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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 Science and the Orthodox Church
October 21, 2009
Frederica interviews Daniel Buxhoeveden, an Orthodox scientist who just recently received a Templeton grant to establish an Institute for Science and the Orthodox Church. Please note that Frederica experienced technical difficulties while recording this episode. We apologize in advance for its poor audio quality.

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Frederica Here and Now No Makeup
October 9, 2009
Frederica explains why she doesn't wear make-up and then plays a song on the subject written and performed by her son David.

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Frederica Here and Now Listening Skills
October 1, 2009
Frederica is interviewed by her friend Katherine Mowers about how to really listen to other people.

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Frederica Here and Now Terry Mattingly
September 23, 2009
Frederica interviews Terry Mattingly, columnist, professor of journalism, and founder of getreligion.org, about the heath-care debate, particularly with regard to end-of-life issues.

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Close to Home For They Shall Be Comforted
September 23, 2009
Blessed are they who throw off all inhibitions, forging bloodstained through the crowd, for the unbiased hem of Christ's garment. This essay was featured in the Summer, 2009 issue of The Handmaiden.

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Frederica Here and Now Remembering 9/11
September 16, 2009
Will September 11, 2001, become just another date that children have to memorize? If so, does it really matter?

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Close to Home On the Necessity of Beauty
September 11, 2009
Why all the fuss about pageantry and beauty in Orthodoxy? Molly contends it is not God who needs it but us!

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Frederica Here and Now Well-Tempered
September 9, 2009
Frederica interviews her son Stephen, a seminarian at Holy Cross and a part-time piano tuner, about the musical concept of temperament.

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All Saints Homilies Christian Basics (1 Cor. 16:13-24)
September 8, 2009

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Frederica Here and Now Lucas and Summer
September 1, 2009
Frederica welcomes a new grandson and looks back at a very eventful summer.

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Close to Home Enlightenment
August 28, 2009
"Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering and embarrassing others," says the morning prayer of Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow. So, does that include our children? Molly catches herself forgetting that fact.

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Frederica Here and Now Tender Love and the Dormition
August 16, 2009
Imagine the blessed Theotokos in old age being cared for by St. John the Evangelist. That is the image Frederica beautifully portrays for us in today's podcast for the Feast of the Dormition. Read more of her thoughts on the Virgin Mary in her newest book The Lost Gospel of Mary.

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All Saints Homilies Personal Loyalties (1 Cor 1:10-17)
August 9, 2009

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Frederica Here and Now My Nonfiction Shelf
August 5, 2009
Frederica examines those books in her library that are difficult to categorize, but that also contain insights that have helped her understand the culture.

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Frederica Here and Now Information Wants to Be Free
July 31, 2009
Frederica explains the impact of technology on publishing and the distribution of the news.

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Close to Home Simplicity
July 30, 2009
Life for many of us has degenerated into an endless series of self-evaluations and pretense which only serve to complicate the simple fact that we are all imperfect human beings in need of forgiveness.

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All Saints Homilies Christ, the End of the Law (Rom. 10:1-10)
July 15, 2009

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Frederica Here and Now The Gurus, the Young Man, and Elder Paisios
July 10, 2009
Frederica discusses the book The Gurus, the Young Man, and Elder Paisios by Dionysios Farasiotis.

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Close to Home Thrive
July 10, 2009
How much time do we waste waiting for life to happen and worrying about things that might or might not happen? Molly is challenging herself and others to live and thrive now.

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Frederica Here and Now The Public Square
July 2, 2009
Frederica explains why the pro-choice position stems not from logic, but from a desire to appear cool.

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All Saints Homilies Photosynthesis (John 8:12)
June 28, 2009

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Frederica Here and Now Let’s Create a Perfect World
June 24, 2009
Frederica tackles "the problem of evil" in an essay that was originally written for Beliefnet.

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All Saints Homilies Return to Barbarism (Acts 16:16-34)
June 20, 2009

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Frederica Here and Now Bees
June 17, 2009
Frederica interviews Jerry Fischer, the state of Maryland's apiary inspector.

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Close to Home Pardoned
June 12, 2009
What is unconditional love and forgiveness? Molly Sabourin says, "Blessed are those who rejoice in the compassion so generously showered upon them and in thankfulness respond by spreading out that same mercy like a blanket of impartiality on a world whose fragile inhabitants are in desperate need of warmth and kindness."

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