Save the Date! Tuesday, November 27

Dear Friends, We’re growing! This year,  Ancient Faith Radio added 5 new podcasts, 16 new specials—featuring conferences, symposia, seasonal programming, and diocesan assemblies—and 2 new live shows. We also hosted our first Grow-A-Thon, broadcasting live for most of 2 days to celebrate our growth and the  move into our new studio headquarters! This year, we’ve also reached the point where it’s time to set up more remote studios. Remote studios are high-tech broadcasting equipment like…

3 Ways to Manage Imposter Syndrome as an Orthodox Writer

One morning earlier this week, I woke up to four or five messages from new readers who had some positive things to say about my work at Ancient Faith, specifically my book, Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life. There was nothing excessive about these notes–they were polite and positive and encouraging, by all accounts just the kind of thing an author likes to receive from time to time.…

Ancient Faith Speakers Near You in Fall 2018

Ancient Faith Ministries is on the road! Our authors, podcasters, and bloggers continue to travel around the country, speaking at parishes, schools, and events. We hope you’ll join us as we participate in the life of the Church! Here’s a list of events you can attend during the remainder of this year, 2018! You’ll see the name of a podcaster, author, or blogger, and the date, title, and location of the events…

Two Become One: A Riddle and Its Answer

Reflection questions abound in this book, and are designed for couples to discuss together in order to learn more about (and from) one another. Questions such as “What does agape love mean?” or “In what ways is your home like the Church?” serve as thought-provoking prompts on the meaning of marriage, and can serve as a constant source of conversation for couples new and experienced.

Memory Eternal, Kevin Allen

With sadness and in the hope of the resurrection, we honor the repose and remember the life of our dear friend, Kevin Allen. Kevin was born on December 11, 1949 and reposed on August 7, 2018. He served faithfully as a board member of Ancient Faith Ministries as well as a member of St. Barnabas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Costa Mesa, CA. He is best known for his outstanding content on Ancient Faith…

Schedule for the Ancient Faith Women’s Retreat

The first-ever Ancient Faith Women’s Retreat will take place at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA on November 15-18, 2018. You can see a complete list of our speakers and topics here. For the purposes of this post, just remember that our speakers are Elissa Bjeletich, Nicole Roccas, Melissa Naasko, Molly Sabourin, and Melinda Johnson, and we’ll be joined by Barli Ross from the Antiochian Village staff. All sessions will run twice, and…

Speakers and Topics for 2019 Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference!

We are thrilled to announce the speaker names and topics for the 2019 Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference! The Conference will take place June 13-15, 2019 at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA. Everyone interested is welcome – published or unpublished, already working with Ancient Faith or not. You can learn more and register here. In addition to the wonderful line-up you see below, we’re also looking forward to an on-site recording of…

We Are Orthodoxy – What This Podcast Is and Is Not

We Are Orthodoxy was born out of many conversations we’ve had with concerned parents, grandparents, and godparents who are seeing their children grow up and slip away from the Church. Many of these same adults reflexively offer an answer to their own question: “Secularism! The liberal agenda! Temptation!” These answers, unfortunately, always fall flat for one major reason: they didn’t come from young adults themselves.

Beautiful Things: An Orthodox Coloring Book for Children

When I was 25 years old, I was working full-time as a Montessori assistant in a Kindergarten classroom. During morning circle time, I would take little notes on our scrap paper about what the head teacher was sharing with the 5-7 year olds. No holds barred, this teacher, a life-long lover of learning, poured into these children rich details about complex ideas and precise nomenclature. I love the Montessori concept of the…

The Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon’s Monastery Sings Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

If you attended the Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon’s performance of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil on May 26, you will find these words a poor substitute for your memories of the event. If you did not, let me try to describe for you what it was like.   We sat in rows of wooden chairs under the steep arc of a mosaiced cathedral ceiling. The lights were on. We were all awake, and…