The Children’s Word: How to Praise God

The Children’s Word: How to Praise God

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra asks, “Do you praise God every day?” God gives us all our blessings, but we sometimes forget to say thank you. Read a story about a...

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Protecting Children – Online and In the Womb

Protecting Children – Online and In the Womb

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl112914wv.mp3 With Christmas coming and door buster sales everywhere you look, you might be shopping for a smart phone or tablet to put under the Christmas tree. Before you sign that contract, listen to this insightful interview with Kathryn Bocanegra as she talks with Fr. Chris about the many dangers...

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Help with BASELINE!

Help with BASELINE!

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI)   This week on CRTL, Allena Barbato from the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute talks with Fr. Chris about the importance to taking an interest in your child’s interests. Then photographer David DeJonge and Fr. Kordaris talk about an exciting project called BASELINE. Tune in to...

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How to Celebrate Name Days with Our Children

How to Celebrate Name Days with Our Children

Dinner has ended and the sweet aroma of name day bread is wafting its way towards the table where four anxious children await a slice. You see…today is my son, Christopher’s, name day and we are just about to begin our family’s name day tradition. This is our settling down...

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Lent in the Home

Lent in the Home

Melissa Tsongranis returns to talk about Lent in our homes. Tune in to hear practical tips for our everyday lives as we try to grow closer to Christ. Click here to obtain the book Melissa mentions, Great Lent by Fr. Alexander Schmemann. Check out this upcoming webinar from the Center for...

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex

How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl012514wv.mp3 Fr. Jason Roll, Director of the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, offers his thoughts on how we can talk with our kids about abstinence, birth control, and abortion. We’ll also hear about a book entitled Orthodox Christian Parenting: Cultivating God’s...

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“Big T” and “little t” Traditions at Christmas

“Big T” and “little t” Traditions at Christmas

  On Mission Possible, Ginny Nieuwsma shares how we can keep the Nativity season centered on Christ by keeping and remember both Large and small “T” traditions. ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United...

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God Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

God Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

Summer is in full swing. That means trips to new, exotic places or maybe trips to visit friends in old familiar places. Either way, summer often means being away from home for some period of time, and that means not being home for Sunday liturgy. So, what do you do...

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Video: Pentecost Tongues of Flame Craft

Video: Pentecost Tongues of Flame Craft

Pentecost: this is one of my parish’s patronal feast days, so it’s a pretty big deal for us, and I love celebrating it. One of my biggest pet peeves of Pentecost, though, is the misunderstanding of “speaking in tongues” that is promulgated by some Protestant denominations. It does not mean...

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Parenting and Faith with Nia Vardalos

Parenting and Faith with Nia Vardalos

Listen Now. It’s a joy to have actress Nia Vardalos from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” in the studio with us this week. She’ll tell us about her eventful journey to motherhood, and how parenting has impacted her faith. We’ll also reflect on the Sunday of St. John Climacus with...

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