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The Sounding

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 4

Read part 1, part 2, and part 3.  Our journey to Bethlehem through the images in St. Andrei Rublev’s Nativity finishes at the center—a center which has two foci: Mary, the Virgin Mother, and the somewhat less obvious (because of His size) newborn Christ (who, biblically speaking, is not “Jesus” until He is named on

Dec 21, 2014
Pearls of Great Price

Drawing Closer to the Mother of God During Advent, Part 3

As she continues her exploration of Spiritual Writers on the topic of the Mother of God, Veronica begins to transition her reflection from Mary to the…

Dec 20, 2014
The Sounding

The World’s Oldest Christmas Carol

Published in the middle of the 19th century, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has captivated the English-speaking world. Hundreds of years before…

Dec 19, 2014
The Sounding

A Christmas Festival in Ethiopia

David Adams is an Australian explorer and documentarian who travels the world. In a series called “Journeys to the Ends of the Earth” he spends…

Dec 19, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Santa Claus vs Saint Nicholas

Have you been good?  Is Santa coming to your house? Or do you favor St. Nicholas over the jolly man in red?  Listen as Fr. Chris Metropulos speaks with…

Dec 19, 2014
The Sounding

A New $10k Challenge Will Multiply Your Gift This Christmas

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The end of the year — and the Advent of our Lord in the Flesh — is fast approaching. It’s been a…

Dec 19, 2014
Orthodox News

Wide-Ranging Interview on the Ecumenical Patriarchate Published in English

Recently, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate published a translation of a wide-ranging interview on the Ecumenical Patriarchate between a Turkish…

Dec 19, 2014
Living Traditions

Psenica: A Serbian Christmas Custom

On the feastday of St Nicholas, which occurs on December 19th in the Old Calendar, wheat grains (žito) are planted in a small bowl or plate for this Serbian…

Dec 19, 2014
The Sounding

A Recent Miracle of St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon

Whenever OCN publishes something about St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon, people are amazed at his life and inspired by his witness. Although a Russian saint,…

Dec 18, 2014
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