Receive the Light Monthly Program Schedule for April 2005
April 2, 2005
Topic: The Difference between Fasting and Dieting
Guest: Fr. Patrick Irish
It's time to face food. Each year as the Lenten fast approaches many
people begin to think about food: What do we eat? When do we eat it?
How do we prepare it and why do we need to fast anyway? Is this was
the Lenten fast is all about?
The focus on food brings an important issue to the forefront for many
in America today. Dieting has reached an all time high and people have
become obsessed with the consumption of food. Food Glorious Food!
Fr. Irish candidly speaks with Fr. Chris and Emmy about the inner and
outward struggles he has battled with. At the age of 10 he was 200 lbs.
by 33 he was 300 lbs and by the time he reached his 40's he was over
the 400lb. mark. Join us to learn more about the hard decisions Fr.
Irish had to make about his weight and how he lost it, the continuing
struggles he faces daily and how Christ's Everlasting Grace must be
at the center of each and every struggle.
April 9, 2005
Topic: The Difference between Fasting and Dieting II
Guest: Fr. Patrick Irish
Be sure to join us for the second part of our conversation with Fr.
Patrick Irish, as one session was just not enough! Learn how the inappropriate
use of food can have cosmic implications. Gluttony has long been considered
one of the seven deadly sins. The results of gluttony have physical
implications and spiritual ones.
'Fasting is a scalpel for the soul and begins with change in the body
Dieting says I am wonderful as I am; I just need to change the outside."
To better understand why we fast, we must first know where it comes
from and why it's embedded in our Orthodox Christian faith!
April 16, 2005
Topic: The Messiah: Waiting or Arrived
Guest: Rev. Dr. Eugen Pentiuc
Fr. Pentiuc joins Fr. Chris and Emmy to discuss his soon to be released
book entitled Jesus the Messiah in the Hebrew Bible. Although most books
of similar discussions begin with the time of David, Fr. Pentiuc has
taken a more anthological approach and started with Adam. Join us to
learn the significance of this and many more signs that foretold of
the arrival of the Messiah. And why it is that Christians accept the
foretelling and recognize the prophecies of the Old Testament and the
Jewish people do not.
April 23, 2005
Topic: Six Months to Live
Guest: Dr. Albert Rossi
The reality of death has been presented to you.what do you do now?
We all know that life is terminal, but we do not live it as such. We
live our lives as though we will live on this earth forever. Fr. Chris
and Emmy are pleased to welcome a return guest to the program to give,
not only professional advice, but a personal perspective on how to deal
with the news of, 'You have six months to live". Dr. Albert Rossi
speaks with us about the theoretical and practical realities of dealing
with death and what that means to us as Orthodox Christians.
April 30, 2005
Topic: The Glory of the Resurrection
Guest: Fr. Chris Metropulos
Join Fr. Chris as he delivers his Paschal Sermon on the Glory of the
Resurrection. Be sure to tune in for a spiritually uplifting message
with Fr. Chris explaining the importance and significance of the glorious
feast of Pascha and the meaning that the Resurrection of Christ holds
for mankind. May you all have a joyous and blessed Pascha! Christ is
Risen! Indeed He is Risen!