He Didn’t Say It Would Be Easy

He Didn’t Say It Would Be Easy

I yelled ahead, asking for the time. Four-fifteen. We had been walking for two hours nonstop since the last break. Roughly six miles since we started today. The hip straps on my thirty-five-pound pack were sinking into my already bruised and tender flesh, causing me to all but scream into...

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Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today: Part 3

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today: Part 3

The broad appeal of the writings of Saint Silouan is based on a combination of other factors as well. The fact that he was uneducated and ‘almost illiterate,’ having attended the village school for ‘just two winters,’ attracts many readers because it reinforces the idea that the heights of Orthodox...

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Less Talk, More Action

Less Talk, More Action

In this episode, we learn the difference between verbal and non-verbal communication in the eyes of God.  It’s important that we tell others we love them, but it’s even more important to express it in our actions.  By doing this, we reveal to God the love that is truly in...

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Jedi vs Sith: How to Agree to Disagree

Jedi vs Sith: How to Agree to Disagree

In this episode, we receive a quick lesson in how to find Christ in pop culture through a scene in the movie “Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith.” In the battle of good versus evil, we see a link to the definition of love in the Christian mindset,...

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Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health

Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health

Listen Now. In this episode, Bill Hinkle interviews Steve Sherokey about childhood and adolescent mental health in America today. Dr. Sherokey has a Doctor of Ministry degree and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. __________________________________________ ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3...

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Orthodox Professor Exploring Creation of Institute at Eastern University

Orthodox Professor Exploring Creation of Institute at Eastern University

Dr. Gary Jenkins, a member of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus, PA, has been teaching history at Eastern University in the greater Philadelphia area for 20 years. Lately, he’s been feeling called to do something even bigger. After much prayer and consultation with hierarchs and clergy throughout the...

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Silence of Love: A Life Insurance Commercial Every Father (and Mother) Should See

Silence of Love: A Life Insurance Commercial Every Father (and Mother) Should See

Thai Life Insurance is a company with a history of producing powerful ads. For some time now, it has released long-form commercials that tell dramatic stories, emphasizing virtue, family life, civic responsibility, and solidarity with those less fortunate. The ads have touched people internationally, raising the company’s brand awareness considerably...

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Strengthening the Faith of Children and Teens

Strengthening the Faith of Children and Teens

This week on CRTL, Fr. Barnabas Powell talks about dealing with building and strengthening the faith of children and youth. Then stay tuned for Dr. Chrissi Hart about her new book, The Legend of the Cross. __________________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network...

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Yes, you only live once, but…

Yes, you only live once, but…

“Well, those who are now young, will go to Church when they get old, but now, most likely, they want to use and exploit the youth they have, as a song says, ‘Take everything out of life, today you are a flower, tomorrow a dying rose”. Only, they forget that...

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Encountering Orthodox Christianity for the First Time

Encountering Orthodox Christianity for the First Time

There’s a lot to like in this short YouTube video. It’s produced by SoulPancake, a company founded by actor Rainn Wilson (who plays Dwight on the hit US version of “The Office”). SoulPancake’s purpose is to use media to help people from all walks of life discuss and question what...

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