The Family Unit in the Early Church

The Family Unit in the Early Church

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Without the imminent return of our Lord, could it be our fire has gone out?  Now that we have less to lose, have we become lukewarm?  The Very Rev. Dr. Harry Pappas, Associate Professor of Scripture at St. Vladimir’s Seminary and priest of Archangels Greek Orthodox Church in Stamford, CT, speaks with Fr. Chris on the family unit in the early church.  The cultural, social, and political aspects of life in the first centuries of Christianity were very different from those in our modern world, but there are still many things we can learn from the early Christians.  Listen as these two priests share pastoral experiences from the past 30 years of ministry and compare them with life in the first three centuries.


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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.