The Whole Counsel of God

Links to Fr. Stephen's Weekly Podcast and Blog on Ancient Faith Ministries


Special Presentations

This podcast takes us through the Holy Scriptures in a verse by verse study based on the Great Tradition of the Orthodox Church. These studies were recorded live at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church in Lafayette, Louisiana, and include questions from his audience.

On April 6, 2019, Fr. Stephen De Young, pastor of Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church in Lafayette, Louisiana, and the host of The Whole Counsel blog here on Ancient Faith Radio, delivered a series of lectures on the Apocalypse at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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November 2019

Fr. Stephen De Young speaks to the clergy of the Diocese of Oakland, Charleston, and the Mid-Atlantic of the Antiochian Archdiocese at their annual clergy retreat, November 6-7, 2019.


An Orthodox Approach to the Scriptures

This session describes various bad ways in which we've been taught to read the Scriptures.


The Arc and Themes of the Scriptures

This session describes, in a positive way, the overall arc of the Scriptures as a whole and some ancient themes neglected by modern interpreters


A Liturgical Understanding of the Scriptures

This session discusses ritual, how it functions, and how the reading of the Scriptures functions in Orthodox worship.


March 2020

Fr. Stephen DeYoung with a 3-part lecture about Violence in the Old Testament. These talks were give in February 2020 at St. Ignatius Antiochian Orthodox Church in Franklin, TN.


Sin, Death and Justice in the Bible


Spiritual Warfare


Difficult Passages of Scripture

Includes question and answer segment at the end. Some content in this lecture may not be suitable for small children.