Down the Road

Down the Road Archived podcasts are no longer updated. A Podcast for CrossRoad Alumni and Friends

Start date: October 2010 22 episodes

This podcast series seeks to carry on the mission of CrossRoad and inspire young adults to travel the road of Christ, for it is in Him we find direction, meaning, hope, love, and answers.

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Dec 20, 2013

Alumni Retreat Panel Presentation 2013

We are pleased to share this panel presentation from our 2013 CrossRoad alumni retreat. Thanks to the generosity of an Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 grant for CrossRoad outreach, the OVM was able to offer a new retreat for post-college CrossRoad alumni—alumni who are now in the workforce and wrestling with questions around vocation, profession, and life choices. These questions they asked themselves as teenagers at CrossRoad, but now are finding that they are facing them in a much more pertinent way in their 20s. While the panel is geared for twenty-somethings, we think Orthodox Christians of all ages will find here some wonderful wisdom for living and working in our world today.

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Jul 27, 2012

The Restoration of Humanity in Christ

Fr. Eugen Pentiuc connects the creation narrative with the reality of the incarnation.

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44:41
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Jul 26, 2012

The Three Steps of Fashioning Humanity

Using the Genesis Creation narrative, Fr. Eugen Pentiuc guides the CrossRoad students through the relationship between God and humanity and between man and woman.

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Jul 25, 2012

The Christian Bible: Unity in Diversity

Fr. Eugen Pentiuc examines the use of metaphor and the importance of maintaining a sense of wonder.

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53:29
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Jul 24, 2012

Scripture and Tradition

Fr. Eugen Pentiuc explores the intimate relationship between scripture and tradition. He emphasizes the centrality of the biblical text.

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Jul 19, 2012

The Orthodox Faith Through Icons

Fr. Alkiviadis Calivas explores the Icon as a visual, graphic Gospel and teacher of the Faith.

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Jul 19, 2012

The Holy Mysteries of the Sacraments

Fr. Alkiviadis Calivas discusses the sacraments of Marriage and Baptism.

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Jul 18, 2012

The Teachings of the Orthodox Faith Through the Liturgy

Fr. Alkiviadis Calivas discusses preparation for Baptism and its theology. He finishes with an exploration of the Anaphora of the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil.

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Jul 17, 2012

Early Church History Through the Liturgy

Fr. Alkiviadis Calivas discusses church life in the first century, the celebration of the Lord’s Day, the development of the parish, and church history through the lens of Martyrdom and architectural setting.

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Jul 11, 2012

Putting It All Together: The Church and the Sacraments

In his fourth and final lecture, Dr. Demetrios Katos discusses questions such as: In what way might the Eucharist or baptism be a mystery and what does it reveal about God? What are some ways in which we become aware of the Church being more than simply our local community? Finally, what does it mean to be a truly sacramental Church?

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Jul 10, 2012

The Challenges of Faith, or How Theology Should Be Done

In his third lecture, Dr. Demetrios Katos addresses the ways in which theology is scientific, why we should never say “mere symbol” in Orthodox thought, what we mean by essence and energies, what we mean by a personal God, and how the Bible and other sources are used in theology.

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Jul 09, 2012

Trinity and Christology

Dr. Demetrios Katos discusses why the study of the Bible and theology are so important, why we bother with arcane and abstruse doctrines of the Trinity, and why we should care about our belief that Jesus is fully God and fully man.

51:43
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Jul 06, 2012

Human Nature

In this first of four lectures, Dr. Demetrios Katos, Dean of Hellenic College, addresses such questions as: Why should we develop language like body, soul, spirit, and heart? How are they useful? How might they be dangerous?

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Jul 03, 2012

Jesus Christ as Great High Priest, Lamb of God, King of God’s Kingdom, and Suffering Servant

Fr. Thomas Hopko discusses He who offers and is offered on our behalf to God the Father on the Cross as the perfect sacrifice that saves us from our sins and transgressions and puts us right with God. 

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Jun 28, 2012

Jesus as Teacher, Prophet, Word, and Wisdom of God

This is the second in Fr. Thomas Hopko's series of three lectures for CrossRoad. Fr. Tom discusses the Lord as the Messiah who saves us from ignorance, foolishness, and insanity.

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Jun 27, 2012

Who Do You Say That I Am?

This is the first in Fr. Thomas Hopko's series of three lectures for CrossRoad. Fr. Tom discusses the person and works of Christ according to the four Gospels.

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Jan 12, 2012

The Jesus Prayer

Michael Tishel, the new director of the CrossRoad program at Hellenic College, presents Dr. George Stavros on the Jesus Prayer. Dr. Stavros heads up the Counseling, Psychology, and Religion doctoral programs at the Boston University School of Theology. Here he speaks at a parish retreat at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Weston, Massachusetts.

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Feb 01, 2011

Bishop Savas of Troas

In this episode of Down the Road, Dr. Ann Bezzerides and Daniel Belonick talk with His Grace Bishop Savas of Troas, Director of the Office of Church and Society for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, about his vocational journey. 

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Jan 04, 2011

Daily Scripture Reading: Part Two

Daniel Belonick continues his discussion with Fr. Theodore Stylianopoulos about daily scripture reading, this time focusing on how to approach passages that are difficult to understand.

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Dec 07, 2010

Daily Scripture Reading: Part One

In this episode, former CrossRoad assistant director Daniel Belonick discusses reading and understanding scripture with CrossRoad professor Fr. Theodore Stylianopoulos.

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Nov 09, 2010

Facebook

In this episode of Down the Road, CrossRoad Director Mary Long discusses Facebook, personhood, and community with CrossRoad alumnus Jonathan Resmini.

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Oct 12, 2010

Love

In this introductory episode, CrossRoad professor Fr. Thomas Hopko discusses two questions: (1) Who is the God that is calling us?; and (2) What is the definition of love?

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