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All Stars: When OCF Work is Discouraging—with Naim Mekdessi and Rachel Sierra

4/28/2018
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Tasya interviews Rachel Sierra and Naim Mekdessi—two students who have been active throughout their college years in OCF's South Region. The three college seniors discuss dealing with chapter elections, what it means to be District Leaders and chapter presidents, how they handle discouragement in OCF work, and more.

Duration:01:54:38

On the Waves: Science and Religion

2/28/2018
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Nathan, Maria, and Andrew discuss the relationship between science and our Orthodox Christian faith.

Duration:00:37:50

All-Stars: Taking a Leap of Faith—with Quinn Marquardt

2/22/2018
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February's All-Stars feature is Quinn Marquardt, the OCF Mountain Student Leader. Tasya and Quinn discuss how taking a leap of faith and getting involved with OCF--both at the chapter level and by joining the Student Leadership Board--has transformed their college experience.

Duration:02:15:57

Apologetics: What is belief?

1/19/2018
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"As many as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ." What is belief? Tasya and Fr. Brendan discuss the fact that belief is more than recognizing the historical existence of Jesus Christ and His resurrection—the Church Fathers explain to us that it means that we try to be like Him.

Duration:00:15:20

All-Stars: Ideas for Your Chapter with Kayla and Mercedes

1/11/2018
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This year, the All-Stars series is highlighting students from all over North America—students from each of OCF's nine regions. For the Northwest regional feature, Tasya speaks with the co-presidents of Boise State University's OCF chapter: Mercedes Huse and Kayla Munkres. Mercedes and Kayla explain how they share the work of the Chapter President, give advice to OCF students in leadership positions in their chapter, and share some of their favourite chapter meeting activities.

Duration:00:11:25

On the Waves: Almsgiving

12/18/2017
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Nathan, Maria, and Andrew discuss the topic of almsgiving and answer a listener question in the inaugural On the Waves mailbag segment. Listeners are asked to send in questions to podasststudent@ocf.net!

Duration:00:31:13

Orthodox Apologetics: An Introduction to Orthodoxy and Protestantism

12/11/2017
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Fr. Brendan Pelphrey returns for the second instalment of Orthodox Apologetics for the 2017-2018 school year. In this episode, Fr. Brendan gives an overview of the history of the Protestant churches. He also answers some questions that Protestants may ask Orthodox college students. If you have any questions for Fr. Brendan, please email Tasya at podcaststudent@ocf.net.

Duration:00:57:35

Parish Life (Part 1): Embracing Your Parish—with Michelle Ibrahim

12/8/2017
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Tasya interviews Michelle Ibrahim, a grad student in theology who recently became the youth director in the same parish where she was raised. Michelle and Tasya talk about the importance of embracing your parish-even when you're a young adult. They discuss the importance of developing strong relationships in the Church, getting involved in the various ministries offered in the Church, but most importantly, maintaining a spiritual life.

Duration:02:40:55

All Stars: Discussing Servant Leadership with Athena Vlamis

11/21/2017
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"But whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant"- Matthew 20:26 The All-Stars series continues with guest Athena Vlamis, a senior at Kennesaw State University and Georgia District Student Leader for OCF. In this podcast, Tasya and Athena talk about Athena's leadership role in a new Pan-Orthodox initiative, the Connect Conference. The college seniors also discuss servant leadership, using our talents for the glory of God, the role of young adults in the church, the...

Duration:00:44:20

On the Waves: Engaging the World

11/10/2017
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OCF Student Podcast Assistant Nathan Jekel is joined by Maria McClatchey and Andrew Abboud to discuss St. Matthew's account of Peter walking on the water and what it means for our Christian lives. Also in this episode, Nathan, Maria, and Andrew give a preview of the topics that they will be discussing on the program throughout the remainder of the academic year and ask listeners to send in questions to podasststudent@ocf.net.

Duration:00:31:06

A Different Kind of Spring Break

10/20/2017
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Unsure what to do during your spring break this year? Tasya and OCF Real Break Student Leader Anna Sobchak discuss OCF's alternative spring break trips: Real Break. They consider the importance of these trips in a college student's career, and also discuss fundraising ideas and what's new for Real Break in 2018.

Duration:00:09:10

Orthodox Apologetics: Explaining Orthodox and Catholic Differences

10/17/2017
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Original guilt, immaculate conception, the Filioque, papal authority: Sometimes it can be difficult to explain the differences between Orthodoxy and Catholicism. OCF Student Media Leader Tasya Lysack and Fr. Brendan Pelphrey will be speaking about other Christian denominations for the next few episodes of Orthodox Apologetics, and today they discuss the answers to common questions our peers might ask us about the differences between Orthodoxy and Catholicism.

Duration:00:18:09

Looking Back

7/10/2017
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For 2017-2018's final OCF podcast, outgoing Student Leadership Board members, Chairman Emma Solak and Media Student Leader Daniel Bein, reflect on their time in college, thinking about how to live as Orthodox Christians on college campuses and what it means to be alive in Jesus Christ.

Duration:00:32:15

The Journey of Salvation with Fr. Ciprian Sas

7/4/2017
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Fr. Cyprian Sas of All Saints (GOA) in Peoria, IL, leads College Conference Midwest's final session on the process of salvation, discussing how other faiths might view salvation and how we might speak to those faiths.

Duration:01:08:30

Sacramental Living with Fr. Gabriel Bilas

5/5/2017
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Fr. Gabriel, priest at St. Mary Magdalene (OCA) in Fenton, MI speaks at College Conference Midwest about how to practically live a sacramental life by dissecting the Church's sacraments and how we draw closer to Christ through them.

Duration:00:53:36

Come and See the Orthodox Life with Fr. Panagiotis Boznos

5/3/2017
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Father Panagiotis gives his second College Conference talk about living an Orthodox life and how prayer, fasting, and almsgiving help to form Christians.

Duration:00:33:31

Come and See the Liturgy with Fr. Panagiotis Boznos

4/5/2017
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Father Panagiotis delivers his first keynote lecture about how the divine services can impact us and how the liturgy relates to our personal evangelism

Duration:00:39:52

What does it mean to Come and See with Fr. Panagiotis Boznos

3/29/2017
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Fr. Panagiotis begins College Conference Midwest's keynote lectures by asking what "Come and See" even means and the transformation that it asks of us.

Duration:00:25:14

Taste and See the Living Church with Fr. Timothy Hojnicki

3/22/2017
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Part 2 of Fr. Timothy's talk at College Conference East addresses what our life in Christ can look like when we participate in the Church and how we can begin the discussion of talking about the Christ and His Church.

Duration:00:43:53

Come and See the Living Church with Fr. Timothy Hojnicki

3/7/2017
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Before we begin to talk about the physical buildings, we must first address the living stones. In his keynote address at College Conference East, Fr. Timothy Hojnicki asks what visitors will actually see when they come to an Orthodox parish.

Duration:01:05:27