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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.

All Saints Homilies Thermodynamics and Theology (Acts 6:1-7)
May 4, 2009

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Close to Home Letdown
May 3, 2009
Life can be full of disappointments and unmet expectations especially for a young mother. Molly Sabourin finds hope in the realness of life and the stability of the Church.

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Frederica Here and Now Hypnotic Mall
April 30, 2009
In this episode, recorded shortly before Christmas, Frederica explains why it's important to protect ourselves and our families from consumerism.

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All Saints Homilies Three Pictures of the Church (Acts 5:12-20)
April 27, 2009
How does the Christian Church appear in these nine verses of chapter 5 of the Acts of the Apostles?

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Frederica Here and Now Bounty
April 23, 2009
In this episode, Frederica reminds us that all that we buy is not ours but God's

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All Saints Homilies Bearing The Cross After Jesus (Mark 15:16-41)
April 22, 2009
All three of the synoptic gospels speak of Simon of Cyrene, compelled to bear the cross of Jesus. Holy Scripture gives us no reason to suppose that Simon of Cyrene had been a believer in Christ before that day when the Roman soldiers compelled him to assume the weight of the Holy Cross but that was the very beginning of his discipleship. He became the model of those who followed Jesus to the place of crucifixion outside the walls of Jerusalem.

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Coffee Cup Commentaries Luke 8:40-56
April 17, 2009
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Coffee Cup Commentaries Luke 8:26-39
April 16, 2009
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Close to Home Promise
April 14, 2009
As Holy Week begins, we are tempted to lament the failings of Lent. Molly is challenging herself and others to stand up again and anticipate Pascha with joy and the promise of new life!

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Coffee Cup Commentaries Luke 8:19-21
April 14, 2009
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Frederica Here and Now On the Victory of the Cross
April 13, 2009
In this final reading from St. Romanos the Melodist, Frederica gives a dramatic interpretation of the dialog between Hell and the Serpent. Please see the first post in this series for information about the source and how you can obtain it.

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Frederica Here and Now Peter’s Denial
April 13, 2009
As we continue through Holy Week, Frederica reads the narrative of Peter's denial of Christ from St. Romanos the Melodist.

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Frederica Here and Now Commentary on the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos
April 13, 2009
Last week we enjoyed Frederica's beautiful reading of the St. Romanos's Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos. This week we have a special treat. In an extended edition of Frederica Here and Now, Frederica gives us a line by line commentary on the hymn taken from her book, "Lost Gospel of Mary".

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Frederica Here and Now On Judas
April 13, 2009
Frederica continues her reading from St. Romanos the Melodist as we begin Holy Week. Today the gripping and sobering narrative on the one who betrayed Jesus. See her earlier episode for information about the source.

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Frederica Here and Now The Akathist to the Theotokos
April 12, 2009
On Fridays during Great Lent, it is the tradition of the Church to sing a hymn to the Theotokos known as the Akathist. These beautiful words were penned by St. Romanos the Melodist and today Frederica reads her own translation of this inspring hymn taken from her book, "Lost Gospel of Mary."

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Frederica Here and Now Lamentation of the Theotokos
April 12, 2009
As we approach Holy Week, you won't want to miss this powerful reading by Frederica of the Lamentation of the Theotokos 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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Coffee Cup Commentaries Luke 8:9
April 10, 2009
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Frederica Here and Now Mother Agapia
April 9, 2009
Frederica interviews Mother Agapia, the sister of George Stephanopoulos. The two talk about the Service of the Holy Fire at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which Mother Agapia has witnessed in person.

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Coffee Cup Commentaries Luke 8:4
April 9, 2009
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Coffee Cup Commentaries Parables
April 8, 2009
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All Saints Homilies Blood and Sacrifice (Hebrews 9:11-14)
April 6, 2009

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Coffee Cup Commentaries Luke 7:36 Application
April 6, 2009
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Frederica Here and Now The Prayer of St. Ephraim
April 2, 2009
Frederica teases out the many possible translations from the Greek of the Prayer of St. Ephraim.

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Coffee Cup Commentaries Luke 7:31
April 2, 2009
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Coffee Cup Commentaries Luke 7:24
April 1, 2009
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