What Does It Mean To Repent?

What Does It Mean To Repent?

Author and priest Fr. Steven Ritter is back on the show today talking about repentance. What does it mean to repent? If we truly repent, why do we need confession? Is repentance about our relationship with those around us or with Christ? Tune in to hear the answers to all...

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IOCC: Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

IOCC: Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

As Syria’s civil war now enters into its third year, it is the families still living in the country who suffer the most. International Orthodox Christian Charities, or IOCC, is one of  the few humanitarian organizations still in Syria providing desperately needed relief to people affected by the conflict. Roy...

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The Other White-Bearded December Saint

The Other White-Bearded December Saint

“American Christianity desperately needs the witness of St. Herman, for the American way of life is so radically opposed in so many ways to the life of this man and the Lord Jesus whom he served.” (Fr. Thomas Hopko, The Winter Pascha) I followed my own advice from the November...

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The Christmas Gift

The Christmas Gift

This week on Theologically Thinking, Fr. Christopher Metropulos anticipates a Christmas Gift.

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The Parable of the Great Banquet

The Parable of the Great Banquet

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή την παραβολή του Μεγάλου Δείπνου που διαβάζετε στις εκκλησίες μας δυο Κυριακές πριν απο τα Χριστούγεννα, εύχεται και προσεύχεται όχι μόνο να δεχτούμε την πρόσκληση του Θεού να συμμετάσχουμε στην Βασιλεία Του, αλλά να είμαστε και άξιοι για μια τέτοια πρόσκληση.

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Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference

Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference

Fr. Christopher Metropulos briefly introduces the topics and types of speakers featured at the Archon 2nd International Conference on Religious Freedom, held in Berlin, Germany, on December 4th and 5th. He explains the importance of this conference in addressing the very real need to ensure religious freedom and recognition to...

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OCN Hero 2013: Kenneth Kidd

OCN Hero 2013: Kenneth Kidd

We are honored to share with you a letter we received from Kenneth Kidd, recipient of the OCN Hero award for 2013.

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What Do You See?

What Do You See?

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” This sentiment from George Bernard Shaw was often related to me by my Dad. And for those of us who know what it is like to hear often-repeated sentiments from our Dads, we know that eventually...

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The books and the first film in this series caught a lot of negative comment from Orthodox Christians because of some of the issues which Suzanne Collins and the film makers dealt with – mostly the idea of children killing children, and the graphic violence. While the violence isn’t any...

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Syria’s Refugee Children Face Rising Risk Of Malnutrition

Syria’s Refugee Children Face Rising Risk Of Malnutrition

PHOTO: A Syrian refugee child suffering from malnutrition receives a therapeutic feeding of specially formulated nut paste from IOCC community health workers. High-protein, high-calorie foods and milk are used to boost rapid weight gain, which can make a critical difference in the development of a young child. photo: Ryan Erickson/IOCC ...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 13

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 13

The Gospel of Matthew 6:9 – 15: The Lord’s Prayer Opening thoughts and basis for discussion This is a prayer, which Jesus taught His disciples to pray. To be a disciple, one must have an idea of Christ and His mission and be devoted to the will of God. The...

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Tenth Sunday of Luke

Tenth Sunday of Luke

O Father, God-bearer, Spyridon, you were proven a champion and Wonder Worker of the First Ecumenical Council. You spoke to the girl in the grave and turned the serpent to gold. And, when chanting your prayers, most sacred One, angels ministered with you. Glory to Him who glorified you; glory...

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