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Come Receive the Light: What’s the difference between a good person and a Christian? More than you might think. Our guest Mike Tishel, the Director of CrossRoad Institute and Assistant Director of the Office of Vocation and Ministry of Hellenic College/Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, speaks with Fr. Chris on this very topic. Listen as he shares how the CrossRoad Summer Institute helps young adults understand the royal priesthood and the differences between a job and a calling. The application deadline for this year’s CrossRoad is March 2, 2015.
OCN Now: The new film “Selma” reminds us of a critical part of American history, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lead the civil rights movement in the direction of a peaceful protest against civil injustice in Alabama. The world has seen the March 26, 1965 cover of LIFE Magazine featuring His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos standing boldly next to Dr. King. In this edition of OCN Now, Fr. Chris speaks with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on the events that led to the 1965 March in Selma, AL, and the call for Orthodox Christians to defend God-given freedoms for every human being. His Eminence states that it’s not about politics, but that we have a deep-rooted calling to fight for human freedoms.
Δεύτε λάβετε φως (Ελληνικά): “Το άνοιγμα προς τον Ιησού Χριστο είναι ουσιαστικά άνοιγμα προς όλον τον κόσμο. Ο Ζακχαίος είναι ο τύπος ενός σύγχρονου τεχνοκράτη ανθρώπου της εποχής μας. Είναι ένας απο εμάς. Μας προτρέπει να βρούμε κι εμείς δικούς μας τρόπους συμπεριφοράς απέναντι στον Ιησού και τον κόσμο.”
Vengan a Recibir la Luz (en Español): En este, el 25o episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten abordan el tema importante de la vida espiritual de los cristianos en el mundo. ¿Por qué debemos cultivar una vida espiritual en nuestras vidas cotidianas? ¿Cómo se puede integrar una vida espiritual personal en la vida espiritual de nuestras familias? ¿Qué diferencia hace en las vidas de nuestros hijos si nos enforzamos en una vida espiritual personal? El Salmo 135 «Confesad al Señor» (el polielei), cantado por el coro de la Catedral San Jorge en la Catedral San Jorge en la Ciudad de México, sigue. Finalmente, el Padre Miguel Marcantoni lee las lecturas del episodio (Efesios 2:14-22 y Lucas 12:16-21) y da una sermoneta que se llama, «Inviertan en Ser Ricos delante de Dios».
Fr. Demetri interviews and speeches
On the Orthodox Marriage: Fr. Demetri Tonias answers common questions about Orthodox marriage, both from practical as well as theological standpoints. For example, can I marry a non-Christian? Can we have a joint service with a minister from a different denomination? Can we have two services since our families live far apart? Do I have to get married in a Church, or can I marry on a beach or at home? My spouse and I were married in the Orthodox church, but we would like to do some kind of vow renewal service for our anniversary. What can we do?
Orthodoxy and Other Faith Traditions: His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston and Fr. Demetrios Tonias speak on ecumenical and interfaith relations from an Orthodox Christian perspective.
On St. Demetrios: Fr. Demetri Tonias talks about St. Demetrios the Great Martyr.
Bedford 9/11 Speech: Fr. Demetri Tonias speaks at the Bedford 9-11 memorial service on 9-11-2012.
Miracles: Fr. Demetri Tonias examines the questions, "Why does God perform miracles? Why do miracles sometimes happen to people who don’t believe? How should miracles impact our faith?"
Keeping the Fast During Lent: Fr. Demetri Tonias talks with Come Receive the Light about keeping the fast during Great Lent.
Youth and Media: Should Orthodox teens be watching the Twighlight Saga films and Glee? Fr. Demetri Tonias shares the thoughts of the Holy Fathers on secular media.
Video Games: This past June, on the very last day of its 2011 term, the US Supreme Court ruled that minors have a right to purchase video games that include graphic violence. Fr. Demetrios Tonias shares his thoughts on what this means for youth and parents.
Christianity and Judaism (PART I), (PART II), (PART III), (PART IV) With Fr. Demetrios Tonias we'll be discussing Christianity and Judaism in the first four centuries, which is something many of us don't know a great deal about.