Everything We Do Is Spiritual

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 iconography. Listen as our guest host, Bryce Buffenbarger speaks with former Baptist pastor, John R. Gresham. You can visit his blog Desert Fathers Dispatch; The...

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God’s Image and Likeness in Death and in Art

God’s Image and Likeness in Death and in Art

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl040216wv.mp3 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 Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology about the Orthodox understanding of death and the proper way to lay a body to rest...

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Sacred and Folk Orthodox Music

Sacred and Folk Orthodox Music

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl031916wv.mp3 “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 the Light, we have an Orthodox music pairing; sacred with folk. Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Vladimir Morosan whose company...

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Being Palestinian 

Being Palestinian 

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl022716wv.mp3 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 through a new podcast, simply titled, Palestinians Podcast.  With four episodes under their belt, Presvytera Nadia took a break from her busy schedule to speak...

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Will the Real St. Valentine Please Stand Up? 

Will the Real St. Valentine Please Stand Up? 

Cancel your plans for February 14! As many of us prepare to celebrate Valentine’s day, I thought it would be nice to explore a little bit of the day’s history. As we might expect from our experience with Christmas, the celebration of this secularized holiday bears very little resemblance to...

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Helping Teens Understand Love

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 objects or to be expressed inappropriately towards people.  Listen as Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis, of St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL, speaks with...

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Setting Higher Standards in Service and Politics 

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 family dynamic and moral stability for those wishing to dedicate themselves to public service.  Fr. Chris and he discuss roles of family and character that lead the way...

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Orthodoxy in the Old Testament Prophets and Music  

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 College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology,  and Fr. Deacon Irenaios Anderson, Associate Dean of Academics and Instructor of Old Testament for Saint Herman...

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Holy People and Holy Places 

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 sites?  Fr. Ilya Gotlinsky speaks with Bryce Buffenbarger on the value and blessings of taking pilgrimages.  There is a spiritual renewal that...

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Epiphany in Tarpon Springs

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 of rivers or lakes and young men dive to retrieve the cross which was used to bless the waters for an extra...

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HCHC Ambassadors Inspire, Enthuse, and Challenge

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 throughout the country since 2002. The mission of the Ambassadors is to “inspire, enthuse, and challenge Orthodox Christians of all ages to enhance their lives in Christ through nationwide...

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Accepting Applications for CrossRoad 2016

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 or seniors in high school who may be interested in applying to this 10-day summer program at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek...

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