Posts for July, 2014

The Sounding

What Happens to the Soul After Death?

I suppose that among us mere mortals the only person who could give first-hand testimony to the question, “What happens to the soul after death?” was…

Jul 22, 2014
Understanding the Nicene Creed

The Church as Object of Faith

As mentioned before, the third main section of the present Creed concerns the Holy Spirit and His work in the holy Church, and we note that the Holy Spirit…

Jul 22, 2014
The Sounding

Fast or Feast, String Beans in a Mushroom Sauce are Sure to Please

Another fast is coming, and this time we honor the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. For the first two weeks of August, the 1st through the 14th, faithful…

Jul 22, 2014
Orthodox News

We ask your prayers for peace and healing in the Middle East

Almighty God and Creator, You are the Father of all people on the earth. Guide, I pray, all the nations and their leaders in the ways of justice and peace….

Jul 21, 2014
Understanding the Nicene Creed

The Holy Spirit

The third main section of the present Creed concerns the Holy Spirit and His work in the holy Church. We note that the Holy Spirit and the Church are paired…

Jul 21, 2014
The Sounding

God is Dead, Faith-Based Fanatics, Spiritual but Not Religious – Making Sense of the News

God is Dead, Faith-Based Fanatics, Spiritual but Not Religious – Making Sense of the News “God is Dead” proclaimed Nietzsche, naming Christianity,…

Jul 21, 2014
Orthodox News

The Commentator: Strangers in their own Holy Land

The embattled Christian communities in Bethlehem and Nazareth, which even those with ambivalent attitudes towards Israel are deeply concerned about By…

Jul 21, 2014
Orthodox News

Christian Today: Meriam Ibrahim’s Family Tries to Annul Her Marriage, Keep Her in Sudan

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim’s family files new lawsuit to annul her marriage Trying to keep her from fleeing the country. Published 19 July…

Jul 20, 2014
Orthodox News

Thousands Join Procession for Saint Sergius

Patriarch Kirill Led a Procession from Khotkovo to Sergiev Posad Let us pray today and in all the days to come to St. Sergius, that he might raise our…

Jul 20, 2014
Orthodox News

The Guardian: Cyprus divided: 40 years on, a family recalls how the island was torn apart

On the outskirts of a mountain village in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, Lakis Zavallis, 72 in September, is scrambling about a rocky roadside hillside…

Jul 20, 2014
Orthodox News

Greek Reporter: Shocking Photos for 40-year Anniversary of Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

Sunday July 20, 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the island’s division, the unsettling wail of the sirens in the early morning hours a stark reminder…

Jul 20, 2014
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

Divine Liturgy for the Sixth Sunday of Matthew

Prophet Elias O Prophet and foreseer of the great works of God, O greatly renowned Elias (Elijah), who by your word held back the clouds of rain, intercede…

Jul 20, 2014
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