On Iconography as a Spiritual Practice

On Iconography as a Spiritual Practice

Listen Now.  Join us as guest host Fr. Gregory Joyce has a very thoughtful conversation with artist and iconographer Sean Kramer about his journey to becoming an iconographer, and the importance of understanding what the icon is about. Photo credit: KALW  ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN)...

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On the Power of Kindness

On the Power of Kindness

Listen Now.   Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Emmy Award winning writer, producer and author Yvette Manessis Corporon. She is currently a Senior Producer with the syndicated entertainment news show, EXTRA.  Corporon shares with us how she was compelled to share the story of how her Yia Yia helped...

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On Preparing for Great Lent

On Preparing for Great Lent

Listen Now.  Join us for a special Lenten edition of Come Receive the Light as guest host Fr. Gregory Joyce has a conversation with Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis, the priest at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Tampa, Florida.  Fr. Stavros is a regular contributor to the OCN and the author...

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On Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

On Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Gary Chapman about the importance of raising emotionally healthy children and teenagers.  Dr. Chapman is the author of The 5 Love Languages and Senior Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He speaks with Fr. Chris about...

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On Giving to Ministries and those in Need

On Giving to Ministries and those in Need

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Alena Plavsic, Development Manager at Fund for Assistance to the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.  Alena’s passion for her vocation is evident as she shares with us the mission and importance of the services that the Fund For Assistance provides.  ...

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On Sharing Your Faith

On Sharing Your Faith

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Justin Havens, the head priest and pastor at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, about his spiritual journey.  The conversation is a wonderful reminder that one of the best ways to encourage and strengthen our faith is...

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On the Relevance of Fairy Tales

On the Relevance of Fairy Tales

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Nicholas Kotar about his fantasy writing projects based on Russian fairy tales.  Kotar discusses how going on pilgrimage influenced his writing and how the seeds of the gospel can be successfully sown through the genre. January 21, 2018 is Share the Light...

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On the Impact of Christian Camping

On the Impact of Christian Camping

Listen Now.  Join us as Father Chris speaks with Deacon Marek Simon, Assistant Camp Director, about Antiochian Village Camp, the communal aspect of our faith, and the importance of Christian camping ministry on people of all ages. January 21, 2018 is Share the Light Sunday – Join us in bringing faith...

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On the Process of Healing

On the Process of Healing

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI)   Listen Now us as Fr. Chris speaks with Kristine Kallimani, LMHC, of Oryna Counseling, Inc, about the effects of trauma, and how to work through it and heal it. Photo credit: KVC Health Systems ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a...

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On Orthodox Outreach in India

On Orthodox Outreach in India

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Jesudas Mathew Athyal about the growth and health of Christianity in India, a fascinating conversation about the impact of Christian missions over the millennia and the current religious makeup of the country.   ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian...

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On Feelings of Loss and Sadness During the Holidays

On Feelings of Loss and Sadness During the Holidays

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris and His Grace Bishop John (Abdalah) discuss dealing with feelings of sadness and depression during the holiday season.  It is a quiet and reflective conversation on a topic that many of us are familiar with, and may even experience ourselves, but what do...

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On Understanding the Differences Between East and West

On Understanding the Differences Between East and West

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Marilyn Gardner about her book, Passages Through Pakistan: An American Girl’s Journey of Faith.  Fr. Chris then speaks with Deacon Gregory Ealy, Music Director at St. Mary Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, MN about a music project from the choir there.  ...

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