Becoming a Healing Presence Through Christ, We Learn to Bring Healing to Others
Start date: September 2011 636 minutes, 40 seconds in 41 episodes
We are a healing presence to others when we give them strength and when we give them hope. On Becoming a Healing Presence, Dr. Albert Rossi explains how to do both in imitation of Christ, our complete healer, who desires nothing more than for us to be His humanity on earth—his healing presence to others.
|Date||Title & Description||Duration|
|May 25, 2013||
Dr. Rossi uses the song Had I a Golden Thread as sung by his wife of blessed memory to illustrate the opportunity we all have to be a healing presence.
|May 10, 2013||
In this episode, Dr. Rossi interviews St. Vladimir's student Tracy Gustilo about St. Irenaeus.
|Apr 26, 2013||
Dr. Rossi talks about the book "God's Path to Sanity" by Dee Pennock.
|Apr 10, 2013||
What comes to mind when you hear the term "Cognitive Dissonance?" Today Dr. Rossi shows how this reality is active in our lives as Orthodox Christians.
|Mar 26, 2013||
Dr. Rossi uses a quote from St. Irenaeus to illustrate the need for balance in our lives.
|Mar 04, 2013||
In an earlier podcast, Dr. Rossi dealt with our need to embrace ambiguity as a way to become a healing presence. After receiving an email from a listener, he continues with this theme today.
|Feb 16, 2013||
Today Dr. Rossi reflects on this well-known hymn from both a personal standpoint as well as it's place in Orthodox theology.
|Jan 31, 2013||
Today, Dr. Rossi reflects on icons and the very different perspective of the Orthodox Christian when viewing them.
|Jan 15, 2013||
Dr. Rossi reviews the new movie Les Miserables and points out the messages that are consistent with the Orthodox faith.
|Dec 18, 2012||
In his special Christmas episode, Dr. Rosi explores the "night" in both the Nativity story as well as Christ's Passion.
|Dec 03, 2012||
What is the difference between a career and a vocation? Dr. Rossi tells a personal story from his days as a Monk.
|Nov 16, 2012||
Dr. Rossi interviews Fr. Nicholas Andruchow, Associate Director of Project Mexico.
|Oct 31, 2012||
We hear so much about "living in the present moment" but what does that mean and how do we do it?
|Oct 17, 2012||
Books and seminars abound on the topic of time management but Dr. Rossi says as Christians we need to look at time management in a different way.
|Oct 02, 2012||
True forgiveness comes from the heart and Dr. Rossi tells us what that looks like.
|Sep 05, 2012||
Dr. Rossi continues his comments on suicide and talks in particular about the Pastoral Paper on Suicide that was adopted by SCOBA in May of 2007
|Aug 22, 2012||
In the first of a two part series, Dr. Rossi helps us be a healing presence for those who are tempted with suicide.
|Aug 07, 2012||
None of us can avoid death. So as Orthodox Christians, how should we look at death and grief in a healing manner?
|Jul 27, 2012||
In the 3rd installment on the general topic of Asceticism, Dr. Rossi addresses the subtle temptation to slip into secularism.
|Jul 08, 2012||
Why is there suffering in the world? Is God trying to punish us? Dr. Rossi addresses this important topic and helps us understand that there is purpose in suffering.
|Jun 16, 2012||
Continuing his series on the "Pendulum of Asceticism", Dr. Rossi talks about "Dark Asceticism" and it's dangers.
|Jun 01, 2012||
Dr. Rossi begins a short series on the "Pendulum of Asceticism" with today's episode titled "Sane Asceticism."
|May 18, 2012||
Continuing the theme of the last episode which dealt with Orthodoxy as Paradoxy, Dr. Rossi talks about the need to embrace ambiguity.
|May 04, 2012||
Dr. Rossi talks about the many paradoxes in Orthodoxy that defy explanation but at the same time define our faith.
|Apr 20, 2012||
What are we free and not free to do as believers in Christ? Dr. Rossi gives some practical examples of freedom used where freedom was not appropriate.
|Apr 06, 2012||
In this episode Dr. Rossi talks about pursuing a personal policy of honesty in all things.
|Mar 24, 2012||
How should we consider our memories? As simple camcorders, recording each event and recalling them the same way each time or something more complex?
|Mar 12, 2012||
Today, Dr. Rossi distinguishes between despondency and depression and helps us recognize and deal with it so we can be a healing presence to others.
|Feb 24, 2012||
Dr. Rossi talks about the jungle of wicked thoughts in our minds and the need to not judge others.
|Feb 10, 2012||
Part of becoming a healing presence is to share our lives with others without the expectation of reward or acknowledgement. Dr. Rossi shares the story of Johnny Appleseed as an example.
|Jan 30, 2012||
Anger - express it or repress it? Dr. Al Rossi gives us guidance and helps us understand the healthy and Christ-like alternatives.
|Jan 15, 2012||
In part 2, Dr. Rossi gives some practical advice to those who are struggling with internet pornography or those who provide counseling.
|Dec 31, 2011||
Dr. Rossi identifies the the alarming statistics and the alluring dangers of Internet Pornography.
|Dec 16, 2011||
How does God speak to us? Are we listening?
|Dec 04, 2011||
What does it mean to be constantly in the presence of God? Dr. Rossi explores the practical implications in today's episode.
|Nov 16, 2011||
Our communion with God springs from the heart - our all important "inner space."
|Oct 31, 2011||
When we are intentional in our listening and silence, we are in the best position to commune with Christ.
|Oct 17, 2011||
When we are silently aware of the presence of Christ, the whisper of His name will bring healing to us and spill out to others.
|Oct 03, 2011||
Metropolitan Kallistos says "Solitude is a state of soul, not a matter of geographical location. The real desert lies within the heart. In this episode, Dr. Rossi explores the healing nature of silence.
|Sep 19, 2011||
Dr. Rossi explores how the fire of God's healing presence can flow right through us to others.
|Sep 01, 2011||
In this inaugural program, Dr. Rossi helps us define what "a Healing Presence" is and how we can begin that journey together. Included is a touching musical recording of Dr. Rossi's dear wife who fell asleep in the Lord several years ago, but who is still his life's companion.