Forgiveness: Letting Go

Forgiveness: Letting Go

Dr. Stephen Muse is back on the show to continue the conversation about forgiveness that we started this past December. He speaks with Fr. Chris today about the role of acceptance in forgiveness. Stephen is a pastoral counselor and marriage and family therapist who works with combat veterans and their...

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Super Dad

Super Dad

A few weeks ago I reached into my mailbox and pulled out a free copy of “Parents” magazine’s June issue. These random complimentary issues are meant to lure me into subscribing. Well, I’m a hard sell, but I’ll gladly devour a free magazine cover to cover if given a chance....

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Build a Good Marriage

Build a Good Marriage

Presvytera Kerry Pappas joins us today to talk about what we can do to build a good marriage with our spouse, and what the Church can do to support marriage for all of us. Presvytera Kerry is the Coordinator for Seminarian and Clergy Couple Care for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese...

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Why Marriage?

Why Marriage?

As the element of Christianity in popular culture continues to erode, one of the many things which separates that popular and secular culture from the culture of the Church is the understanding of marriage. In North America, about one half of all marriages end in divorce. Many people live together...

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Let Us Commend Ourselves and One Another

Let Us Commend Ourselves and One Another

My grandmother was fond of the nursery rhyme that goes “Here’s the church/Here’s the steeple/Open the doors/And see all the people.” Even though the poem has nothing to do with traditional Orthodox design (which prefers domes to steeples), her repetition did impress upon me that the church has something to...

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Coffee and Caring

Coffee and Caring

I was tired. Tired in body. Tired in soul. I had sat by my mother’s bed for two weeks walking her from this life to the next. The extended family had taken shifts keeping vigil around the clock; my shift was during the dark, still hours of the night. Although...

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Saving Your Marriage

Saving Your Marriage

Our guest today is Lea Povozhaev who is talking about her new book, When Russia Came to Stay. She shares the true story of her complicated marriage. As she says in the introduction to her book, this story is “for those seeking to stay together in marriage, to beat the...

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Sexuality and Self

Sexuality and Self

Fr. Anthony Messah of St. Timothy and St. Athanasius Church in Arlington, VA, begins our month-long look at human sexuality. Questions include: * What do we learn from Scripture about our sexuality? * How do we embrace the gift of our sexuality without struggling against it as a passion? *...

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What makes a good marriage?

What makes a good marriage?

Presvytera Kerry Pappas joins us today to talk about what we can do to build a good marriage with our spouse, and what the Church can do to support marriage for all of us. Presvytera Kerry is the Coordinator for Seminarian and Clergy Couple Care for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese...

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Touching the Hem of God: the Work of Angelica Sotiriou

Touching the Hem of God: the Work of Angelica Sotiriou

Visual artist Angelica Sotiriou creates abstract-surreal, contemplative works of art that reflect on her personal relationship with the Divine. In this episode, Angelica talks about her life, inspiration and methodology in order to look behind the veil of Creation. Angelica is featured in this entry from Byzanfest 2014.    ...

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