Food and the Holidays

Food and the Holidays

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As we gather with our families to give thanks for God’s many blessings, we take a moment to remember those less fortunate than we are. Nick Chakos, Executive Director of FOCUS North America, and long-time board member Theodora Polamalu join Fr. Chris in discussing the urgent need in this country, as well as several FOCUS programs that are making a huge difference in people’s lives. But first, many of us may not realize that the Thanksgiving feast we look forward to is a source of severe anxiety for others. Marina Abdel Malak shares her experience as a recovering anorexic with us, offering tips about how we can be sensitive to those with eating disorders or dietary restrictions during the holiday season. Marina also shares her insights at Anorexia Recovery.

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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher lives in Brookline, MA and is the President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.