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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 much of Orthodoxy’s liturgical music: delicate, serene, able to combine compunction with silence, and passion with apatheia. The recording embedded above, featuring an 18th century Russian composer’s version of

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
Orthodox News

Reuters: Syrian Refugees Top 3 Million, Half of All Syrians Displaced

By Stephanie Nebehay (Reuters) – Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighbouring countries as of Friday, an exodus that began…

Aug 30, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Φυλακισμένοι

Σαν τον νέο της ευαγγελικής περικοπής, ο οποίος παρόλο που ήταν τέλειος στην τήρηση…

Aug 30, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Christian in Gaza

The war in Gaza is attracting lots of headlines nowadays, but how many really understand what is going on, especially for the Christian minority in this…

Aug 29, 2014
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