The Spiritual Father

The Spiritual Father

Saint Anthimos of Chios   1 January 1946 “Behold, I and the children God has given me”. I didn’t want to have children in the world by the flesh and God gave me you to have as my spiritual children. That saying comforts me and I imagine it brings you...

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How Natural Disasters Strengthen our Faith

How Natural Disasters Strengthen our Faith

This week’s episode covers several topics including; “How Natural Disasters Strengthen our Faith”, “Spiritual Fathers, Who are they and do I need one” and “Women in Ministry”. Every person asks questions and the Orthodox Christian Network encourages it! Every week Fr. Gregory goes LIVE on OCN Facebook answering your questions...

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The Foundation of Spiritual Life and Spiritual Fatherhood’s Mystery

The Foundation of Spiritual Life and Spiritual Fatherhood’s Mystery

Elder Elisaios, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras, Mt Athos, Greece, speaks on spiritual life’s content and the Mystery of spiritual Fatherhood. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the...

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How’s Your Prayer Life?

How’s Your Prayer Life?

Jesus said, “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go...

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One Desires, Another Gives

One Desires, Another Gives

Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.  ― Theodore Roosevelt In...

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The Benefits of a Father Confessor

The Benefits of a Father Confessor

​Is temptation the same as committing the sin? Archimandrite Christodoulos (Papadeas)​,​ the IEROKYRIX (Preacher/Confessor) of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta​,​ talks with Fr. Chris and answers this question and many more, such as: Do you know how to find a spiritual father?, Do we have to confess everything?, and...

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