What could be better? Today is a beautiful, cool fall morning – our first real one of the year. I’m eating a taco and drinking coffee while listening to the hours prayed on Ancient Faith Radio. Then I get started with a very hectic day.
On most days Ancient Faith Radio streams for 8 hours or more over my office PC, playing Orthodox music and podcasts while I’m busy working. It connects me to the Church and to my Orthodox brothers and sisters in a way no print media can. No matter how distracted I get, there will always be something, a hymn, a saying of the Fathers, that will suddenly make me pay attention and remember God.
John and Tonya Maddex are the visionary founders and modern missionaries of Ancient Faith Radio. (Listen to the story of John and Tonya’s journey to Orthodoxy and the dreams that became Ancient Faith Radio.) They are godly people whose ministry has touched millions of listeners and brought many to Christ and his holy Church. Ancient Faith Radio has become well known for gathering some of the most respected and knowledgeable Orthodox clergy and laity to podcast teachings and commentary on the faith and its relation in particular to American life. It is an unapologetically Orthodox message, respectfully and knowledgeably presented.
I’m encouraging everyone to click on Ancient Faith Radio, give it a listen, and pass on the link to others. If you’ve never listened before, drop John and Tonya an email and tell them what you think. If you’re a regular listener they’d still love to hear what the station has meant to you. (And if you feel so inclined, please pass on a few $$$ to Ancient Faith Radio’s on-line donation page. God’s work is beyond riches, but the bills still have to get paid.)
God bless Ancient Faith Radio and those called to do His will. So many of us, me included, are counting on it to be there 24 hours a day. Breakfast tacos and coffee help, but it’s really Ancient Faith Radio that gets me through a tough day.