148 episodes

A podcast from The Center for Family Care, a Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, focusing on equipping families to apply the teachings and practices of the Orthodox faith to every dimension of their lives.

Family Matters The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Ancient Faith Radio

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

A podcast from The Center for Family Care, a Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, focusing on equipping families to apply the teachings and practices of the Orthodox faith to every dimension of their lives.

    Intervention from an Orthodox Perspective

    Intervention from an Orthodox Perspective

    Fr Alex Goussetis speaks with Kathy Pehanich about what defines a crisis and how best to respond to family members in need.

    • 21 min
    Fully Human Edition: Inclusion: Is There Anything New Under the Sun?

    Fully Human Edition: Inclusion: Is There Anything New Under the Sun?

    Presvytera Melanie reflects on Gospel accounts of inclusion (and exclusion) of people with disabilities, and whether or not there is "anything new under the sun" in our churches today.

    • 9 min
    Navigating In-Law Relationships

    Navigating In-Law Relationships

    Fr Alex Goussetis interviews Presvytera Kerry Pappas on the nuances from the perspectives of both the parental in-laws and the young married couple.

    • 22 min
    Spotlight on Orthodox Families: Lucy and Chase Cantley

    Spotlight on Orthodox Families: Lucy and Chase Cantley

    Lucy and Chase talk about how they are coping with the last year struggling with a miscarriage, fertility tests and challenges, dealing with insensitive comments about family life, how they deal with the unknown in regards to their family future, and how one specific line from the Cherubic Hymn gives them hope for whatever their future may hold, all between juggling Lucy's band, her day job, and Chase's naval position.

    • 36 min
    Intimacy & the Scourge of Sexual Secrets

    Intimacy & the Scourge of Sexual Secrets

    Fr Alex Goussetis speaks with Fr Kosta Petrogeorge, a marriage & family therapist, on the definition/description of intimacy and how couples can cultivate intimacy in contrast to keeping secrets.

    • 27 min
    Fully Human Edition: A Message from Joseph and Mary, “Consider Me”

    Fully Human Edition: A Message from Joseph and Mary, “Consider Me”

    Reaching out to parents of children with unique needs as they navigate the challenges that sometimes come with holiday celebrations, Presvytera Melanie reflects on the difficult experiences Jesus' earthly parents had to navigate as they began caring for Him in less than ideal circumstances on that Holy Night so many ages ago.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Southern Girl in Upstate NY ,

Thank you!

A friend recently recommended the interviews by Presvytera Melanie and I have been listening and sharing with friends ever since. Thank you!

AnnaDSeattle ,

Grateful listener

thank you for this podcast! keep them coming

hcf101 ,

HCF101

Wonderful and worthwhile podcasts by Fr. Alex. Highly recommended!

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