A Hero’s Tale

A Hero’s Tale


Can you afford the price of freedom?    Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with John Katsaros who was 18 when he and his friends signed up to fight in World War II.  Now 91 years old, he recounts his experience of being captured by the Gestapo and eventually rescued by the French underground. His book Code Burgundy- The Long Escape, telling more of his heroic experiences, is available on our Amazon bookstore,  or you can visit his personal website for photos and video.

But first, Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. John Diamantis of St. Vladimir Orthodox Christian Church, OCA, regarding the celebration of the parish’s 100th Anniversary.  Russian immigrants came with nothing but hope for a better way of life and established an Orthodox church in Trenton, NJ.  A century later, following financial and linguistic challenges, Orthodoxy is still present and making a difference.  For more information, go to www.saintvladimir.org.

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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 is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.