Posts for June, 2013

The Sounding

On the Temptations of Bureaucracy and the Power of Love

In the wee hours of the morning on April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler dictated his final Private Testament. There was some urgency about this, for he was planning…

Jun 30, 2013
Our Life in Christ and in America

Dark Days and Christian Opportunity

Although asserting that the Court’s decision represents a radical overreach in moral authority, Fr. Hans Jacobse addresses the good news behind the…

Jun 30, 2013
The Sounding

Lavdi Perëndisë! Glory to God!

As Bishop Nikolai replaced the cotton and carefully locked the tomb, the lights turned back on. Reflecting about the experience with the rest of the team,…

Jun 29, 2013
Our Life in Christ and in America

Same-Sex Marriage and Our Future

Same-sex marriage and our future: On June 26, the U. S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that may affect American cultural life more than any decision since…

Jun 29, 2013
The Sounding

Discovering the divinity of inspiration

Why was I determined to stay in a situation that caused me so much pain? Had I really become that afraid to trust in God’s plan for my life? The answer,…

Jun 28, 2013
Come Receive the Light - Greek

All Saints Day – St. Peter and St. Paul

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή την μεγάλη γιορτή των πρωτοκορυφαίων αποστόλων Πέτρου…

Jun 27, 2013
Orthodoxy Explained

Wisdom of King Solomon

Fr. William Chiganos takes a “Wisdom of Solomon” reading from the Vespers of the Sunday of All Saints, “But the Righteous live forever and their…

Jun 27, 2013
Come Receive the Light

Good Communication and Relationships, Part 2

Fr. Chris continues his conversation with Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute this week. Last week, they discussed the…

Jun 27, 2013
The Sounding

Executive Director’s Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

From ABC News: “The Supreme Court handed down two rulings today bolstering same-sex marriage by ruling part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional…

Jun 26, 2013
The Sounding

Zooms and Primes

Warning: This article contains some details about photography techniques. However, reading it until the end will prove highly beneficial. There is no secret…

Jun 25, 2013
Orthodox News

Alone in a Foreign Land, Syrian Refugees Face New Fears and Sacrifices

Fleeing the violence in Syria with only the clothes on their backs, this refugee mother and her children welcome the quilts and personal hygiene kits distributed…

Jun 24, 2013
The Sounding

Marketing the Church (Part I): “Mad Men” or “Holy Heralds”

One of the objectives of many churches is to attract people who do not participate in the life of a church. According to Barna Group Research data (2011)…

Jun 23, 2013