Register Now.  Join myOCN Interactive Virtual Community with Fr. Christopher Metropulos and Dr. Jeanne Constantinou Thursday, 9/2 at 7pm EST. Even the apostles had doubts, not just Thomas, but the Lord was understanding of that. It is a mistake to assume that people of ancient times were more open to believing in Christ. They faced many obstacles to faith that are not so different than what many people struggle with today. As we continue our discussion on faith and doubt, what are some of the primary obstacles to faith today? And why does God ask for faith at all? Why doesn’t he just reveal himself to everyone?

Join myOCN Interactive Virtual Community with Fr. Christopher Metropulos and Dr. Jeanne Constantinou. If faith is a virtue, then is unbelief a sin?  If faith is a “gift” then do we have any responsibility for our doubts? The apostles were giants of the Church, but were they always giants of faith? Did other apostles have doubts besides Thomas, and if so, how did the Lord react to that? Were people more trusting, more open to believing in Christ in ancient times or did they also face obstacles to faith?

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    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.

  • Dr. Eugenia Constantinou holds five degrees in theology including Master of Theology degrees from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D. from Université Laval where she specialized in the Apocalypse in the ancient Church. She has been a professor at Orthodox institutions including Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute. For the past eighteen years she has taught biblical studies and early Christianity at the University of San Diego, and she also currently teaches New Testament at two graduate schools of theology, the Franciscan School of Theology and Sts Athanasius and Cyril Coptic School of Theology. She has been a regular speaker at retreats and conferences for over forty years. Her most recent book Thinking Orthodox: Understanding and Acquiring an Orthodox Christian Mind was recently released by Ancient Faith Publishing. The subject is why the Orthodox Church is the continuation of the original ancient Church, and why it is different from Western Christianity. The focus of the book is not so much on what we believe but why. The book Thinking Orthodox will be an ongoing subject of discussion on Let’s Talk Live right here on OCN beginning January 7, 2021. But for tonight, our subject is the feast of the Nativity of our Lord Christmas and the gospels that tell us the story of Christmas.


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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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