Posts for June, 2014

The Sounding

Four Striking Oil Paintings by Orthodox Christian Artists

Orthodox Christianity is known for its religious art: striking, other-worldly icons of saints and scenes from the Bible. Yet, throughout history, Orthodox…

Jun 30, 2014
The Sounding

Why Am I Orthodox? The Story of a Journey

“Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your…

Jun 30, 2014
The Sounding

SCOTUS Decision on Religious Freedom: An Orthodox Perspective

It was hard yesterday, on a quiet summer Sunday in rural central Pennsylvania, to imagine that the small factory across from the lot where we’re building…

Jun 30, 2014
OCN Now Radio

Orthodoxy and Islam: Boko Haram

Islamic militant group Boko Haram has kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian girls, killed masses of civilians, and called for Muslims around the world to “kill,…

Jun 30, 2014
OCN Now Radio

Orthodoxy and Islam: Meriam Ibrahim

Join Ralph Sidway and Fr. Chris as they discuss Meriam Ibrahim – the Sudanese Christian woman who was condemned to be lashed 100 times and then executed….

Jun 30, 2014
OCN Now Radio

Orthodoxy and Islam: ISIS

ISIS has declared its plan to take over large territories in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Ralph Sidway offers a crash course on this Islamic…

Jun 30, 2014
Orthodox News

Daily Mail: ISIS Map of the World, Plan for Global Domination

ISIS has renamed itself the “Islamic State” and revealed its plan to take over not only the Middle East, but large portions of Europe and Asia….

Jun 30, 2014
The Sounding

Apostles To The Apostles – Feminism As It Should Be Understood

Generally speaking, there is discomfort about the feminist movement in the Orthodox Church. Here is what His Beatitude Patriarch Kirill of the Russian…

Jun 30, 2014
The Sounding

100-Year-Old Beggar Celebrated as Living Saint in Bulgaria

Have you heard of “Grandpa” Dobri, the famous beggar who has sat for over 20 years at the entrance of the majestic Alexander Nevski cathedral…

Jun 30, 2014
The Sounding

Seeing is Becoming: The Mirror of Contemplation in St Gregory of Nyssa’s Commentary on the Song of Songs

St. Gregory of Nyssa’s Commentary on the Song of Songs offers a profound contemplative theology in which the category of vision occupies a central…

Jun 30, 2014
The Sounding

Resurrection

“Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5b) In one week, a person goes through every emotion possible. On Palm…

Jun 29, 2014
Orthodox News

Final Statement of the Antiochian Conference

The Antiochian Unity conference came to a close today, and a statement has been issued summarizing the events and outcomes of the Conference. This statement…

Jun 29, 2014
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