Christian Unity and Individualism in the Modern Society

Christian Unity and Individualism in the Modern Society

We went from being a communal society to becoming an individualistic society. The art of listening and the art of conversation are soon becoming obsolete with the invention of newer technologies which divide rather than unite. Gradually we are becoming isolated from one another. Who are we, what have become,...

Read more
Translation Problems

Translation Problems

Translation Problems From the beginning the Orthodox Church has been called to communicate the Gospel to the world around it.  Two thousand years later we still have a “Translation Problem”, we still struggle to communicate.  How can we make our Faith intelligible to the world today? ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian...

Read more
Are You Listening… Part 2

Are You Listening… Part 2

Listen to the second part of a conversation with Fr. Chris and Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute. Last week, they discussed the importance of listening, and this week, they move on to some everyday examples of how communication can break down within couples, and parents with their children....

Read more
Daily Devotion, January 21: Where Do I Pray?

Daily Devotion, January 21: Where Do I Pray?

And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men.  Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.  But when you pray, go into your...

Read more
Daily Devotion, Friday January 15: How Often Should I Pray?

Daily Devotion, Friday January 15: How Often Should I Pray?

Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  I Thessalonians 5:16-18   Good morning Prayer Team! How often should I pray?  I have been asked this question, and I have asked this question myself to my Spiritual...

Read more
Daily Devotion, January 12: What is Prayer?

Daily Devotion, January 12: What is Prayer?

Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.  Ephesians 6:18   Good morning Prayer Team! Going back to the basics this week, today’s reflection addresses a simple but very important question—What is prayer?  If we are supposed to be praying daily, what exactly is it that...

Read more
You Should Know What I Think By Now!

You Should Know What I Think By Now!

“We’ve been married all these years! You should know what I think by now!” How many times have you said these words – or thought them? Fr. George Morelli, Orthodox priest and clinical psychologist, joins Fr. Chris to talk about healthy ways to communicate in marriage. Even couples who have...

Read more
Less Talk, More Action

Less Talk, More Action

In this episode, we learn the difference between verbal and non-verbal communication in the eyes of God.  It’s important that we tell others we love them, but it’s even more important to express it in our actions.  By doing this, we reveal to God the love that is truly in...

Read more
Message of Love

Message of Love

As a teenager, I came back from church camp and was asked to share my thoughts about my adventure with the congregation. It was, I suspect, a combination of lack of sleep, the emotional high of that type of experience topped off with plain old stage fright, but about all...

Read more
What Do You See?

What Do You See?

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” This sentiment from George Bernard Shaw was often related to me by my Dad. And for those of us who know what it is like to hear often-repeated sentiments from our Dads, we know that eventually...

Read more