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.”

Lent for Creatives: Five Hard Lessons

During this Lenten season, we are all engaged in spiritual struggle of one kind or another, and it seems a good moment to share what I’ve learned in the last five years about the intersection of creativity, struggle, and media publishing. With this goal, I’ve created a list of five hard lessons we all seem to encounter on our way to producing high-quality books and podcasts. If you have already been published, this list will be familiar. If you are still trying to be published, it may be even more familiar! I pray it will be helpful, no matter which side of that fence you occupy.

Ancient Faith Speakers Near You

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’ll do our best this year to keep you posted on where we are. We hope you’ll join us as we participate in the many opportunities we find in the life of the Church!