You Should Know What I Think By Now!

You Should Know What I Think By Now!

“We’ve been married all these years! You should know what I think by now!” How many times have you said these words – or thought them? Fr. George Morelli, Orthodox priest and clinical psychologist, joins Fr. Chris to talk about healthy ways to communicate in marriage. Even couples who have...

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How is Marriage Different?

How is Marriage Different?

Fr. Brendan Pelphrey speaks with Fr. Chris about marriage this week. How does it differ from a partnership or simply a love between two people? What is the Church’s view on marriages outside the Church, both historically and in the modern era? What is the primary purpose of marriage according...

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Ecumenical Patriarch: Cohabitation of Same-Sex Couples Contrary to Gospel

Ecumenical Patriarch: Cohabitation of Same-Sex Couples Contrary to Gospel

The following is an excerpt from the Message of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress in Philadelphia, delivered July 7, 2014. Our Lord, through His first miracle in Canaan, Galilee, blessed the holy sacrament of marriage, in which two persons of different sexes come together...

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Forgiveness: Letting Go

Forgiveness: Letting Go

Dr. Stephen Muse is back on the show to continue the conversation about forgiveness that we started this past December. He speaks with Fr. Chris today about the role of acceptance in forgiveness. Stephen is a pastoral counselor and marriage and family therapist who works with combat veterans and their...

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Super Dad

Super Dad

A few weeks ago I reached into my mailbox and pulled out a free copy of “Parents” magazine’s June issue. These random complimentary issues are meant to lure me into subscribing. Well, I’m a hard sell, but I’ll gladly devour a free magazine cover to cover if given a chance....

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Comparing Married Life and Monastic Life

Comparing Married Life and Monastic Life

In Orthodox Christianity, both marriage and monasticism are understood to be vocations. Each of these two great callings can be a pathway to God, and both are holy and sacred. Listen now as Fr. Nicholas Apostola draws on his memories of Romanian monastics in exile during the Communist period to...

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Build a Good Marriage

Build a Good Marriage

Presvytera Kerry Pappas joins us today to talk about what we can do to build a good marriage with our spouse, and what the Church can do to support marriage for all of us. Presvytera Kerry is the Coordinator for Seminarian and Clergy Couple Care for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese...

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Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Urges Church To Lift Ban on Ordination of Married Priests in Eastern Catholic Churches in North America

Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Urges Church To Lift Ban on Ordination of Married Priests in Eastern Catholic Churches in North America

This action would affirm Eastern Rite tradition, would encourage restoration of unity between Catholic, Orthodox Christians, and would enhance spiritual lives of Eastern Catholics. WASHINGTON—The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation voted in early June to encourage the “lifting of the restrictions regarding the ordination of married men to the priesthood...

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Maiden Names

Maiden Names

In the modern west, it seems that there is an increasing refusal of brides to take the surname of their new husbands, and instead a determination to retain their maiden names. Even the Duchess of Cambridge, the new and popular bride of Prince William, second in line to the British...

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Saving Your Marriage

Saving Your Marriage

Our guest today is Lea Povozhaev who is talking about her new book, When Russia Came to Stay. She shares the true story of her complicated marriage. As she says in the introduction to her book, this story is “for those seeking to stay together in marriage, to beat the...

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