Posts by Andrew Estocin

The Sounding

May The Phos (Light) Be With You #2: Four Lessons

Four Orthodox Lessons from Obi-Wan Kenobi Popular culture’s ongoing obsession with all things Star Wars continues to grow with over 55 million people…

Nov 09, 2015
The Sounding

May the Phos (Light) be With You.

Popular culture is going to go crazy for Star Wars in the coming months.  Count me among the millions of people who cannot wait for the latest installment…

Oct 05, 2015
The Sounding

Orthodox Campus Ministry: Is it Time for Change?

College students are by far one of the most at-risk groups in the Orthodox Church today.  On a regular basis, young men and women on college campuses…

Aug 17, 2015
The Sounding

When Death Comes to Dinner

Error never shows itself in its naked reality, in order not to be discovered. On the contrary, it dresses elegantly, so that the unwary may be led to believe…

Jul 20, 2015
The Sounding

Is It Time To Do Away With Sunday School?

Will our children choose to live as Orthodox Christians? This is the most pressing question facing the Church today. Over the years, the conventional path…

Apr 16, 2015
The Sounding

Forget Fifty Shades of Grey, Discover Love the Orthodox Christian Way

Sometimes, you have to wonder if the real meaning of love can be saved at all. In a world hungry for the truth about love, millions of people will flock…

Feb 11, 2015
The Sounding

Pope Francis’ List of 15 Spiritual Ailments Applies to Orthodox Christians, Too!

Orthodox Christians around the world were recently watching as Pope Francis visited The Ecumenical Patriarchate for the Feast of St. Andrew on November…

Dec 27, 2014
The Sounding

14,000 Innocent Children: Christmas Has a Cost

Christmas can be too comfortable sometimes.  As the Nativity Season unfolds, churches are celebrating the birth of Christ.   Gifts are being shared,…

Dec 26, 2014
The Sounding

Celebrating St. Nicholas: When Santa Went to Jail

The Nativity Fast has begun and Christmas is just around the corner. Trees are soon to be decorated. Children around the world will make lists, check them…

Nov 17, 2014
The Sounding

Ten Questions for the Assembly of Bishops

In all of God’s earthly creation, only the human person has the ability to ask questions and seek answers. Asking questions reflects the fact that men…

Aug 28, 2014
The Sounding

Orthodox College Students: Turning the World Upside Down

For forty days from the middle of August through the end of September, Orthodox Christians across the country focus on the lives of college students. As…

Aug 14, 2014
The Sounding

The Work of a Leader Begins at Liturgy

“Let no man’s place, or dignity, or riches, puff him up; and let no man’s low condition or poverty abase him. For the chief points are…

Jul 24, 2014