Becoming Who God Calls Us to Be.

Becoming Who God Calls Us to Be.

This week on CRTL, we cover two important topics: the Church’s understanding of manhood and the veneration of the Theotokos, the Virgin Mary and Mother of God. Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Michelle Moujeas, the Exec. Dir. of FAITHTREE, concerning their ministry and the powerful role men carry in the...

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August 15 Services at Historic Site in Turkey are Rescheduled

August 15 Services at Historic Site in Turkey are Rescheduled

The Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church and therefore one of the most celebrated feast days across the Orthodox World.  It is remembered on August 15 and preceded by a fourteen day fast.  Most people simply refer...

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ICON: Theotokos, Joy of All Who Sorrow

ICON: Theotokos, Joy of All Who Sorrow

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church.  Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures.  Please join us in raising awareness...

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ICON: Theotokos, Multiplier of Wheat

ICON: Theotokos, Multiplier of Wheat

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church.  Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures.  Please join us in raising awareness...

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ICON: Theotokos of the Three Hands

ICON: Theotokos of the Three Hands

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church.  Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures.  Please join us in raising awareness...

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Daily Devotion: A Mother to Us All

Daily Devotion: A Mother to Us All

When Jesus saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing near, He said to His mother, “Woman behold your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.  John 19: 26-28 Good morning Prayer Team!...

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Finding God in Prayer

Finding God in Prayer

On this ​”​Throwback Thursday​,”​ we have a CRTL​ episode​ from June 4, 2005. The contact information and website mentioned have changed​,​ but the message is​ still​ true. In this episode, we begin with a discussion on why Orthodox Christians call Mary the Mother of God,​ or God​-​Bearer​,​ Theotokos in Greek....

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Theotokos

Theotokos

I wasn’t raised to kiss or venerate icons. My spiritual leaders told me it was an archaic form of idolatry. So I sought the attributes of divinity in nature, human faces and modern melodies. I smelled fragrance of God on all of them. But then I sought refuge with a...

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The Intoxication of Sensuality

The Intoxication of Sensuality

In this episode, Fr. Barnabas Powell discusses how modern Christians live in a world that bombards us with constant advertisements based on sensuality. This “Intoxication of Sensuality” in our culture has been made possible, in part, by the rejection by some modern Christians of the teaching that Mary was Ever-Virgin...

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Veneration of the Theotokos

Veneration of the Theotokos

In this episode, Fr. Barnabas Powell explains that in the Orthodox veneration of the Theotokos, we are only trying to be consistent with what the Church has been doing for twenty centuries. As a former Protestant himself, he describes how many of our hymns and prayers will be misunderstood by...

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