Sexuality and Self

Sexuality and Self

Fr. Anthony Messah of St. Timothy and St. Athanasius Church in Arlington, VA, begins our month-long look at human sexuality. Questions include: * What do we learn from Scripture about our sexuality? * How do we embrace the gift of our sexuality without struggling against it as a passion? *...

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“Unsolicited Advice”

“Unsolicited Advice”

I’m going to make the bold claim that this may be the most important post I’ve ever written. So pay attention to it. I have an unsolicited word of advice and it goes out to three categories of people. If you’re in a new relationship, if you’ve been in a...

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Let No Man Put Asunder

Let No Man Put Asunder

We live in a culture of divorce. In North America, fully one half of all marriages end in divorce, and sometimes persons have several divorces, divorcing one spouse after another. This leaves a hidden trail of broken families and the challenge of creating blended families. It also places tremendous strain...

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Why do we need family ministry?

Why do we need family ministry?

Fr. Chris speaks with Melissa Tsongranis, Associate Director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Center for Family Care, about the need for ministry to “all ages at all stages.”   Family Ministry reaches beyond parent/child needs and towards the full body of the Church.  It also addresses the many challenges facing modern Orthodox...

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Gary Chapman’s “Five Love Languages”

Gary Chapman’s “Five Love Languages”

If you are married, or in a serious relationship, you have to read this book! I have never been a good or fast reader. While I enjoy writing and write quickly, I am a slow reader. So, when I get excited about a book, it’s a big deal. I also...

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Divorcio

Divorcio

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten siguen hablando del tema del matrimonio, pero hablan esta vez de la tragedia de que pasa cuando las parejas se divorciaron — ¿Qué es lo que enseña la Iglesia sobre este tema?...

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Sacramento del Matrimonio

Sacramento del Matrimonio

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten hablan del sacramento de matrimonio.  La doxología–la acción de gracias inmediatamente antes de la divina liturgia, cantada por Padre Aristides y Padre Gustavo Alfonso–sigue.  Finalmente, el Padre Miguel Marcantoni lee la lectura...

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Wedding Liturgy and Scripture

Wedding Liturgy and Scripture

On Special Moments in Orthodoxy, we recall that Jesus hallowed the intimate bond between man and woman by his ministry and miracle at the Wedding of Cana. Fr. William Chiganos explores the Church’s esteem for marriage in the words of the Wedding Liturgy and Scripture.

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Sex and Cohabitation

Sex and Cohabitation

Tune in for our final week of “Let’s Talk About Sex” to hear about living together before marriage and what God’s purpose for our sexuality is. Fr. Joseph Purpura speaks about the holiness of our sexuality and how it is meant to enrich our marital lives. We’ll also hear from...

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Defining Marriage

Defining Marriage

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) And they lived “happily ever after”… until the in-laws got involved.  Listen as Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) discusses ways to address conflict when it comes to setting boundaries with in-laws.  She offers insight for parents and adult-children.  And stay tuned...

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