Alumnus Archpriest Thomas Soroka is new host of popular AFR show


Ancient Faith Radio (AFR)’s popular program Ancient Faith Today is back with a new host, Archpriest Thomas Soroka, an alumnus of St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Father Tom helped re-launch the live, weekly call-in radio show on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Ancient Faith Today, which began in 2012, became a staple of AFR’s lineup under former host Kevin Allen, who reposed in the Lord in August of 2018.

“Tonight, as we turn the page on a new chapter of Ancient Faith Today, we dedicate this first show to Kevin’s memory,” began Fr. Tom. “And we take on a challenging subject that was very important to him and, frankly, to all of us: Orthodox unity.”

Tuesday’s episode delved into the topic of Orthodox unity with two other men with strong ties to St. Vladimir’s: Protodeacon Peter Danilchick, a trustee emeritus, and Dr. Charles Ajalat, a former trustee, honorary doctorate recipient, and father of a St. Vladimir’s graduate (Richard Ajalat, ’13).

Fr. Tom Soroka is the pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Mckees Rocks, Pennsylvania, and directs the Pan-Orthodox Choir of Pittsburg. He holds a degree from Duquesne University and was a student in St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s "Collegiate Division" from 1982 to 1984. His other podcasts, The Path and Sermons at St. Nicholas can also be heard on AFR.