Choosing Suicide Over Suffering

Choosing Suicide Over Suffering

Listen as Fr. Chris talks with Dr. Ary Christofides, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the founder of Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI), as they deconstruct the nature of suffering concerning terminally ill patients.  What can we do when fear and anxiety fill us as we face terminal illness? But first we...

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The Virgin Birth and Christmas

The Virgin Birth and Christmas

What is the difference between the Immaculate Conception and a virgin birth?  Listen as we begin our weekly program, Come Receive the Light, with an interview between Fr. Chris and Archimandrite Irenei, the Director of Patristics and Church History at the Sts. Cyril and Athanasius Institute for Orthodox Studies. And...

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Getting through the Winter Blues

Getting through the Winter Blues

Listen as our guest Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) speaks with Fr. Gregory Joyce about the seasonal effects of shorter days and less sunshine also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Dr. Randa has great insight and tools to help those who experience depression during...

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Hope and Preparation

Hope and Preparation

Christmas is the season of hope.  But for many who have been caught up in the surge of human trafficking, this seems like an impossible dream. Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Sister Theonymphi, one of the nuns at All Saints Greek Orthodox Monastery in Calverton, NY. The Sisterhood has...

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The Dangers of Pornography

The Dangers of Pornography

How bad is pornography? Do you still think it’s harmless entertainment and for men only?  Listen as Fr. Chris Metropulos speaks with  Dr. Peter Kleponis, a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Assistant Director of Comprehensive Counseling Services, and the Director of Clinical Programs for Integrity Restored.  You will be surprised to...

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Be Fruitful and Multiply

Be Fruitful and Multiply

Dr. Stephanie Storgion Poplos is a pediatrician specialized in pediatric critical care medicine and an Orthodox Christian. Listen as she and Fr. Chris talk about ways to make families healthier. Zeroing in on nutrition, exercise and sleep habits, Dr. Stephanie offers great insight and suggestions And keep listening as Fr....

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Parenting and How Kids Think

Parenting and How Kids Think

Listen Now.  Dr. Philip Mamalakis, the assistant professor of Pastoral Care at Hellenic College Holy Cross, speaks with our host Fr. Chris Metropulos on the nuances of parenting through the Orthodox lens and his new book Parenting Toward the Kingdom: Orthodox Christian Principles of Child-Rearing.   Are we parenting with...

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Preparing for the Unexpected in Life

Preparing for the Unexpected in Life

Have you or someone you know experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death? In her book, Naming the Child: Hope-Filled Reflections on Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death, Matushka Jenny Schroedel speaks with Fr. Chris about grief and loss concerning the death of a baby. Her book, Naming the Child: Hope-Filled...

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Orthodoxy and the Environment

Orthodoxy and the Environment

Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Olaf Scott and his wife Khouria Eva as they share their personal story of meeting, Orthodoxy, marrying, and environmentalism including Global Warming. As mentioned in the interview, Creationism and the Heart of Man: an Orthodox Perspective on Environmentalism  is available on the OCN...

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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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