Posts for March, 2014

The Sounding

REVIEW: The Legend of the Cross

A lot of stories have grown up around the Cross over the course of Christian history, and in a beautiful new picture book for young readers, Chrissi Hart…

Mar 25, 2014
The Sounding

Leaving Christ’s Tomb and the Holy Land, and Becoming Guardians of the Tomb

This past Friday (March 14, 2014), our group of 50 OCN pilgrims departed from the Holy Land and returned to our homes in the United States. I had the opportunity…

Mar 25, 2014
Orthodox News

Blessings Beyond Bars

The Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) has recently launched its first Lenten Youth Project, Blessings Beyond Bars, which engages children and young…

Mar 24, 2014
The Sounding

Metropolitan Philip in the Eyes of Others

I did not personally know Metropolitan PHILIP (Saliba). Oh, of course, I have met him. After all, I am an Antiochian priest, and I have attended clergy…

Mar 24, 2014
Learn, The Sounding

Teaching the Annunciation

The feast of the Annunciation is a glorious respite in the middle of Great Lent. For adults, there are numerous church services and fasting to prepare…

Mar 23, 2014
Adult Study Classes

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 25

The Gospel of Matthew 11:12-30 John and Jesus are Rejected Jesus praises John as a man who is not an insubstantial reed, blown about by the winds of popularity,…

Mar 23, 2014
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

Sunday of the Holy Cross

This is the day of the veneration of the Precious Cross. Now it is placed before us and shines with the brightness of Christ’s Resurrection. Let…

Mar 23, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Απαρνούμαι τον εαυτό μου

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή τα λόγια του Κυρίου ” «Όποιος θέλει να με ακολουθήσει,…

Mar 22, 2014
Orthodox News

Archbishop Demetrios of America Issues Letter of Condolences for the Passing of Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Archdiocese

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, as Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, upon…

Mar 22, 2014
OCN Now

Stewardship and Faith

In this video, Fr. Chris speaks with Bill Marianes, an archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, attorney, and expert on mobilizing Church Stewardship. Mr….

Mar 22, 2014
Stewardship Calling

We’ve Gotten Stewardship All Wrong

This kickoff podcast explains why our current Parish approaches to stewardship completely miss the mark and introduces a series of podcasts that will explore…

Mar 22, 2014
The Sounding

How to Read the Bible Like Saint Andrew of Crete

Lent has begun. You finish the work day exhausted, stumbling into your darkened church. As you struggle to clear your mind of the worries of the work day,…

Mar 21, 2014
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