Being Well in the Ancient Faith

Being Well in the Ancient Faith

“I come to You, O Christ, blind from birth in my spiritual eyes, and call to You in repentance: ‘You are the most radiant Light of those in darkness’.” (Kontakion of the blind man, 6th Sunday of Pascha, 146) The body calls to the soul. When my period is late,...

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Book Review: When God Made You

Book Review: When God Made You

It’s both heartening and a source of pride that in a time when writers and editors are calling for more diverse books in children’s literature, an Orthodox writer and illustrator don’t just step up to the plate, they hit an out of the park home run. It’s also a delight...

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Enabling a Loved One: A Christian Perspective

Enabling a Loved One: A Christian Perspective

We all have one in our family. The loved one who drinks a little too much, gambles, or takes a few too many pain pills. These family members can be the root of arguments, suffering, and drama. It can be very stressful to deal with loved ones who have a...

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A Love for the Ages

A Love for the Ages

My inevitable physical end of life is not something upon which I dwell. I’d rather think of myself as being somewhere in my thirties despite the evidence in the mirror and the 20 and 30 year old adults who claim to be my children (who are these people and why...

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A Holy Space in the Home

A Holy Space in the Home

Recently, we had some couples over for dinner. It was bitterly cold out, so I had them put their bulky coats and purses on my bed. My bedroom is, to me, a lovely, cheerful space. I have oak furniture that my ‘Yiayia’ and ‘Papou’ bought us for a wedding gift....

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Insight to Adoption

Insight to Adoption

November is National Adoption Month.  Jennifer Hock has joined Fr. Chris to share her experience as a foster and adoption parent in this episode of Orthodox Family & Faith.   Listen as Jennifer reveals the blessings, rewards, and challenges of being a foster parent.  She also discusses how writing about...

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