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Last update: 2013-06-04

How the Church Reads the Church

2013-06-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 16s

People, regardless of their background, sometimes fall into arguments about the Scripture. Fr. Stephen looks at why the Orthodox need to avoid such arguments and explains how the Orthodox should rightly read the Word of God. …

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History, Post-Modernism and Orthodoxy

2013-04-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 24s

Fr. Stephen speaks at length about the place of Orthodoxy within the modern world. Orthodox history is unknown to most Americans but has something to say to them and to help them in the healing of their own culture. …

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History, Post-Modernism and Orthodoxy

2013-04-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 24s

Fr. Stephen speaks at length about the place of Orthodoxy within the modern world. Orthodox history is unknown to most Americans but has something to say to them and to help them in the healing of their own culture. …

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Do You Hate Your Father?

2013-04-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

Fr. Stephen looks at several of Christ's difficult sayings and what they mean. Why is it permissible to call a priest "Father"? …

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Do You Hate Your Father?

2013-04-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

Fr. Stephen looks at several of Christ's difficult sayings and what they mean. Why is it permissible to call a priest "Father"? …

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Everything is in Motion

2013-03-08 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen offers a meditation on the Father's understanding that everything is in motion. What does this mean for the direction of our lives? …

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Everything is in Motion

2013-03-08 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen offers a meditation on the Father's understanding that everything is in motion. What does this mean for the direction of our lives? …

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Justice Enough?

2013-03-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

The desire for justice is infinite - because such a desire is one of the passions. Fr. Stephen looks at the problems created by wrong thinking on the topic of justice. …

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Justice Enough?

2013-03-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

The desire for justice is infinite - because such a desire is one of the passions. Fr. Stephen looks at the problems created by wrong thinking on the topic of justice. …

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Life in a Sacramental World

2013-02-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

Fr. Stephen looks at our role as "priests of creation" in a world understood as sacrament. …

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Life in a Sacramental World

2013-02-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

Fr. Stephen looks at our role as "priests of creation" in a world understood as sacrament. …

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The Sacrament of the Heart

2013-01-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 13s

"The whole world is a sacrament," according to Patriarch Bartholomew. Fr. Stephen explores what this means as he examines the Eucharist in the Scriptures. …

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The Sacrament of the Heart

2013-01-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 13s

"The whole world is a sacrament," according to Patriarch Bartholomew. Fr. Stephen explores what this means as he examines the Eucharist in the Scriptures. …

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Rational Sheep and the Word of God

2012-12-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

When the Church's hymns describe us as "rational sheep," what does it mean? Fr. Stephen offers this meditation on language and humanity. Language is part of our deepest nature - and it is a reflection of God. …

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Rational Sheep and the Word of God

2012-12-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

When the Church's hymns describe us as "rational sheep," what does it mean? Fr. Stephen offers this meditation on language and humanity. Language is part of our deepest nature - and it is a reflection of God. …

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Speaking to the Heart

2012-12-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen completes his series on the true and false self, with thoughts on how we can go about "speaking to the heart." …

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Speaking to the Heart

2012-12-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen completes his series on the true and false self, with thoughts on how we can go about "speaking to the heart." …

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Evangelism and the Ego

2012-12-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

In his recent series on the true and false self, Fr. Stephen looks at evangelism of the heart. …

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Evangelism and the Ego

2012-12-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

In his recent series on the true and false self, Fr. Stephen looks at evangelism of the heart. …

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Yet Not I

2012-11-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 15s

Fr. Stephen continues to look at issues between the false self and our true life in Christ. …

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Yet Not I

2012-11-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 15s

Fr. Stephen continues to look at issues between the false self and our true life in Christ. …

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The Death of the Moral Man

2012-10-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

Fr. Stephen continues with the topic of the battle between the true self and the false self, looking this week at what it means to be "moral." …

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The Death of the Moral Man

2012-10-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

Fr. Stephen continues with the topic of the battle between the true self and the false self, looking this week at what it means to be "moral." …

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The True Self and the Story of Me

2012-10-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

The true self is "hid with Christ in God," St. Paul tells us. What then is the "self" that we live with every day? Fr. Stephen looks at how we create our own identity and how we should seek our true self in Christ. …

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The True Self and the Story of Me

2012-10-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

The true self is "hid with Christ in God," St. Paul tells us. What then is the "self" that we live with every day? Fr. Stephen looks at how we create our own identity and how we should seek our true self in Christ. …

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A Secular Death

2012-09-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Our modern world is increasingly finding ways to avoid the uncomfortable reality of death. Orthodoxy faces death directly and sees within it the triumph of Christ and His affirmation of His good creation. …

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A Secular Death

2012-09-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Our modern world is increasingly finding ways to avoid the uncomfortable reality of death. Orthodoxy faces death directly and sees within it the triumph of Christ and His affirmation of His good creation. …

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The Invisible Christian

2012-09-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 13s

One of the temptations of our secular age is the public drive to make religious faith a "private" matter. Fr. Stephen looks at this tension within our culture and the importance of the Christian public response. …

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The Invisible Christian

2012-09-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)

One of the temptations of our secular age is the public drive to make religious faith a "private" matter. Fr. Stephen looks at this tension within our culture and the importance of the Christian public response. …

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The Disappointment of Religion

2012-07-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Our feelings and desires are trained by our culture to seek satisfaction. In our spiritual life, we often need to learn how to be disappointed. Fr. Stephen looks at the "disappointment of religion." …

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The Disappointment of Religion

2012-07-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Our feelings and desires are trained by our culture to seek satisfaction. In our spiritual life, we often need to learn how to be disappointed. Fr. Stephen looks at the "disappointment of religion." …

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To Know What You Cannot Know

2012-05-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

The goal of the Christian life is true knowledge of God (Jn. 17:3). Fr. Stephen speaks about the mysterious character of this knowledge. …

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To Know What You Cannot Know

2012-05-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

The goal of the Christian life is true knowledge of God (Jn. 17:3). Fr. Stephen speaks about the mysterious character of this knowledge. …

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The Secret Life

2012-05-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

What is the soul? Fr. Stephen speaks about the "secret life" and the mystery of our selves. …

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The Secret Life

2012-05-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

What is the soul? Fr. Stephen speaks about the "secret life" and the mystery of our selves. …

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The Christian Crisis

2012-04-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen speaks about the crisis of a "Churchless" Christianity …

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The Christian Crisis

2012-04-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen speaks about the crisis of a "Churchless" Christianity …

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Smashing Icons

2012-03-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 14s

On the first Sunday of Great Lent, Orthodox Christians celebrate the return of icons to the Churches. Fr. Stephen looks at the spirit of icon smashing that occasionally infects Christians and various political movements and contrasts it with the spirit of authentic Christianity. …

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Smashing Icons

2012-03-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 14s

On the first Sunday of Great Lent, Orthodox Christians celebrate the return of icons to the Churches. Fr. Stephen looks at the spirit of icon smashing that occasionally infects Christians and various political movements and contrasts it with the spirit of authentic Christianity. …

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The Sacrament of Mercy

2012-02-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

God engages our world in concrete, practical ways. These "sacraments" are a means of sharing in the Divine Life. Fr. Stephen speaks about the "sacrament" of mercy. …

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The Sacrament of Mercy

2012-02-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

God engages our world in concrete, practical ways. These "sacraments" are a means of sharing in the Divine Life. Fr. Stephen speaks about the "sacrament" of mercy. …

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The Song of God

2012-01-21 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

St. Gregory of Nyssa speaks of man both as singer and song. Fr. Stephen explores how we are the "song of God." …

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The Song of God

2012-01-21 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

St. Gregory of Nyssa speaks of man both as singer and song. Fr. Stephen explores how we are the "song of God." …

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Waking Up

2012-01-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Drawing on a passage from the writings of the Elder Sophrony, Fr. Stephen looks at the spiritual importance of "waking up." St. Paul reminds us, "Arise, O Sleeper, awake from the dead..." …

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Waking Up

2012-01-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Drawing on a passage from the writings of the Elder Sophrony, Fr. Stephen looks at the spiritual importance of "waking up." St. Paul reminds us, "Arise, O Sleeper, awake from the dead..." …

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Forty Days Before Christmas - Why We Fast

2011-11-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen looks at the very heart of fasting - not the foods - not the 'how to's' - but why we fast. …

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Forty Days Before Christmas - Why We Fast

2011-11-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen looks at the very heart of fasting - not the foods - not the 'how to's' - but why we fast. …

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“The Great Cloud of Witnesses”

2011-10-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen looks at the meaning of the "Great Cloud of Witnesses" whom St. Paul describes as surrounding us as we go about the struggle of the Christian life. …

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“The Great Cloud of Witnesses”

2011-10-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen looks at the meaning of the "Great Cloud of Witnesses" whom St. Paul describes as surrounding us as we go about the struggle of the Christian life. …

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In the Shadow of Death

2011-10-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

Fr. Stephen, having experienced a time of grief in the loss of his father, writes about the faith of Pascha and what it is to which we should look as we await our reunion with those we love. …

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In the Shadow of Death

2011-10-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

Fr. Stephen, having experienced a time of grief in the loss of his father, writes about the faith of Pascha and what it is to which we should look as we await our reunion with those we love. …

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The Unnecessary God

2011-08-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at what it means to live in a relationship of love and freedom, and the problems it creates for our ideas of what is and is not necessary. …

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The Unnecessary God

2011-08-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at what it means to live in a relationship of love and freedom, and the problems it creates for our ideas of what is and is not necessary. …

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The Unknown God

2011-08-05 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen focuses on what we mean when we say, "I know God," and what we do not mean. We must know God - it is our salvation - but what does it mean? …

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The Unknown God

2011-08-05 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen focuses on what we mean when we say, "I know God," and what we do not mean. We must know God - it is our salvation - but what does it mean? …

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Choice, Existence and God

2011-07-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen considers what it means to be a "convert" to the Orthodox faith within the context of modern American culture. …

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Choice, Existence and God

2011-07-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen considers what it means to be a "convert" to the Orthodox faith within the context of modern American culture. …

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Getting Past Religion

2011-06-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 14s

Fr. Stephen suggests that the heart of our faith and our relationship with God can be found more quickly in such things as music and beauty. We often seek to substitute language about religious doctrine in the place of these more primary expressions of our Christian life. …

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Getting Past Religion

2011-06-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 14s

Fr. Stephen suggests that the heart of our faith and our relationship with God can be found more quickly in such things as music and beauty. We often seek to substitute language about religious doctrine in the place of these more primary expressions of our Christian life. …

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The Things We All Share

2011-05-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen speaks about the concept of anadoche - the spiritual communion and responsibility we have in one another's lives. …

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The Things We All Share

2011-05-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen speaks about the concept of anadoche - the spiritual communion and responsibility we have in one another's lives. …

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The Hard Reality of the Kingdom of God

2011-05-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen looks at the teaching of Christ on love for enemies and sets it in its proper spiritual context. …

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The Hard Reality of the Kingdom of God

2011-05-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen looks at the teaching of Christ on love for enemies and sets it in its proper spiritual context. …

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The Exchange that Awaits Us

2011-05-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen speaks about the difference between feast days as mere events of the calendar and the reality of the Kingdom of God that awaits us in the Feasts. …

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The Exchange that Awaits Us

2011-05-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen speaks about the difference between feast days as mere events of the calendar and the reality of the Kingdom of God that awaits us in the Feasts. …

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The Temptations Of Church

2011-03-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

Fr. Stephen examines what it means that the Church is the nexus of the crucified Christ's love. …

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The Temptations Of Church

2011-03-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

Fr. Stephen examines what it means that the Church is the nexus of the crucified Christ's love. …

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The Scandal Of Salvation

2011-02-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at particular points within the gospel teaching that are sometimes "scandalous," that is a "rock of stumbling" for believers. He examines how important these points are and how essential for our salvation. …

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The Scandal Of Salvation

2011-02-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at particular points within the gospel teaching that are sometimes "scandalous," that is a "rock of stumbling" for believers. He examines how important these points are and how essential for our salvation. …

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Living In-Between

2011-01-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

Many efforts are made to convince modern Christians that they live "in between" Christ's first coming and His second - and that this "in between" period is somehow different and requires new understandings of the gospel. Fr. Stephen refutes this false understanding and describes where it is we now live. …

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Living In-Between

2011-01-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

Many efforts are made to convince modern Christians that they live "in between" Christ's first coming and His second - and that this "in between" period is somehow different and requires new understandings of the gospel. Fr. Stephen refutes this false understanding and describes where it is we now live. …

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You Never Pray Alone

2010-12-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 13s

Human beings have their true existence only in communion with God. Our prayer is also a communion - both with God and the whole Church. …

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You Never Pray Alone

2010-12-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 13s

Human beings have their true existence only in communion with God. Our prayer is also a communion - both with God and the whole Church. …

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Why Would Anyone Want To Forgive An Enemy?

2010-12-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

The forgiveness of enemies is a commandment of Christ and yet something we find almost impossible to do? Why has Christ asked such a thing of us? …

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Why Would Anyone Want To Forgive An Enemy?

2010-12-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

The forgiveness of enemies is a commandment of Christ and yet something we find almost impossible to do? Why has Christ asked such a thing of us? …

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Now That We Have Come To The End Of The World

2010-11-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen looks at the implications for the "end of the world" found in Christ's preaching and incarnation - and what they mean for us. …

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Now That We Have Come To The End Of The World

2010-11-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen looks at the implications for the "end of the world" found in Christ's preaching and incarnation - and what they mean for us. …

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Mere Existence And The Age To Come

2010-11-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

What is it that we hope for? Fr. Stephen suggests that there is a true life that can only be had in Christ - which is far more than mere existence. …

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Mere Existence And The Age To Come

2010-11-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

What is it that we hope for? Fr. Stephen suggests that there is a true life that can only be had in Christ - which is far more than mere existence. …

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Existence And Truth

2010-11-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen examines the association between existence and truth as set forth in the work of a number of modern Orthodox writers, as well as the Fathers. …

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Existence And Truth

2010-11-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen examines the association between existence and truth as set forth in the work of a number of modern Orthodox writers, as well as the Fathers. …

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Knowing What We Do Not Know

2010-10-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

To know God is the essence of the Christian life according to Scripture - though how we know God is sometimes difficult to describe. Fr. Stephen looks at the moment of hesitation with the words "nevertheless" and "and yet" and the room they provide for such knowledge to be acquired. …

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Knowing What We Do Not Know

2010-10-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

To know God is the essence of the Christian life according to Scripture - though how we know God is sometimes difficult to describe. Fr. Stephen looks at the moment of hesitation with the words "nevertheless" and "and yet" and the room they provide for such knowledge to be acquired. …

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The Tree Heals The Tree

2010-10-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

The use of allegory within the Scriptures and the hymns of the Church provides this meditation on how, in Christ, nothing is wasted. …

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The Tree Heals The Tree

2010-10-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

The use of allegory within the Scriptures and the hymns of the Church provides this meditation on how, in Christ, nothing is wasted. …

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Treasure In A Box

2010-09-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen uses the image of a treasure in a box to describe the problems of a purely "historical" approach to the Christian faith. …

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Treasure In A Box

2010-09-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen uses the image of a treasure in a box to describe the problems of a purely "historical" approach to the Christian faith. …

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Time And History

2010-08-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Returning to a topic that is often mentioned on Glory to God, Fr. Stephen suggests that Christianity is not just a "historical" religion, but something far more. …

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Time And History

2010-08-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Returning to a topic that is often mentioned on Glory to God, Fr. Stephen suggests that Christianity is not just a "historical" religion, but something far more. …

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Giving And Receiving

2010-08-21 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Human beings were created to offer all of creation up to God in an act of thanksgiving. Fr. Stephen explores this life of praise. …

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Giving And Receiving

2010-08-21 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Human beings were created to offer all of creation up to God in an act of thanksgiving. Fr. Stephen explores this life of praise. …

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The Double Mystery Of The Cross

2010-08-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Reflecting on a sermon of St. Gregory Palamas, Fr. Stephen looks at the significance of the Cross as reflected in the writings of the fathers. …

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The Double Mystery Of The Cross

2010-08-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Reflecting on a sermon of St. Gregory Palamas, Fr. Stephen looks at the significance of the Cross as reflected in the writings of the fathers. …

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You Are Not A TV Show

2010-07-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Our digitalized world has created what we now call "virtual reality." The reality that we are called to know is not a construct of our own imagination, but the truth of ourselves as found in Christ. …

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You Are Not A TV Show

2010-07-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Our digitalized world has created what we now call "virtual reality." The reality that we are called to know is not a construct of our own imagination, but the truth of ourselves as found in Christ. …

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The Mystery Of Goodness

2010-07-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

What does it mean to be good? Fr. Stephen speaks about the mystery of goodness and how it is only known in Christ. …

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The Mystery Of Goodness

2010-07-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

What does it mean to be good? Fr. Stephen speaks about the mystery of goodness and how it is only known in Christ. …

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To Tell The Truth

2010-07-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at telling the truth as a matter that goes to the heart of our true existence. …

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To Tell The Truth

2010-07-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at telling the truth as a matter that goes to the heart of our true existence. …

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The Crisis Of Religion

2010-06-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen reflects on a few quotes from Fr. Alexander Schmemann's For the Life of the World - and the crisis of secularism in which we live. …

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The Crisis Of Religion

2010-06-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen reflects on a few quotes from Fr. Alexander Schmemann's For the Life of the World - and the crisis of secularism in which we live. …

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The Price Of The Liturgy

2010-06-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 4s

A meditation on the words of Elder Sophrony, "Our lives are an endless martyrdom," gives rise to thoughts on the true character of the liturgy. …

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The Price Of The Liturgy

2010-06-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 4s

A meditation on the words of Elder Sophrony, "Our lives are an endless martyrdom," gives rise to thoughts on the true character of the liturgy. …

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A Secular Communion

2010-06-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at the pressures created by our secular culture - particularly how they affect our communion with God. …

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A Secular Communion

2010-06-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at the pressures created by our secular culture - particularly how they affect our communion with God. …

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Hidden Saints

2010-05-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at the "hidden saints" and the hiddenness of our life with God. …

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Hidden Saints

2010-05-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at the "hidden saints" and the hiddenness of our life with God. …

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Within A Mandorla

2010-05-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

Fr. Stephen looks at one of the unique features found in several icons to explore how the Scripture treats these same events. Icons and Scripture carry us much deeper than mere literalism. …

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Within A Mandorla

2010-05-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

Fr. Stephen looks at one of the unique features found in several icons to explore how the Scripture treats these same events. Icons and Scripture carry us much deeper than mere literalism. …

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Our Selves, Our Souls And Bodies

2010-05-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at the importance of understanding our relationship with God as involving all of who and what we are and not reducing our relationship to a set of ideas. …

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Our Selves, Our Souls And Bodies

2010-05-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at the importance of understanding our relationship with God as involving all of who and what we are and not reducing our relationship to a set of ideas. …

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Praying For The World

2010-05-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Numerous elders of the Orthodox Church speak about the common responsibility for sin that we share through our humility and love for one another. Fr. Stephen examines how this can be so. …

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Praying For The World

2010-05-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Numerous elders of the Orthodox Church speak about the common responsibility for sin that we share through our humility and love for one another. Fr. Stephen examines how this can be so. …

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Making Choices

2010-04-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Our culture champions our ability to choose. Fr. Stephen suggests that choices are not quite as central in our lives as we imagine. …

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Making Choices

2010-04-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Our culture champions our ability to choose. Fr. Stephen suggests that choices are not quite as central in our lives as we imagine. …

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The Mystery Of Pascha

2010-04-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at the timeless and eternal aspects of the feast of Pascha and how it effects our daily lives. …

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The Mystery Of Pascha

2010-04-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at the timeless and eternal aspects of the feast of Pascha and how it effects our daily lives. …

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The Weakness Of Man

2010-03-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Fr. Stephen offers thoughts on how it is we are saved in our weakness rather than our strength. …

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The Weakness Of Man

2010-03-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Fr. Stephen offers thoughts on how it is we are saved in our weakness rather than our strength. …

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Publicans And Harlots And The Last Banquet

2010-03-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Fr. Stephen looks at the image of Christ with the unrighteous gathered around Him and recalls a famous passage in Dostoevsky. …

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Publicans And Harlots And The Last Banquet

2010-03-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Fr. Stephen looks at the image of Christ with the unrighteous gathered around Him and recalls a famous passage in Dostoevsky. …

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Redeeming The Time

2010-03-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 4s

Fr. Stephen speaks about "redeeming the time" through the constant remembrance of the name of God. …

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Redeeming The Time

2010-03-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 4s

Fr. Stephen speaks about "redeeming the time" through the constant remembrance of the name of God. …

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Just A Shell

2010-02-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Fr. Stephen looks at the proper Othodox understanding of the relation between soul and body and some of the distortions of our modern culture. …

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Just A Shell

2010-02-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Fr. Stephen looks at the proper Othodox understanding of the relation between soul and body and some of the distortions of our modern culture. …

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The Instinct Of Repentance

2010-02-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

Fr. Stephen contrasts the Scriptural understanding of repentance with many of the modern misunderstandings that crowd our world and suggests ways that our hearts may learn the "instinct" of repentance. …

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The Instinct Of Repentance

2010-02-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

Fr. Stephen contrasts the Scriptural understanding of repentance with many of the modern misunderstandings that crowd our world and suggests ways that our hearts may learn the "instinct" of repentance. …

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Looking For Self In All The Wrong Places

2010-02-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

There is a modern construct of the self that is something of a delusion. Fr. Stephen speaks about our true life "that is hidden with Christ in God" as taught by St. Paul. …

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Looking For Self In All The Wrong Places

2010-02-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

There is a modern construct of the self that is something of a delusion. Fr. Stephen speaks about our true life "that is hidden with Christ in God" as taught by St. Paul. …

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The Existence Of God

2010-01-30 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen offers a reflection on what it means to say that "God exists." …

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The Existence Of God

2010-01-30 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen offers a reflection on what it means to say that "God exists." …

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The Opacity Of Sin

2010-01-16 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Sin is opaque - it does not allow the light of God to enter and be reflected from our lives. Fr. Stephen looks at the work of God's light within our lives and suggests ways in which we may understand our relationship with God through what the Scripture says about light and darkness. …

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The Opacity Of Sin

2010-01-16 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Sin is opaque - it does not allow the light of God to enter and be reflected from our lives. Fr. Stephen looks at the work of God's light within our lives and suggests ways in which we may understand our relationship with God through what the Scripture says about light and darkness. …

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To Remember God

2010-01-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

The simplest and sometimes most difficult task of the Christian life is to remember God: always, everywhere and at all times. Fr. Stephen looks at this simple practice that lies at the heart of the Orthodox faith. …

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To Remember God

2010-01-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

The simplest and sometimes most difficult task of the Christian life is to remember God: always, everywhere and at all times. Fr. Stephen looks at this simple practice that lies at the heart of the Orthodox faith. …

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Having Then Gifts Differing

2010-01-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

It is something of a commonplace for modern Christians to think about their "ministry" and place within the Church. Fr. Stephen looks at this idea in the light of Tradition and offers a different approach. …

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Having Then Gifts Differing

2010-01-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

It is something of a commonplace for modern Christians to think about their "ministry" and place within the Church. Fr. Stephen looks at this idea in the light of Tradition and offers a different approach. …

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Christmas Throughout The Ages

2009-12-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen offers thoughts on the daily consequences of the "Word made flesh," and suggest ways that we might live Christmas every day of our lives. …

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Christmas Throughout The Ages

2009-12-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen offers thoughts on the daily consequences of the "Word made flesh," and suggest ways that we might live Christmas every day of our lives. …

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What The Heart Reveals

2009-12-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

The heart can see what the eye cannot and can take this unseen things into itself. Fr. Stephen looks at the possibility of joy even when the eye sees nothing joyful. …

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What The Heart Reveals

2009-12-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

The heart can see what the eye cannot and can take this unseen things into itself. Fr. Stephen looks at the possibility of joy even when the eye sees nothing joyful. …

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The Treasures Of The Heart

2009-12-05 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Every day we contribute to the "treasure of our heart," for good or evil. Fr. Stephen looks at this and suggests how to nurture the good within our heart. …

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The Treasures Of The Heart

2009-12-05 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Every day we contribute to the "treasure of our heart," for good or evil. Fr. Stephen looks at this and suggests how to nurture the good within our heart. …

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The Good Confession

2009-11-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 3s

In these brief remarks on this Thanksgiving weekend, Fr. Stephen looks at the essential Christian confession of thanks, "God is good." …

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The Good Confession

2009-11-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 3s

In these brief remarks on this Thanksgiving weekend, Fr. Stephen looks at the essential Christian confession of thanks, "God is good." …

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To Believe The Truth

2009-11-21 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

What do the Scriptures ask of us when they speak of "believing?" Fr. Stephen looks at the nature of true believing and its importance for our lives. …

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To Believe The Truth

2009-11-21 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

What do the Scriptures ask of us when they speak of "believing?" Fr. Stephen looks at the nature of true believing and its importance for our lives. …

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I Don’t Know About That

2009-11-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

If you have ever felt like the right words in an argument simply won't come - perhaps you should read these thoughts. …

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I Don’t Know About That

2009-11-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

If you have ever felt like the right words in an argument simply won't come - perhaps you should read these thoughts. …

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The Argument

2009-10-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen shares two stories from the lives of the desert fathers and offers reflections. The grace of God given to us in forgiveness and the Spirit of peace involve the healing of the soul. …

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The Argument

2009-10-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen shares two stories from the lives of the desert fathers and offers reflections. The grace of God given to us in forgiveness and the Spirit of peace involve the healing of the soul. …

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Poor In Spirit

2009-10-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

What does Christ mean when He says, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven?" Fr. Stephen looks at this familiar verse in the context of St. Paul's teaching on weakness and necessity. …

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Poor In Spirit

2009-10-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

What does Christ mean when He says, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven?" Fr. Stephen looks at this familiar verse in the context of St. Paul's teaching on weakness and necessity. …

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Knowledge Of God

2009-10-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

The Orthodox faith is grounded in the experience of knowing God. Fr. Stephen looks at the boundaries of such knowledge and simple path to such knowledge given to us in the Tradition of the Church. …

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Knowledge Of God

2009-10-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

The Orthodox faith is grounded in the experience of knowing God. Fr. Stephen looks at the boundaries of such knowledge and simple path to such knowledge given to us in the Tradition of the Church. …

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The Theology Of The Image

2009-10-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

Fr. Stephen reflects on the "theology of the image," particularly its importance in St. Paul. …

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The Theology Of The Image

2009-10-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

Fr. Stephen reflects on the "theology of the image," particularly its importance in St. Paul. …

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The Icon As Truth

2009-10-05 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at how it is possible to distort an icon and how the distortions within our own hearts effect what we see. …

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The Icon As Truth

2009-10-05 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at how it is possible to distort an icon and how the distortions within our own hearts effect what we see. …

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Icons And Words

2009-09-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

Fr. Stephen looks at language and how it can be seen as an icon - serving as a "Window to Heaven." …

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Icons And Words

2009-09-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

Fr. Stephen looks at language and how it can be seen as an icon - serving as a "Window to Heaven." …

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Is The World Literal Or Iconic?

2009-09-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

How we see the world has much to do with our capacity for wonder. Is what we see all there is - or does it point to something beyond itself? …

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Is The World Literal Or Iconic?

2009-09-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

How we see the world has much to do with our capacity for wonder. Is what we see all there is - or does it point to something beyond itself? …

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Doctrine And Opinion

2009-09-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at how the teaching of the Church differs from opinion and the process of argument. Doctrine is a "verbal icon of Christ." …

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Doctrine And Opinion

2009-09-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at how the teaching of the Church differs from opinion and the process of argument. Doctrine is a "verbal icon of Christ." …

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Prayer - A Personal Thing

2009-09-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen reflects on the meaning of Dostoevsky's statement, "Each man is responsible for the sins of everyone," and its meaning for prayer. …

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Prayer - A Personal Thing

2009-09-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen reflects on the meaning of Dostoevsky's statement, "Each man is responsible for the sins of everyone," and its meaning for prayer. …

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The Face Of God

2009-08-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at the deep importance that Christ as the "image of God" carries for our faith and how that image teaches us about the nature of all images. …

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The Face Of God

2009-08-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at the deep importance that Christ as the "image of God" carries for our faith and how that image teaches us about the nature of all images. …

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The Last Battle

2009-08-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen suggests that the truly great things are those that are most hidden from our sight - and that the last battle may be fought in the silence of a human heart. …

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The Last Battle

2009-08-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen suggests that the truly great things are those that are most hidden from our sight - and that the last battle may be fought in the silence of a human heart. …

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Speaking With Authority

2009-08-08 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at the nature of authority and its root in the reality of the Cross. …

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Speaking With Authority

2009-08-08 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at the nature of authority and its root in the reality of the Cross. …

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In The Grasp Of Wonder

2009-07-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at the role wonder should play in the Christian life. …

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In The Grasp Of Wonder

2009-07-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at the role wonder should play in the Christian life. …

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The Chief Of Sinners

2009-07-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at what it means to be the "chief of sinners" and the solidarity Christ has with us - even in our sin. …

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The Chief Of Sinners

2009-07-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen looks at what it means to be the "chief of sinners" and the solidarity Christ has with us - even in our sin. …

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Prayer As Communion

2009-07-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen speaks on prayer as an aspect of our participation in the life of God - taking it from words spoken to a presence shared. …

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Prayer As Communion

2009-07-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen speaks on prayer as an aspect of our participation in the life of God - taking it from words spoken to a presence shared. …

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You Are Not A Bible Character

2009-07-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen looks at a common abuse of the Scriptures - as individuals imagine themselves to be characters in the Bible. …

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You Are Not A Bible Character

2009-07-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen looks at a common abuse of the Scriptures - as individuals imagine themselves to be characters in the Bible. …

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The Sacrifice Of Emptiness

2009-06-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen looks at Christ's act of "self-emptying" as described by St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians as a way of understanding of how His death frees us from our bondage to sin. …

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The Sacrifice Of Emptiness

2009-06-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen looks at Christ's act of "self-emptying" as described by St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians as a way of understanding of how His death frees us from our bondage to sin. …

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The Desire For Justice And The Mercy Of God

2009-06-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

Fr. Stephen, drawing from St. Isaac and other sources, looks at the Orthodox understanding of the mercy of God and how certain modern ideas of God's "justice" have sought to undermine this Orthodox teaching. …

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The Desire For Justice And The Mercy Of God

2009-06-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

Fr. Stephen, drawing from St. Isaac and other sources, looks at the Orthodox understanding of the mercy of God and how certain modern ideas of God's "justice" have sought to undermine this Orthodox teaching. …

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Liturgical Knowing

2009-06-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at worship as a means by which God makes Himself known to us. …

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Liturgical Knowing

2009-06-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at worship as a means by which God makes Himself known to us. …

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Heaven On Their Minds

2009-06-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at how we should see heaven breaking in on the world in which we live and how the "dim vision" of the face of Christ informs our daily lives. …

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Heaven On Their Minds

2009-06-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at how we should see heaven breaking in on the world in which we live and how the "dim vision" of the face of Christ informs our daily lives. …

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Engaging Creation

2009-05-30 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen offers a suggestion for how we should engage the world around us. Rather than living as thinking beings surrounded by inanimate objects - we live as eucharistic people, leading creation in its eternal song of praise to the Creator. …

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Engaging Creation

2009-05-30 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen offers a suggestion for how we should engage the world around us. Rather than living as thinking beings surrounded by inanimate objects - we live as eucharistic people, leading creation in its eternal song of praise to the Creator. …

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Beauty And The Salvation Of The World

2009-05-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen looks at Icons and Scripture and what they hold in common - in particular their use of beauty to teach us the reality of God. …

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Beauty And The Salvation Of The World

2009-05-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen looks at Icons and Scripture and what they hold in common - in particular their use of beauty to teach us the reality of God. …

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Personal Issues

2009-05-16 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen takes a look at how concern for various "issues" often distracts us from the true task of tending to the health of our soul. …

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Personal Issues

2009-05-16 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen takes a look at how concern for various "issues" often distracts us from the true task of tending to the health of our soul. …

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The Bells

2009-05-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen looks at the rich texture of Orthodox life and tradition and the peculiar, sacramental place that bells hold within it. …

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The Bells

2009-05-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen looks at the rich texture of Orthodox life and tradition and the peculiar, sacramental place that bells hold within it. …

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Unbelief And The Two-Story Universe

2009-05-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen offers his observations on the split in our world between sacred and secular (the "two-story universe) and the role it plays in causing unbelief and the role unbelief may play in allowing us to be healed. …

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Unbelief And The Two-Story Universe

2009-05-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen offers his observations on the split in our world between sacred and secular (the "two-story universe) and the role it plays in causing unbelief and the role unbelief may play in allowing us to be healed. …

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Singleness Of Heart

2009-04-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at singleness of heart—simply learning to say what is in our heart, practicing integrity within ourselves. Its importance to one's spiritual life cannot be overstated. …

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Singleness Of Heart

2009-04-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at singleness of heart—simply learning to say what is in our heart, practicing integrity within ourselves. Its importance to one's spiritual life cannot be overstated. …

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Take, Eat

2009-04-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 13s

Fr. Stephen looks at Holy Thursday and the sacrament of the Eucharist and the meaning of Christ's words, "Take, eat." …

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Take, Eat

2009-04-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 13s

Fr. Stephen looks at Holy Thursday and the sacrament of the Eucharist and the meaning of Christ's words, "Take, eat." …

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For The Sake Of Envy

2009-04-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 14s

Fr. Stephen speaks about the role played by envy in the events of Holy Week. Seeing envy as a primary sin in our world, he looks at how the Gospel confronts this error in human thought. …

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For The Sake Of Envy

2009-04-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 14s

Fr. Stephen speaks about the role played by envy in the events of Holy Week. Seeing envy as a primary sin in our world, he looks at how the Gospel confronts this error in human thought. …

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Careful Devotion To Christ

2009-04-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen returns to some of his thoughts on life in a world divided into sacred and secular - a world he describes as the "two-storey universe." He offers practical steps on how to practice the presence of Christ at all times and places in a careful devotion to Christ. …

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Careful Devotion To Christ

2009-04-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen returns to some of his thoughts on life in a world divided into sacred and secular - a world he describes as the "two-storey universe." He offers practical steps on how to practice the presence of Christ at all times and places in a careful devotion to Christ. …

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Personhood And Love

2009-03-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Fr. Stephen looks at the teaching of the Elder Sophrony and St. Silouan and what it is they mean by "person." Our existence is rooted in love. …

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Personhood And Love

2009-03-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Fr. Stephen looks at the teaching of the Elder Sophrony and St. Silouan and what it is they mean by "person." Our existence is rooted in love. …

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Why Does God Sing?

2009-03-21 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 14s

Fr. Stephen makes the observation that the Scriptures say that God sings. He then goes on to ask about the place of music in worship and why it is that some modern Christians do not sing. …

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Why Does God Sing?

2009-03-21 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 14s

Fr. Stephen makes the observation that the Scriptures say that God sings. He then goes on to ask about the place of music in worship and why it is that some modern Christians do not sing. …

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Forgiveness - The Hardest Love of All

2009-03-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen looks at the forgiveness of our enemies and suggests some small steps we can take to cultivate a heart of mercy and extend it towards others. …

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Forgiveness - The Hardest Love of All

2009-03-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen looks at the forgiveness of our enemies and suggests some small steps we can take to cultivate a heart of mercy and extend it towards others. …

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Know God Or No God

2009-03-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen speaks on the utterly essential relationship with God. We must truly know Him. …

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Know God Or No God

2009-03-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen speaks on the utterly essential relationship with God. We must truly know Him. …

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Why We Fast

2009-02-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen looks at the deeper meaning of fasting and its true place in our Christian life. …

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Why We Fast

2009-02-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen looks at the deeper meaning of fasting and its true place in our Christian life. …

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Scripture And The Church

2009-02-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen speaks about the unique relationship between the Church and Holy Scripture. They are integral to one another. We do not remove the Church from Scripture, but neither do we remove Scripture from the Church. …

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Scripture And The Church

2009-02-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen speaks about the unique relationship between the Church and Holy Scripture. They are integral to one another. We do not remove the Church from Scripture, but neither do we remove Scripture from the Church. …

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The Unholy Land

2009-02-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen looks at the temptations of our secular culture and its invitation to live in an "unholy land." …

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The Unholy Land

2009-02-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen looks at the temptations of our secular culture and its invitation to live in an "unholy land." …

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Orthodoxy And Science Fiction

2009-02-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

Fr. Stephen explains why he considers science fiction as a form of modern theological thought. …

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Orthodoxy And Science Fiction

2009-02-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

Fr. Stephen explains why he considers science fiction as a form of modern theological thought. …

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The Wrath Of God

2009-01-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen looks at the Orthodox understanding of the wrath of God and the patristic teaching that His wrath is nothing other than His love given to us. The wrath is our own hatred for His love. It is an understanding of the good God who loves mankind. …

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The Wrath Of God

2009-01-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen looks at the Orthodox understanding of the wrath of God and the patristic teaching that His wrath is nothing other than His love given to us. The wrath is our own hatred for His love. It is an understanding of the good God who loves mankind. …

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Salvation In A Cloud Of Witnesses

2009-01-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 15s

Fr. Stephen looks at the difference between individual salvation and personal salvation and the deep importance found in the distinction. …

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Salvation In A Cloud Of Witnesses

2009-01-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 15s

Fr. Stephen looks at the difference between individual salvation and personal salvation and the deep importance found in the distinction. …

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The Longest Liturgy

2009-01-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 13s

Fr. Stephen speaks about the "liturgy of the heart" as the longest liturgy of all and the true nature of worship. …

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The Longest Liturgy

2009-01-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 13s

Fr. Stephen speaks about the "liturgy of the heart" as the longest liturgy of all and the true nature of worship. …

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Bowing In Bethlehem

2009-01-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Father Stephen looks at the history and architecture of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and draws lessons for our own humility. …

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Bowing In Bethlehem

2009-01-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Father Stephen looks at the history and architecture of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and draws lessons for our own humility. …

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The Smallness Of God

2008-12-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 4s

Fr. Stephen turns our thoughts during this week of the Nativity to the "smallness" of God. God has come to save us through His "weakness" as St. Paul says and invites us to share in that humility. …

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The Smallness Of God

2008-12-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 4s

Fr. Stephen turns our thoughts during this week of the Nativity to the "smallness" of God. God has come to save us through His "weakness" as St. Paul says and invites us to share in that humility. …

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The Soul As Mystery

2008-12-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen looks at the human soul and what it means that it is a mystery - known to God - but not fully known to us. …

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The Soul As Mystery

2008-12-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen looks at the human soul and what it means that it is a mystery - known to God - but not fully known to us. …

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Sitting In A Cave

2008-12-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen reflects on the monastic cave in which St. John of Damascus dwelt and compares it to the "cave" of our heart. …

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Sitting In A Cave

2008-12-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen reflects on the monastic cave in which St. John of Damascus dwelt and compares it to the "cave" of our heart. …

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The Role Of Icons

2008-11-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen talks about the importance of icons in our modern world - helping us to see and understand clearly the truth of creation and God. …

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The Role Of Icons

2008-11-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen talks about the importance of icons in our modern world - helping us to see and understand clearly the truth of creation and God. …

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The Agent Of Change

2008-11-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 19s

Fr. Stephen looks at the Christian understanding of power and the marvelous works of God. God's power is utterly unlike that of the world. …

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The Agent Of Change

2008-11-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)

Fr. Stephen looks at the Christian understanding of power and the marvelous works of God. God's power is utterly unlike that of the world. …

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Cynicism And The Goodness Of God

2008-11-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen looks at the problems presented by cynicism for belief in God. Worldly wisdom and the wisdom of God are very different things. …

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The Normal Course Of Things

2008-11-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen contrasts what we think of as "normal" with the vision of the Christian life described in Scripture and the Orthodox faith. …

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The Voice Of Creation

2008-11-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at creation and its "voice" as described in Old and New Testament and sees what it means for our realtionship with the world around us. …

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Cultures Of Remembrance

2008-10-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen speaks of the Church as a culture of remembrance - not of a dead past - but of death trampling down death. …

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Remembrance

2008-10-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Fr. Stephen speaks of the power of remembrance - both the remembrance of wrongs done to us and the remembrance of God. He speaks of how it is that the remembance of God alone establishes us in the Truth. …

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How To Read The Church

2008-05-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8m 57s

Fr. Stephen continues his thoughts on the Church as the proper interpretation of Scripture. In this talk he looks at how we "read" the Church.…

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The Orthodox Interpretation of Scripture

2008-05-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9m 44s

Fr. Stephen sets for a case for an "Orthodox Interpretation of Scripture" in which the Church itself is seen as the proper way to interpret the Sacred Writings.…

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The Ecclesiology of the Cross

2008-04-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9m 48s

Fr. Stephen speaks about the doctrine of the Church (ecclesiology) and how it is best understood by looking at the cross of Christ.…

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Is Hell Real?

2008-04-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12m 8s

Fr. Stephen discusses the Orthodox understanding of the difference of heaven and hell and some of its implications for how we speak about them.…

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Will There Be Faith On The Earth?

2008-04-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8m 33s

Fr. Stephen speaks of the difficulties and trials of those coming to faith in God and the challenges facing our children.…

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Learning To Sin

2008-04-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10m 39s

In this podcast Fr. Stephen looks at the importance of "learning to sin", meaning the importance of learning what it is as a Christian that keeps us from the Kingdom of God.…

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The Sacrament of the Present Moment

2008-03-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11m 52s

In this podcast Fr. Stephen speaks of the God who is "everywhere present and fills all things," and the importance of our being open to Him everywhere, always, in all things. (11:52)…

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My Right Brain

2008-03-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7m 40s

The Triumph of Orthodoxy is also a triumph of the wholeness of God. (7:40)…

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Salvation By Grace and Just Showing Up

2008-03-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9m 38s

Fr. Stephen talks about one aspect of the Orthodox understanding of salvation by grace, and notes that a very large part of it consists in "just showing up," learning to be present to God and to accept faithfully the means of grace given to us. 9:38…

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Giving Thanks In All Things

2008-03-08 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 17m 56s

In this podcast, Fr. Stephen speaks about giving thanks to God and its foundation in the belief that God is good. He focuses on four aspects of that goodness.…

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At the Edge of Tradition

2008-03-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7m 44s

In this podcast Fr. Stephen speaks about the experience of standing at the "edge" of Tradition as people look at the Tradition of the Church and discuss it, seek to appropriate parts of it, but remain outside of that Tradition. He emphasizes that the Trad…

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Eight Things I Should Know

2008-02-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 23m 46s

Fr. Stephen talks about eight different ways that the divided, "two-storey" universe, a world divided between sacred and secular, effect us as Christians and offers reflections on how we should see and cope with each of them. This is the largest summary o…

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All The Fullness of God

2008-02-16 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9m 21s

In this podcast, Fr. Stephen speaks about the Orthodox use of the word "fullness," both as a description of the Church but also, and especially, as a description of what we long for in the Christian life.…

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Christianity In A One-Story Universe - Part 6; Where Do We Begin?

2008-02-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9m 24s

Fr. Stephen looks at the aspect of seeing the world in wonder - an experience shared by both Christian and non-Christian and suggests, following St. Gregory of Nyssa, that it is the place where our faith should begin.…

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Orthodoxy and Culture

2008-02-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11m 5s

Fr. Stephen looks at the relationship between Orthodox Christianity and Culture and argues that since Orthodoxy is the fullness of the faith, it should also be productive of the fullness of what it is to be human. Healthy Orthodox nations have always had…

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Right and Wrong in the One-Story Universe

2008-01-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 15m 4s

Fr. Stephen looks at morality and virtue, particularly as understood during the so-called "Age of Enlightenment," and compares it with an Orthodox understanding of right actions in the life of a Christian.…

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Me, You And The Other Guy

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

The strange relationship of prosperity and piety. …

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How Simple Should Christianity Be?

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Despite a drive to simplify everything - Fr. Stephen contends that Orthodoxy describes not a simplicity but a fullness of life and invites into that fullness and not just a small religious corner. …

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Truth and Existence: the Consequences

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Fr. Stephen looks at last week's podcast on truth and existence and the impact it should have on how we live. …

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Truth And Existence

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 7s

Fr. Stephen looks at the Orthodox connection made between truth and our existence and what it means for our life. …

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Humility - The Only Path Forward for Orthodoxy

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 8s

Fr. Stephen looks at the virtue of humility and its place in the life of Orthodox Christianity, suggesting that it is our only path towards union with God. …

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Healing The Heart

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

This week, Fr. Stephen focuses on the healing of the heart as the most essential work in our spiritual lives. …

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The Paradox Of Prayer And The Revelation Of Beauty

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen speaks about the paradox of prayer and the personal character it has in our life as well as the personal character of beauty and the resolution of all paradox. …

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In The Last Days

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 13s

Fr. Stephen reflects both on his own generation's fascination with the "last days" and with much of modern Christianity's fascination with the same. He argues that Orthodox Christians should focus on Christ in the Eucharist who is the "One Who Is To Come.…

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The Passion To Consume

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen looks at the role the classical Christian passions play in our modern culture - how they shape what we think, how we feel, and many of the decisions we make - even on the unconcious level. …

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The Habit of Prayer

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 6s

Fr. Stephen speaks this week about the "habit of prayer" and the understanding of prayer as communion with God. …

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The Consequences of a Full Faith

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 14s

In this podcast Fr. Stephen looks at the implications involved in living the "Fullness" of the Faith, as taught by the Orthodox Church. …

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The Secret Place Of The Most High God

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 10s

Fr. Stephen explores the importance of holy places both in the temple and in the heart. …

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The Truth of Ourselves

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 5s

Fr. Stephen observes that the real truth of our lives before God is best found in our weaknesses rather than in our strengths. …

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Nothing But The Whole Truth

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 9s

Fr. Stephen looks at Orthodoxy and our lives as a matter of the "Whole" truth, rather than a "one-sidedness." He urges us to press forward into the whole truth of Christ. …

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Is Relationship with God What We Want?

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 15s

Fr. Stephen looks at the words "relationship" and "fellowship" and notes that they are very "weak" translations of the Greek word koinonia in Scripture. He suggests how we should understand this word in its true, Orthodox sense. …

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Grace and the Inverted Pyramid

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12s

Father Stephen comments on some of the thoughts found in a recent work by Archimandrite Zacharias of England. He looks at the "inverted pyramid," the humility of Christ in which authority is to be found not at the top but at the bottom of things, in Chris…

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The Silent Sentinels Among Us

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr. Stephen Freeman and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 11s

Fr. Stephen looks at the quiet role played by grace-filled persons in our world. In many ways, God preserves us through the presence of such saints. …

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Glory to God

Thoughts and reflections on Orthodox theology and life - Thoughts and reflections on Orthodox theology and life from Fr. Stephen Freeman.

Glory to God


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