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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 the pardon of sins and transgressions. Salvation is more than being justified or acquitted for offenses committed against God. According to Orthodox teaching, salvation certainly includes forgiveness and reconciliation, but

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
Orthodox News

Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful, Statement on Middle East

Dallas, TX–The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America concluded its fifth annual meeting on Thursday in Dallas, Texas….

Sep 19, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Ο Σταυρός του Κυρίου και ο δικός μας σταυρός

Μόνο εαν ο δικός μας σταυρός, εκείνος που προτρέπει ο Κύριος να σηκώσουμε και να τον…

Sep 19, 2014
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