Posts by Fr. Chris Metropulos

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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
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Orthodox Teaching Tools Understand We Learn through Our Eyes

Look around an Orthodox church and you will see walls covered with icons. Orthodoxy has long understood that we need visual teaching tools to learn. This…

May 06, 2016
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Orthodoxy for All the World!

Is Orthodoxy a minority in your country? Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with His Eminence Metropolitan Konstantinos of the Orthodox Metropolis of Singapore…

Apr 29, 2016
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Proclaiming the Messiah with Palms and Evangelism

The African culture is ripe and ready for Orthodoxy because her people already live in community. Listen to an interesting interview with one of Kenya’s…

Apr 22, 2016
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Fasting is More Than a Diet

Is gluttony a real thing? Can food do more than nourish you? Is the fast a diet or something more? Listen as Fr. Chris discusses fasting with Fr. Patrick…

Apr 15, 2016
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Families and Crisis

We welcome back Dr. David Ford, Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. This week he shares the story of Saints…

Apr 08, 2016
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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
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Parents, Children, Faith, and Love

We have three conversations on Come Receive the Light this week.  Our main feature is a conversation with Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Assistant Professor of…

Mar 24, 2016
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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
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Finding God in Two Extremes

For Orthodox Christians, Great Lent is a time to leave the world behind and focus more on prayer, fasting and giving charity.  This week, our first story…

Mar 12, 2016
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The Basics of Orthodox Christianity

  Have you ever referred to God as the “Man upstairs?”  Listen as Fr. Chris opens the program with Fr. Steven Freeman, author of Everywhere Present: …

Mar 05, 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