Posts by Bryce Buffenbarger

Come Receive the Light

Everything We Do Is Spiritual

Searching for an African Church history outside of slavery, our first guest found Orthodoxy in his study of the ancient church fathers after seeing Coptic…

May 13, 2016
Come Receive the Light

God’s Image and Likeness in Death and in Art

In this episode of Come Receive the Light we have two interviews. First, Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Timothy G. Patitsas, Assistant Professor of Ethics at…

Apr 01, 2016
Come Receive the Light

Sacred and Folk Orthodox Music

“Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.” ― Johann Sebastian Bach In this edition of Come Receive…

Mar 18, 2016
Christian Rights and Religious Persecution

Being Palestinian 

What does it mean to be Palestinian?  Presvytera Nadia Abuelezam Minucci has set out with her friends and family to find out by sharing people’s stories…

Mar 03, 2016
Iconography and Saints

Will the Real St. Valentine Please Stand Up? 

      Cancel your plans for February 14! As many of us prepare to celebrate Valentine’s day this coming Sunday, I thought it would be…

Feb 12, 2016
Come Receive the Light

Helping Teens Understand Love

  Love.  This gift of God is expressed in joy, patience, service…  But our modern society has also distorted it, devalued it to a feeling for…

Feb 12, 2016
Come Receive the Light

Setting Higher Standards in Service and Politics 

    Our feature conversation is an archived recording with Michael Stanley Dukakis.  He shares his personal thoughts on maintaining a healthy…

Feb 05, 2016
Christian Rights and Religious Persecution

Orthodoxy in the Old Testament Prophets and Music  

In celebration of the Three Hierarchs, we went back into our archives to find a conversation between Fr. Chris Metropulos, currently the President of Hellenic…

Jan 30, 2016
Come Receive the Light

Holy People and Holy Places 

  Have you ever been on a pilgrimage?  Have you traveled to a holy place with the purpose of venerating it, or in order visit historical or sacred…

Jan 23, 2016
OCN Now

Epiphany in Tarpon Springs

    The Feast of Epiphany is one of the 12 major feast days of the Orthodox calendar.  It is often celebrated around the world with the blessing…

Dec 30, 2015
Orthodox Seminary News

HCHC Ambassadors Inspire, Enthuse, and Challenge

    Sonia Belcher’s HCHC Ambassador Program has been representing Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in parishes…

Dec 22, 2015
Orthodox Seminary News

Accepting Applications for CrossRoad 2016

Before you decide what to do with your life… Decide what to do with your summer! Apply Now for CrossRoad 2016! Please pass this along to any juniors…

Dec 08, 2015