Should You Protect Children From Grief?

Should You Protect Children From Grief?

Grief and loss due to the death of a loved one are hard to experience and many want to protect children from these emotions by telling them their loved ones have “fallen asleep” or “Jesus took them.” In today’s episode Fr. Chris speaks with Maria Scaros Mercado, a licensed creative...

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In Love with Excess

In Love with Excess

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) As we enter the Christmas season, Dr. Randa Anderson, a member of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute in Chicago, talks with Fr. Chris about our infatuation with excess. With insight into our desire to indulge, they also discuss the benefits of prayer, fasting and almsgiving...

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The Healing: Isceljenje

The Healing: Isceljenje

‘The Healing: Isceljenje’ (2014) is a Serbian film by Ivan Jović that tells the story of an Orthodox monk grappling with the aftereffects of war in his homeland. Carrying this pain in his heart, the monk finds his way to a secluded hermitage in the wilderness, where he encounters a...

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The Children’s Word: Before They Were Famous…

The Children’s Word: Before They Were Famous…

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra asks if you have ever wondered what the saints were like before they became saints – before they were famous. Were they ordinary people just like...

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Saint John Golden Mouth

Saint John Golden Mouth

I sometimes wonder if Saint John Chrysostom is happy with the name we’ve given him. Chyrsostom means “Golden mouth” and we call him that because his homilies are some of the best sermons ever recorded. His Pascha sermon is read worldwide every year, sixteen hundred (yes, that’s 1,600) years after...

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