilies The Humanity of Jesus
October 18, 2007

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Close to Home Sleepless
October 18, 2007
Our heart's desire is that our children follow Christ and it is so wonderful when they see that desire exhibited in us.

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Frederica Here and Now Thrift Shops
October 11, 2007
Frederica enjoys shopping for clothes at her local re-sale shops and has found it to be a good way to save and conserve. She also reflects on the clothing industry in general: where are they made and under what conditions?

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Close to Home Miracle
October 11, 2007
Miracles still happen—even for three-year-olds!

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Frederica Here and Now A Conversation With Doug LeBlanc
October 4, 2007
We catch up with Frederica at a quaint Virginia Barbeque where she is chatting with a reporter who chooses to stay in the Episcopal Church. Douglas LeBlanc of the blog site Get Religion began covering religion in June 1984 as religion editor of the Morning Advocate in Baton Rouge, LA. Since then he has worked as an editor for Compassion International, Episcopalians United (now Anglicans United), and Christianity Today. His work has appeared in Christian Research Journal, The Weekly Standard, and The Wall Street Journal.

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Close to Home Uncluttered
October 4, 2007
What is cluttering our lives and keeping us from obedience to Christ and His commandments?

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All Saints Homilies The Dead in Christ
October 3, 2007

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Frederica Here and Now Problematic Honor
September 27, 2007
Is there a consistent morality or ethical system planted in human beings? If so, why doesn't this sytem include the protection of baby girls?

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Close to Home Unflappable
September 27, 2007
"Be Anxious For Nothing" is a scriptural admonishment that can be easier for some than others.

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