Addiction: An Affliction of the Soul

Addiction: An Affliction of the Soul

New Podcast with Deacon Nikolas Delaveris.  Living in a Foreign Land: Understanding Addiction from a Clinically-Orthodox Perspective Listen Now. The Orthodox Christian Network is proud to present our new podcast “Addiction and Orthodoxy”. This week Deacon Nikolas tackles the spiritual and theological definitions of addictions.  Many use depressant and stimulants to conquer...

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How Do I Connect Addiction and Orthodoxy?

How Do I Connect Addiction and Orthodoxy?

New Podcast with Deacon Nikolas Delaveris.  Living in a Foreign Land: Understanding Addiction from a Clinically-Orthodox Perspective Listen Now. The Orthodox Christian Network is proud to begin our new podcast “Addiction and Orthodoxy”.  1 in 7 people will face substance abuse in the US alone –  Vivek Murthy, the former surgeon general. Addiction...

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Anita’s Story

Anita’s Story

Anita Devlin shines the light in the darkness, telling her story of the struggle with addiction, a crisis that is hitting American families today. Breaking the silence she is raising awareness to the national epidemic the country is facing. Speaking at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology...

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Help and Hope for Depression

Help and Hope for Depression

Is depression a spiritual process or a psychological illness? Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Byron Gaist, Assistant Professor of Psychology at American College in Cyprus. Perhaps happiness shouldn’t be our goal.  His book, Creative Suffering and the Wounded Healer: Analytical Psychology and Orthodox Christian Theology, was mentioned in...

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OCAMPR Annual Conference “On Pain and Suffering” November 3-5, 2016

OCAMPR Annual Conference “On Pain and Suffering” November 3-5, 2016

OCAMPR, an international, pan-Orthodox organization endorsed by the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America, is excited to announce this year’s Conference, “On Pain and Suffering,” to be held Nov. 3-5, 2016, at Holy Cross seminary, Brookline, MA. The complete program, registration and hotel information will be...

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Resurrection and Healing

Resurrection and Healing

Click here to listen to Fr. Chris’ Paschal sermon, as well as Fr. Tom Tsagalakis’ reflections on how Lazarus’ resurrection from the dead serves as a metaphor for the spiritual healing we are all in need of. Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network...

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Graceful renewal: It never happens alone

Graceful renewal: It never happens alone

Renewal—it can be a wonderful process. It is through change that we grow, improve and discover new possibilities we never knew existed. But getting there can be quite excruciating, and forgetting to enjoy the journey is the kiss of death. This summer has been one of the most painful times...

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Saint Simeon – Quiet Place

Saint Simeon – Quiet Place

On Turning to the Fathers, noted scholar Fr. John McGuckin discusses Saint Simeon. Listen to the words of Saint Simeon: “If you feel oppressed, go into a dimly lit and quiet place, lift both your hands up to heaven, make the sign of the cross over yourself; then lift up...

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Anorexia, Faith, and Recovery

Anorexia, Faith, and Recovery

We conclude our month-long look at addiction with a young woman whose blog on recovering from an eating disorder is gaining quite a bit of attention. Join Fr. Chris as he speaks with Marina Abdel Malek about her anorexia, faith, and recovery process. To learn more, visit her blog at...

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Addictive Behavior and Who It Hurts

Addictive Behavior and Who It Hurts

Tune in for a frank conversation about a topic causing growing concern — Internet pornography. Dr. Albert Rossi gives his thoughts on why this is an addictive behavior, who is engaging in it, and why we can’t write this off as something that’s not hurting anyone. Dr. Rossi also shares...

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