Demon Possession and Exorcism

Demon Possession and Exorcism

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl101814wv.mp3 Listen Now.  “The illnesses of the soul and the spirit are in many ways similar to the illnesses of the body,” says Fr. Andrew Demotses, pastor emeritus of Saint Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody, MA. He joins Fr. Chris to teach us about demon possession and exorcism. Much...

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On Grief and Providing Care

On Grief and Providing Care

Two related, but separate, topics come up when someone we know dies. The first topic is the person who has died: the circumstances around his death, what has become of him after death, and what he experiences now as someone departed. The second topic is our experience without that person...

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Holy Unction

Holy Unction

Some people have told me that when they are in the hospital, they hate to see a priest enter a patient’s room because they regard his visit as a harbinger of doom. That is, they have heard of the sacrament of “Extreme Unction” that the Church insists on giving to...

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Moving Icon: All These Flowers

Moving Icon: All These Flowers

In this episode of Moving Icon, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Kevin Bryce, the Orthodox filmmaker of the documentary “We are Superman.” Chris and Kevin discuss the filmmaker’s latest documentary on the topic of Bipolar Disorder, “All These Flowers,” which is in production. Click the play button at the bottom of this...

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Don’t Allow Pain and Suffering to Distract You From God

Don’t Allow Pain and Suffering to Distract You From God

Sometimes the pain of life can seem unbearable. Sometimes you are tempted to dwell upon your pain and suffering rather than the promise of God that you will live forever. The reality is, despite all the pain and suffering in this life, God promised that so long as you keep...

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Suicide, Hell, and God’s Mercy

Suicide, Hell, and God’s Mercy

As I’ve written before, I have quite recently and for a few years now been struggling through the depression of a loved one. Robin Williams’ tragedy has me thinking more about the consequences of suicide — wondering, worrying, and hoping in God’s Mercy. As someone who grew up Catholic, I...

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FOCUS Helps Bring Calm to Ferguson, Missouri

FOCUS Helps Bring Calm to Ferguson, Missouri

In the two weeks since the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, riots, arrests, and constant tension have been the order of the day for this troubled city. But peace is slowly being restored, and FOCUS North America is helping to bring this about. In this video, KMOV...

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KITV: Hawaiian Wonderworking Icon Cures Girl of Tumor

KITV: Hawaiian Wonderworking Icon Cures Girl of Tumor

By Jill Kuramoto You would never think a tiny parish in the heart of Kaka’ako would house such a secret. But, its existence is well-known to those in the Russian Orthodox faith. An image of the Virgin Mary produces myrrh. There’s no explanation for it. Yet, for those who believe...

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Suicide Prevention: What Works, What Doesn’t

Suicide Prevention: What Works, What Doesn’t

When I heard the news that Robin Williams completed his suicide, all I could do was make the sign of the cross, say a small prayer for his soul, and cry. I felt as though I had lost a friend. I still do. I, like so many, grew up watching...

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Η τραγική εικόνα του ανθρώπου

Η τραγική εικόνα του ανθρώπου

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης παίρνοντας αφορμή από την θεραπεία του δαιμονισμένου νεαρού της ευαγγελικής περικοπής της Κυριακής, περιγράφει τον σημερινό άνθρωπο που υποφέρει απο τα ίδια συμπτώματα. Η τραγικές ομοιότητες είναι συγλονιστικές. Νηστεία, προσευχή και ταπείνωση είναι τα συστατικά που χρειάζονται για να μας οδηγήσουν στον Κύριο ώστε να πραγματοποιηθεί και...

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