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The Sounding

Even Ascetics Need Community

They said of an old man that he went on fasting for seventy weeks, eating a meal only once a week. He asked of God the meaning of a text of the Holy Scriptures and God did not reveal it to him. So he said to himself: “Here I am: I have worked so hard

Sep 02, 2014
The Sounding

Suicide, Hell, and God’s Mercy

As I’ve written before, I have quite recently and for a few years now been struggling through the depression of a loved one. Robin Williams’…

Sep 02, 2014
The Sounding

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! On September 1st, Orthodox Christians from around the world who follow the New Calendar ushered in the beginning of yet another ecclesiastical…

Sep 02, 2014
The Sounding

A Thing of Beauty: An 18th Century Russian Version of “Hallelujah”

The poet John Keats wrote, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.” So it is with…

Sep 01, 2014
Orthodox News

AINA News: ISIS Abduct 3 Year-old Assyrian Girl From Fleeing Family

(AINA) — Christina Khader Ebada, a 3 year-old Assyrian girl, was abducted from her family as they were leaving Baghdede. ISIS escorted the family,…

Sep 01, 2014
The Sounding

An Orthodox Christian Response to Beheading by Muslims

I am an unworthy man, unworthy to be called an Orthodox Christian, not to speak of the priesthood, and I write, admittedly, from the comfort of my Mount…

Sep 01, 2014
The Sounding

St. Symeon the Stylite: His Astonishing Ascetical Life and Its Relevance Today

St Symeon the Stylite is one of the great figures in the early history of monasticism. By the time he renounced the world in his youth in the late fourth…

Sep 01, 2014
Orthodox News

B92: Serbian Church Bringing Canonical Charges Against Macedonian Bishop

BELGRADE — The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) announced Tuesday its decision to bring ecclesiastical charges against Archbishop…

Aug 31, 2014
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

Divine Liturgy on the 12th Sunday of Matthew

This video was recorded live during Divine Liturgy this morning. Holy days occurring this week included the commemoration of St. Phanourios and Friday’s…

Aug 31, 2014
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