The Party’s Not Over

The Party’s Not Over


Has Christmas exhausted you?  Are you ready to put everything back in order for the New Year?   Hold on just a little while longer because Orthodox Christians are still celebrating the Christmas Season, ending it with the Forefeast of Theophany, Theophany, and the Synaxis of St. John the Baptist.  This three-day celebration is expressed with Divine Liturgy, Blessing of the Water, and remembering St. John the Baptist. Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis, the pastor of St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL, about the many traditions and names associated with Theophany.

Stay tuned as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. David Ford, Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, on the life of St. Juliana Lazarevskaya.  She lived in Russia in the early 16th and 17th centuries, and left a legacy of charity, hospitality, and service to others.  You can read more about her and other married saints in his book, Marriage As a Path to Holiness:  Lives of Married Saints.

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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.