CERN, a community of peace

CERN, a community of peace

Dr. Sergio Bertolucci, Director for Research and Computing, CERN, is speaking exclusively to Pemptousia, about the work and life in CERN ( European Organization for Nuclear Research), during his visit to Mount Athos. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of...

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Parenting and How Kids Think

Parenting and How Kids Think

Listen Now.  Dr. Philip Mamalakis, the assistant professor of Pastoral Care at Hellenic College Holy Cross, speaks with our host Fr. Chris Metropulos on the nuances of parenting through the Orthodox lens and his new book Parenting Toward the Kingdom: Orthodox Christian Principles of Child-Rearing.   Are we parenting with...

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The Blending of Science and Religion

The Blending of Science and Religion

Do science and religion have to compete? We have brought back an interview with Dr. Stamatis Vokos from the Seattle Pacific University Physics Department to discuss the possibilities of harmony within the two. But first, we hear from Fadi Madanat and Kyra Pelachik regarding the Orthodox Young Professionals Conference being...

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What Is the Relationship between Faith and Science?

What Is the Relationship between Faith and Science?

During a question and answer time after a lecture, His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos Ware was asked about the relationship between faith and science—particularly in the area of evolution. After joking that the question could easily be addressed with brevity, he responded with a particularly brief (and good!) answer. He said,...

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Limping to Orthodoxy

Limping to Orthodoxy

I am not sure I can call it my “spiritual journey.” There aren’t any particular memories in my mind of some kind of conversion, or of the “aha!” moments. It was, and is, a pretty routine, uneventful process. I was born in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, in December 1957....

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The Church as One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

The Church as One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

We saw previously that the Creed confesses the Church as an object of faith to show how, despite all its historical liturgical diversity (especially in the pre-Nicene period), the true Church was one, and the salvation one experienced there was not affected by where one lived. We look now at the...

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The Dark Ages: Who Turned Out the Lights?

The Dark Ages: Who Turned Out the Lights?

Among the literature of those who make it their main business to vilify the Christians, perhaps no concept has served a more useful purpose than the idea of “the Dark Ages.” The Dark Ages, according to this reading of history, were those centuries in which the Church was culturally ascendant,...

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Frankenstein Had a Dirty Lens

Frankenstein Had a Dirty Lens

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein tells a story about a monster created out of scientific discovery, technological advancement, and greed. What most people take away from the text is that industrialization creates terror, and that romanticism, the rejection of advancement and industry, is a hero. However, this is a very broad version...

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“Rooted and Grounded in Love” (Ephesians 3:17)

“Rooted and Grounded in Love” (Ephesians 3:17)

Melissa Tsongranis, Associate Director of the Greek Archdiocese Center for Family Care, is with us this week to talk about spiritual development in infants and toddlers. Parents, Grandparents, Godparents, and even those hoping to have children one day are encouraged to join us in this conversation about how the first...

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“Heroism and Great Things”

“Heroism and Great Things”

It’s an honor to have Mark DeVries on the show today. Mark is the founder and president of MINISTRY ARCHITECTS, a hands-on coaching service that has become the nation’s leading provider of youth ministry, children’s ministry, and small church consulting. Mark is the author of numerous books on youth ministry,...

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