God is Father

God is Father

God is Father. What does that mean? Here’s what it doesn’t mean: We have, as a human reality, such a thing as fatherhood. Because we can’t really conceptualize God, we use human metaphors to define him. God as “father,” then, is a human construct that is helpful to partially understand...

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The Children’s Word: Evil in Our Hearts?

The Children’s Word: Evil in Our Hearts?

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Presvytera Alexandra asks if you ever thought something mean in your head, but didn’t say it out loud. Do you think it hurts anyone if you do that?...

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Out of Their Comfort Zone

Out of Their Comfort Zone

Do you know when the first Orthodox Christians came to Florida?  A new source shows that a ship of Orthodox Christians including a priest was in America in 1767.  Fr. Chris speaks with Polexeni “Polly” Hillier, the director of the St. Photios Shrine, to hear their brave story.  The St. Photios Shrine...

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