‘For I have come to set a man against his father’. Does Christianity damage the institution of the family?

‘For I have come to set a man against his father’. Does Christianity damage the institution of the family?

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   It has been claimed by some that Christianity is not merely no help to the family, but that it actually contributes to its breakdown. In other words, it has damaged the prestige of paternal authority within the context of the small family. This reasoning has been...

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Start the Conversation: It Takes a Village…the Importance of Church and Family

Start the Conversation: It Takes a Village…the Importance of Church and Family

Watch Now.  Start the Conversation: It Takes a Village…the Importance of Church and Family is the fifth in a series of six videos created by the Family Life Ministry of Atlanta with a generous grant from Leadership 100.  These parenting videos brought a diverse group of parents together to discuss raising children in...

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“Secure attachments and forming a healthy christian family” Dr. George Stavros Ph. D.

“Secure attachments and forming a healthy christian family” Dr. George Stavros Ph. D.

“We are made to love and be loved” says Dr. Stavros as he unravels attachment theory and its relationship to Orthodox Christian theology. Dr. George Stavros is Executive Director of the Danielsen Institute and Associate Clinical Professor of Pastoral Psychology at Boston University. His research interests are in psychotherapy and spirituality, psychotherapy...

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Creating a Christian Environment in the Home

Creating a Christian Environment in the Home

Abbot Tryphon   Creating a Christian home begins with the icon corner. The bright corner becomes the center for every domestic church, where the family devotions take place. This is also the family’s way of declaring to visitors that this is a Christian home, where Christ is head. Because the...

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Educating our Children in The Image of God after The Likeness of Christ

Educating our Children in The Image of God after The Likeness of Christ

How can faith come alive? Thousands can be saved around us, but how? Father Anthony’s witty and thought provoking talk affirms that the way to salvation is through the Church. So how do we as parents nurture our children to grow in faith? Father Anthony sheds light on how we can...

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Marriage, Infertility and OCAMPR

Marriage, Infertility and OCAMPR

This week on CRTL, we have three guests.  We open the program with a conversation between our guest host Fr. Steven Ritter and Rev. Dr. Christopher Flesoras, the pastor of Saint Anna Greek Orthodox Church in Roseville, CA.  They discuss the life and miracles of St. Anna.  For more information...

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Families and Crisis

Families and Crisis

We welcome back Dr. David Ford, Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. This week he shares the story of Saints Vincent and Waltrude of Soignoies, from the 7th century. Listen as they discuss the making of a holy family. And keep listening to hear a conversation...

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Understanding Heaven

Understanding Heaven

Timmy, Yiayia, and the Resurrection  Growing up, my brothers and I used to play at my maternal grandparents’ house with the neighborhood children. I love to revisit these innocent times full of joy and wonder in my memory. We would spend our days outside until nightfall. Just at dusk the...

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Nostalgia

Nostalgia

  …a poetic rendering (of the original Greek) by Christodoulos, priest-monk   Where, O where are the blessed good old days, when life was simpler, happier …and not such a maze? What happened to the gatherings at yiayia’s after Church? Now getting everyone together is like an all outright search!...

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Blessing of Living in Community

Blessing of Living in Community

    Sometimes help comes in the form of physical help or spiritual guidance, but these days I’m finding my greatest help comes from just being with my extended family and sharing life together. Before my family’s move back to my hometown, I loved the church community we were in...

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