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Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines

Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines Archived podcasts are no longer updated. Dispatches from the St. George Orthodox Military Association

Start date: May 2010 20 episodes

The St. George Orthodox Military Association (SGOMA) hosts discussions on various topics related to our Orthodox Christian military men and women and their dependents serving in the United States. We feature special guests who are members of Saint George Orthodox Military Association, our courageous Orthodox military chaplains, and special interviews with our Troops, Sailors, Air Men, and Marines.

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Episodes

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Feb 11, 2012

A Catechumen in Afghanistan

Chaplain Peter Dubinin conducts an interview somewhere in Afghanistan with an American soldier who is likewise a catechumen in the Orthodox Church.

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13:21
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Apr 06, 2011

Warriors of Love

In this episode, Father Stephan Close, an Orthodox Chaplain and a Major in the US Air Force, currently assigned to Kessler Air Force Base in Mississippi, discusses how our military members, past and present, are our country's "Warriors of Love."

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21:20
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Mar 23, 2011

Being an Air Force Chaplain

In this episode, Father Stephan Close, an Orthodox chaplain and a Major in the US Air Force, currently assigned to Kessler Air Force Base in Mississippi, reflects on being an active duty Orthodox chaplain serving in the United States Air Force.

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22:55
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Mar 10, 2011

The Triumph of Orthodoxy

In this episode, Fr. Jerome Cwiklinski, an Orthodox Chaplain and a Captain in the Navy, currently assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, discusses the military member's vocation as bearer of the image and likeness of God.

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14:18
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Feb 17, 2011

Reflections of a USAF Orthodox Chaplain - Part 2

Fr. Stephan Close continues his reflection on the many military members that he came across during his most recent assignment at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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19:48
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Feb 02, 2011

Reflections of a USAF Orthodox Chaplain - Part 1

In this episode, Father Stephan Close reflects on his time as an active duty Orthodox Chaplain serving in the United States Air Force. Fr. Stephan reflects on the many military members that he came across during his most recent assignment at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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17:55
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Jan 20, 2011

Communion and Intercommunion

In this episode, Fr. Jerome Cwiklinski, an Orthodox Chaplain and a Captain in the Navy, currently assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, discusses communion and intercommunion for Orthodox Christians serving in the US Military.

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14:45
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Dec 15, 2010

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder #2

In this podcast, Hieromonk Joshua continues his interview with Silouan Green, a former U.S. Marine Corps Fighter Pilot, who was involved in a tragic fighter jet crash and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Silouan recounts his battles with PTSD, discusses how he recovered from PTSD, how he developed his new PTSD Program, and how he renewed his faith in God and found his way to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

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24:26
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Dec 06, 2010

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder #1

Hieromonk Joshua speaks with Silouan Green, a former U.S. Marine Corps Fighter Pilot, who was involved in a tragic fighter jet crash and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Silouan recounts his battles with PTSD, discusses how he recovered from PTSD, how he developed his new PTSD Program, and how he renewed his faith in God and found his way to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

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34:58
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Oct 06, 2010

Orthodox Families and Deployments

In this episode, Fr. Isaiah Gillette discusses the topic of military deployments and how they affect service members and their families, as well as ideas on how to keep your faith and family close to you while deployed.

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Sep 16, 2010

Soldier Saints

In this episode, Fr. Isaiah Gillette, an Orthodox chaplain and a Major in the U.S. Army, currently assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia, discusses the topic of military saints, their sacrifices, and how we can draw strength from their examples.

21:39
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Sep 01, 2010

Military Typology and Putting on the Armor of God

In this episode, Fr. Jerome Cwiklinski, an Orthodox Chaplain and a Captain in the Navy currently assigned to Marine Corp Base Camp Pendleton in Southern California, discusses points of interest to our Orthodox service personnel on military typology and putting on the armor of God.

20:31
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Aug 18, 2010

Prayer and Humility for Our Orthodox Troops - Part 2

Hieromonk Joshua continues his series on prayer and humility.

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Aug 05, 2010

Prayer and Humility for Our Orthodox Troops - Part 1

Hieromonk Joshua shares some insights from Saint Ephrem the Syrian.

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Jul 21, 2010

Living as an Orthodox Christian in the Armed Forces - Part 2

Fr. Jerome Cwiklinski, a chaplain with the Marines at Camp Pendleton, explains how to live out your Orthodox faith while serving in the United States military.

14:42
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Jul 08, 2010

Living as an Orthodox Christian in the Armed Forces - Part 1

Fr. Jerome Cwiklinski, a chaplain with the Marines at Camp Pendleton, explains how to live out your Orthodox faith while serving in the United States military.

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Jun 24, 2010

Chaplain Recruiting

Fr. Peter Dubinin asks you to prayerfully consider the call to serve in the Army chaplaincy.

17:48
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Jun 10, 2010

My Forty Days in the Desert

Fr. Anthony Perkins shares an article he wrote for the Ukrainian Orthodox Word about his deployment to Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11.

24:24
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May 27, 2010

Rights and Responsibilities

Fr. Peter Dubinin explains the rights and responsibilities of Orthodox soldiers with regard to religious accommodation in the Army.

14:18
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May 12, 2010

Introduction to SGOMA

Hieromonk Joshua and Subdeacom Vladimir Laven explain how SGOMA came to be, set forth the organization’s mission statement, and enumerate several of the association’s goals.

33:32
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