Spiritual Reading and Listening in This Time of Stress

Spiritual Reading and Listening in times of stress

With thanks to our merciful God, Ancient Faith Radio continues to operate during the coronavirus outbreak. It is the gift of internet radio that you can listen at any time, in any place, and this is especially important now that so many of us are staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Resources from Ancient Faith Radio

Beginning today, our staff will be collecting and sharing with you podcasts and other resources that are especially helpful during this troubled time. We will also be inviting special guests to our live call-in programs, to provide you with information and support. The first program listed below is an example of this.

Coronavirus: How Should We Respond?

In this special edition of Ancient Faith Today, Fr. Tom Soroka and Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Peter Pappas discuss the Coronavirus, social distancing, liturgical practice, and our seniors. LISTEN NOW.

Moleben (Prayer Service) for Global Pandemic

During this time of global emergency, we turn our face towards God and seek his mercy, help, and forgiveness. Recorded at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church (OCA) in Chicago on March 15, 2020. Take 15 minutes and pray along with them: LISTEN NOW.

All Podcasts Related to the Coronavirus Outbreak

This is a constantly updating collection of podcasts directly related to the outbreak and our response to it as Orthodox Christians. Check back regularly as new episodes are added. SEE THE FULL LIST HERE.

Resources from Ancient Faith Blogs

Along with listening to streaming radio and podcasts, you can also stay connected and encouraged by reading along with our bloggers.

COVID-19, Wilderness, and Man

“Things will settle out in this crisis and competing authorities will finally converge on a consensus. But our problem with the hostile wilderness will remain. This life is not all there is, and the wildness will never be fully kept out in this life.” READ THIS BLOG POST BY FR. ANDREW STEPHEN DAMICK.

In Faith and Love: A Layperson’s Thoughts on Drawing Near During a Pandemic

“COVID-19, and the precautionary changes and disruptions it is bringing to many of us, is not a diversion from our Lent and our lives. It is our Lent. It is our lives. This is, for now, the arena we have been given in which to work out our salvation alongside and in community with one another.” READ THIS BLOG POST BY NICOLE M. ROCCAS.

All Blog Posts Related to the Coronavirus Outbreak

This is a constantly updating collection of blog posts reflecting on the outbreak and our response to it as Orthodox Christians. Come back regularly as new posts are added. SEE THE FULL LIST HERE.

What’s next?

As we continue to keep one another company in spirit during this time of physical isolation, we will be sharing resources for those coping with stress and binge-worthy podcasts from our collection that cover a variety of topics – not just the virus.

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.

Melinda Johnson

About Melinda Johnson

Melinda Johnson is an Orthodox Christian, wife, mama, writer, and the author of Letters to Saint Lydia (AFP 2010) and the Sam and Saucer books (AFP), among others. Melinda has a Master’s in English Literature because she loved taking literature classes so much she couldn’t stop doing it. When she is not seeing “heaven in a wildflower,” Melinda enjoys writing for children, walking and talking, and baking bread.

Encouragement during COVID-19 Outbreak

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