Navigating the Stress of Christmas

Navigating the Stress of Christmas

“Never again!”   Two words I think of often this time of year.   Never again!  Forget the mall. I am shopping for Christmas gifts online next year! Never again!  Did we need all these Christmas cookies? Never again!  Next year we are staying home and relaxing! Never again!  Do...

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Moving Icon: All These Flowers

Moving Icon: All These Flowers

In this episode of Moving Icon, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Kevin Bryce, the Orthodox filmmaker of the documentary “We are Superman.” Chris and Kevin discuss the filmmaker’s latest documentary on the topic of Bipolar Disorder, “All These Flowers,” which is in production. Click the play button at the bottom of this...

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Suicide, Hell, and God’s Mercy

Suicide, Hell, and God’s Mercy

As I’ve written before, I have quite recently and for a few years now been struggling through the depression of a loved one. Robin Williams’ tragedy has me thinking more about the consequences of suicide — wondering, worrying, and hoping in God’s Mercy. As someone who grew up Catholic, I...

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Suicide Prevention: What Works, What Doesn’t

Suicide Prevention: What Works, What Doesn’t

Robin Williams completed his suicide just over a week ago. When I heard the news, all I could do was make the sign of the cross, say a small prayer for his soul, and cry. I felt as though I had lost a friend. I still do. I, like so...

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Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health

Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health

In this episode, Bill Hinkle interviews Steve Sherokey about childhood and adolescent mental health in America today. Dr. Sherokey has a Doctor of Ministry degree and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. __________________________________________ ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official...

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A New Year, A New Hope?

A New Year, A New Hope?

“The Son of God, ‘living and effective,’ is active every day and effects the salvation of all.” -St. Athanasius, On the Incarnation A new year has begun, a time of renewed hope, of new possibilities. It’s time to start fresh on all the goals that weren’t fulfilled last year. At...

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Oriental Orthodox or Eastern Orthodox?

Oriental Orthodox or Eastern Orthodox?

This week on CRTL, we hear from Fr. John Morris about something that many of us may not really know about: the historic and theological differences between the Oriental Orthodox Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. But first, all of us know at least one person who is older and...

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