The Lord of Spirits show

The Lord of Spirits

Summary: 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.

Join Now to Subscribe to this Podcast
  • Visit Website
  • RSS
  • Artist: Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Fr. Stephen De Young, and Ancient Faith Ministries
  • Copyright: Ancient Faith Ministries


 Baptism Now Saves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:54:43

What is baptism? How is it different from the ritual washings of the Torah? What does it do? How is it related to circumcision? Why is this water so cold? What does St. Peter mean when he says that baptism “saves”? Is anything happening in the unseen world? Join Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick as they look at this essential Christian mystery with a deep dive into Biblical texts in this first part of a series on the sacraments of the Orthodox Church.

 Monstrous Compendium | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:54:01

Lord of Spirits discusses the monstrosity of madness and demonic possession. What does the Bible say about these things? What is the ancient context? Join Fr. Stephen and Fr. Andrew for their annual Halloween episode.

 What’s a Spirit When It’s at Home? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:49:56

What is a spirit? Is it a ghost? Do schools have school spirit? (“Then we need to hear it!”) What does it mean to be “spiritual”? The word “spirit” gets used all the time in Christian and other religious language, but it is almost never defined, at least not in a way that makes sense of how it is used in the Bible and other Christian texts. Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick do a close reading to focus on this core concept.

 Battle Wizards: Mauling at the Euphrates | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:06

In a very special mini-episode of Lord of Spirits, it’s Sorcerer v. Witch for Dairy Dominance.

 Pantheon and Pandemonium V: Live Q&A September 2022 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:42:06

For their second anniversary episode, the Podfathers take your LIVE questions and nothing but your questions. Nothing is off-limits! And they also will be featuring some of their favorite moments from past episodes.

 Thunder Gods and the God Who Thundered | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:28:10

Baal, Zeus, Thor, and other thunder gods were worshiped by pagans in the ancient world. Who were these spirits, and what do we actually know about them? How did God’s people understand them? And what is God’s response to them? In this pre-recorded episode, Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick look at these thunderous deities from of old and the God Who thundered.

 Fall of Man Part 3: The Gate to Heaven | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:07:58

Completing their three-part series on the Fall of Man, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick and Fr. Stephen De Young look at the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11, the event that solidifies the dominion of the dark powers over mankind.

 Fall of Man Part 2: Crouching Sin, Hidden Dragon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:33:11

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.

 Fall of Man Part 1: Garments of Skin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:44:50

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.

 Pantheon and Pandemonium IV: Asynchronous June 2022 Q&A | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:54:23

In this pre-recorded episode, Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick answer your recorded questions! They cover such topics as nakedness in Genesis, cannibalism and the Eucharist, women’s ministry in the Church, transgenderism, and even the curse of the Black Tongue. Tune in for a wild array of Q&A!

 As Delivered by Angels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:14:55

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 De Young as they look at the Orthodox tradition of textual authority.

 Prophet Motive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

What is prophecy? Who is a prophet? Do prophets predict the future? Does prophecy still happen in our times? What is the difference between a prophet and an apostle? How can we recognize a true prophet or prophecy? Join Fr. Stephen De Young and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick as they look at the Biblical vision of the prophetic ministry.

 The Resurrection and the Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:56:43

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.

 Blessings and Curses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:40:16

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 and curses work in the Bible.

 The Harrowing of Hell (read by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:52

On this special bonus episode, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick introduces and then reads the full text of the Harrowing of Hell from the Gospel of Nicodemus. Christ is risen! He truly is risen!


Login or signup comment.