2021 Online Ancient Faith Women’s Retreat: The Joy of Resolving the Unresolved

It is hard to get through life without accumulating life experiences that leave a mark on us. If we move through our lives and those life experiences remain unresolved, they can resurface later and make our transition into later life stages more painful and difficult. By learning to unpack and heal from painful life experiences, we will be able to make life stage transitions more easily, peacefully, and joyfully. By embracing humility, insight, self-awareness, and no small amount of motivation, we can learn to navigate any life crisis.

2022 Ancient Faith Marriage Retreat – In Person!

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the first in-person Ancient Faith marriage retreat! The retreat will take place February 18-20, 2022, at Antiochian Village Conference and Retreat Center in Bolivar, PA. We have asked Rev. Dr. Nicholas and Dr. Roxanne Louh to lead our retreat, building on the theme of Making Over Your Marriage. When Christ came into this world, He never stood up and simply said, “I…

2021 Journey to Pascha Chart

Glory to God for all things! We are thankful to offer this chart each year. It is lovingly created by Fr. Jonathan Bannon, and it travels around the world. It’s shared and translated in multiple languages – a small evidence of the great truth that we walk this path together as the body of Christ. Here you see the chart as a JPG. Scroll down below the JPG to download a PDF.…

Filled with Less: Living the Christian Life with Simplicity and Intention

At the end of 2018, I was working for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Cynthia Damaskos of Holistic Christian Life. I had just begun a whole-house decluttering project that was raising me up from out of a rut of despondency. In our conversations, we spoke often about the link between physical clutter and mental, emotional, and spiritual clutter. I was amazed by how one small positive decision (to clean out my closet) had…

Schedule for Seven Holy Women and You: 2020 Online Ancient Faith Women’s Retreat

This year, the beloved Ancient Faith Women’s Retreat is moving online for a special journey into the lives of seven women saints and the ways they foster our own spiritual identity. Created as both a deeply personal and enriching communal experience, our live, interactive webinar retreat will feature the writers of Seven Holy Women: Conversations with Saints and Friends. A copy of the book is complimentary with each registration package. We are…

Unveiling Morwenna: How a Twenty-First-Century Researcher Fell in Love with a Fifth-Century Saint

When Seven Holy Women was just a gleam in the eye of Khouria Melinda Johnson, she gathered around her a group of seven not-especially-holy women and started doling out saints. Each one of us authors was to write about one of the venerable figures Melinda had identified; each one of the saints was a lover of Christ from another age, honored by Christians in both East and West – lesser-known and deserving…

Gratitude in Life’s Trenches: an Interview with Robin Phillips

Your book Gratitude in Life’s Trenches has been creating quite a stir since it came out earlier this month. Within days of the book’s release it became an Amazon best-seller in its category, and it has received a string of positive reviews. Rod Dreher wrote that “this book will open closed minds, gladden weary hearts and change people’s lives,” while Bishop John, Antiochian Orthodox Bishop of Worcester and New England, praised the…

Facing Forward: Who Is This Conference For?

This conference is for you! If you are in your 40s and struggling with teenage children, this conference is for you. If you’re in your 50s and caring for ailing parents, this conference is for you. If you’re in your 60s and deciding if you want to retire or not, this conference is for you. If you’re in your 70s and looking for a fresh project in retirement, this conference is for you. If you’re coming with your spouse, this conference is for you. If you’re coming by yourself, this conference is for you. Ancient Faith Ministries events at Antiochian Village are known and loved for their friendly atmosphere. Come enjoy good people in a special place. You will be welcome.

Speakers and Topics for Fighting the Good Fight: A Conference for Orthodox Men 2020

Fighting the Good Fight: A Conference for Orthodox Men will take place Thursday, August 20 through Sunday August 23, 2020, at The Antiochian Village Conference and Retreat Center in Bolivar, PA. Registration is open HERE. Led by Fr. Evan Armatas, Fr. Andrew Damick, Fr. Stephen Freeman, and Fr. Barnabas Powell, this first-ever conference will invite Orthodox men to reflect on the battle to tame the passions and run the race that is…