Interview with His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph

Interview with His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph

On December 6, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph was enthroned by Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch as the new head of the Antiochian Orthodox Church in North America. The day before, Fr. Christopher Metropulos, the Executive Director of the Orthodox Christian Network, interviewed Metropolitan Joseph. Watch the video, which is...

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Man of Steel, Part 3: Rockets and Hebrew Baskets

Man of Steel, Part 3: Rockets and Hebrew Baskets

Have you heard the story of a newborn babe placed in a protected container and sent away to escape destruction, after which he is adopted by a people not his own?  You got it.  It’s the story of Superman… and Moses. The baby Moses was put in a basket and...

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Interview with Patriarch John X of Antioch

Interview with Patriarch John X of Antioch

The Orthodox Christian Network is excited to share an interview with His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch the day before the enthronement of Metropolitan Joseph as the new head of the Antiochian Orthodox Church in North America. Watch Fr. Christopher’s interview with the His Beatitude as they cover several issues: the significance...

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Reducing Stress

Reducing Stress

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) Do you procrastinate and then find that you need stress to move you through your day? Has stress affected your health and well being?  Listen as Dr. Randa Anderson at the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute talks with Fr. Chris about the many dangers and traps...

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Journey to Bethlehem, Part 2

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 2

What shall we offer Thee, O Christ, Who for our sakes hast appeared on earth as man? Every creature made by Thee offers Thee thank. The angels offer a hymn; the heavens a star; the wisemen gifts; the shepherds, their wonder; the earth, its cave; the wilderness, a manger.  And...

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“What do you want?” vs. “Who are you?” (With a nod to Straczynski’s Babylon 5)

“What do you want?” vs. “Who are you?” (With a nod to Straczynski’s Babylon 5)

It is common for us to lament the commercialization of Christmas, complaining that we have lost the “reason for the season.”  I think this is true.  Many of the parishioners where I serve are thankful that our parish is on the “Old Calendar” so that they can separate “Nativity-as-worship” (celebrated...

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An Orthodox Family Reunion

An Orthodox Family Reunion

I have heard some converts refer to their journey to the Orthodox Church as “coming home,” but that was never my experience, probably because a problematic childhood has meant for me that “home” doesn’t always have pleasant connotations.  My own experience in encountering the Church was more like “Where have...

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Is This the End for Middle Eastern Christians?

Is This the End for Middle Eastern Christians?

A recent article by Douglas Murray in The Spectator asks a pressing question: Why are we abandoning the Middle East’s Christians to Isis? Murray’s answer is largely narrative. He attended a Syriac Christian church in the UK on a Sunday and spoke to the people there. Many are recent refugees,...

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Patriarch John X of Antioch: We Are One Church and One Family

Patriarch John X of Antioch: We Are One Church and One Family

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch, who is in the United States after enthroning His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph as the primate of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, has been making official visits to various churches, governmental agencies, and Orthodox leaders. At a recent meeting with His Eminence Archbishop...

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