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Healing

Healing Orthodox Spirituality and Psychology

Start date: September 2007 332 episodes

This podcast features Archpriest George Morelli’s reflections on the rich spirituality of the Eastern Church: tradition, scripture, the church fathers and saints, liturgy and prayer on healing soul, mind and body.

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Dec 15, 2014

Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy IV

Fr. George discusses the Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ and then continues his present series.

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Dec 04, 2014

Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy III

Fr. George discusses Christ's healing of the woman with the spirit of infirmity and then continues his present series.

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Nov 19, 2014

A Thanksgiving Reflection

On this encore presentation, Fr. George reflects on the closest our country comes to a national holy day.

Thanksgiving Prayers from Orthros as mentioned in this episode:

A priest would start with the usual blessing. Blessed is our God now and ever and unto ever and ever … laity of the Royal Priesthood can start with the sign of the cross In the Name of the Father ….

We, Thy thankful and unworthy servants,’ praise and glorify Thee, 0 Lord,’ for Thy great benefits which we have received.’ We bless Thee, we thank Thee, we sing to Thee,* and we magnify Thy great goodness.’ And in lowliness and love we hymn Thee:’ 0 Benefactor and Savior, glory to Thee!

Sessional Hymn, Tone 6.

Let us praise God in hymns of thanksgiving,’ ever blessing Him for His bounty and mercy,’ His earthly gifts and heavenly grace,’ His mercy and forgiveness,’ His never ending love towards us His children,* through which we have received* the promise of immortality.
Let us praise the Almighty God.* for His benevolence and love towards us,” for our preservation and the blessings of this life;’ yet above all let us thank Him* for His inestimable love* in the redemption of the world* by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,* for the means of grace,* and for the hope of eternal life.

Glory… now and ever..

We magnify Thee, 0 Christ the Giver of Life, and we raise our hymn of grateful praise for all Thine earthly blessings and the hope of eternal life.

v. I will offer to Thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the Name of the Lord. (Ps. 115:8)

Sessional Hymn, Tone 7.

Let our hearts be unfeignedly thankful,* and let us sing hymns of praise to God,* showing forth our gratitude’ not only with our lips but in our lives,* by giving ourselves up to His service* and walking before Him in holiness and righteousness* throughout all our days.

Glory… now and ever.

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Nov 12, 2014

Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy III

Fr. George discusses Christ's healing of the daughter of Jairus and the woman with the issue of blood and then continues his present series.

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Nov 05, 2014

Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy II

Fr. George connects the theme of healing to the Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man and then continues his new series on Orthodox Christian spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy.

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Oct 29, 2014

Halloween: A Few Spiritual Pointers for Orthodox Parents - Part 2

On this encore presentation, Fr. George explains how Orthodox Christians should respond to modern Halloween.

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Oct 22, 2014

Halloween: A Few Spiritual Pointers for Orthodox Parents - Part 1

On this encore presentation, Fr. George examines some of the history behind Halloween, as well as the divine instruction regarding paganism.

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Oct 15, 2014

Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy I

Fr. George connects the theme of healing to the Parable of the Sower and then begins a new series on Orthodox Christian spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy.

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Oct 08, 2014

Good Marriage: Healing a Marriage Breaker VI

Fr. George concludes his series on one of the biggest marriage breakers.

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Sep 10, 2014

Good Marriage: Healing a Marriage Breaker V

Fr. George connects the theme of healing to the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and then continues his discussion of one of the biggest marriage breakers.

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Sep 05, 2014

Good Marriage: Healing a Marriage Breaker IV

Fr. George connects the theme of healing to the new Church year and the Nativity of the Theotokos and then continues his discussion of one of the biggest marriage breakers.

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Aug 27, 2014

Good Marriage: Healing a Marriage Breaker III

Fr. George connects the theme of healing to the parable of the man who owed 10,000 talents and then continues his discussion of one of the biggest marriage breakers.

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Aug 14, 2014

Good Marriage: Healing a Marriage Breaker II

Fr. George connects the theme of healing to the Dormition of the Theotokos and then continues his new series on one of the biggest marriage breakers.

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Aug 06, 2014

Good Marriage: Healing a Marriage Breaker I

Fr. George warns against obnoxiously insisting on your point of view.

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Jul 30, 2014

Healing our Domestic Church

Fr. George encourages us to stay connected to our local eucharistic assembly.

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Jul 16, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart - Part 14

Fr. George concludes his discussion of the seventh Beatitude.

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Jul 09, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart - Part 13

Fr. George comments on the schemes of the evil one, as well as on the war and violence in the Middle East, and then continues his discussion of the seventh Beatitude.

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Jul 03, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart - Part 12

Fr. George connects the theme of healing to the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul and then continues his discussion of the seventh Beatitude.

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Jun 25, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart - Part 11

Fr. George continues a discussion of George Kelly's Personal Construct Theory that he began in last week's episode.

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Jun 19, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Peacemakers - Part 10

Fr. George connects the theme of healing to the attempt to establish the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and then continues his discussion of the seventh Beatitude.

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Jun 12, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Peacemakers - Part 9

Fr. George connects the theme of healing to the Ascension, Pentecost, and the Commemoration of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council and then continues his discussion of the seventh Beatitude.

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May 29, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Peacemakers - Part 8

Fr. George connects the theme of healing to Memorial Day and then continues his discussion of the seventh Beatitude.

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May 22, 2014

Applying the Spirituality of Peace to the San Diego Conflagration

Fr. George discusses the spiritual lessons that can be derived from the recent fires in San Diego.

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May 14, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Peacemakers - Part 7

Fr. George discusses learning modalities and then continues his reflection on the seventh Beatitude.

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May 08, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Peacemakers - Part 6

Fr. George addresses the social contagion of deviant behavior and then continues his discussion of the seventh Beatitude.

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Apr 29, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Peacemakers - Part 5

Fr. George connects the theme of healing to the Sunday of St. Thomas and then continues his discussion of the seventh Beatitude.

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Apr 23, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Peacemakers - Part 4

Fr. George connects the theme of healing to Holy Pascha and then continues his discussion of the seventh Beatitude.

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Apr 09, 2014

Connecting Healing to Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha

Fr. George takes a break from his current series to address Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha.

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Apr 04, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Peacemakers - Part 3

Fr. George continues his discussion of the seventh Beatitude.

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Mar 26, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Peacemakers - Part 2

Fr. George gives an overview of the remarkable ministry of Metropolitan Philip Saliba and then continues his discussion of the seventh Beatitude.

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Mar 18, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Peacemakers - Part 1

Fr. George begins discussing the seventh Beatitude.

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Mar 05, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart - Part 8

Fr. George discusses the need for healing the divisions among various Christian traditions.

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Feb 26, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart - Part 7

Fr. George connects the sixth Beatitude with the Sunday of the Last Judgment.

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Feb 19, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart - Part 6

Fr. George connects the sixth Beatitude with the parable of the Prodigal Son.

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Feb 12, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart - Part 5

Fr. George connects the sixth Beatitude with the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee.

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Feb 05, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart - Part 4

Fr. George connects the sixth Beatitude with the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple.

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Jan 30, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart - Part 3

Fr. George connects the healing ethos with the celebration of the Great Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ and then continues with his series on the sixth Beatitude.

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Jan 21, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart - Part 2

Fr. George connects the sixth Beatitude to Jesus's healing of the ten lepers.

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Jan 15, 2014

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart - Part 1

Fr. George begins discussing the sixth Beatitude.

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Jan 07, 2014

The Nativity Feast, the Holy Family, and the Domestic Church - Part 2

Fr. George continues his discussion of the Nativity Feast.

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Dec 27, 2013

The Nativity Feast, the Holy Family, and the Domestic Church

Fr. George takes a break from his ongoing series to examine the Nativity of Christ, especially in light of Joseph and how he and Mary are an example for the domestic church in the home.

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Dec 18, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Are Merciful - Part 5

Fr. George continues his discussion of the fifth Beatitude.

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Dec 11, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Are Merciful - Part 4

Fr. George connects Jesus's healing of the crippled woman on the Sabbath to his discussion of the fifth Beatitude.

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Dec 03, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Are Merciful - Part 3

Fr. George explains the importance of having mercy on others.

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Nov 19, 2013

A Thanksgiving Reflection

On this encore presentation of "Healing," Fr. George reflects on the closest our country comes to a national holy day.

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Nov 13, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Are Merciful Part 2

Fr. George applies the parable of the Good Samaritan to the fifth Beatitude.

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Nov 07, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Are Merciful Part 1

Fr. George begins discussing the fifth Beatitude.

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Oct 29, 2013

Halloween: A Few Spiritual Pointers for Orthodox Parents - Part 2

On this encore presentation, Fr. George explains how Orthodox Christians should respond to modern Halloween.

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Oct 22, 2013

Halloween: A Few Spiritual Pointers for Orthodox Parents - Part 1

On this encore presentation, Fr. George examines some of the history behind Halloween, as well as the divine instruction regarding paganism.

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Oct 18, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness Part 6

Fr. George continues his discussion of the fourth Beatitude.

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Oct 09, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness Part 5

Fr. George reminds us that we must be filled in the kingdom of God, which embraces all that is and ever wlll be.

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Sep 25, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness Part 4

Fr. George continues his discussion of the fourth Beatitude.

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Sep 18, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness Part 3

Fr. George explains how to teach children to be hungry for virtue.

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Sep 11, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness Part 2

Fr. George continues his discussion of the fourth Beatitude.

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Aug 27, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness Part 1

Fr. George resumes his series on the Beatitudes.

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Jul 16, 2013

It’s the Spirit Behind the Letter of the Law: Part 5

Fr. George explains that the attitude of the Centurion is a pathway for all of us in the healing of our infirmities and diseases.

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Jul 09, 2013

It’s the Spirit Behind the Letter of the Law: Part 4

Fr. George examines the Church Fathers on "penthos," or deep spiritual sorrow.

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Jun 25, 2013

It Is the Spirit Behind the Letter of the Law: Part 3

Fr. George reflects on the Feast of the Synaxis of the Apostles and then continues his present series.

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Jun 18, 2013

It Is the Spirit Behind the Letter of the Law: Part 2

Fr. George explains that by healing the blind man, the Lord completes the divine act of creation and shows that he is the creator himself.

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Jun 05, 2013

It Is the Spirit Behind the Letter of the Law: Part 1

Fr. George introduces his new series, connecting it to the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.

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May 30, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Meek (Part 8)

Fr. George completes this current series with a discussion of Memorial Day.

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May 22, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Meek (Part 7)

Fr. George addresses the story of the paralytic and then discusses ways of teaching children how to be spiritually meek.

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May 15, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Meek (Part 6)

Fr. George returns to his series after a short break, connecting this Beatitude to St. Thomas Sunday.

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Apr 24, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Meek (Part 5)

Fr. George discusses the Boston bombings in the context of this Beatitude.

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Apr 16, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Meek (Part 4)

Fr. George continues his series "Blessed are the Meek." In this week's episode, he discusses St. Mary of Egypt and explains that, despite the depth of our spiritual illness, we have the potential to be healed through Christ.

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Apr 12, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Meek (Part 3)

Fr. George continues his series on the third beatitude.

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Apr 02, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Meek (Part 2)

Fr. George comments on St. Gregory's of Nyssa consideration of the bridegroom in the Old Testament book "The Song of Songs."

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Mar 20, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Meek (Part I)

Fr. George relates this beattitude to the Lenten journey.

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Mar 13, 2013

Connecting Healing to our Lenten Preparation

Fr. George connects the concept of healing to our Lenten preparation and then begins the next section of his series on applying Christ's Beatitudes.

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Feb 27, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Mourn (Part X)

Fr. George discusses the penultimate example of true spiritual mourning, Christ's parable of the Prodigal Son.

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Feb 20, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Mourn (Part IX)

Fr. George encourages us to never grieve over anything transient and then relates this lesson to the story of the Publican and the Pharisee.

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Feb 13, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Mourn (Part VIII)

Fr. George explains how to distinguish Godly things from earthly things so that we can have true spiritual morning and not just earthly grief.

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Feb 06, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Mourn (Part VII)

Fr. George connects Sunday's Gospel lesson of the Parable of the Talents to his theme of applying Christ's Beatitudes. He also examines "Blessed Are They Who Mourn" in light of Piaget's stages of cognitive development.

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Jan 30, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Mourn (Part VI)

Fr. George returns to his series on mourning as expressed in Christ's Beatitudes.

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Jan 23, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Mourn (Special Edition, Part 4)

Fr. George completes his special-edition discussion of the tragedy at Sandy Hook. In this final episode, he examines the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Jan 16, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Mourn (Special Edition, Part 3)

Fr. George offers concrete behaviors to look for in children experiencing distress in reaction to emotional trauma.

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Jan 09, 2013

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Mourn (Special Edition, Part 2)

In addition to connecting this lesson to the recent Feast of Theophany, Fr. George provides invaluable advice for talking with children about the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Dec 19, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Mourn (Special Edition)

Fr. George reflects on the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Dec 11, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Mourn (Part V)

Fr. George continues his discussion of the proper and correct understanding of mourning.

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Dec 07, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Mourn (Part IV)

Fr. George explains that the first step in spiritual mourning is knowing the good.

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Nov 21, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Mourn (Part III)

Fr. George discusses both Hurricane Sandy and the unrest in the Middle East in light of this Beatitude.

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Nov 13, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Mourn (Part II)

Fr. George explains the difference between worldly and godly mourning.

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Nov 06, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are They Who Mourn

Fr. George begins examining the psycho-spiritual lessons of the second Beatitude to our healing.

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Oct 24, 2012

Halloween: A Few Spiritual Pointers for Orthodox Parents - Part 2

Fr. George explains how Orthodox Christians should respond to modern Halloween.

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Oct 17, 2012

Halloween: A Few Spiritual Pointers for Orthodox Parents - Part 1

Fr. George examines some of the history behind Halloween, as well as the divine instruction regarding paganism.

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Oct 09, 2012

Healing Society: Food That Perishes—Part 5

Fr. George concludes his series on eating disorders.

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Oct 02, 2012

Healing Society: Food That Perishes—Part 4

Fr. George explains a behavioral treatment for eating disorders called "stimulus control."

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Sep 25, 2012

Healing Society: Food That Perishes—Part 3

Fr. George examines the medical and psychological considerations in eating disorders.

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Sep 18, 2012

Healing Society: Food That Perishes—Part 2

Fr. George addresses the evils of societally sanctioned gluttony and wastefulness.

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Sep 11, 2012

Healing Society: Food That Perishes

Fr. George asks, "What is our treasure—God or food?"

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Aug 29, 2012

Society Profiles in Moral Courage Continued

Fr. George reminds us that whether heterosexual or homosexual in orientation, all are called to conform our sexuality to Christ's teachings. Furthermore, we should treat each other with compassion.

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Aug 21, 2012

Society Profiles in Moral Courage

Fr. George examines the moral courage of the CEO of Chick-fil-A.

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Aug 15, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (part X)

Fr. George explains why he thinks Jesus uses the phrase "poor in spirit" rather than the word "humility."

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Aug 01, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (part IX)

Fr. George explains that one way to spiritually perceive and understand what it means to be "poor in spirit" is to meditate on our finitude as creatures versus the magnitude of the cosmos that God created.

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Jul 25, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (part VIII)

Fr. George reminds us that to be contrite of heart we need to be truly aware of our mistakes.

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Jul 18, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (part VII)

Fr. George explains that to be poor in spirit is to realize that all we do has to be done from God's perspective.

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Jul 04, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (part VI)

Fr. George continues his exploration of the relationship between Christ's Beatitudes and parenting, reminding us how important it is to run a Godly home. Fr. George explains that while he started this series as a podcast support, he now sees that the topic is applicable to all Orthodox Christians.The first step in becoming poor in spirit is understanding that everything that, "God sees the big picture, while we see the smaller one."

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Jun 27, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (part V)

Fr. George continues his exploration of the relationship between Christ's Beatitudes and parenting, reminding us how important it is to run a Godly home. This week, as we commemorate the physicians Cosmas and Damian, he encourages us to likewise emulate Christ and be a healing presence in our homes.

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Jun 20, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (part IV)

Fr. George continues his exploration of the relationship between Christ's Beatitudes and parenting, reminding us how important it is to run a Godly home. In celebration of Father's Day, Fr. George uses this podcast to encourage fathers (and mothers, as parents are one flesh) to spiritually lead their children.

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Jun 05, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (part III)

Fr. George continues his exploration of the relationship between Christ's Beatitudes and parenting, reminding us how important it is to run a Godly home. In this podcast, he urges us to lay up treasures in heaven instead of here on earth.

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May 29, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (cont.)

Fr. George applies the psycho-spiritual lessons of the first Beatitude to our healing.

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May 22, 2012

Applying Christ’s Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Fr. George begins a new series on applying Christ's Beatitudes to parenting. Click here to view the article mentioned in this episode.

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May 15, 2012

Forfending Disclosure Demand and Disclosure Phobia: Part 5

Fr. George concludes this series with a discussion of the beneficial effects of disclosure on physical health.

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May 08, 2012

Forfending Disclosure Demand and Disclosure Phobia: Part 4

Fr. George shares some of the benefits of disclosure

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May 01, 2012

Forfending Disclosure Demand and Disclosure Phobia: Part 3

Fr. George discusses some of the psychological and spiritual helps for disclosure demand and disclosure phobia.

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Apr 25, 2012

Forfending Disclosure Demand and Disclosure Phobia: Part 2

Fr. George discusses St. Thomas and St. George and then continues his series on disclosure demand and disclosure phobia.

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Apr 17, 2012

Forfending Disclosure Demand and Disclosure Phobia: Part 1

Fr. George tackles another common marital problem, using the non-confrontational manner of Jesus as a behavioral model.

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Apr 10, 2012

Reflections for Holy Week and Pascha - Part Two

Fr. George shares some additional psycho-spiritual meditations in anticipation of the Feast of the Resurrection.

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Apr 03, 2012

Reflections for Holy Week and Pascha

Fr. George shares some psycho-spiritual meditations in anticipation of the Feast of the Resurrection.

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Mar 28, 2012

Good Marriage: Avoiding the Ultimatum Manipulation: Part 3

Fr. George explains how humility can counter a sense of entitlement when struggling with the ultimatum manipulation.

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Mar 21, 2012

Good Marriage: Avoiding the Ultimatum Manipulation: Part 2

Fr. George adds a psycho-spiritual caveat in terms of the ultimatum manipulation and then explains the consequences of making ultimatums.

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Mar 13, 2012

Good Marriage: Avoiding the Ultimatum Manipulation: Part 1

Fr. George begins this new series by looking at what causes ultimatums.

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Mar 07, 2012

Good Marriage: Overcoming the Coercion Stumbling Block: Part 3

Fr. George concludes his present series by discussing the "declaration of psychological independence."

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Feb 29, 2012

Good Marriage: Overcoming the Coercion Stumbling Block: Part 2

Fr. George discusses cognitive therapy as an adjunct to humility.

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Feb 21, 2012

Good Marriage: Overcoming the Coercion Stumbling Block: Part 1

Fr. George introduces us to what's called the "coercion perception" stumbling block.

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Feb 15, 2012

An Orthodox Psycho-Spiritual Commentary

Fr. George comments on several current events, including the Superbowl, the Grammy Awards, and the death of Whitney Houston.

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Feb 07, 2012

Raising Children Disposed to Peace: Part 7

Fr. George continues his discussion of bullying, this time focusing on perpetrator intervention.

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Feb 01, 2012

Raising Children Disposed to Peace: Part 6

Fr. George discusses the biblical story of the Canaanite woman and then turns his attention to some other possible deterrents to bullying.

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Jan 25, 2012

Raising Children Disposed to Peace: Part 5

Fr. George addresses some possible deterrents to bullying, beginning with assertiveness.

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Jan 17, 2012

Raising Children Disposed to Peace: Part 4

Fr. George continues his discussion of bullying.

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Jan 11, 2012

Raising Children Disposed to Peace: Part 3

Fr. George addresses the emerging problem of bullying in our society.

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Dec 31, 2011

Raising Children Disposed to Peace: Part 2

Fr. George discusses the cognitive distortions that provoke the dysfunctional emotion of anger.

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Dec 21, 2011

Raising Children Disposed to Peace: Part 1

Fr. George reflects on the birth of Christ as an introduction to his new series on rearing peaceful children.

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Dec 14, 2011

Overcoming Anxiety—Christ, the Church Fathers, and Cognitive Scientific Psychology: Part 13

Fr. George offers some comments on Christmas and then concludes his series on "Overcoming Anxiety."

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Dec 07, 2011

Overcoming Anxiety—Christ, the Church Fathers, and Cognitive Scientific Psychology: Part 12

Fr. George continues his discussion of the cognitive psychological components of dysfunctional anxiety. Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Nov 29, 2011

Overcoming Anxiety—Christ, the Church Fathers, and Cognitive Scientific Psychology: Part 11

Fr. George continues his discussion of the spiritual aspects of overcoming anxiety. Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Nov 22, 2011

A Thanksgiving Reflection

Fr. George reflects on the closest our country comes to a national holy day.

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Nov 15, 2011

Overcoming Anxiety—Christ, the Church Fathers, and Cognitive Scientific Psychology: Part Ten

Fr. George continues with the behavioral aspects of overcoming anxiety, focusing this time on self-efficacy, and then moves on to the spiritual aspects. Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Nov 01, 2011

Overcoming Anxiety—Christ, the Church Fathers, and Cognitive Scientific Psychology: Part Nine

Fr. George discusses exposure methods and systematic desensitization as behavioral therapeutic strategies.

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Oct 25, 2011

Overcoming Anxiety—Christ, the Church Fathers, and Cognitive Scientific Psychology: Part Eight

Fr. George discusses the clinical application of behavior therapy to anxiety disorders. Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Oct 18, 2011

Overcoming Anxiety—Christ, the Church Fathers, and Cognitive Scientific Psychology: Part Seven

Fr. George continues his discussion of the cognitive psychological components of dysfunctional anxiety. Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Oct 12, 2011

Overcoming Anxiety—Christ, the Church Fathers, and Cognitive Scientific Psychology: Part Six

Why doesn't Jesus heal all of us like he did the son of the widow of Nain? Fr. George explains that the answer to this question is the underlying aim of his podcast.

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Oct 05, 2011

Overcoming Anxiety - Christ, the Church Fathers, and Cognitive Scientific Psychology: Part Five

Fr. George lists a few more cognitive distortions and then shares the three questions that are most likely to restructure these distortions.

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Sep 28, 2011

Overcoming Anxiety—Christ, the Church Fathers, and Cognitive Scientific Psychology: Part Four

Fr. George continues his discussion of the cognitive psychological components of dysfunctional anxiety, this time focusing on the cognitive "modes." Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Sep 20, 2011

Overcoming Anxiety—Christ, the Church Fathers, and Cognitive Scientific Psychology: Part Three

Fr. George discusses the cognitive psychological components of dysfunctional anxiety. Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Sep 14, 2011

Overcoming Anxiety—Christ, the Church Fathers, and Cognitive Scientific Psychology: Part Two

Fr. George continues his new series, explaining that anxiety sometimes occurs without an identifiable stressor. Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Sep 06, 2011

Overcoming Anxiety—Christ, the Church Fathers, and Cognitive Scientific Psychology: Part One

Fr. George begins this new series by explaining what we mean when we talk about "anxiety." Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Aug 31, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 17

Fr. George continues his series on the "mind" of the Orthodox Church, this week focusing on the first chosen people and the lessons we can learn from them.

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Aug 24, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 16

Fr. George continues his series on the "mind" of the Orthodox Church, this week focusing on the Mystical Supper.

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Aug 17, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 15

Fr. George continues his series on the "mind" of the Orthodox Church, this time examining the New Covenant. Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Aug 09, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 14

Fr. George continues his series on the "mind" of the Orthodox Church, this time examining the chosen people and the assembly of God. Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Aug 03, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 13

Fr. George shares highlights from the Antiochian Archdiocesan Convention and then continues his series on the "mind" of the Orthodox Church. Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Jul 20, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 12

Fr. George continues his series on the "mind" of the Orthodox Church, this time examining the altar and other objects located behind the iconostasis. Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Jul 12, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 11

Fr. George continues his series on the mind of the Orthodox Church. This week he discusses the iconostasis.

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Jul 06, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 10

Fr. George connects Orthodoxy with thoughts that came to him on Independence Day and then continues his series on the "mind" of the Orthodox Church.

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Jun 29, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 9

Fr. George continues his series on the mind of the Orthodox Church. This week he discusses a recent news story, New York's decision to accept same sex marriages, and explores the ramifications.

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Jun 22, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 8

Fr. George gives some advice to fathers and then continues his present series with a discussion of the Prothesis service. Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Jun 15, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 7

Fr. George continues his series on the "mind" of the Orthodox Church, this time explaining that everything in Orthodoxy is related, including tradition, sacred scripture, icons, and the temple. Click here to view the webpage that Fr. George mentions in his podcast.

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Jun 08, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 6

Fr. George continues his series on the "mind" of the Orthodox Church, this week exploring the connections between healing and Pentecost.

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Jun 01, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 5

Fr. George continues his series exploring the "mind" of the Orthodox Church with a discussion of Ascension and by explaining the importance of "connections" to catechesis.

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May 25, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 4

Fr. George continues his series exploring the "mind" of the Orthodox Church by emphasizing the importance of the Orthodox Christian home.

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May 16, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 3

Fr. George continues his series exploring the "mind" of the Orthodox Church by assessing the secularist threat that is plaguing the modern world. (Please note that the wrong episode of Healing was posted last week (it has since been removed). Our apologies for any inconveniences this error may have caused.)

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May 03, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis - Part 2

Fr. George delves deeper into his exploration of Orthodox catechesis.

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Apr 27, 2011

The Ethos of the Orthodox Catechesis

Fr. George begins a new series exploring the "mind" of the Orthodox Church.

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Apr 19, 2011

Out of the Fountain That Is Christ:  Free Will, Tolerance & Forgiveness - Part 7

Fr. George explains in more depth how forgiveness is essential to our salvation.

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Apr 13, 2011

Out of The Fountain That Is Christ:  Free Will, Tolerance & Forgiveness - Part 6

Fr. George wishes us all a meaningful Holy Week and a joyous Pascha. He urges us to emulate Christ as we aspire to forgive as He did.

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Apr 06, 2011

Out of The Fountain That Is Christ:  Free Will, Tolerance & Forgiveness - Part 5

Fr. George reminds us that forgiveness, the gateway to Great Lent, is essential and possible through Christ. He continues to explain how we can hate the sin, but love the sinner.

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Mar 30, 2011

Out Of The Fountain That Is Christ:  Free Will, Tolerance & Forgiveness - Part 4

Fr. George offers an overview of the passions which are the barriers to God's will for our lives.

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Mar 23, 2011

Out Of The Fountain That Is Christ: Free Will, Tolerance & Forgiveness - Part 3

Fr. George shows how Christ is the model of our conforming our will to the Divine Will.

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Mar 16, 2011

Out Of The Fountain That Is Christ: Free Will, Tolerance & Forgiveness - Part 2

Fr. George explains the cocept of contingent eternity-- coming from the free act of divine grace.

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Mar 09, 2011

Out Of The Fountain That Is Christ: Free Will, Tolerance & Forgiveness - Part 1

Father George begins his Lenten series with an examination of the theology of the Holy Trinity.

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Mar 02, 2011

Good Marriage: Marriage & Parenting In The Domestic Church - Part 4

Fr. George looks at the final cluster in the steps of the Ladder of Divine Ascent-- Hospitality.

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Feb 23, 2011

Good Marriage: Marriage And Parenting In The Domestic Church - Part 3

This week, Fr. Morelli organizes the Ladder of Divine Ascent into five clusters.

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Feb 16, 2011

Good Marriage - Marriage & Parenting In The Domestic Church - Part 2

Fr. George examines marriage and the domestic church from the point of view of The Ladder of Divine Ascent (note: the editions of St. John's spiritual classic mentioned by Fr. George can be found here and here).

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Feb 09, 2011

Good Marriage: Marriage & Parenting In The Domestic Church

Fr. George helps us to understand what St. Paul means in describing monastic life.

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Feb 02, 2011

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 21

Fr. George uses scriptural evidence to show why we should reject demands for human justice.

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Jan 26, 2011

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 20

This week, Fr. George examines two irrational cognitions regarding the demand for human justice.

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Jan 19, 2011

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 19

Fr. George concludes his discussion of mindless helping and delves into the human justice pitfall.

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Jan 12, 2011

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 18

Fr. George concludes his discussion on mindless helping by using Jesus and St. Paul as our models.

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Jan 05, 2011

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 17

Fr. Morelli continues, giving criteria for judging whether helping is mindless or mindful.

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Dec 29, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 16

Fr. George continues his series, focusing on enhancing peaceful negotiation and overcoming mindless helping.

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Dec 22, 2010

The Nativity Feast, The Holy Family And The Domestic Church

Fr. George takes a break from his ongoing series to examine the Nativity of Christ, especially in light of Joseph and how he and Mary are an example for the domestic church in the home.

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Dec 15, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 15

Fr. George continues his discussion by noting the psychological effects of anti-negotiation.

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Dec 08, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 14

Fr. Morelli looks at overcoming anti-negotiation and the abstraction trap.

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Dec 01, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 13

Fr. George goes on to discuss the need for plain and open communication in a marriage.

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Nov 24, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 12

Fr. George first offers some thoughts on Thanksgiving, then discusses the spiritual consequences of overdependency.

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Nov 17, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 11

Fr. George shows how to combat overdependency with assertiveness training.

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Nov 10, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 10

Fr. George looks at cognitive distortions involved in overdependency.

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Nov 03, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 9

Fr. George contrasts the need for combatting narcissism with the narcissistic festival of Halloween, then discusses the barrier of overdependency.

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Oct 27, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 8

Fr. George discusses the characteristics of narcissism-- evaluation sensitivity and an exagerated need for approval.

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Oct 20, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 7

Fr. George outlines the dangers of "bad" self-esteem.

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Oct 13, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 6

In this week's edition, Fr. George looks at the tragedy that is contemporary "musical marriage."

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Oct 06, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 5

This week, Father Morelli offers techniques to develop "imperfection tolerance."

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Sep 29, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 4

Fr. George continues his examination of the barrier of Perfectionism and offers tools to overcome it.

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Sep 22, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 3

Fr. George discusses the barriers of Demanding Love and Perfectionism.

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Sep 15, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage - Part 2

Father George discusses the communication skills necessary to overcome barriers.

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Sep 08, 2010

Good Marriage: Barriers To A Good Marriage

Fr. George examines the barriers of Desperate Togetherness and the Fear of Being Alone.

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Sep 01, 2010

Good Marriage: Romantic Love - The Double-Edged Sword

Fr. George shows that the sensual aspects of human love are the starting point and foundation for the fullness of love yet to be achieved.

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Aug 25, 2010

Smart Marriage: Staying Focused

Fr. George suggests cognitive guidelines to improve marital communication.

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Aug 18, 2010

Good Marriage: Nagging - The Ultimate Marital Overcontrol - Part 2

F. George offers tools to married couples that can be used in place of nagging.

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Aug 11, 2010

Good Marriage: Nagging - The Ultimate Marital Overcontrol - Part 1

Fr. George begins a discussion on the third major dysfunctional marital factor (along with Entitlement and Reciprocity)- Nagging.

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Aug 04, 2010

Good Marriage: Reciprocity - The One-Way Contract That Can Wreak A Marriage

Fr. George examines the idea of reciprocity, a dysfuctional notion of entitlement based on human, not spiritual, justice.

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Jul 28, 2010

Healing Secularism: Living As A Christian In A Post-Christian World - Part 6

Fr. Morelli concludes his series by applying the lessons learned during it.

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Jul 21, 2010

Healing Secularism: Living As A Christian In A Post-Christian World - Part 5

Fr. George examines personality variables that enhance discernment.

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Jul 14, 2010

Healing Secularism: Living As a Christian In a Post-Christian Wrld - Part 4

This week, Fr. George examines psychological personality insights that can aid in healing.

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Jul 07, 2010

Healing Secularism: Living As A Christian In A Post-Christian World - Part 3

Fr. George explains the need for discernment in combatting secularism.

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Jun 30, 2010

Healing Secularism: Living As A Christian In A Post-Christian World - Part 2

Fr. George examines the psychological factors that propel us to treasure what is not Christ-like, then outlines critical ways to enliven us spiritually.

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Jun 23, 2010

Healing Secularism: Living As A Christian In A Non-Christian World

Fr. George begins this new series by calling for discernment and shows how modeling affects our decisions and actions.

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Jun 16, 2010

Towards Healing Apostolic Church Schism: Some PsychoTheological Reflections - Part 6

Fr. George concludes his series with a call for spiritual combat.

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Jun 09, 2010

Towards Healing Apostolic Church Schism: Some PsychoTheological Reflections - Part 5

Fr. George gives a practical way all Apostolic Christians can work towards the unity of the Churches.

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Jun 02, 2010

Towards Healing Apostolic Church Schism: A PsychoTheological Reflection - Part 4

Fr. George takes note of the dissension within our own Orthodox Church today, then speaks again of Roman Catholic/Orthodox dialogue.

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May 26, 2010

Towards Healing Apostolic Church Schism: Some PsychoTheological Thoughts - Part 3

Fr. George outlines attempts at unity between East and West over the years and sadly reports some recent events that reinforce disunity.

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May 19, 2010

Healing Apostolic Church Schism: Some PsychoTheological Thoughts - Part 2

Fr. George examines Church history, outlining the divisive issues that lead to the sin of disunity.

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May 12, 2010

Towards Healing Apostolic Church Schism: Some Psychotheological Reflections - Part 1

Fr. George begins his series by painting a picture of how the Descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost brought unity to the one Church.

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May 05, 2010

Clergy Burnout And Fatigue: Understanding And Healing - Part 4

Fr. George concludes his series by examining the healing Church more closely.

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Apr 28, 2010

Clergy Burnout And Fatigue: Understanding And Healing - Part 3

In this edition, Fr. Morelli sets about integrating psychological interventions with our spiritual lives.

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Apr 21, 2010

Clergy Burnout And Fatigue: Understanding And Healing - Part 2

Fr. George continues examining specific ways-- both spiritual and psychological-- to deal with burnout.

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Apr 14, 2010

Clergy Burnout And Fatigue: Understanding And Healing - Part 1

Fr. George presents us-- clergy and laity alike-- with aids to prevent and correct compassion fatigue.

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Apr 07, 2010

The Domestic Church: The Ladder Of Divine Ascent- A Holy Week And Paschal Reflection - Part 2

Fr. George concludes his discussion by looking at the specific rungs on St. John's ladder (Click here to purchase a copy of "The Ladder of Divine Ascent" as recommended by Fr. Morelli).

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Mar 31, 2010

The Domestic Church: The Ladder Of Divine Ascent - A Holy Week And Paschal Reflection - Part 1

Fr. George begins his series by contrasting monasticism with marriage.

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Mar 24, 2010

A Lenten Reflection On The Holy Cross - Part 3

If forgiveness is missing,says Fr. George in the conclusion of his series, then all we do is meaningless before God.

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Mar 17, 2010

A Lenten Reflection On The Holy Cross - Part 2

Fr. George continues his series by discussing the spiritual disease of pride.

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Mar 10, 2010

A Lenten Reflection On The Holy Cross - Part 1

Fr. George uses the healing Christ as our model for forgiveness.

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Mar 03, 2010

A Psychotheological Reflection On Icons - Part 2

Fr. George concludes his series by noting the distinction between pictures and true icons. (To follow along with his examples, click here)

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Feb 24, 2010

A Psychotheological Reflection On Icons - Part 1

Fr. George begins his new series designed to cultivate our spritual perceptions.

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Feb 17, 2010

Overcoming The Beast Of Anger - Part 3

Fr. George concludes his series by recalling Christ's admonition to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.

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Feb 10, 2010

Overcoming The Beast Of Anger - Part 2

Fr. George continues his series with a look at cognitive distortions that lead to anger.

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Feb 03, 2010

Overcoming The Beast Of Anger - Part 1

With Forgiveness Sunday approaching, Fr. George shows how we can make ourselves less angry and grow in love for God and our neighbors.

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Jan 27, 2010

The Parable Of The Publican And The Pharisee: Healing Ourselves And Healing Conflict - Part 2

Fr. George concludes his discussion by showing how to use humility globally. (Click here to view the video with Wafa Sultan mentioned in the podcast.)

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Jan 20, 2010

The Parable Of The Publican And The Pharisee: Healing Ourselves And Healing Conflict

Fr. Morelli begins this series by urging us to be true followers of Christ, not pharisees - to be in the world but not of the world.

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Jan 13, 2010

Good Marriage: How An Attitude Of Entitlement Undermines Marriage

Fr. George shows how feelings of anger result from the expectation that one "deserves" love from their spouse and/or children and therefore demand it.

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Jan 06, 2010

A Christian Understanding Of The Jewishness Of Jesus - Part 3

Fr. George concludes his series by exploring the old and new laws and shows how Christ is the apex of all.

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Dec 30, 2009

A Christian Uderstanding The Jewishness Of Jesus - Part 2

Fr. Morelli continues his look at Christ's roots and how cognitive distortions can taint this view.

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Dec 23, 2009

A Healing Lesson for the Nativity: A Christian Understanding the Jewishness - Part 1

Fr. George uses a recent incident in the news to show the healing necessary for all, including society, when one does evil.

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Dec 16, 2009

Entering The Father’s Banquet - Preparing For The Birth Of Our Lord

In these days before Christ's Nativity, Fr. George examines more closely the meaning of Jesus' parable of the king's great feast.

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Dec 09, 2009

Smart Parenting: Smart Tools For Punishing - Part 3

Fr. Morelli concludes his series by looking at Scripture and corporal punishment.

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Dec 02, 2009

Smart Parenting: Tools For Smart Punishing - Part 2

Fr. George illustrates how to apply punishment.

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Nov 25, 2009

Smart Parenting: Tools For Smart Punishing - Part 1

Before beginning his latest series for parents, Father George decries "Godless Thanksgiving."

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Nov 18, 2009

Smart Parenting: Smart Tools- Shaping And Consistency - Part 3

Fr. George concludes his series with more specific examples and a look at what the Church teaches us about this subject.

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Nov 11, 2009

Smart Parenting: Smart Tools- Shaping And Consistency - Part 2

Fr. George provides specific examples of how parents can shape their children's behavior and shows how important it is that it be done in a consistent manner.

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Nov 04, 2009

Smart Parenting: Smart Tools- Shaping And Consistency - Part 1

Father George outlines the use of positive reinforcement with children for good behavior, especially shaping that behavior through rewards.

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Oct 27, 2009

Orthodoxy and Halloween

Frank talk from Fr. Morelli on the origins of the festival and how it can be "healed."

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Oct 21, 2009

Suicide: Christ, His Church And Modern Scientific Medicine - Part 12

Fr. George concludes his series, examining how trust in God's protection and guidance leads to hope which combats suicidal inclinations. (Click here to purchase the biography of Fr. Arseny that Fr. George recommends.)

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Oct 14, 2009

Suicide: Christ, His Church And Modern Scientific Medicine - Part 11

Fr. George explores "nepsis": vigilance and watchfulness of the mind and heart as a way of overcoming the hopelessness that leads to suicide.

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Oct 07, 2009

Suicide: Christ, His Church And Modern Scientific Medicine - Part 10

This week, Fr. George discusses dialectical behavior therapy.

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Sep 30, 2009

Suicide: Christ, His Church And Modern Scientific Medicine - Part 9

Fr. Morelli explores the three phases of cognitive therapy.

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Sep 23, 2009

Suicide: Christ, His Church And Modern Scientific Medicine - Part 8

Fr. George continues his series, this week looking at therapies for suicide itself.

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Sep 16, 2009

Suicide: Christ, His Church And Modern Scientific Medicine - Part 7

Fr. George continues his series, examining cognitive distortions.

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Sep 07, 2009

Suicide: Christ, His Church And Modern Scientific Medicine - Part 6

Fr. Morelli outlines the signs and symptoms of suicide risk as well as psychological intervention models.

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Aug 26, 2009

Suicide: Christ, His Church And Modern Scientific Medicine - Part 5

Fr. George continues his examination of God's Mercy by listening to the words of the Holy Fathers.

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Aug 19, 2009

Suicide: Christ, His Church And Modern Scientific Medicine - Part 4

In this segment, Fr. George discusses the cannonical penalties for suicide, but reflects also on the loving mercy of God.

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Aug 12, 2009

Suicide: Christ, His Church And Modern Scientific Medicine - Part 3

Fr. Morelli cites the joy-within-pain experienced by those mourning the death of a Christian and contrasts that with modern secularism.

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Aug 06, 2009

Suicide: Christ, His Church And Modern Scientific Medicine - Part 2

Fr. Morelli first gives us his report from the Department of Chaplain And Pastoral Counseling given at the assembly of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of America, then continues his series, focusing on the co-related factors of suicide.

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Jul 30, 2009

Suicide: Christ, His Church And Modern Scientific Medicine - Part 1

As a follow-up to his series on depression, Fr. George examines suicide, beginning with a sad set of statistics.

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Jul 15, 2009

Overcoming Depression: Cognitive Psychology And The Church Fathers - Part 5

Fr. George concludes his series before he takes a well-deserved week off. In this last part, he examines thoughts of suicide and spiritual intervention. [Click here to order the Philokalia, as recommended by Fr. George in this podcast.]

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Jul 08, 2009

Overcoming Depression: Cognitive Psychology And The Church Fathers - Part 4

As Fr. Morelli continues his discussion, he looks at catastrophe management and emotional reasoning.

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Jul 01, 2009

Overcoming Depression: Cognitive Psychology And The Church Fathers - Part 3

Fr. George continues his review of the cognitive distortions involved in depression.

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Jun 24, 2009

Overcoming Depression: Cognitive Psychology And The Church Fathers - Part 2

Fr. George continues his series by looking at cognitive distortions involved with depression.

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Jun 17, 2009

Overcoming Depression: Cognitive Scientific Psychology And The Church Fathers - Part 1

Fr. George begins his series by looking at the symptoms of depression and its physiological distinctions.

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Jun 10, 2009

Good Marriage: The Theology Of Marriage And Sexuality - Part 4

Fr, George examines marriage and sexuality in light of Pentecost and the descent of the Holy Spirit.

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Jun 03, 2009

Good Marriage: The Theology Of Marriage And Sexuality - Part 3

Fr. George explains how parents provide "education in faith and fear" (from the marriage prayer).

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May 24, 2009

Good Marriage: The Theology Of Marriage And Sexuality - Part 2

Fr. George looks at four factors that undermine a marital relationship.

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May 11, 2009

Good Marriage: Theology Of Marriage And Sexuality - Part 1

Fr. Morelli begins a series on marriage, showing how the Church is a hospital for the healing of broken ones and the strengthening of good ones.

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Apr 30, 2009

Paschal Reflections On Parenting - Part 3

Fr. Morelli shows us a recent example of peer modelling that is Christ-centered.

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Apr 23, 2009

Paschal Reflections On Parenting - Part 2

Fr. George examines a study on the effects on children of a model displaying agressive behavior.

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Apr 16, 2009

Palm Sunday And Paschal Reflections On Parenting

Holy Week is a perfect time for parents to set in motion positive observational learning by their children.

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Apr 09, 2009

Forgiving Trespasses - Part 6

Fr. George exhorts us to forgive others, so that our gift can be united to the Cross of Christ.

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Apr 02, 2009

Forgiving Trespasses - Part 5

Fr. George explains that it is the sicknesses and infirmities of the soul and spirit that are most damaging to us.

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Mar 26, 2009

Forgiving Trespasses - Part 4

Fr. George extends the notion of forgiving to social, ethnic, national and political groups.

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Mar 19, 2009

Forgiving Trespasses - Part 3

Fr. George continues his series, this time examining cognitive distortions that lead to anger.

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Mar 12, 2009

Forgiving Trespasses - Part 2

Fr. George continues his series, this time looking at the barriers to forgiveness.

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Mar 04, 2009

Forgiving Trespasses - Part 1

Fr. Morelli looks at forgiveness and even offers us an examination we can take to measure our willingness to forgive.

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Feb 26, 2009

Smart Parenting: Cuss Control - Part 2

As this classic series concludes, Fr. George provides alternatives for using vulgar and blasphemous language.

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Feb 19, 2009

Smart Parenting: Cuss Control - Part 1

Cussing and foul language both create and reveal problems. In this repeat broadcast, Fr. Morelli discusses this epidemic, particularly in relation to our children.

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Feb 12, 2009

Smart Parenting: Mental Ruler

In this encore presentation, Fr. George discuss the techniques of the "mental ruler", which quickly assesses a child's behavior so a parent can respond appropriately.

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Feb 05, 2009

Smart Parenting: Combatting Secularism’s Most Serious Sin - Indifference - Part 4

Fr. George concludes his series by showing how to acquire a Godly world view.

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Jan 29, 2009

Smart Parenting: Combatting Secularism’s Most Serious Sin - Indifference - Part 3

In this segment, Fr. George gives us examples of how to re-inforce proper behavior.

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Jan 21, 2009

Smart Parenting: Combatting Secularism’s Most Serious Sin - Indifference - Part 2

In this segment, Fr. George talks about psychological factors of indifference and what we are modelling to our children.

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Jan 14, 2009

Smart Parenting: Combatting Secularism’s Most Serious Sin - Indifference - Part 1

Fr. George explains how the cacophony bombarding our senses leads to the forgetfulness of God, causing us to commit a multitude of sins.

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Jan 07, 2009

The Holy Family And The Domestic Church - Part 2

Fr. George concludes his examination of how Jesus and his earthly parents are models for our own families.

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Dec 31, 2008

The Holy Family And The Domestic Church - Part 1

Fr. George gives us Joseph, Mary and Jesus as the model for the church in the home.

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Dec 24, 2008

Understanding The Nativity Dimly - Part 2

Fr. George explains the real meaning of the Nativity for us.

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Dec 17, 2008

Understanding The Nativity Dimly

The promise of the Old Covenant was understood only vaguely. But with the coming of the Lord, God's purpose was made clear. Therefore, joyously proclaim His birth.

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Dec 10, 2008

Ministering At The End Of Life - Part 3

Fr. George concludes his series on aiding those transitioning to eternal life.

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Dec 02, 2008

Ministering At The End Of Life - Part 2

Fr. George continues his examination of God's Mercy and looks at psycho-spiritual assessments of those approaching eternal life.

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Nov 25, 2008

Ministering At The End Of Life - Part 1

Fr. George tells of the sorrow-- and joy-- that exhibit themselves as one approaches eternal life with Christ Jesus.

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Nov 19, 2008

Healing And Thinking - Peace, Vengeance And Hypocrisy - Part 2

What is the Mercy of God and how can we carry it out in our own lives?

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Nov 11, 2008

Healing Based On Conviction - Part 2

Fr. George continues his discussion from last August. Today, he reminds us that God sees the big picture, while we see things dimly.

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Nov 04, 2008

Lazarus And The Rich Man - Healing Society

Fr. Morelli applies the parable of Lazarus and the rich man to the society in which we live.

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Oct 28, 2008

Christ, The Healing Physician Of The Church, Culture And Society - The Gay Marriage Springboard

This week, Fr. George discusses same sex marriage from the point of view of adults.

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Oct 21, 2008

Smart Parenting - Talking To Your Children About Same Sex Marriage - Part 4

What is the proper Christ-like response to homosexuals? Kindness, non-judgmental humility and an affirmation of the truth.

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Oct 14, 2008

Smart Parenting - Talking To Your Children About Same Sex Marriage - Part 3

Fr. George looks at the practical questions asked by children on this subject.

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Oct 06, 2008

Smart Parenting - Talking To Your Children About Same Sex Marriage - Part 2

In part two of this series, Fr. George notes the theological foundation parents must understand before discussing this subject with their children.

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Sep 30, 2008

Smart Parenting - Teaching Your Children About Same Sex Marriage - Part 1

In the first of three parts, Fr. George concentrates on the responsibility of parents towards their children.

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Sep 23, 2008

Preparing To Carry Our Cross - Part 2

Fr. George discusses managing the distortions we use as barriers to taking up our crosses.

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Sep 16, 2008

Preparing To Carry Our Cross

How are we to follow Christ, as we are instructed to do?

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Sep 09, 2008

The Nativity Of Mary, Mother Of The Healing Christ

Through her trust and obedience, Mary-- the new Eve-- brings the healing Christ into the world.

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Sep 01, 2008

Healing Unforgiveness, Vengeance And Retribution - Part 1

Fr. George shows us the barriers to our ability to forgive and how we can overcome them.

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Aug 25, 2008

Healing Based On Conviction - Part 1

Fr. George outlines how healing comes about through our faith and God's compassion.

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Aug 18, 2008

The Eucharist - The Healing Of Christ - Part 2

Fr. George continues his examination of the use of the Eucharist for healing, concentrating on the need for preparation and repentance.

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Aug 11, 2008

The Eucharist - The Healing Of Christ - Part 1

Fr. George discusses the divine healing effects of the Holy Eucharist.

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Aug 04, 2008

St. Panteleimon - Physician And Healer - Part 2

Fr. George reflects on the Holy Mysteries of Unction, Confession and the Holy Eucharist and their use in healing, then illustrates for us the healers of the Church, such as St. Panteleimon.

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Jul 28, 2008

St. Panteleimon - Physician And Healer - Part 1

Fr. Morelli looks at healing in general and gives a fascinating glimpse at the very real practice of exorcism.

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Jul 21, 2008

Elijah - Prophet Of Detachment And Prayer

Fr. George shows how we can learn from the great Prophet in terms of healing ourselves.

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Jul 13, 2008

Patient Endurance - Part 2

Fr. George uses spiritual aids to help our endurance and to attain eternal glory.

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Jul 06, 2008

Patient Endurance - Part 1

Fr. George examines how the righteous endure tribulations with patience, running the good race and obtaining the crown, in the words of St. Paul

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Jun 29, 2008

Smart Parenting - A Belated Father’s Day - Pt. 2

Fr. George discusses how parents can instill Christ-like virtues in their children.

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Jun 22, 2008

Smart Parenting - A Belated Lesson For Father’s Day

Fr. George continues his series and gives examples of how to deal as a parent with wrong behavior reflected in society.

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Jun 15, 2008

The Fruit Of Pentecost

Fr. George looks at the link between the sanctification of the Holy Spirit and healing.

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Jun 08, 2008

Dealing With Brokenness In The World And Hope - Part 3

In this segment, Fr. George links psychological optimism with the virtue of hope.

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Jun 01, 2008

Dealing With Brokenness In The World And Hope - Part 2

Fr. George uses the Gospel reading of the healing of the blind man to illustrate how pride can blind us to the Love of God.

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May 25, 2008

Dealing With Brokenness In The World And Hope - Part 1

The human freedom God has granted us also allows us to be broken with sin. So how can man and the world be healed and redeemed?

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May 18, 2008

The Hope Of The Paralytic

Fr. George examines the relation between the virtue of hope and healing.

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May 11, 2008

The Myrrhbearing Women - Motherhood & Vocation

Fr. George uses the feast of the Myrrhbearing Women and the Mother's Day holiday to examine the roles of the sexes.

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May 04, 2008

Originalism

Fr. George uses Thomas Sunday to lead us to a discussion of Originalism-- conforming our minds to the "original" Jesus Christ.

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Apr 26, 2008

Pascha - Marital Vocation and Putting on Christ

Fr. George shows how Pascha serves as an example of how to base our marriages and parenting on the teachings of Christ.

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Apr 23, 2008

Smart Parenting - Palm Sunday And The Whole Year

If you are the role model for your children, do they then believe that they should go to church once a year?

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Apr 14, 2008

The Last Shall Be First

Fr. George examines the Church's example for the last Sunday in Lent, St. Mary of Egypt, and how her story shows us the horrors of sin yet offers a human model of penitence.
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Apr 07, 2008

Prayer: Climbing The Ladder And Simplicity

Fr. George shows how simplifying the Ladder of St. John can make its ascent easier for us.
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Apr 01, 2008

Psychological Barriers To The Way Of The Cross

Fr. George notes how imaginary and extra crosses in our lives can turn us away from taking up our real crosses.
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Mar 25, 2008

Tenacity, Forgiveness, and Healing

The healing of the paralytic, both physical and spiritual.

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Mar 18, 2008

Forgiveness is Healing - Part 2

Fr. George continues his examination of forgiveness.

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Mar 11, 2008

Forgiveness is Healing - Part 1

Fr. George looks at the therapeutic value of forgiveness for those who forgive and those who are forgiven.

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Mar 04, 2008

Our Choice: Sheep or Goats

Fr. George discusses the Parable of The Last Judgment.

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Feb 26, 2008

The Prodigal Son

Fr. George continues his series leading up to Lent with a meditation on The Prodigal Son.

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Feb 19, 2008

The Publican—Preparation for Lent

Today's broadcast begins our preparation for Lent and deals with the fundamental vice we must overcome and corresponding virtue we must develop not only for our Lenten journey but to have God indwell in us and enter eternal life.

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Feb 12, 2008

Resilience and the Canaanite Woman

In preparation for Lent, Fr. George encourages us to be like the Canaanite woman, persistent, cheerful, tough, and resilient.

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Feb 06, 2008

Smart Parenting—Cuss Control Part 2

Fr. George continues his series on vulgar and blasphemous language, and provides us with alternatives to using such language.

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Jan 26, 2008

Smart Parenting—Cuss Control

Cussing and foul language both create and reveal problems. Fr. George discusses this epidemic, particularly in relation to our children.

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Jan 17, 2008

Smart Parenting - Mental Ruler

Fr. George discusses the technique of a "mental ruler" or yardstick to quickly assess a child's behavior, so that the parent can respond appropriately.

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Jan 05, 2008

Smart Parenting-Emotional Control

In his continuing series on Smart Parenting, Fr. George discusses the need for controlling our emotions in our parenting and gets some help from the Church Fathers.

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Dec 26, 2007

Smart Parenting-Fallen Star

The headlines of a popular young star's pregnancy can present a difficult dilemma for parents.

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Dec 13, 2007

Combatting Secular Christmas In Our Families

Fr. George hits head on the problem of secularization at this time of the year and how we can fight it in our Orthodox families.

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Dec 05, 2007

Smart Parenting - Part 2

Fr. George continues his helpful series on parenting.

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Nov 27, 2007

Smart Parenting - Part 1

Fr. George begins a series of podcasts on parenting that should prove to be particularly helpful to all parents and even those who are not parents.

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Nov 13, 2007

Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Fr. George talks about the importance of giving thanks as an expression of our Orthodox faith.

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Nov 03, 2007

Compassion and Love

What does it look like to show compassion and love in our self centered society?

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Oct 26, 2007

The Diakonia of Orthodox Healing

What is the role of the laity in Orthodox counseling and healing?

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Oct 19, 2007

Tenants in the Vineyard

Fr. George examines the parable of the vineyard and applies it to our psychological health.

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Oct 12, 2007

Images and Healing - The Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council

On Sunday, Oct 14, we commemorate the Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council. In this episode, Fr. George applies the spiritual disciplines of images and prayer to our healing process.

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Oct 06, 2007

The Healing Christ Our Heavenly Physician

"He had compassion on her - God has visited His people" (St. Luke). From the Gospel reading for Oct 7, Fr. George explores what it means to be healed by Christ.

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Sep 28, 2007

Perfection, Perfectionism, and Theosis

This is the premier episode of Fr. George Morelli's Healing podcast. Listen to the audio and download the transcript:
perfection.doc

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