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.
1. He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity.
2. The 12 disciples are named and paired together: Simon – first called Peter, Andrew – his brother; James the son of Zebedee and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew – likely the Nathanial of John’s Gospel; Thomas and Matthew; James the son of Alphaeus and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananite and Judas Iscariot.
3. Twelve are sent out to the lost sheep of the house of Israel to herald the Good News that the Kingdom of the heavens draws near.
4. Healing Mission of the Apostles: What & How?