Intercessory Prayer

Intercessory Prayer

Have you ever wondered why Orthodox Christians ask the Saints for intercession? Or why we pray for the forgiveness and salvation of those who have already passed away? On this week’s program, Dr. David C. Ford, a professor of church history at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, explains why these...

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Memorize, Meditate, and Apply

Memorize, Meditate, and Apply

This week on CRTL, we’ll hear about the first Family Life/All-Auxiliaries Conference of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, taking place July 4-7 in Grass Lake, Michigan. For more details on the conference, please visit www.roea.org. Then we’ll join Dr. Bradley Nassif, Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at North...

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Real Prayer Can Change Your Life

Real Prayer Can Change Your Life

O Lord God of my salvation, I cry day and night before You; Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my supplication, O Lord. Psalm 88:1-3. Dear Faithful, I cannot tell you how many times I have read this Psalm! For more than 35 years, I have...

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Meditating on “Les Mis”: The Stars of Javert

Meditating on “Les Mis”: The Stars of Javert

Assuming that you are not just now awaking from a coma, you have probably seen or at least heard of the 2012 production of the classic musical Les Miserables, known to its many fans simply as “Les Mis”.  It was of course justly famous even before Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne...

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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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