Posts for August, 2014

The Sounding

Conversations with Abba Isaac: Violence in the Middle East

In June of 2014, the city of Mosul fell to the militant Islamic group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). As most are aware, Mosul…

Aug 27, 2014
Orthodox News

FOCUS Helps Bring Calm to Ferguson, Missouri

In the two weeks since the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, riots, arrests, and constant tension have been the order of the day for…

Aug 26, 2014
Orthodox News

Calvert Journal: Russian Orthodox Group to Finance Russian-Themed Films in Hollywood

A group of Russian religious philanthropists have announced plans to finance a number of big budget Hollywood feature films focused on Russia. Andrei Poklonsky,…

Aug 26, 2014
Orthodox News

Panorama.am: Finnish Monk, Author of 500-Page Book on Armenia: “I never encountered such beauty anywhere”

By Nvard Chalikyan  Finnish monk, Professor of Theology Serafim Seppälä has for years been studying the Armenian culture and history and has a number…

Aug 26, 2014
The Sounding

Without saying much, this short video says a lot

This video may just qualify as a modern-day retelling of our Lord’s famous parable about the widow’s mite. Watch it and reflect on these words…

Aug 26, 2014
Be Transfigured

The Forgiveness Challenge

It isn’t every day the Lord gives us such a clear description of Judgment Day. In answering the question, “How many times shall I forgive others?”…

Aug 26, 2014
Orthodox News

KITV: Hawaiian Wonderworking Icon Cures Girl of Tumor

By Jill Kuramoto You would never think a tiny parish in the heart of Kaka’ako would house such a secret. But, its existence is well-known to those…

Aug 25, 2014
The Sounding

Explaining the Trinity to Muslims

Recently, the following question was received by OCN: Hi, Thanks for a great page and I’m very happy to see my Orthodox brothers and sisters from around…

Aug 25, 2014
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

Divine Liturgy on the 11th Sunday of Matthew

On this 11th Sunday of Matthew, we commemorate Eutyches the Hieromartyr & Disciple of St. John the Theologian, and Saint Cosmas of Aetolia, Equal to…

Aug 24, 2014
Orthodox News

AINA: 5 Refugees Dying Per Day

(AINA) — The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization* has issued its latest report, dated August 21, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq. Status of…

Aug 23, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Ο άνθρωπος χωρίς Θεό

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή την παραβολή του πονηρού και μη συγχωρητικού δούλου,…

Aug 23, 2014
Come Receive the Light

You Should Know What I Think By Now!

“We’ve been married all these years! You should know what I think by now!” How many times have you said these words – or thought…

Aug 22, 2014