American Orthodox History
By Matthew Namee and Ancient Faith Radio
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Matthew Namee explores our early American Orthodox past.
||This Week in American Orthodox History (June 4-8)||This week, Matthew Namee and new co-host Aram Sarkisian discuss, among other things, the Russian Mission in North America, the consecration of Bishop Arseny of Winnipeg, three fascinating early parish priests, and the time Jimmy Carter awarded Archbishop||6/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Week in American Orthodox History (March 19-23)||In this episode, Matthew discusses, among other things, some influential early convert priests, the Romanian Bishop Polycarp Morusca, a 1940s attempt at jurisdictional unity, and the renowned church historian Jaroslav Pelikan.||3/20/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Week in American Orthodox History (March 12-18)||Matthew discusses Philip Ludwell III, St. Alexis Toth, Archimandrite Theoclitos Triantafilides, and others.||3/12/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Week in American Orthodox History (March 5-11)||Matthew discusses Archbishop Arseny of Winnipeg, the first Orthodox chapel in Oregon, the first All-American Sobor, the funeral of St. Raphael Hawaweeny, and the life of the early Greek priest Fr. Kallinikos Kanellas.||3/5/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fr. Kallinikos Delveis||Matthew recounts the story of Fr. Kallinikos Delveis, the first priest of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in New York.||2/29/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Homilies of St. Raphael Hawaweeny||On this special episode of American Orthodox History, recorded at the first symposium on American Orthodox History at Princeton University, Matthew interviews Samuel Noble, a doctoral candidate at Yale University who has been translating from Arabic the h||11/7/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||St. Tikhon, Enlightener of America||On this special episode of American Orthodox History, recorded at the first symposium on American Orthodox History at Princeton University, Matthew interviews Scott Kenworthy, Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Religion at the University||10/19/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Orthodoxy: Yesterday and Today||Matthew speaks at the Fortieth Biennial Clergy Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in Atlanta, Georgia.||7/12/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bishop Basil and the Episcopal Assembly||Matthew Namee talks with His Grace Bishop Basil, the newly elected Secretary of the Episcopal Assemblies. We learn of his impressions of the historic May 26-28 gathering in New York as well as the assignment he has been given to coordinate the work of the||6/12/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Our Best Chance Yet||After explaining why the past five attempts to achieve administrative unity in America have failed, Matthew tells us why the sixth attempt, which takes place this coming May 26th-28th, has a very good chance of succeeding.||5/18/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Stormy Petrel of the Cloth||Matthew tells the story of his favorite figure in American Orthodox History, a fiery Greek Orthodox priest from Philadelphia named Fr. Demetrios Petrides. Learn more HERE.||4/27/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Isabel Hapgood||Matthew introduces us to one of the most prominent females in early American Orthodox history. Learn more HERE.||4/6/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Metropolitan Antony Bashir||Matthew tells the story of Metropolitan Antony Bashir on the 44th anniversary of his death. Learn more HERE.||3/16/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bishop Nestor Dies at Sea||Matthew recounts another tragedy affecting the St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Cathedral in San Francisco. Learn more HERE.||3/2/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Mysterious Death of Fr. Paul Kedrolivansky||Matthew recounts the first of many scandals that have rocked the St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Cathedral in San Francisco and then explains why knowledge of such scandals is important. Learn more HERE.||2/3/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||American Feasts of Theophany||Matthew looks at a few of the ways in which Theophany has been celebrated throughout American Orthodox History. Learn more HERE and HERE.||1/20/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Orthodoxy in Colonial Virginia||Matthew interviews Nicholas Chapman, the Managing Director of Orthodox Christian Books, about an 18th-century Orthodox convert from Virginia named Philip Ludwell III. Ludwell gave George Washington his commission in the army and was a cousin of George's w||12/16/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Before SCOBA, There was the Federation||Matthew interviews historian Fr. Oliver Herbel about a little-known—though very important—1940s precursor to SCOBA. Learn more HERE.||12/2/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The American Orthodox Catholic Church||Matthew interviews Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Associate Director of the Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas, about another of the past attempts at Orthodox administrative unity. Learn more HERE.||11/4/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Russian Mission in America: Part Two||Matthew continues his discussion with Fr. John Erickson about one of the past attempts at Orthodox administrative unity. Learn more HERE.||10/21/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Russian Mission in America: Part One||Matthew interviews Fr. John Erickson, the preeminent historian of American Orthodoxy, about one of the past attempts at Orthodox administrative unity. Learn more HERE.||10/14/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The First Two Convert Priests||Matthew discusses the careers of Nicholas Bjerring (1870) and James Chrystal (1868), the first two convert priests in American Orthodox history. Learn more HERE.||9/30/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fr. Ingram Nathaniel Irvine - Part 2||Matthew continues the story of the first great American convert priest. Learn more HERE.||9/16/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Strange Career of the Bulgarian Monk||Matthew introduces us to the most outlandish figure in the history of Orthodoxy in America. Learn more HERE.||9/9/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fr. Ingram Nathaniel Irvine - Part 1||Matthew begins the story of the first great American convert priest. Learn more HERE.||8/26/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Agapius Honcharenko||Matthew tells us about an interesting and colorful character from the late 1800's in American Orthodox history. Learn more HERE.||8/13/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Myth of Past Unity||This week's episode features a speech that Matthew delivered at the 2009 St. Vladimir's Seminary Summer Conference on the myth of past unity in American Orthodox history. Click here for supplemental material related to this episode.||7/29/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fr. Raphael Morgan||This week's episode features a speech that Matthew delivered at the 16th Annual Ancient Christianity and African-American Conference on Fr. Raphael Morgan: America's first black Orthodox priest. Click here for supplemental material related to this episode||7/15/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alaska - Part 3||Matthew concludes his discussion with Eric Peterson about the spread of Orthodoxy in Alaska from the 18th century to the early 19th century. Click here for supplemental material related to this episode.||7/1/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alaska - Part 2||Matthew continues his discussion with Eric Peterson about the spread of Orthodoxy in Alaska from the 18th century to the early 19th century. Click here for supplemental material related to this episode.||6/24/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alaska - Part 1||Matthew interviews Eric Peterson, who has a Master's Degree from the University of Kansas in Russian and East European studies with a focus on Orthodox missions to America. The topic is the spread of Orthodoxy in Alaska from the 18th century to the early||6/17/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chicago, 1888||Matthew tells the story of a pan-Orthodox parish that almost was. Click here for supplemental material related to this episode.||6/5/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||American Orthodoxy in the 18th and 19th Centuries||Matthew provides a brief overview of early American Orthodoxy to establish a framework for future discussions.||5/22/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Introduction||In his first episode, Matthew explains why it is important to study American Orthodox History.||5/5/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
Wonderful podcast. Matthew brings History to life. This is a great podcast for those who do not know the history of the American Orthodox Church, but always wanted to know more. I really loved the "Chicago, 1888" program. The newspaper artical was fantastic! Thanks Matthew!
This is wonderful and really well-written. I am a lifelong Catholic but have family that is Orthodox, and this is very informative.
Better than Five Stars!
This podcast has helped to clarify the origins and the truth behind the jurisdictional confusion. It makes me much more optimistic about the future of Orthodoxy in America. Thank you, Matthew!
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