Anxiety: Cause and Treatment

Anxiety: Cause and Treatment

Watch now  Prof. Ovidiu-Alexandru Bajenaru, at the last part of his interview to Pemptousia, talks about anxiety, its causes and its treatment. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States...

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Of Heaven and Earth, Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

Of Heaven and Earth, Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI)   Can we create heaven here on earth?  Anxiety and depression are built in alarm systems that something in our core is not ok, says Presvytera Julie Honeycutt, a Christian IFS therapist in a conversation with Fr. Chris Metropulos. Therapy is about finding the root issue to...

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Young Adult Blog Post – Learning to Walk on Water

Young Adult Blog Post – Learning to Walk on Water

Inspired by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature outstanding programs of “young adults coming together in faith, fellowship, and service” .   Young Adult Blog Post – Learning to Walk on Water In a recent post on The Ladder,...

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Daily Devotion: Be Anxious for Nothing!

Daily Devotion: Be Anxious for Nothing!

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 Good morning Prayer Team! I find that living my life using certain mantras and affirmations helps to give me daily direction. When I feel like I’m getting...

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Throwback Thursday: Archbishop Demetrios in 2011

Throwback Thursday: Archbishop Demetrios in 2011

Fr. Chris speaks with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios in 2011 regarding anxiety, unemployment, and old-fashioned Truth which is drowned out by the contemporary influx of information. Feeling overwhelmed? Could routine and structure be the key? Listen to this inspiring discussion on how to find peace of heart. Posted by the...

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Don’t Worry…Be Happy in God!

Don’t Worry…Be Happy in God!

We live in an ironic age. While most of us in the Western world live relatively comfortable lifestyles, at least in comparison to the rest of the world, we nevertheless experience surges of anxiety and fear. People are afraid of losing their comforts and conveniences, and the difficult economic times...

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Fear is a Bad Decision-Maker

Fear is a Bad Decision-Maker

Fear is a bad decision-maker. It’s powerful, plausible, and thoroughly unreliable. It’s as likely to lead you straight into the fire as it is to save your life. Fear is as physical and blinding as hunger – necessary for your survival in rare, simple instances, destructive in all others. The...

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Saint Porphyrios on Blackmailing God

Saint Porphyrios on Blackmailing God

Bargaining with God in prayer is such a common human behavior that it’s part of our culture. How many times have you seen a character in a movie, hands clasped, drenched in tears, promising, “God, if you will just , I promise you I’ll never [fill in...

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“Don’t Be Afraid!”

“Don’t Be Afraid!”

OCN Executive Director Rev. Dr. Christopher Metropulos shares his reflections on the real joy of this holy season.

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 14

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 14

The Gospel of Matthew Matthew 6:16-34 1. Final example of righteous practices- focus on fasting No gloominess- well groomed Do not cover your face so as to be seen by men that you are fasting Anointing and washing Put things into priority This allows the fasting to be seen in...

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