Being Authentic All Year Long

Being Authentic All Year Long


Are you hiding behind a mask when it’s not Halloween? Listen as Fr. Gregory Joyce speaks with Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis on encouraging young people to be authentic and remove their everyday masks.

Fr. Stavros recently published a new devotional book for the Nativity/Christmas Season titled, Let All Creation Rejoice, which is available on our OCN AMAZON web store.

But first, we have a discussion with Fr. Chris and Archpriest Alexander Webster. Listen as they talk about the Orthodox perspective of war and Fr. Webster’s book which he co-authored with Dr. Darrell Cole, Virtue of War: Reclaiming the Classic Christian Traditions East and West. This book offers a firm biblical, theological and historical foundation and is an answer to the Christian peace movement. Virtue of War: Reclaiming the Classic Christian Traditions East and West is available on the OCN AMAZON web store.


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About author

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.