We begin our month-long look at Children and the Church with Fr. Stelyios Muksuris of Dormition Greek Orthodox Church in Aliquippa, PA, and Professor of Liturgy and Theology at Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. He will offer us practical tips on how to engage our children in the services, how we can cultivate a sense of joy about worship in our homes, and how we can persevere as parents even when we have moments of fear or dread about trying to get our children to sit through a service. We also hear from Chris Vlahonasios, the founder and director of Byzanfest – the world’s first Orthodox Christian short-film festival which is entirely online. Learn more about his work on his blog.
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.