Posts for August, 2013

The Sounding

Who has the Last Word?

“What I see around me would drive me insane if I did not know that no matter what happens, God will have the last word.” – Elder Paisios…

Aug 13, 2013
The Sounding

Stop Telling Me to Missionary-Date

How many times am I expected to have my heart shattered before I can call it a day? No non-Orthodox men. I’ve said this before, and I’ve made exceptions…

Aug 12, 2013
The Sounding

A Motto Not Just for Scouts: Be Prepared

Years ago on a September afternoon, my now-thirteen-year-old son came home from his first grade class with a request: “Could he join Scouts?” That…

Aug 11, 2013
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

Seventh Sunday of Matthew

Streamed live on Aug 11, 2013 With what lips shall we, poor and worthless, call the Theotokos blessed? She is more honored then the creation, and more…

Aug 11, 2013
The Sounding

It Takes a Pan-Orthodox Village

I grew up with the notion that it could take just one parish to keep me in the faith. I was raised in a humble Greek Orthodox Church in Southern California….

Aug 09, 2013
Orthodoxy Explained

God’s Second Chance

As we struggle with vice and sin, we can find comfort knowing that God continually gives us second chances to get back on track. Fr. Athanasios Haros touches…

Aug 08, 2013
From the Archives

Drugs and Drinking

Continuing our theme of “Vice,” we join Fr. Chris as he discusses the pressures of drugs and drinking with a group of Orthodox teenagers on Orthodox…

Aug 08, 2013
Come Receive the Light

Gambling Recovery: Journey of Faith

We continue our month-long look at addiction and recovery this week by hearing from a recovered gambling addict about his personal struggle and triumph….

Aug 08, 2013
The Sounding

How Much Can We Bear?

At times pop cultural, classical and ecclesiastical literature, music and art deal with the idea of awareness, openness and the ability to absorb “Light”….

Aug 07, 2013
The Sounding

Hungry Close to Home

There’s a lot of talk going around right now about the “work of fiction that is based in reality” as “Jeremiah Steepek” (pictured above) calls…

Aug 05, 2013
The Sounding

Making Byrek With Tefta

One of the most exciting aspects of being a missionary is immersing yourself into the culture of the people. Since arriving in Albania, I have learned…

Aug 03, 2013
Journeys to Orthodoxy

Turbo Qualis: From Drugs to Christianity

On Journeys to Orthodoxy, Jacob Lee talks with Turbo Qualis. From dabbling in drugs, witchcraft and magic to discovering Christianity, hear how one man’s…

Aug 02, 2013
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