Saint John Chrysostom and Family Life

Saint John Chrysostom and Family Life

Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery   The Crisis in Family Life Today The institution of marriage is everywhere in crisis today. Saint John Chrysostom, whose demise 1600 years ago we commemorate this year, is considered to be the creator of the theology of everyday life. In this article,...

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A Day in the Life of a Family in a Pandemic

A Day in the Life of a Family in a Pandemic

Pemptousia, Orthodoxia News Agency stress need to unite our voices, strengthen presence of Orthodox world amid pandemic. The editors and staff of both the online magazine Pemptousia, which focuses on Orthodoxy, scholarly research and culture, as well as the Orthodoxia News Agency have become aware of the crucial need for all...

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Chicago’s Family Synaxis Ministry

Chicago’s Family Synaxis Ministry

A Greater Chicago Broadcast Ministries program, Different Drummers, featured the Family Synaxis Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. Different Drummers is Chicago’s only spotlight on contemporary values and interests and talents of teenage youth and young adults. Fr. John Rallis, the ministry’s spiritual father, says “Synaxis is a...

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The Benefit of Iconography

The Benefit of Iconography

The Orthodox Church has a history of using iconography to enhance worship.  We’ve invited Fr. Elias Villis, the priest of Christ Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church in Rye, NY, to speak with Fr. Chris on the importance of iconography in worship and to kick-off our CRTL Special Series of interviews...

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Family Ministry Online

Family Ministry Online

Family Life Ministry helps families in Orthodox communities lead Christ-centered lives through a dynamic website, dedicated seminars and retreats, in addition to print and online materials available to all our parishes. One such offering is Joyful Noise: Through both short blogs and online videos, Presbytera Jocelyn Mathewes takes us on the delightful,...

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News from the Family Life Ministry

News from the Family Life Ministry

Family Life Ministry helps families in our communities lead Christ-centered lives through a dynamic website, dedicated seminars and retreats, in addition to online and print materials available to all our parishes. Featured on our Website Joyful Noise: Through both short blogs and online videos, Presbytera Jocelyn Mathewes takes us on...

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Respect Your Parents: Not Just for Kids!

Respect Your Parents: Not Just for Kids!

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl052612wv.mp3 What do you do when your parents are no longer a proper example for your children?   We’ve invited Dr. Ary Christofidis, the Founder and Director of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI), to speak on a current dynamic of extended families. Are boundaries...

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