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Join the myOCN Interactive Virtual Community with Fr. Christopher Metropulos and Fr. Christopher Knight on Thursday, 8/26 at 7pm EST. Some scientists will argue that religion is a fantasy world antithetical to scientific reality.
Some religious voices claim that science is all theories, many of them specious, and that we answer to a higher authority: the Bible- which can only be read as a literal account of astronomy, geology, zoology and history. There is no shortage of self-righteousness on either side. If you are frustrated by both sides of such arguments, this program is for you. Fr. Knight will share pearls with us from his book, Science and the Christian faith. He is a trained astrophysicist and ordained Orthodox theologian. Watch myOCN Community recorded programs anytime.
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 the United States of America and around the world. Speaker, Radio Host, Professor, Founding Father of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN), Pastor, Leader of 12 Pilgrimages to the Holy Land and the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Author, Father, Grandfather and Defender of the Faith. As founder, host, and executive director of the Orthodox Christian Network he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to close to 1 million people a month in more than 190 countries. A nationally known radio personality, Fr. Christopher co-hosted the groundbreaking, internationally televised Epiphany Celebration of Tarpon Springs, Florida in January 2006, presided over by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and seen on the Hallmark Channel. He was also featured in a 2012 television broadcast on TLC entitled “4 Weddings.” In May 2014, he offered live English commentary from Rome via Radio Vaticana and EWTN for the worldwide televised broadcast of the historic meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem. In November 2014, he returned to Rome to provide the English commentary on a second Radio Vaticana/EWTN worldwide televised broadcast, this time on the occasion of Pope Francis’ visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul in celebration of the Feast Day of St Andrew. He worked alongside a team of professionals from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on these broadcasts. Currently serves as Vice President, International Association of Digital Media Orthodox Pastoral Care. Fr. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hellenic College of Brookline, Massachusetts, a Master of Divinity Studies Degree from Brookline’s Holy Cross School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. His dedication to the family unit drove Fr. Christopher to be certified as a Family Mediator by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Florida. Fr. Christopher has also studied extensively at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. He has served the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese for more than 40 years. He has held many different assignments as: Representative to the United Nations and United States Missions; Assistant Priest St. Demetrios Cathedral, Astoria, NY; Dean of the Assumption Cathedral in Denver, CO; Pastor of the Archangel Michael Church, Roslyn, NY; Pastor of the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft Lauderdale Florida, President of Hellenic College Holy Cross School of Theology, Dean of Admissions and Registrar of the Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology; member of the Archdiocesan Council; President of the Archdiocesan Presbyter’s Council for two consecutive terms; and council member of the Metropolis of Denver and the Metropolis of Atlanta. He also served as Vicar of the South Florida Conference from 1998-2011. In the summer of 2008, he was elevated by His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios to the rank of Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the blessings of the Holy and Sacred Synod, the highest honor bestowed on a married clergyman. Fr. Christopher and his late wife, Presbytera Georgia Mitsos, have six children and four grandchildren. With the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros and Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco he was appointed as Interim Pastor of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in San Jose, Ca in October 2021.
Fr. Christopher Knight is a Senior Research Associate of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, England. He lives in Walsingham (a place of Christian pilgrimage since the eleventh century) where he is the parish priest of the Parish of the Holy Transfiguration. Until his retirement from secular employment, he worked as the Executive Secretary of the International Society for Science and Religion, which meant that he was in regular contact with most of the leading figures in what is sometimes called the science-theology dialogue. His initial interest in this dialogue arose, however, not from that experience but from the way in which his early education had culminated in a Ph.D. in astrophysics. (His degree in theology came later.) His most recent book - “Science and the Christian Faith: A Guide for the Perplexed” (SVS Press, 2020) - argues that there are specific Orthodox insights that provide new ways of seeing how theology and scientific theory may be seen as in harmony with each other.