On the Chance to Be Great

On the Chance to Be Great

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Alison R. Plotas, President of Be Great, whose son Alexander is the inspiration for the foundation.    Alexander died at the age of 13 months due to complications after a SUCCESSFUL Allogeneic Cord Blood Transplant (commonly known as a Bone Marrow Transplant...

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Finishing the Race: A Daughter’s Tribute

Finishing the Race: A Daughter’s Tribute

My mother died recently. My sisters and I ordered the marker, and I was confronted with the dash between the dates, the dash in place of 84 years of living. We gave up trying to write an obituary for mom. She did so much in her life, it would never...

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Five Ways to Stay Connected to Christ During the School Year

Five Ways to Stay Connected to Christ During the School Year

Even though we all strive to be like Jesus, not everyone always has a starring role. As your kids head back to school and schedules get more chaotic, take time to remind them that Christ is at the center of all that we do. To honor Him and his example...

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On Managing Faith, Work and Family

On Managing Faith, Work and Family

This Podcast Series Program is brought to your by The Callas Foundation and  Orthodox Christian Network listeners like you. Listen Now.  In close to half of two-parent families, both parents work full time.  Join us as we discuss the importance of communication and connection, the keys to managing faith, work and family in...

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Man and Woman Reflected in the Original Meaning of Creation: Part 3

Man and Woman Reflected in the Original Meaning of Creation: Part 3

The Passions And The Justification Of Sin Fr. Dumitru Staniloae asserts that at the foundation of passions are natural affects and instincts that initially support life. “In this animal characteristics we find both their lack of guilt and their inferiority, because just like the animals are not guilty of the...

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The Selfless Nature of Love

The Selfless Nature of Love

What does Christianity look like? That’s a question I’ve asked myself over the years as I’ve encountered groups/churches/cults all purporting to teach true Christianity. I’ve heard those who want to implement the Old Testament laws as the law of the land, a sort of ‘Christian’ Sharia law. I’ve met those...

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On Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

On Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Gary Chapman about the importance of raising emotionally healthy children and teenagers.  Dr. Chapman is the author of The 5 Love Languages and Senior Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He speaks with Fr. Chris about...

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Trusting the Gifts of Unanswered Prayers

Trusting the Gifts of Unanswered Prayers

It was not for this I prayed at the holy shrines That she would become As pitiless and cold As the storm on Hase’s Hills –Minamoto no Toshiyori (10th Century Japanese Poet) Have you ever prayed with great sincerity and fervor for something only to feel like those prayers have...

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8 Tips to Raise Children in Today’s World

8 Tips to Raise Children in Today’s World

Thirty-six years ago, I was blessed to marry a wonderful man. My husband, Jim, and I have two grown children and two beautiful grandchildren. The world is a different place than it was when we married. And tips about raising children in today’s world are invaluable. There are many challenges...

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A Celebration of Epiphany and the Spirit of Silence

A Celebration of Epiphany and the Spirit of Silence

It’s been four years since my mom passed away, and I thought I was getting the hang of it all, of moving through loss, accepting absence, and learning how to replace empty space with gratefulness. My Orthodox Christian faith and avid practice of yoga both underscore the power and opportunity...

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