Orthodox Family & Faith

Orthodox Family & Faith is a collaboration between the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Center for Family Care and the Orthodox Christian Network. This monthly podcast features talks on Orthodox spirituality as it relates to our family lives and responsibilities, and hopes to offer practical advice and solutions for the many challenges facing today’s Orthodox families and individuals.

Raising Independent Children to be Dependent on God

How can parents cultivate a relationship between God and their children?  Fr. Timothy Pavlatos, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Nationally…

Jul 24, 2015

Expectations of Fatherhood Today

Is the role of fatherhood getting in the way of parenting? Are you terrified at the thought of an emotional connection? Listen as our guest host, Emmy…

Jun 17, 2015

The Family Unit in the Early Church

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….

Jan 22, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas

It’s Christmas! The day we’ve all been waiting for. For many, December 26 will look like a regular day. For Orthodox Christians, the arrival of December…

Dec 24, 2014

Protecting Your Children Online

With Christmas coming and door-buster sales everywhere you look, you might be shopping for a smart phone or tablet to put under the Christmas tree.  Before…

Dec 10, 2014

Practicing a Grateful Attitude

Offering helpful tools to encourage a thankful attitude, Presvytera Pat Tsagalakis speaks to Fr. Chris about ways to be thankful all year long and not…

Nov 15, 2014

Should You Protect Children From Grief?

Grief and loss due to the death of a loved one are hard to experience and many want to protect children from these emotions by telling them their loved…

Nov 13, 2014

What makes a good marriage?

Presvytera Kerry Pappas joins us today to talk about what we can do to build a good marriage with our spouse, and what the Church can do to support marriage…

May 29, 2014

Lazarus and Spiritual Healing

Hear Fr. Tom Tsagalakis’ reflections on how Lazarus’ raising from the dead serves as a metaphor for the spiritual healing we are all in need of. Posted…

Apr 25, 2014

Lent in the Home

Melissa Tsongranis returns to talk about Lent in our homes. Tune in to hear practical tips for our everyday lives as we try to grow closer to Christ. Click…

Mar 21, 2014

Your Marriage is a Journey

Dr. Philip Mamalakis, a licensed marriage and family therapist, recently authored a marriage preparation book and course entitled “The Journey of Marriage.”…

Feb 28, 2014

“Rooted and Grounded in Love”

Melissa Tsongranis, Associate Director of the Greek Archdiocese Center for Family Care, is with us this week to talk about spiritual development in infants…

Jan 23, 2014

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I have exciting news! This week, the Orthodox Christian Network surpassed 500,000 Facebook fans, making our ministry the largest Orthodox Christian presence on the internet. Thank you! Because of your support;

  • – Our programs have a weekly reach of five million people on Facebook.
  • – 75% of our fans are under the age of 34.
  • – OCN is watched, read and listened to in 196 countries.

Please join us in celebrating this tremendous success by giving to the “10 Cent A Day” campaign. 100% of your gift will go directly to expanding this ministry, 0% to overhead. Help us continue our mission of comforting, inspiring and informing the next generation of Orthodox Christians, persecuted Christians and faith-seekers around the world.

On behalf of all of the Orthodox Christian Network, I thank you for 20 years of support for our beloved ministry.

— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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