Growing In Faith

A regularly recurring segment on DOOR, Growing In Faith offers practical, pastoral and spiritual growing advice and tips for the everyday person who finds it hard to practice their Orthodox Christian faith in this busy world.  Sometimes just a few minutes of encouragement can go a long way in helping us to refocus our efforts.

Listen as the host, your spiritual farmer, plants the seed (a scriptural message from the Gospel or Epistles), meditates on it with the sayings of the Church Fathers, and harvests the fruit of it with practical advice to use in your daily life.  He also offers some tips for pulling the weeds (battling the sins) that often pop up in our spiritual garden.

Be sure to tune in and join Fr. Dusan Koprivica for future episodes of Growing In Faith, as well as look for past ones in programs found in the DOOR Podcast Archive.


Fr. Dusan Koprivica was born and raised in Detroit where he and his family attended St. Lazarus “Ravanica” Serbian Orthodox Cathedral.  Having completed studies at St. Mary College in Orchard Lake and then St. Vladimir Seminary in Crestwood, New York, he was ordained into the holy priesthood in 1989.  Having previously served Serbian Orthodox communities in Butte, Montana and Metropolitan Detroit, since 2002 he has been parish priest of St. Demetrius Orthodox Church in Jackson, where he resides with his wife and three children.  Fr. Dusan was host of over 140 episodes of The Orthodox Hour, 1999-2001.  When asked about his love for the Church and spreading the Gospel, he simply answers, “I always enjoy lighting the sparks in people's faith.”