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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.

Faith Encouraged Daily Want to Know How to Fight Sluggishness?
August 26, 2019

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The Path August 26, 2019
August 26, 2019
2 Corinthians 2:4-15 Matthew 23:13-22

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Saint of the Day Martyrs Adrian and Natalia and 23 companions of Nicomedia (4th c.)
August 26, 2019
"Husband and wife, they were both of noble and wealthy families in Nicomedia. Adrian was the governor of the Praetorium and a pagan, and Natalia was a secret Christian. They were both young, and had lived in wedlock for thirteen months in all before their martyrdom. When the wicked Emperor Maximian visited Nicomedia, he ordered that the Christians be seized and put to torture. There were twenty-three Christians hidden in a cave near the city. Someone handed them over to the authorities and they were cruelly flogged with leather whips and staves, and thrown into prison. They were then taken from prison and brought before the Praetor for their names to be noted. Adrian looked a these people, tortured but unbowed, peaceful and meek, and he put them under oath to say what they hoped for from their God, that they should undergo such tortures. They spoke to him of the blessedness of the righteous in the Kingdom of God. Hearing this, and again looking at these people, Adrian suddenly turned to the scribe and said: 'Write my name along with those of these saints; I also am a Christian.' When the Emperor heard of this, he asked him: 'Have you lost your mind?' Adrian replied: 'I haven't lost it, but found it!' Hearing this, Natalia rejoiced greatly, and, when Adrian sat chained with the others in prison, came and ministered to them all. When they flogged her husband and put him to various tortures, she encouraged him to endure to the end. After long torture and imprisonment, the Emperor ordered that they be taken to the prison anvil, for their arms and legs to be broken with hammers. This was done and Adrian, along with the twenty-three others, breathed his last under the vicious tortures. Natalia took their relics to Constantinople and there buried them. After several days, Adrian appeared to her, bathed in light and beauty and calling her to come to God, and she peacefully gave her soul into her Lord's hands." (Prologue)

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The Morning Offering Loneliness
August 26, 2019

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Saint of the Day Holy Apostle Titus of the Seventy
August 25, 2019
He was a Greek from the island of Crete. Born and raised as a pagan, he came to faith in Christ through the ministry of the Apostle Paul, and labored with the Apostle in preaching the Gospel. St Paul in his epistles calls St Titus both "son" and "brother." He was ordained Bishop of Crete by St Paul, who wrote to him the Epistle that bears his name. He reposed in peace at the age of ninety-four.

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Transforming Our Lives in Christ Luke 3:21-22 and 3:23-38, Part XVI
August 25, 2019
Fr. Evan examines the last part of the baptismal service and then begins a discussion of the genealogy of Christ.

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Saint of the Day Hieromartyr Eutyches (1st c.)
August 24, 2019
He was a disciple and friend of St John the Theologian, and worked with the Apostle Paul, and is himself named as an Apostle though he is not one of the Seventy. He travelled widely in the ministry of the Gospel of Christ, suffering many imprisonments and tortures. He died in Sebastia, the place of his birth. The Prologue says that he was beheaded, the Great Horologion that he reposed in peace "in deep old age."

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Faith Encouraged Daily Humble AND Obedient
August 23, 2019

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The Path August 23, 2019
August 23, 2019
2 Corinthians 1:12-20 Matthew 22:23-33

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Saint of the Day Martyr Lupus (306), slave of St Demetrios of Thessalonica
August 23, 2019
He was the servant of the Great Martyr Demetrius, and was present at his martyrdom. He dipped the hem of his garment in the martyr's blood, and later worked many miracles with the garment, healing many illnesses. At the order of the Emperor Maximian, he was then himself arrested, tortured and, like his earthly master, beheaded for Christ. It is said that, as his death approached, he prayed to be baptized before his death, for, though a believer in Christ, he had never been able to be baptized. A cloud suddenly poured down a torrent of water upon him, answering his prayer.

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A Lamp for Today Mediatrix of our Salvation: The Dismissal Theotokion in the Third Tone
August 23, 2019
Edith Humphrey begins a new series on the eight resurrectional (dismissal) hymns to the Theotokos, beginning with the one in tone three appointed for this week. Help is found in interpreting the mysteries of this hymn from the prophet Jeremiah, from the early chapters of Genesis, and from Isaiah’s vision of the heavenly throne-room.

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The Morning Offering A Compassionate People
August 23, 2019

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Faith Encouraged Daily Comforted To Comfort
August 22, 2019

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The Path August 22, 2019
August 22, 2019
2 Corinthians 1:1-7 Matthew 21:43-46

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Saint of the Day Martyr Agathonicus of Nicomedia and his companions (4th c.)
August 22, 2019
He lived in Nicomedia, where he turned many pagans from their idolatry to faith in Christ. For this he and several companions were seized, beaten, bound, and taken to Byzantium. On the way, several of Agathonicus' companions died from their harsh treatment. The survivors, including Agathonicus himself, were taken to Selyvria in Thrace, where they were tortured before the Emperor himself, then beheaded.

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The Arena Christians Do the Impossible - 9th Sunday after Pentecost 2019
August 22, 2019
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The Morning Offering Hospital of the Soul
August 22, 2019

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Faith Encouraged Daily A Great Opportunity Always Has Great Opposition
August 21, 2019

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The Path August 21, 2019
August 21, 2019
1 Corinthians 16:4-12 Matthew 21:28-32

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Saint of the Day Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy (44)
August 21, 2019
He was by birth a Jew from Edessa; it was he who instructed king Avgar in the Faith and baptised him (see August 16). According to Eusebius he is not the Thaddeus who was one of the Twelve (Mt 10:3), but was one of the Seventy. After Christ's Resurrection, he preached the Gospel in Mesopotamia and ended his life in martyrdom.

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All Saints Homilies Two Views of History
August 21, 2019
It seems that our society is trying to walk on water without the power of God, and is consequently in the process of drowning in its many confusions. Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon reflects on our adhering to God’s revealed will vs. trying to make history.

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The Morning Offering Noetic Faculty
August 21, 2019

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The Morning Offering Bodily Suffering
August 20, 2019

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Faith Encouraged Daily How Are The Dead Raised?
August 20, 2019

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The Path August 20, 2019
August 20, 2019
1 Corinthians 15:29-38 Matthew 21:23-27

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