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Amon Sûl

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Amon Sûl

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick and Ancient Faith Radio

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Exploring the Tolkien Legendarium with the Christian Faith - Join Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Richard Rohlin and their guest co-hosts as they explore the life, works and Middle-earth legendarium of author J. R. R. Tolkien, informed by the Orthodox Christian faith.
 
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The Lord of Spirits

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The Lord of Spirits

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Fr. Stephen De Young, and Ancient Faith Ministries

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The Seen and Unseen World in Orthodox Christian Tradition - The modern world does not acknowledge but is nevertheless haunted by spirits - angels, demons and saints. Fathers Andrew Stephen Damick and Stephen De Young focus on enchantment in creation, the union of the seen and unseen as made by God and experienced by mankind throughout history.
 
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Orthodox Engagement

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Orthodox Engagement

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick and Ancient Faith Radio

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Not to Condemn the World, But to Save It - Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick conducts in-depth interviews, telling stories of the working of the gospel of Christ in the whole creation--in personal, community and public life. Today what we need is neither polemic nor compromise, but engagement.
 
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Roads From Emmaus

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Roads From Emmaus

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick and Ancient Faith Radio

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Exploring and Engaging the World with Christ - Produced in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, this podcast features sermons and other talks about the exploration and engagement of Christian faith with the world. Jesus Christ both journeyed with His disciples on the road to the Biblical Emmaus and broke bread with them, thus revealing Himself as both our fellow traveler and the incarnate Word of God
 
The Gospel Simplicity Podcast is centered around the conviction that the gospel is really good news. Here you will find conversations with Christians from various traditions as we seek to unpack the beautiful simplicity and transformative power of the gospel. Gospel Simplicity is known for ecumenical dialogue that is charitable and open to learning from people with whom you might disagree. We believe that God desires for his Church to be one, united in love for God and neighbor, and on missi ...
 
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This week Dr. Jenkins welcomes authors, homeschoolers, and Charlotte Mason devotees--both as experts and aficionados--Laura E. Wolfe (Sasha and the Dragon and The Lion and the Saint) and Lisa Rose. Together they discuss Lisa's and Laura's forthcoming book, Patterns for Life: An Orthodox Reflection on Charlotte Mason Education.…
 
Richard Rohlin is joined by Aaron Irber, the host of the “I Might Believe in Fairies” podcast. They continue Richard’s deep-read through the Silmarillion with Chapter 17 “Of the Coming of Men into the West” and talk about why it turns out to have been one of the most important and overlooked chapters in the book.…
 
This video is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For 10% off your first month, use the link, http://www.faithfulcounseling.com/gospelsimplicity When people think of Eastern Orthodoxy, they often think of ancient traditions, incense, Greek culture, and so forth. Rarely is "African American Spirituality" on the list. That's why, when I heard of Fr. Pa…
 
Continuing their three-part series on the Fall of Mankind, Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick turn their attention to the unleashing of sin into the world through death and the first victim upon whom it pounces – Cain.By Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Fr. Stephen De Young, and Ancient Faith Ministries
 
Fr. Anthony Cook returns to the podcast to talk about everyone’s favorite were-bear in “Queer Lodgings,” chapter 7 of The Hobbit, not to mention animals who walk upright, the proper greetings of eagles, the many blessings in The Hobbit, and Gandalf as the match-maker who introduces Beorn to his future Missus. References to Beowulf and Icelandic sag…
 
This week, Dr. Jenkins welcomes his friend of 30 years, Mark J. Kelly, retired soldier and current teacher. Together they discuss the path of their life in the academy, and Mark's formation--against the current as it were--into a classical educator. They also set the stage for their next conversation on C. S. Lewis, John Senior, Paul Kingsnorth, an…
 
In Genesis, we see that the fall of humanity consists of three problems that Christ comes to to solve – death, sin, and slavery to demons. In the first of this three-part series, Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick examine the first of these three human afflictions to arise – death – and how God deals with it.…
 
Richard is joined by recurring guest Deacon Nicholas Kotar to discuss Chapter 16 of the Quenta Silmarillion “Of Maeglin.” They talk about the dark side of Tolkien, dish on the new Obi-Wan Kenobi show, and answer some of your questions about recommendations for contemporary fantasy authors.By Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick and Ancient Faith Radio
 
This week Cyril Jenkins sits down with Dr. Joshua Moritz, philosopher, philosopher of science, archaeologist, lover of theology, apologetics, and above all, a classical learner (and a great conversationalist to boot). Beyond these things, Dr. Moritz is also a faculty member at Chyrsostom Academy, and Dr. Jenkins is wildly happy to introduce him to …
 
Richard is joined by fellow parishioner and philologist Scott Brewer, and the two of them finally cut loose about their deep love of lenition, morphology, and the English language. They read Chapter 15 “Of the Noldor in Beleriand,” drop some hot takes and weird language lore, and pull back the veil on the wild and scandalous world of linguistics.…
 
How exactly does textual authority function within the Church? Whether discussing the Scriptures, the Apocrypha, the Church Fathers, the Ecumenical Councils, or the liturgical tradition, the Orthodox Church is awash in texts. How are they properly used? What about misuse? What makes them authoritative? Join Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick and Fr. Stephen…
 
On this episode Dr. Jenkins welcomes back Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, as the two of them, sans chaperon, discuss the Anglo-Saxon world, especially in relation to the poem Beowulf. There are of course inevitable asides to Tolkien, the writing of history, the "death of the author," and the life of the mind.…
 
Fr. Andrew and Richard tackle “The Quest of Erebor,” a text found in Unfinished Tales that provides depth and context for The Hobbit. They talk about whether and how texts like this count as “Tolkien Apocrypha,” Thorin’s real opinion of Bilbo, and how flawed heroes fit into the larger story of both the Tolkien legendarium and the salvation of the w…
 
What happened to people who died before the Harrowing of Hades? What happened to those people after? And what happens at death after the Harrowing? And what’s going to happen at the resurrection of all the dead? Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick and Fr. Stephen De Young track the Biblical imagery of life after death and life after life after death.…
 
Richard is joined by Fr. Andrew for this month’s installment of The Last Homely House as they discuss orcs, ogres, and take a deep dive into the notorious lucky number chapter fourteen of the Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and Its Realms. In this podcast, you’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about vowel shifts in Sindarin, the excitin…
 
Prof. Jenkins welcomes John Thompson, librarian at Waynesburg University (holding back chaos). John's life found him present at the start of All Saints Orthodox Church in Chicago, and with that, present at the creation of Touchstone Magazine. He helped oversee the Faith and Learning program at Waynesburg, and while there taught Greek to the most am…
 
What exactly is a blessing? Or a curse? Are these just religious-sounding synonyms for good things or bad things? What does it mean when God blesses or curses? Do the blessings and curses of human beings actually do anything? Is this some kind of Christian magic? Join Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick as they look at how blessings …
 
During a pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain of Athos, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick collected interviews with pilgrims, talking about their purpose for going to the mountain and what they received while they were there. Included along with these short interviews is a longer conversation between several of the pilgrims and a holy elder living in Kelli Maro…
 
Is it nice, my preciousss? Is it juicy? Is it scrumptiously crunchable? Christian Gonzalez joins Fr. Andrew to riddle some riddles in the dark, looking at chapter 5 of The Hobbit. They also address listener questions about the morality of Bilbo Baggins and the original owners of Gollum’s cave. Fr. Andrew also talks about his big paper for this past…
 
This video is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For 10% off your first month, use the link, http://www.faithfulcounseling.com/gos... Sometimes familiarity can be the enemy of understanding. So it is, often times, with the crucifixion of Jesus. For so many of us, we've grown up hearing the story of Jesus' death on the cross, and we have an answer in…
 
Reading the Bible is easier now than in any previous moment in history. And misreading it is also the easiest it’s ever been. What does it mean to read the Bible historically? To read it literally? What are some interpretive/hermeneutic ideas that don’t make sense if you look closely at them? Join Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick …
 
This episodes Dr. "Doc" Jenkins visits with his old friend Jamey William Bennett, classical educator turned licensed insurance adjuster, podcaster, catechist, rapper, and brand new dad. He and Jamey cover old ground in each of their lives, reflecting on education, Calvinist culture and education, beauty, what learning really entails, and the grave …
 
This episode Dr. Jenkins submits himself to the inquisition, as Chrysostom Academy Headmaster John Heitzenrater takes the helm as the guest host. The conversation ranges across why study history, why study it as an Orthodox Christian, who and what have formed Cyril's thinking, and what might be the relationship of the St. Basil Society with Chrysos…
 
Dr. Joshua Moritz joins Fr. Andrew to discuss Chapter 4 of The Hobbit, “Over Hill and Under Hill,” where Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin and company get dragged into the goblin underworld. It’s the first(?) and only(?) time we meet giants and the first time we meet orcs, who get bit and beat by Biter and Beater. They wrap up with a discussion of how orcs us…
 
In this pre-recorded episode, Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick tackle dozens of recorded questions sent in by listeners from all over the world, with topics ranging from catechism to giants to the evil eye to the Ziz.By Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Fr. Stephen De Young, and Ancient Faith Ministries
 
Coloratura soprano Dr. Fotina Naumenko, Professor of Voice at Shenandoah University and the daughter of a Russian Orthodox priest, tells the story of becoming a professional classical singer while remaining a faithful Orthodox Christian, as well as her passion for teaching people how to pronounce Russian arias. Spectacular virtuosic hi-jinks includ…
 
Richard Rohlin is joined by philologist, classical educator, and bowtie aficionado Reno Lauro as they talk about language, “recovery,” and anthropology. They barely make it 2 paragraphs into Chapter 12 of The Silmarillion “Of Men,” and Reno offers some words of comfort and wisdom about the new Amazon Rings of Power show.…
 
Archpriest Pimen Simon, pastor of the Russian Orthodox Old Rite Church of the Nativity of Erie, Pennsylvania, tells the story of the Old Believer movement and how he led his parish from being priestless Old Believers to receiving the priesthood from the Russian Orthodox Church.By Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick and Ancient Faith Radio
 
Today Dr. Jenkins welcomes classical teacher, author, journalist, world traveler, “officer and a gentleman,” and all-around Renaissance man, Brad Hoff to The Path to the Academy. Brad is the co-author of Syria Crucified. He and Dr. Jenkins explore the commerce between the life of classical learning and the tribulations faced by Christians, and espe…
 
Maritime surveyor Davede Thompson joins Fr. Andrew to cover a pivotal chapter in The Hobbit, “A Short Rest,” where we meet Elrond the master of Rivendell in his Last Homely House. They discuss the eucatastrophe of lore consolidation that occurs in this chapter and the idea of Rivendell as an image of the rest and sanctuary of the Church, and they w…
 
People often say, "The Church isn't a building," or "We could worship anywhere." But is that actually true? Why do ancient Israel and the Church worship in buildings? Is it merely practical, to have a roof over our heads? Or is there a purpose given by God? Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick have a look over the blueprints of the ho…
 
Kassiane, the Chinese Language Content Officer of Ancient Faith Ministries, shares the story of her life between China and North America, telling along the way how Christianity is deeply embedded in the millennia-old Chinese language, what it means to be a Chinese Christian, and how the gospel of Jesus Christ, as understood in the Orthodox Church, …
 
This video is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For 10% off your first month, use the link, http://www.faithfulcounseling.com/gospelsimplicity Few things spark more internet controversy among Catholics than Vatican II. As many seek to be faithful to the tradition of the church, they wonder what to do with Vatican II, this council that seems to be t…
 
When ancient Israel encountered pagan nations worshiping their gods (and sometimes joined in themselves), what exactly were they worshiping? Are they fallen angels, demons, ancestors, the spirits of dead humans, or maybe even nothing at all? How did the early Church understand this worship? What is idolatry and how does it work? Do idolatry and pag…
 
Dr. Cyril Jenkins joins Richard Rohlin to both catch up with Deacon Nicholas Kotar on guest appearances and also discuss the Sun, the Moon, and the Hiding of Valinor. Is the Sun masculine or feminine in Tolkien? And how well does one of Amon Sul’s most frequent guests remember trivia questions he’s answered before?…
 
Dr. Jenkins welcomes Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick back to Path to the Academy, where they discuss St. Basil’s “Address to Young Men on the Right Use of Greek Literature.” St. Basil gives both high and low praise to the pagans, and Fr. Andrew and Dr. Jenkins discuss the text’s relevance for today, how pagans could be virtuous, and why we should read th…
 
This video is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For 10% off your first month, use the link, http://www.faithfulcounseling.com/gospelsimplicity CS Lewis is beloved by Christians from across the spectrum of the Christian tradition for his erudite yet accessible apologetics and his winsome fiction writing. However, most people aren't familiar with a "…
 
Season 2 of Orthodox Engagement opens its story-telling with a consummate story-teller – Deacon Nicholas Kotar, author, choirmaster, translator and podcaster. The conversation begins with a look at the Story of the Pandemic and opens into a deeper exploration of the culture-wide and personal effects of Story and its relation to the greatest story g…
 
This video is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For 10% off your first month, use the link, http://www.faithfulcounseling.com/gospelsimplicity In this video I'm joined by pastor and best-selling author, John Mark Comer, to discuss his brand new book, Live No Lies. In doing so, we talk about the spiritual battles that face Christians today and draw …
 
What exactly is a priest? Who is a priest? Are all believers priests? Is that the same thing as presbyters? And what are those priests in the Bible wearing, anyway? Join Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick as they look closely at what the Bible says about priests in their ancient context and what that means for Christians today.…
 
The podcast is back with all Q&A, all the time. Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick make it an open-line night at the podcast. With calls stretching from California to Romania, callers asked about God's foreknowledge, UFOs, Sasquatch, spirits imprisoned in the underworld, the difference between hell and Hades and Sheol, prayers for t…
 
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