Why Ancient Faith needs YOU at the Content Creator Conference

“The coming generation shall be told of the Lord, and they will declare His righteousness to a people yet unborn whom the Lord has made.” – Psalm 22 Ancient Faith Ministries has an honored past and a thriving present. It’s time to work on the future. Through the grace of God, AFM has become the biggest Orthodox Christian media ministry in English in the United States and probably the world. We work…

Ancient Faith Women’s Retreat 2022: Speakers and Topics

We are overjoyed to announce that the in-person Ancient Faith Women’s Retreat is back! This beloved gathering will take place on November 10-13, 2022, at Antiochian Village Conference and Retreat Center in Bolivar, PA. REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION ARE AVAILABLE HERE. Our theme this year is the Theotokos, and we have invited four wonderful women to lead us in learning more about the Mother of God. Below you’ll find their names, together with…

What Orthodox Single Parents Wish You Knew

As part of an outreach project at Ancient Faith Ministries, I recently started a private Facebook group for Orthodox single parents. As our conversation began, it quickly became apparent that it is as hard to be a single parent in the Orthodox church as out of it. One member described the life as a kind of asceticism that’s between marriage and monasticism, with elements of both vocations but without the religious or…

Humans of Ancient Faith: Fr. Barnabas Powell

Humans of Ancient Faith is a series of mini-interviews designed to introduce you to the many wonderful human beings who make this ministry possible. We asked the same 5 questions in each interview, and let the interviewee choose a sixth question. Today’s guest is author, blogger, and podcaster Fr. Barnabas Powell. ++++++++++++++ If you were named for your defining characteristic, what word or phrase would be your name? Preacher! My deepest passion…

Humans of Ancient Faith: Michael Haldas

Humans of Ancient Faith is a series of mini-interviews designed to introduce you to the many wonderful human beings who make this ministry possible. We asked the same 5 questions in each interview, and let the interviewee choose a sixth question. Today’s guest is podcaster Michael Haldas. ++++++++++++++ If you were named for your defining characteristic, what word or phrase would be your name? Based on what my wife, friends, and clients…

Humans of Ancient Faith: Dylan Pahman

Humans of Ancient Faith is a series of mini-interviews designed to introduce you to the many wonderful human beings who make this ministry possible. We asked the same 5 questions in each interview, and let the interviewee choose a sixth question. Today’s guest is writer Dylan Pahman. ++++++++++++++ If you were named for your defining characteristic, what word or phrase would be your name? “Curiosity,” I think. (My wife Kelly might say,…

Humans of Ancient Faith: Sarah Wright

Humans of Ancient Faith is a series of mini-interviews designed to introduce you to the many wonderful human beings who make this ministry possible. We asked the same 5 questions in each interview, and let the interviewee choose a sixth question. Today’s guest is author Sarah Wright. ++++++++++++++ If you were named for your defining characteristic, what word or phrase would be your name? List-Maker. I have lists for everything! Lists filled…

Humans of Ancient Faith: Jerry Minetos

Humans of Ancient Faith is a series of mini-interviews designed to introduce you to the many wonderful human beings who make this ministry possible. We asked the same 5 questions in each interview, and let the interviewee choose a sixth question. Today’s guest is our director of development, Jerry Minetos. ++++++++++++++ If you were named for your defining characteristic, what word or phrase would be your name? Durable What is your earliest…

Humans of Ancient Faith: Natalie Wilson

Humans of Ancient Faith is a series of mini-interviews designed to introduce you to the many wonderful human beings who make this ministry possible. We asked the same 5 questions in each interview, and let the interviewee choose a sixth question. Today’s guest is composer Natalie Wilson. ++++++++++++++ If you were named for your defining characteristic, what word or phrase would be your name? “Nat Ears.” You know, like bat ears, but…

Humans of Ancient Faith: Fr. Philip LeMasters

Humans of Ancient Faith is a series of mini-interviews designed to introduce you to the many wonderful human beings who make this ministry possible. We asked the same 5 questions in each interview, and let the interviewee choose a sixth question. Today’s guest is blogger and podcaster Fr. Philip LeMasters. ++++++++++++++ If you were named for your defining characteristic, what word or phrase would be your name? My name would be “Constantine,”…