Posts for July, 2013

The Sounding

Where Do You Recharge Your Batteries?

I am an 18-year-old teenager who is very stressed. School, friends, becoming an adult, plus a thousand activities I am involved in, keep me very stressed….

Jul 16, 2013
Come Receive the Light

International Society of Orthodox Church Music

Continuing our monthly theme of Faith and Nations, we’ll hear from Fr. Ivan Moody of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music, www.isocm.com. Plus,…

Jul 16, 2013
The Sounding

Waiting for Water

“In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 There are some things that are about…

Jul 14, 2013
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

Sunday of the Holy Fathers

The highest authority within the Church itself is the Ecumenical Council. During the early period of the Christian Church, many councils were held to establish…

Jul 14, 2013
The Sounding

Dead People and Why Icons Look Weird

If I say, “Hello,” it is not a stretch to think that the answer will be something like…well… “Hello.” However, if I say, “Hello” to…

Jul 11, 2013
Come Receive the Light

Sexual Identity

Sexual identity is all over the media right now, but where is the Orthodox voice on gender and sexual identity when we turn on the news or read the papers?…

Jul 11, 2013
Journeys to Orthodoxy

Find Orthodox Faith in Bosnia

On Journey to Orthodoxy, we continue our travel around the world with the story of Fr. James Early, who went to Bosnia as a Baptist missionary, only to…

Jul 11, 2013
The Sounding

Looking Deeper

My best friend in high school had been sexually abused by her father from the time she was twelve until she left home at eighteen. My fourteen-year-old…

Jul 08, 2013
The Sounding

Recasting the Clay of Marriage: Supreme Silliness!

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed overwhelmingly by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. By rejecting certain sections…

Jul 07, 2013
Learn, The Sounding

11 Tips for a Successful Vacation Church School Program

Several years ago, my wife and I were asked to run our parish’s Vacation Church School. We have been doing it ever since. During that time, there have…

Jul 07, 2013
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

Second Sunday of Matthew

He said to Peter and Andrew, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men… And from the place whence they were called, and from many things, one…

Jul 07, 2013
The Sounding

The Wig Story

Written May 2, 2013 As you know, I had mixed feelings about getting a wig. I feel most comfortable bald, but my children were saddened by my bald head….

Jul 06, 2013
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