Making Orthodox Coffins

Making Orthodox Coffins


Listen today as Fr. Chris talks with Daniel Kowalcheck about making Orthodox coffins. When Daniel’s mother started losing her battle with cancer, he wanted to honor her and her deep faith and love for Orthodoxy.  So when it came time to purchase a coffin for his dying mother, he knew what he had to do.  With only a day’s notice, Daniel and his father built their first coffin.  Four years later, what began as a gift to his mother has grown into a small business that helps him offer comfort to Orthodox and non-Orthodox Christians.   Based out of Winston-Salem, NC, Daniel builds and adorns coffins with a three bar cross and a stencil of the Trisagion Prayer (Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Have Mercy on Us) in English, Church Slavonic or Greek.

And stay tuned after that interview to hear from Mark Gruen, the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the IOCC. He tells us about the horrific flooding in the Balkans that has affected millions of lives. Hear about the long-lasting effects, as well as what is being done by IOCC to help people recover.

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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.