Are You Listening or Reacting?

Listening.  Who does it anymore?  Tune in this week to hear the first part of Fr. Chris’ talk with Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute. Dr. Christofidis talks about the importance and effects of good communication in our relationships today. He also offers practical tips on improving communication, particularly the practice of “active listening.”

But first, we’ll hear from Dr. James Taylor about an online Orthodox homeschooling option, St. Raphael School.

ABOUT ST. RAPHAEL SCHOOL

St. Raphael School came into existence to serve homeschooling Orthodox families.  We offer classes for K-12 students based primarily on the classic Good and Great Books from Western and Eastern European culture.  All classes take place in the collegial spirit of the Orthodox Church where education is seen as a friend to theosis, our journey of transformation into the life of Christ.  While we are committed to preserving an environment of Orthodoxy for our students, we welcome inquiries and applications from non-Orthodox students.  We will happily offer some further information and guidance on how to determine if the program is a good fit.

ABOUT ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN COUNSELING CENTER

As Orthodox therapists, they offer a unique alternative to a purely psychological understanding of human problems.  They believe that healing is ultimately found through the worship, sacraments, and Holy Traditions of the Orthodox Christian Church.  Working with clients, they help resolve crises, foster new coping and relationship skills and nurture personal growth using psychological principles within the context of the Orthodox faith.  In addition, they are committed to assisting clergy in support of their parishioners.

ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK

The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America, originally commissioned by SCOBA to create a national, sustainable, and effective media witness for Orthodox Christianity and seekers around the world through media ministry.  CLICK HERE to download our brochure.

This 501(c)3 is recognized as a leader in the Orthodox Media field and has sustained consistent growth over twenty years. OCN shares the timeless faith of Orthodoxy with the contemporary world through modern media. We are on a mission to inspire Orthodox Christians Worldwide. We have reached 5.7 Million People in One Week. Much like public radio, the Orthodox Christian Network relies on the support of our listeners, readers, and fans. If you are interested in supporting our work, you can send your gift by direct mail, over the phone, or on our website. Your gift will ensure that OCN may continue to offer free, high-quality, Orthodox media.

Do you find it hard to keep focused on Christ when you’re on the go? OCN makes it easy!  Give today to help you and your Orthodox community stay connected no matter the location.

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ORTHODOX MOBILE APPS ARE HERE!

Spark OCN app is an Orthodox Christian News portal that allows you to take action. Spark provides daily devotions, live Bible study, and you can read and learn about events going on in the Orthodox Christian world, especially those concerning persecuted Christians. In addition to making it easy to share news and articles with friends, Spark allows you make prayer requests for those who are suffering.

Orthodox Prayer Book is the ultimate prayer assistant for Orthodox Christians. Not only does it allow you to carry your prayers around, it was designed from the ground-up for the iPhone to allow you to pray in the least distracting manner possible. Carry all the prayers, information about daily saints and fasting schedules with you throughout your day. Keep a list of people you want to pray for and have them automatically embedded into the prayers.

Click here to download the Spark OCN and Orthodox Prayer Book.

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