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New SGOMA Podcast Episode availible on Ancient Faith Radio February 5, 2011

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View Podcast PageReflections of a USAF Orthodox Chaplain – Part 1

February 02, 2011 Length: 17:55

In this episode of SGOMA’s Podcast series “Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines” Father Stephan Close reflects on his time as an active duty Orthodox Chaplain serving in the United States Air Force. Fr. Stephan reflects on the many military members that he came across during his most recent assignment at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

To listen to Fr. Stephan’s podcast please go to: http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/frontlines/reflections_of_a_usaf_orthodox_chaplain_part_1

One of our own July 18, 2010

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One of the Saint George Orthodox Military Association’s Facebook members, Scott Hakim (center in photo), is a U.S. Marine currently serving in Afghanistan. Recently, Fr. David Alexander, a USN Chaplain, serving in Afghanistan, did a very moving podcast about Scott on Ancient Faith Radio (Finding Scott Hakim – In the Valley of the Shadow of Death). Fr. David found Scott injured and in the military hospital there in Afghanistan, after a serious roadside bombing attack.

According to Scott’s family, he is now healthy and doing fine and is back with his fellow Marines. His small Marine Company is stationed on the top of a mountain scouting over the three towns that surround the mountain. They are due to head back to the States on October 4th.

Until then, Scott told them he would like some goodies from the USA, such as: blue Gattor-aide powder, beef jerky, sour skittles, and pouches of chicken and tuna.

SGOMA will be sending Scott one of our Survival packages. If you would like to send some items to Scott and his fellow Marines you can contact SGOMA for Scott’s mailing address in Afghanistan, our email is:  StGeorgeOMA@gmail.com. I am also sure they would appreciate cards and letters of support from our Orthodox people and especially from children.

SGOMA is also accepting donations for our Orthodox Survival Package Program. If you would like to assist SGOMA in this project please contact us.

Please keep, Scott, his fellow Marines, and all of our Troops in harm’s way, in your daily prayers.

Latest Episode of SGOMA Podcast is availible on Ancient Faith Radio June 10, 2010

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The St. George’s Orthodox Military Association’s latest podcast episode of the “Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines” is now available on Ancient Faith Radio. In this episode Fr. Anthony Perkins, a Retired U.S. Army Intel Officer, reflects on his deployment to Afghanistan in the wake of 9-11. To listen to the podcast click on the AFR link: http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/frontlines

About the Podcast:

“Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines – Dispatches from the St. George Orthodox Military Association”

The St. George Orthodox Military Association (SGOMA) hosts discussions on various topics related to our Orthodox Christian military men and women and their dependents serving in the United States. We feature special guests who are members of Saint George Orthodox Military Association, our courageous Orthodox military chaplains, and special interviews with our Troops, Sailors, Air Men, and Marines.

“Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines” is now live, up and running on Ancient Faith Radio May 14, 2010

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SGOMA’s podcast series “Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines” is now live, up and running on Ancient Faith Radio (www.ancientfaith.com). The initial episode is now available for listening. New episodes will air every other week. Look for the next episode on May 19th or 20th. This podcast series is also available on iTunes, just search for “Ancient Faith Radio” and then look for the “Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines” podcast and subscribe to it to get all the future episodes on your iPod/iPhone.

In this first episode Hieromonk Joshua and Subdeacon Vladimir Laven discuss the origins of the Saint George Orthodox Military Association; the need to assist our Orthodox Armed Services Members, their dependents, and those who have served; increasing the size of the Orthodox Chaplaincy that serves our military; and some of the goals and outreach programs of SGOMA.

This podcast was recorded back in the beginning of January 2010. It was Hieromonk Joshua and Subdeacon Vladamir’s first ever attempt at doing a podcast. It is hoped that over time, and as they do more podcasts, that they will get better and present more of a professional, enjoyable and educational feel to the podcasts.

The next several episodes of “Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines” will feature podcasts from:

Fr. Anthony Perkins – Retired U.S. Army Intel Officer
Fr. Peter Dubinin – U.S. Army Orthodox Chaplain Recruiter
Fr. Jerome Cwiklinski – U.S. Navy Orthodox Chaplain
Hieromonk Joshua
– U.S. Navy Veteran, Co-Director of SGOMA
Subdeacon Vladimir Laven – U.S. Air Force (Ret), Co-Director of SGOMA
His Grace Bishop Daniel
, the blessing Hierarch of SGOMA, Former U.S. Army Orthodox Chaplain

And many more to come!

Please visit and bookmark the “Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines” page on Ancient Faith Radio at the following web-address: http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/frontlines