Confession vs. Counseling

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI)

Confession? Counseling?  How do you choose?  We’ve invited Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI)  to talk about a healthy balance of the two and the unique roles each holds.  Depending on your needs, you may be seeking accountability, forgiveness, or a sounding board. In each case, we are confident that talking about problems really helps!

But first, listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Seraphim Danckaert, OCN’s Director of Development, and Sampson Kasapakis, our Parish Relations Coordinator, about our summer initiatives, including the OCN HERO program. The Orthodox Christian Network has a worldwide reach and serves the canonical Orthodox parishes as a ministry under the Assembly of Bishops of the United States of America.

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Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America . It is a recognized leader in the Orthodox Media field and has sustained consistent growth over twenty-two years. We have worked to create a community for both believers and non believers alike by sharing the timeless faith of Orthodoxy with the contemporary world through modern media. We are on a mission to inspire Orthodox Christians Worldwide. Click to signup to receive weekly newsletter. 

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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.


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