Being Authentic All Year Long

Being Authentic All Year Long

Are you hiding behind a mask when it’s not Halloween? Listen as Fr. Gregory Joyce speaks with Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis on encouraging young people to be authentic and remove their everyday masks. Fr. Stavros recently published a new devotional book for the Nativity/Christmas Season titled, Let All Creation Rejoice, which...

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Resource on Marriage and Venture Scouting

Resource on Marriage and Venture Scouting

How well do you understand the Orthodox expression of marriage? Is it a promise? Is it a sacrament? Glory and Honor, Orthodox Christian Resource on Marriage, is a recently published collection of various Orthodox authors, professors, and speakers who touch upon every aspect of marriage. Listen as Fr. Chris speaks...

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The Christian Expression of Gender

The Christian Expression of Gender

There is an Orthodox understanding of personhood that mankind was created male or female. Today society and science says that we were created male and/or female, it’s our choice. Listen as our guest host Fr. Gregory Joyce speaks with Dr. Timothy Patitsas, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Holy Cross...

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Education of Children and Reconciliation of the Church

Education of Children and Reconciliation of the Church

This week on CRTL we have His Grace Bishop THOMAS of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America serving in the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic. He speaks with Fr. Chris on the three educational options for Orthodox families; public school, private school, and homeschool. Bishop THOMAS was awarded...

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The Study of Christ and the Glory of the Cross

The Study of Christ and the Glory of the Cross

Listen as Fr. Chris speaks from James L. Kelley about his book “A Realism of Glory: Lectures on Christology in the Works of Protopresbyter John Romanides”  James L. Kelley is an independent scholar based in Norman, Oklahoma. He has taught at East Central University (Ada, OK) and the University of...

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Sacred Space and Pan-Orthodox Studies

Sacred Space and Pan-Orthodox Studies

There is something about Liturgical Architecture that touches your soul when you first step into an Orthodox Church. Whether it’s the awe of the iconography or the lingering aroma of incense, you know you are in a special place. Listen as Christ Kamages, of CJK Design Group speaks with Fr....

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Are You Listening… Part 2

Are You Listening… Part 2

Listen to the second part of a conversation with Fr. Chris and Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute. Last week, they discussed the importance of listening, and this week, they move on to some everyday examples of how communication can break down within couples, and parents with their children....

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Are You Listening or Reacting?

Are You Listening or Reacting?

Listening.  Who does it anymore?  Tune in this week to hear the first part of Fr. Chris’ talk with Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute. Dr. Christofidis talks about the importance and effects of good communication in our relationships today. He also offers practical tips on improving...

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Sexuality in Marriage

Sexuality in Marriage

Have we lost the sanctity of sexuality?  Listen as Fr. Chris talks with Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov about his book There Is No Sex in the Church.  This is an honest discussion about sexuality in marriage and a sanctified life.  The book is available through our Amazon store. But first, we...

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Becoming Who God Calls Us to Be.

Becoming Who God Calls Us to Be.

This week on CRTL, we cover two important topics: the Church’s understanding of manhood and the veneration of the Theotokos, the Virgin Mary and Mother of God. Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Michelle Moujeas, the Exec. Dir. of FAITHTREE, concerning their ministry and the powerful role men carry in the...

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Seven Ways to Answer, “What is Orthodoxy?”

Seven Ways to Answer, “What is Orthodoxy?”

In this edition of CRTL, listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Anton Vrame, the Department of Religious Education for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Dr. Vrame offers seven ways to describe Orthodoxy without having to say it is like this religion or like that religion.  “What is Orthodoxy” study...

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Children and Violence

Children and Violence

Are girls becoming more violent and greater risk takers than boys? What is causing this growing trend? We’ve invited Dr. Lynn Ponton to speak with Fr. Chris on the correlation of violence and kids who are exposed to violent behavior. In addition to working as a professor of psychiatry at...

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