Posts by Fr. Chris Metropulos

Orthodox Family & Faith

The 12 Days of Christmas

It’s Christmas! The day we’ve all been waiting for. For many, December 26 will look like a regular day. For Orthodox Christians, the arrival of December…

Dec 24, 2014
Orthodox News

St. Ephraim the Syrian: On the Night of the Nativity

As we celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord, I’d like to share this beautiful poem by St. Ephraim the Syrian. ON THE NIGHT OF THE NATIVITY by St. Ephraim…

Dec 24, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

How Does Christmas Work?

For many people, Christmas comes every year as surely as the sun comes up. It’s like death and taxes – nothing could prevent it…or could…

Dec 23, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

What is Christmas without Christ?

Noted Orthodox scholar Fr. John McGuckin offers a fresh perspective on the chronic problem of celebrating an Orthodox feast amidst powerful secular influences….

Dec 23, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Santa Claus vs Saint Nicholas

Have you been good?  Is Santa coming to your house? Or do you favor St. Nicholas over the jolly man in red?  Listen as Fr. Chris Metropulos speaks with…

Dec 19, 2014
The Sounding

A New $10k Challenge Will Multiply Your Gift This Christmas

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The end of the year — and the Advent of our Lord in the Flesh — is fast approaching. It’s been a…

Dec 19, 2014
The Sounding

Archbishop Job: Facing Secularism, Orthodox Christians Must Say “No!”

A friend sent me this reflection, which I’d like to share with you. His Eminence Archbishop Job (Osaky) reposed in the Lord five years ago today…

Dec 18, 2014
Adult Study Classes

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 42

Matthew 18:21-35, 19:1-9 Forgiveness in the Church Parable of the Unforgiving Servant 1. Peter comes to Christ with a question, “How often shall my brother…

Dec 14, 2014
Orthodox News

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…

Dec 11, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Reducing Stress

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…

Dec 11, 2014
Orthodox Family & Faith

Protecting Your Children Online

With Christmas coming and door-buster sales everywhere you look, you might be shopping for a smart phone or tablet to put under the Christmas tree.  Before…

Dec 10, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Keep Christ in Christmas

Are you struggling to keep Christ in Christmas? Has Santa Claus choked out the memory of St. Nicholas?  Today we speak with Carol Myers,a co-founder of…

Dec 04, 2014

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