Becoming a Healing Presence Through Christ, We Learn to Bring Healing to Others
Start date: September 2011 80 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|
|Mar 25, 2015||
Today Dr. Rossi reflects on a sermon given by a student priest at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. The topic was the action taken to get the paralytic in front of Jesus.
|Mar 04, 2015||
Today Dr. Rossi interviews Dr. Jane (Carnahan) Hinshaw, a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Health Care System. She is also an Orthodox Christian. They discuss mental health, medicine, and therapies designed to help those struggling.
|Feb 17, 2015||
Dr. Rossi interviews Dr. Dan Hinshaw, a surgeon who wrote the book "Suffering and the Nature of Healing" published by SVS Press.
|Feb 02, 2015||
Dr. Rossi takes us to Taylor PA and share his experience with the myrrh gushing icon at St. George Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church. He interviews a college student and plays a clip of the singing of the faithful gathered there.
|Jan 16, 2015||
Dr. Rossi reflects on his visit to the gravesite of his wife on New Years Eve and the significance of life, death, and the incarnation.
|Jan 02, 2015||
Today, Dr. Rossi reflects on Met. Kallistos Ware's book, The Orthodox Way and tells about the journey of living the Orthodox Life in Christ.
|Dec 14, 2014||
Dr. Rossi gave a retreat in Lancaster, PA which is the heart of the Amish and Mennonite community. He interviews Fr. Alex Goussetis from Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church about how he is relating to them.
|Nov 26, 2014||
Dr. Rossi shares the story of the martyrdom of St. Perpetual as well as St. Felicitas.
|Nov 04, 2014||
Dr. Rossi interviews Dr. Bruce Beck, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Director of the Pappas Patristic Institute at Holy Cross Seminary. They talk about the importance of the homily in the Diving Liturgy and how we should prepare ourselves to hear it.
|Oct 20, 2014||
Dr. Rossi talks about the pre-marital communications period and how important it is to understand your future spouse.
|Oct 01, 2014||
Today Dr. Rossi talks with Fr. Nick Solak, parish priest and faculty member at St. Vladimir's Seminary about prison ministry and training seminarians for work in prisons.
|Sep 16, 2014||
In November of 2013, Dr. Rossi interviewed Sarah Najjar who was suffering from cancer. Sarah fell asleep in the Lord in August of this year and Dr. Rossi has returned to the microphone to reflect on illness.
|Aug 29, 2014||
Dr. Rossi interviews His Grace Bishop Gregory of Nyssa of the American Carpatho-Russian Archdiocese and the liaison between OCF and the Assembly of Bishops. They discuss discerning God's calling on your life.
|Aug 14, 2014||
On the last episode, Dr. Rossi welcomed Fr. John Jillions who gave some reflections on the Psalms. Today Dr. Rossi shares some thoughts about some of his own favorite Psalms.
|Jul 29, 2014||
Dr. Rossi welcomes Fr. John Jillions, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, to talk about the healing nature of the Psalms.
|Jul 02, 2014||
Dr. Rossi talks about a recent book by Dr. Eugen Pentuc entitled The Old Testament in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition.
|Jun 18, 2014||
Dr. Rossi interviews the parish priest at St. Justin Martyr Orthodox Church in Jacksonville about parish life, outreach, and evangelism.
|May 29, 2014||
Today Dr. Rossi shares some of the material he uses in marriage enrichment seminars around the country.
|May 14, 2014||
Dr. Rossi has just returned from attending a wedding and his cup is overflowing with the intense significance and joy of the ceremony.
|Apr 23, 2014||
Many of you heard and appreciated part 1 of Dr. Rossi's interview with Fr. Alexander Atty recorded shortly before his falling asleep in the Lord. But there was also a part 2 and we present that today as a very touching tribute to Fr. Alexander. May his memory be eternal.
|Apr 02, 2014||
Dr. Rossi reviews the new book by Fr. John Behr - Becoming Human.
|Mar 11, 2014||
Today Dr. Rossi interviews Bishop John (Abdalah) of the Antiochian Archdiocese on the subject of purity.
|Feb 25, 2014||
Today Dr. Rossi reflects on the importance of beauty and in particular of creating beauty in our lives.
|Feb 08, 2014||
Dr. Rossi interviews Fr. Michael Nasser, past Director of Antiochian Village Camp and Project Mexico. Fr. Michael is now priest of Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission in Bowling Green KY.
|Jan 21, 2014||
In his last episode, Dr. Rossi reflected on the character Fr. Zosima from the Fyodor Dostoyevskyi novel The Brothers Karamozov. Today he talks about the brothers themselves and the correlation with our own lives.
|Jan 05, 2014||
Dr. Rossi takes some pages out of Brothers Karamazov and Dostoyevsky's character Fr. Zosima to help us learn how to live and love.
|Dec 18, 2013||
Dr. Rossi interviews St. Vladimir's Seminary graduate Tracy Gustilo about the way the Fathers weave together the Garden of Eden and the Garden of Gethsemane.
|Dec 02, 2013||
Dr. Rossi uses the analogy of his GPS to bring home a point about how the Lord guides our way.
|Nov 16, 2013||
Today, Dr.Rossi interviews a wife and mother of 2 small children who is fighting cancer and has gone through several surgeries, treatments, and procedures. What can be learned from such an experience and where does God come into the picture?
|Oct 31, 2013||
Dr. Rossi visits with Fr. Alexander Atty at Antiochian Village and discusses Fr. Alexander's cancer diagnosis and how he has dealt with it.
|Oct 15, 2013||
Dr. Rossi conducts an interview with the Dean of Students at St Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary who gave a talk on this topic to a parish recently.
|Oct 01, 2013||
Dr. Rossi reflects on what is means to evangelize from an Orthodox perspective.
|Sep 16, 2013||
Dr. Rossi interviews Fr. James Parnell, a veteran who is a student at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary preparing to become a chaplain. They discuss the reintegration and healing of combat veterans and their families.
|Aug 31, 2013||
Dr. Rossi is in Cape Cod by the surf as he reflects on Elder Porphryrios' book Wounded by Love.
|Aug 16, 2013||
Today, Dr. Rossi looks at the life and martyrdom of St. Blandina from the 2nd Century.
|Jul 30, 2013||
Dr. Rossi's guest is Rev. Dr. Sarah Fogg, Director of Pastoral Care at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, New York. Dr. Fogg has long been an instructor in pastoral care for the seminary students at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. She also gave the commencement address at St. Vladimir's.
|Jul 12, 2013||
Dr. Rossi recorded an adaptation of his talk that he gives to youth on sex, lust, and marriage. His talk usually lasts a couple of hours but he has condensed it here to 45 minutes. Its well worth listening to!
|Jun 28, 2013||
In an often harsh world, a gentle spirit is a reflection of the life of Christ within us.
|Jun 12, 2013||
Dr. Rossi talks with iconographer Khouria Erin Kimmet about the icon most associated with the resurrection.
|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.