The Sacred Role of Fatherhood

The Sacred Role of Fatherhood


Are we surprised when we see the lack of solid parental influence on kids in malls, movies, and TV shows? Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis, the priest of St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL, speaks with Fr. Chris Metropulos of Hellenic College Holy Cross on parenting; more specifically, fatherhood. There is a reason God instructed us to honor our parents. And there is a reason we are to model Him in our parenting.

But first, we have the pleasure of hearing from Mrs. Vasso Paliouras, Founder and Executive Director of Lending Hearts, a non-profit organization that provides an outlet for children and adolescents with cancer and in remission from cancer, to participate in educational and recreational activities. For someone suffering, looking forward to tomorrow can be the best medicine. If you know a child or family in need, reach out to Lending Hearts.

Photo courtesy of Mateus Lunardi Dutra |


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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher lives in Brookline, MA and is the President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.