Influence of Media

Influence of Media

As we begin exploring October’s theme, “Escaping the Monotony,” in Orthodox Teen Talk Online, we hear Fr. Chris discuss the influence of the media with a group of teenagers.

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We all have a special saint. Who is yours?

We all have a special saint. Who is yours?

“You chose a silent and solitary life; You followed Christ your Bridegroom. You took his easy yoke in your youth, arming yourself with the sign of the Cross. You contended against spiritual enemies through fasting, tears and labors, O glorious Paraskeva. Now you stand before Christ with the Wise Virgins:...

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Christians Coming Home to Orthodoxy

Christians Coming Home to Orthodoxy

Since the Protestant Reformation, the Christian Church has splintered into thousands of groups and denominations, but many Christians are coming home to the Orthodox Christian Church, the ancient church that is always relevant and revealing.

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10 Ways Orthodox Parents Set Children Up for Moral Failure

10 Ways Orthodox Parents Set Children Up for Moral Failure

Life gets busy and we don’t step back enough to see what we might be doing as parents to hurt our children’s spiritual growth. Being an intentional Orthodox Christian parent is hard work…but it’s worth it. We have a legacy of faith, wisdom and experience we can pass on to...

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Who has the Last Word?

Who has the Last Word?

“What I see around me would drive me insane if I did not know that no matter what happens, God will have the last word.” — Elder Paisios A couple of days ago, as I was going through my tumblr looking for Orthodox quotes, I stumbled upon that quote. Usually,...

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Stop Telling Me to Missionary-Date

Stop Telling Me to Missionary-Date

How many times am I expected to have my heart shattered before I can call it a day? No non-Orthodox men. I’ve said this before, and I’ve made exceptions before. And I feel I was right to make those exceptions, because they were amazing men who could have been great partners for...

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Finding Balance in the Contemporary

Finding Balance in the Contemporary

How do we balance preserving the ethnic heritage of our churches with really providing a nurturing Christian community for the broader society and younger generations? Fr. Anthony Messeh of St. Timothy and St. Athanasius Church in Arlington, VA, www.stsachurch.org, is on the show this week to talk about this question. Fr....

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Where Do You Recharge Your Batteries?

Where Do You Recharge Your Batteries?

I am an 18-year-old teenager who is very stressed. School, friends, becoming an adult, plus a thousand activities I am involved in, keep me very stressed. Everyone in this world is somehow stressed.  Jobs, children, marriage, picking the right car, having enough money for your family, etc. can keep life...

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Dealing with Life’s Difficulties

Dealing with Life’s Difficulties

How many of us feel defeated in some area of our life? Maybe we’re struggling to keep a job we don’t like, recently had a relationship end, or are facing a serious health issue? Dr. Alex Lickerman is back on the show this week to talk about how we can...

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What is a True Friend These Days?

What is a True Friend These Days?

A true friend prays to God for his friends. A true friend cares for the salvation and the souls of his friends. Persuade friends to step away from false paths and stir them to the paths of truth- that is the true and precious friendship. Saint Bishop Nikolaj Lately, as...

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