The Benefits of a Father Confessor

The Benefits of a Father Confessor


​Is temptation the same as committing the sin? Archimandrite Christodoulos (Papadeas)​,​ the IEROKYRIX (Preacher/Confessor) of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta​,​ talks with Fr. Chris and answers this question and many more, such as: Do you know how to find a spiritual father?, Do we have to confess everything?, and How do we confess our sins? This interview could open you heart to the gift of forgiveness​ and possibly inspire a desire to be relieved of your burdens through the holy sacrament of confession.

But first, ​we look at ​the age​-​old question​:​ “Why was Jesus baptized if He was without sin?” We have a few words from Fr. Barnabas Powell​,​ from his podcast Beauty Will Save the World​,​ on the sacrament of baptism. Was Jesus being restored in His baptism​,​ or was His creation? Listen in.

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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.