Summary: Maximizing God’s gifts to you and your parish - Why are you here and Why does your Parish exist? Explore God’s personal calling for you and your Parish. Learn the latest research, best practices and creative ideas to improve the operations of your Parish and the quality of your life.
For over a century, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese has brought people closer to Christ as it survived depressions, wars, social upheavals, natural and man-made disasters, and societal pressures and issues that could not have been imagined by the faithful in Christ’s time. Join Bill Marianes as he broadcasts LIVE from the Marriott Marquis in New York, New York from the 46th Biennial Greek Orthodox Clergy-Laity Congress and Centennial Celebration. He'll feature live interviews with a fascinating array of distinguished guests to acknowledge contributions of the brave and faithful pioneers who preceded us and to look forward to the next 100 years of Orthodoxy in America and beyond
Join Bill Marianes for a conversation about the Clergy Family Initiative with project members Dr. George Koulianos, Dr. George Stavros, and Presvytera Nicole Keares. They'll share the latest empirical research on the issues faced by clergy families, and things we can do to make their lives better.
This week, Bill speaks with Matushka Trudi Richter and Presvytera Dianthe Livanos about how we continue to live our Stewardship Callings after our loved ones pass on to the kingdom eternal. If you or someone you love is seriously ill, or if you have experienced the death of a loved one, and you are wondering why and how you will carry on, then this conversation is for you. In part three, Bill with his guests Mat. Trudi and Presv. Dianthe reflect together on the topic.
This week, Bill speaks with Matushka Trudi Richter and Presvytera Dianthe Livanos about how we continue to live our Stewardship Callings after our loved ones pass on to the kingdom eternal. If you or someone you love is seriously ill, or if you have experienced the death of a loved one, and you are wondering why and how you will carry on, then this conversation is for you. This is part two with Bill speaking with Presbytera Dianthe Livanos.
This week, Bill speaks with Matushka Trudi Richter and Presvytera Dianthe Livanos about how we continue to live our Stewardship Callings after our loved ones pass on to the kingdom eternal. If you or someone you love is seriously ill, or if you have experienced the death of a loved one, and you are wondering why and how you will carry on, then this conversation is for you. This is a three part program and part one features the interview with Mat. Trudi Richter.
When you or a loved one become seriously ill, even terminally ill, how do you respond? What you do next is critical. You have been called by your Creator. You have a Stewardship Calling – something you need to do with the gifts over which God made you a steward. But how do we live that calling in in the fce of serious illness or death? Join Bill as he speaks with faithful Orthodox Christians Rip Kastaris, Tracy Namee, and Nikki Bober. They'll explore how those with major heart disease, cancer, and other serious illness diagnoses can continue to live their Stewardship Calling.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects an estimated 1 in 44 children in the United States. ASD can create challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. After her son Michael was diagnosed with ASD, Dr. Lisa Liberatore and her husband Dr. Dimitri Kessaris formed LUV Michael, a pioneering nonprofit ministry that transforms the lives of those with ASD. We will speak with Lisa Liberatore and Mark Bondi about their innovative LUV Michael organic granola products enterprise that employs the autistic population, their U.S. Autism Homes housing initiative, and other autism advocacy. LUV Michael is a unique ministry opportunity for you and your parish to help create meaningful work for autistic adults, learn about autism, and advocate for autism acceptance
As the world watches the crisis in Ukraine unfold, Bill Marianes speaks with Their Eminences Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel Zelinsky about the humanitarian needs of the Ukrainian people and our common prayer for peace. The First 90 minutes of this podcast you have a wonderful opportunity to get to know the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. The last half hour you will hear information on how to pray for and support the suffering people of Ukraine.and about the current war. Click HERE to support the crisis and refugees of Ukraine.
In Part 2 of this series, Bill provides proven insights, strategies, and solutions from the “Jobs To Be Done” and “Disruptive Innovation” theories developed by Harvard professor Dr. Clayton Christensen. We will also begin to explore an excellent parish assessment that can help diagnose the most critical parish comorbidities and provide solutions
In part 1 of a 2-part series, Bill presents the empirical data about our current church challenges, how some Christians overcame these issues and built strong church communities, and the 6 primary root cause areas where our parishes are suffering
Join Bill Marianes for a conversation with the leaders of Orthodox Volunteer Corps, the newest Approved Agency of the Assembly of Bishops. OVC leaders, Michael Sider-Rose and Kyra Limberakis, will share the exciting story of this transformational agency and help you understand how your youth and young adults can prepare for a lifetime through a year of service.Prepare
On December 1st, the United States Supreme Court will hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This Mississippi case could overturn, refine, or re-affirm Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood. Join Bill Marianes live with three special guests to discuss theological, legal, outreach, and ministry perspectives on this important event
Hear a personal testimonial from a surprising beggar, and learn from four dedicated Orthodox Christians who are making a difference in this mission field: Fr. Justin Mathews of Reconciliation Services, Chrysanthe Loizos of St. Herman House - FOCUS Cleveland, trauma counselor Jennifer Hertberg, and Dorrie Papademitriou of MudGirls Studios
Ancient Faith Radio and Bill Marianes were honored to be present at the recent meeting of the Assembly of Bishops. This week, here Bill's interviews with Archbishop Elpidophoros of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Archdiocese, Metropolitan Tikhon of the Orthodox Church in America, Serbian Orthodox Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, Metropolitan Methodios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, Archbishop Daniel of the Ukranian Orthodox Church of the USA, and Metropolitan Savas of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
When you are asked about what your church believes, how do you answer? What is your level of understanding of the Orthodox Christian Faith? If salvation is not only a gift we cannot earn, but something we must live out as Christ taught, what is one valuable resource we can use to learn what our Faith teaches and why? How can we learn to better share the “εὐαγγέλιον,” the “good news” of Christ and the Orthodox Christian Church? A Basic Guide to Eastern Orthodox Theology is just such an invaluable resource that can inform our understanding of the Church inaugurated at Pentecost in 33 A.D. Dr. Eve (Paraskevè) Tibbs, an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, will join me to discuss her valuable book and help us all learn more about Orthodox Christianity as we seek answers to our most critical questions.