Forgiveness: Letting Go

Forgiveness: Letting Go

Dr. Stephen Muse is back on the show to continue the conversation about forgiveness that we started this past December. He speaks with Fr. Chris today about the role of acceptance in forgiveness. Stephen is a pastoral counselor and marriage and family therapist who works with combat veterans and their...

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Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church

Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church

Dear brothers and sisters, I address now the entire Fullness of our Church, all the peoples of historical Rus. There can be nothing more important for us today than the continuing fratricide which rages on the territory of the Ukraine, taking away ever more lives. What is happening today, primarily...

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Why Are You In Church?

Why Are You In Church?

Countless men and women over the centuries have defended the Truth of Orthodox Christianity, sometimes offering their blood in martyrdom. Why would someone stand up with such boldness? Why Orthodoxy and not some other Church? Why are you a member of the Orthodox Church and not some other Church? Have...

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The Orthodox Church and the Book of Revelation

The Orthodox Church and the Book of Revelation

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/TT_2012/TT_121109.mp3 Many people are so confused by the Book of Revelation that they don’t read it. But did you know that it speaks about the Orthodox Church? It does! In this intriguing episode, Fr. Thomas Hopko explains how the Book of Revelation depicts the Orthodox Church and what takes place...

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“Ethiopia Will Quickly Stretch Out Her Hands to God”

“Ethiopia Will Quickly Stretch Out Her Hands to God”

There is a good chance that the verse cited in the above title, a verse from Psalm 68, is a favourite Biblical verse with members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. There is somewhat less of a chance that many people in North America today know much about this ancient Orthodox...

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Deliver Me From Idle Words

Deliver Me From Idle Words

Tremendous power lies hidden in the smallness of a single word. Seemingly insignficant, a word holds within itself the power to encourage or to unleash the demon of despair. All of creation came into being by the Word. It seems God’s creative example holds within itself the greatest model for...

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Of Angels and Demons

Of Angels and Demons

We Orthodox confess that we are amphibians—that is, that we are part animal, part angelic, that we simultaneously inhabit both the visible and the invisible world, the realms of both men and spirits. We have prayers in our daily prayer rule to our guardian angel, and we ask for help...

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Humbled Through My Children

Humbled Through My Children

“Venti iced chai with soy please.” I pulled away from the drive-thru and pressed the straw to my lips before heading back out onto the highway. Alas, another road trip. My mom had kindly and lovingly let my boys take her portable DVD players with us in the van. This,...

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“Orthodoxy in the British Islands” Documentary Features Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokletia, Archimandrite Sophrony Sakharov, and Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

“Orthodoxy in the British Islands” Documentary Features Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokletia, Archimandrite Sophrony Sakharov, and Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

“Orthodoxy in the British Islands,” a new documentary written by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, just premiered on the Rossiya-Kultura TV channel in Russia. According to a press release, the “film recounts the history of Orthodoxy in the British Islands, conversion of the archipelago’s peoples to Christianity, development of Christian churches...

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Who Told You You’re Not Good Enough?

Who Told You You’re Not Good Enough?

Mother Theresa, Father Arseny, St. John Maximovitch, St. Seraphim of Sarov, St. Christina, Martin Luther King Jr, Jack Lalanne, Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln… These are just some of my heroes, the people that have inspired me. But most of all, I just want to be like Jesus. After all, we...

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Peace, Faith, and War

Peace, Faith, and War

Why is peace so important to us, as human beings? The world around us is full of war, disaster, hatred, and struggle. Our own inner world can be scarred by sadness and anxiety. Yet no matter how hard it is to find, we keep seeking peace. Why? And where can...

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