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…

Ancient Faith Speakers Near You This Summer!

Ancient Faith Ministries isn’t only available to you on the radio or in our bookstore. Our wonderful family of content contributors are also invited speakers at events around the country. We hope you’ll join us as we participate in the many opportunities we find in the life of the Church! Here’s a list of events happening this summer! You’ll see the name of a podcaster, author, or blogger, and the date, title,…

Who’s on the Ancient Faith Ministries Board of Directors?

Ancient Faith Ministries is blessed with an excellent board of directors. They bring diverse and relevant expertise, deep conviction, and unfailing support to our ministry, and we are thankful for their wise counsel and friendship. Many of our readers and listeners do not know who serves on our board, although you’ll see familiar names here, so today we have the pleasure of introducing our Board of Directors to you! Dn. Michael Hyatt…

What does it mean to be an Orthodox Christian writer?

To gain a fuller perspective of what’s out there, I’ve started a survey entitled “What does it mean to be an Orthodox Christian writer?” It begins with demographic questions and then moves into genre- and writing-specific sections. It also inquires into participants’ views on the intersection(s) between writing and Orthodox faith or spiritual disciplines. There are no right or wrong answers; the purpose is to gain a bigger picture of what’s out there.

Join Ancient Faith Radio at the St. Tikhon Memorial Day Pilgrimage!

This year, we are overjoyed to announce that Ancient Faith Radio will join in the procession! We will be part of this 114th Annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage to St. Tikhon’s Monastery in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.  We sincerely hope you will come with us! You are invited! Everyone is invited – this is an event for every branch of the Orthodox tree, for the faithful, for seekers, for cradle and convert, for catechumens, for the newly illumined, for YOU!

How to Put Together a Traditional Easter Basket

Fr. Jonathan Bannon kindly shared this infographic he created to show the elements of a traditional Easter or Pascha basket. Pascha baskets are taken to the midnight service on Holy Saturday and blessed, and their contents are enjoyed at the feast after the service. This being so, they traditional contain many delicacies that cannot be eaten during the preceding Lenten Fast.

Everyday Wonders: The Story Behind the Stories

There are at least hints that there is meaning and purpose to our lives, and these come in flashes that indicate there is a reason, a purpose to our existence. I’ve called these “everyday” because they happen to ordinary people all the time, but “wonders” because they clearly seem too extraordinary to be just coincidences, though they may fall short of being characterized as “miracles.”