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The Sounding

Love Your Enemies

It was June, and for Alaska, it was warm. The snow had mostly melted, and some parts of the ground were actually thawed. The sun rose at around 5 in the morning and didn’t set until after midnight, which gave lots of time to do things before it was too dark. And best of all,

Sep 23, 2014
Sacraments and Rituals

Holy Orders

As you have probably noticed, the Church has clergy—that is, men set apart for certain functions and who are held accountable for the exercise of those…

Sep 23, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today: Part 2

The Saints challenge us to reach beyond the common conception of salvation that predominates in the West. For the Orthodox Church, salvation is more than…

Sep 23, 2014
The Sounding

Cowboy Religion and Orthodoxy

My cousin Patrick was a cowboy. Actually, he wasn’t a real cowboy, because we grew up in town, and when he worked he was a truck-driver and repaired…

Sep 23, 2014
Pearls of Great Price

The Violent Take It By Force

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matt 11: 12)…

Sep 22, 2014
The Sounding

Confessions of a Former Halloween Junkie

Earlier this week, I got a phone call from my sister. We live three hours apart, and with eight young children between us, phone conversations are tricky…

Sep 21, 2014
Be Transfigured

Desire, Struggle, and the Cross

The Christian path to salvation is freely given and must be freely embraced. Jesus said, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, take…

Sep 21, 2014
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

Divine Liturgy on the Sunday after Holy Cross

This is the Divine Liturgy celebrated on the Sunday after the feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross. Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ…

Sep 21, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

This Week in Orthodoxy, September 19, 2014

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris….

Sep 19, 2014
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