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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 Prayers for the Departed
August 31, 2011
Frederica responds to a question about purgatory and explains why the Orthodox pray for the dead.

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Close to Home The Saint Lydia’s Book Club
August 30, 2011
Today Molly introduces the Saint Lydia's Book Club hosted by Conciliar Press author Melinda Johnson (Letters to St. Lydia) and presents the first piece which will launch on the club's web site September 1.

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The Arena Remembrance of Our Debts
August 28, 2011
Eleventh Sunday of Matthew

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All Saints Homilies A Vision of Jesus - The Key, The Stone, and The Morning Star
August 22, 2011
Fr. Pat gave this sermon in Waynesburg, PA, at the funeral of beloved friend Nancy (Katherine) Thompson who fell asleep in the Lord on August 2, 2011.

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All Saints Homilies The First Three Pastors of the Church at Corinth
August 22, 2011
A great pastor makes for a great church, right? Fr. Pat compares Peter, Paul, and Apollos, and their various ministries to the Corinthian Church.

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Frederica Here and Now Buddhism and Orthodox Christianity
August 18, 2011
Frederica uses the recorded comments of a Buddhist monk to examine the similarities and differences between Orthodox and Buddhist beliefs, particularly as they relate to anger and forgiveness.

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The Arena We Are Not Alone
August 17, 2011
Ninth Sunday of Matthew

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All Saints Homilies She Bore Him In Her Heart (Feast of the Dormition)
August 15, 2011
Fr. Pat contemplates what the life of the Virgin Mary teaches us concerning 1) dogmatic theology, 2) the life of piety and worship, 3) the moral, ascetical life.

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The Arena Interview with Bp Thomas, Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and Mid-Atlantic States in Antiochian Arch.
August 11, 2011
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 Interview with Bishop Ilia, Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese of America
August 11, 2011
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 Interview with Archbishop Nicolae, Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas
August 11, 2011
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 Interview with Bishop Maxim, Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orth. Church of North America
August 11, 2011
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 Interview with Bishop Daniel, Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
August 11, 2011
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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Close to Home Memory Eternal - Nancy Thompson
August 8, 2011
Molly reflects on the recent falling asleep of dear friend Nancy Thompson in Waynesburg, PA. How do we view death as Orthodox Christians?

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The Arena The Glory of the GodMan and the Christian’s Future
August 7, 2011
Eighth Sunday of Matthew

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Frederica Here and Now The Sermon
August 3, 2011
Frederica interviews her son, the newly ordained Fr. Steve Mathewes, about the process of writing homilies.

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The Arena Only God is Awesome
July 31, 2011
Seventh Sunday of Matthew

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The Arena Love and Hate: Christians are Called to Practice Both
July 26, 2011
The Sixth Sunday of Matthew

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All Saints Homilies Do You Want to Be Made Well?
July 26, 2011
Fr. Pat argues that the paralytic suffered from the sin of apathy—from claiming victimhood and not really wanting to change.

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All Saints Homilies Holy Myrrh-bearers Sunday
July 21, 2011
Fr. Pat explains how the myrrh-bearing women contemplated the mysteries of the Church.

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The Arena Creating Healthy Spiritual Distance
July 19, 2011
Leaving the City for the Holy Monasteries

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Frederica Here and Now Harry Potter
July 16, 2011
Frederica reviews the final Harry Potter movie—Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two.

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All Saints Homilies Pascha Is No Fertility Rite
July 12, 2011
Fr. Pat explains that Pascha is not about the resurrection of a god, but rather about the resurrection of a Jew who lived and breathed and ate with us here on earth.

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The Arena Entrusting the Gospel to Faithful Men (2 Tim. 2:2)
July 10, 2011
The Life of St. Joseph of Damascus

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Frederica Here and Now Larry Crowne
July 6, 2011
Frederica reviews the film Larry Crowne, written by, directed by, produced by, and starring Tom Hanks.

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