Fr Alex Goussetis interviews Matushka Jennifer Haddad Mosher on what the early Christian community came to believe about children in light of the ministry of Jesus Christ and the impact on Church life and practice today. Her article that is referenced in the interview is titled, "Then and Now: Early Christianity’s Radical Reshaping of Childhood."
Fr Alex Goussetis interviews Rev. Dr. Tony Vrame, Director of the Department of Religious Education of the GOA, on what families can do to retain this generation of children in the Church and convey the faith and practice of Orthodoxy for future generations.
Fr Alex Goussetis speaks with Angeliki Constantine, educated and experienced youth worker, on the issues youth are challenged by and how we can improve our communication skills and recognize warning signs.
Fr. Alex Goussetis speaks with Fr Tom Tsagalakis, pastor of Holy Apostle's Greek Orthodox Church in Shoreline, WA. Fr. Tom shares his personal story as a parish priest as well as the various ministries that have been developed in his community.
Fr. Alex Goussetis speaks with Melissa Tsongranis. Educated and trained in child development, Melissa shares insights on how families and parishes can cultivate a strong spiritual foundation in young children.
Fr Alex interviews Presvytera Melanie DiStefano on the rewards and challenges of raising a special needs child. She offers observations on how parishes can welcome families with special needs and advice on how families can feel more at ease in community life.
Fr. Alex speaks with Fr. Christopher Flesoris, Pastor at St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church in Roseville, CA. Fr. Christopher shares the story of his Presvytera Kristen, who reposed in the Lord in 2014, leaving two young children. The conversation touches upon the evolving dimension of loss, how children are impacted by the loss of a parent, and the role our Orthodox faith and parish communities play in times of bereavement.
Fr. Alex interviews Rev. Dr. Dimitrios Moraitis, author and speaker on the subject of addiction. He offers both secular and Church resources for those struggling with addictions, as well as support for family members.
Regardless of our children’s ages, appointed time for family prayer is a great opportunity to worship God as we deepen connections with our children. Learn—and expand upon—traditional practices of prayer in the home.