The Basics of Orthodox Christianity

The Basics of Orthodox Christianity



Have you ever referred to God as the “Man upstairs?”  Listen as Fr. Chris opens the program with Fr. Steven Freeman, author of Everywhere Present:  Christianity in a One Story Universe. They talk about the reality that God is omnipresent, not on the second floor but right here with us.

Then, Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. David Ford, Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, continuing our series on the Lives of Married saints.  This week, they discuss Saint Theodora.  His book, Marriage as a Path to Holiness, is available on our OCN AMAZON store.

And finally, our 2015 OCN Hero, Fr. Christos Christakis, was awarded a grant for the charity of his choice.  He chose Orthodox Action, a ministry of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church that cares for veterans and homeless in the Buffalo area.  We asked Mary Danakas, the ministry’s coordinator, to speak about the blessing of serving others.  To support their ministry or contact Mary about sarting your own, go to ORTHODOX ACTION.

Photo from Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Buffalo, NY website.



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About author

Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.