The Family and the Church

The Family and the Church

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer. Psalm 18:2 Dear Faithful, A blessed and a glorious New Year to you and your family. Everyone at the OCN sends you their prayers for health and abundant faith in the days ahead. The above verse from Psalm 18...

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Aurora, Colorado: Was God in the Theater?

Aurora, Colorado: Was God in the Theater?

The Aurora shooting at ‘Dark Knight Rises’ screening in Colorado left 12 dead and over 50 injured. National Christian Group tackles the big question – Was God in the theater?

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Defining Marriage

Defining Marriage

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) And they lived “happily ever after”… until the in-laws got involved.  Listen as Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) discusses ways to address conflict when it comes to setting boundaries with in-laws.  She offers insight for parents and adult-children.  And stay tuned...

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Respect Your Parents: Not Just for Kids!

Respect Your Parents: Not Just for Kids!

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl052612wv.mp3 What do you do when your parents are no longer a proper example for your children?   We’ve invited Dr. Ary Christofidis, the Founder and Director of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI), to speak on a current dynamic of extended families. Are boundaries...

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Self-Expression and Self-Esteem

Self-Expression and Self-Esteem

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl051912wv.mp3 Has parenting exhausted you? We’ve invited Allena Barbato, a licensed family therapist and associate of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Group (OCCI), to speak with Fr. Christopher Metropulos to offer guidance when generations clash. Allena brings encouragement to parents who struggle to balance the dependence/...

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Evangelize Orthodoxy with Stronger Youth Groups

Evangelize Orthodoxy with Stronger Youth Groups

Teen pregnancy, pornography, moral decay, broken families, sexual abuse, drug addiction, eating disorders…these are just some of the crises facing our youth today. How is your church responding? Or, are they looking the other way? We may have the one, true faith, but we are losing our youth. I don’t...

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Building on Solid Foundations: New Phase of Albanian Missions

Building on Solid Foundations: New Phase of Albanian Missions

In May 2012, I am being sent by the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) to bring back stories and images of the Church leaders and missionaries who will undertake this work. In Orthodox missions, the resurrection of the Orthodox Church in Albania following the collapse of Communism has been a...

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The Real Meaning of Religion

The Real Meaning of Religion

It’s not a bad word. Recently, I was in a leadership training class. We were directed to pick one thing that most influenced our interactions with the world around us. The choices were: age, income level, gender, education, etc. We weren’t given much time to think about our choice. I...

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Speaking the Language of Canaan

Speaking the Language of Canaan

Hidden away in the middle of the Book of Isaiah is an astounding prophecy. Many people miss it, because it is part of a long section of oracles about the various nations of that day, and not knowing the geography of the ancient near east very well, they tend to...

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Morality and Video Games

Morality and Video Games

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl111211wv.mp3 Listen Now as Dr. Randa Anderson, a licensed psychologist with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI), talks with Fr. Chris regarding coping strategies during the stress of the holidays.  Reasonable expectations and proper planning aren’t the only answers.  There is so much more! And...

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