Posts for June, 2014

The Sounding

Again and Again

She’d just turned three and I found her sitting in the middle of a bedroom floor, carefully building a tower of wooden blocks. She didn’t notice my…

Jun 28, 2014
The Sounding

A Grammy-Winning Composer Saving the World through Beauty

Prince Myskin, a character in Dostoevsky’s novel The Idiot, is famous for claiming that “beauty will save the world.” The prince would have loved…

Jun 28, 2014
Orthodox News

Guardian: Sudanese Woman Meriam Ibrahim ‘safe and well’ in US Embassy

After days of uncertainty following her initial release from prison, Meriam Ibrahim and her family are safe at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, which is heavily…

Jun 27, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

Orthodox News: From Meriam in Sudan to a Rapping Russian Priest

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris….

Jun 27, 2014
The Sounding

A Universal Liturgical Language

“I will sing unto the Lord throughout my life, I will chant to my God for as long as I have my being. May my words be sweet unto Him, and I will rejoice…

Jun 27, 2014
The Sounding

Beauty is the Convincing Power of Truth

There are many angles a person could take when speaking about Truth, especially about Orthodoxy as the Truth. Elaborate lectures on the history of the…

Jun 27, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Saint John Chyrsostom Exhorts Us to Pay Attention to the Sermon

Few people, sitting down with friends to watch a major sports event, would remind each other to pay attention. When we are being entertained, it isn’t…

Jun 27, 2014
Orthodox News

Antiochian.org: Historic Patriarchal Liturgy To Be Broadcast June 29

An international conference on Antiochian unity is currently underway at the University of Balamand in Lebanon. Antiochian clergy delegations from the…

Jun 27, 2014
The Sounding

God’s Unconditional Love for Us

How many times do we do something “without condition”? We work for a paycheck. Or we go to school for a degree—we study to pass a test. We strive…

Jun 27, 2014
The Sounding

Demographics of a Revolution

The world is currently undergoing a very quiet but revolutionary change. Nations which since their inception have been Christian nations will soon become…

Jun 27, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Converting to Christianity from Islam

Duane Alexander Miller of Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary’s department of Church History and Theology speaks with Fr. Chris about the conversion…

Jun 26, 2014
The Sounding

WATCH: Spiritual Journey to Valaam Monastery in Russia’s Far North

Valaam Monastery is one of the most famous monastic settlements in Russia. It’s a place of beauty and spiritual retreat. In this documentary from…

Jun 26, 2014