Posts by Bev Cooke

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Saint Macrina the Elder: Bridge of Theology

She’s called “Confessor of the Faith”. Her family contains so many saints she’s known as the mother and grandmother of saints. She should be given…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

Did Saint Basil the Great Invent Monasticism?

There’s a popular belief about how monasticism came about, which tends to give Saint Basil the Great a lot more credit than he’d probably be comfortable…

Jun 08, 2014
Orthodox Christian Reference Guide

Macrina the Younger

Born in 327 AD, Macrina’s birth foreshadowed her life. As her brother Gregory related in his biography of his sister, “When the time came for the child…

Jun 08, 2014
Orthodox Christian Reference Guide

Macrina the Elder

She’s called “Confessor of the Faith”. Her family contains so many saints she’s known as the mother and grandmother of saints. She should be given…

Jun 08, 2014
The Sounding

To Judge or Not to Judge, That’s the Question

I pass judgment on my friends, my clients and utter strangers all the time. I offer opinions about their clothes, their taste in movies, their writing,…

Jun 04, 2014
Orthodox Christian Reference Guide

Saint Basil

Born into one of the most illustrious Christian families in history, Basil the Great would do his family proud both in his lifetime and after his death….

May 29, 2014
The Sounding

Tabitha, which means Dorcas

Now there was at Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. In those days she fell sick and died;…

May 27, 2014
Featured Orthodox Christian Churches

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: All Saints of Alaska Orthodox Church

Founded originally in the 1980s, the original Orthodox Church in America mission parish went dormant and was revived in 2002. We are now a small but full…

May 23, 2014
The Sounding

St. Tikhon Resists

St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and Enlightener of North America, was a pious, kind and wise archpastor, not only here in North America, but also once…

May 21, 2014
Orthodox Christian Reference Guide

St. Tikhon

It was a typical cold January day when the wife of Ioann gave birth to her youngest son, Vasily. Her husband, Father Ioann served as a parish priest in…

May 18, 2014
The Sounding

The Shaman and the Saint

St. Innocent, Equal to the Apostles had an illustrious career – he began as a simple missionary priest to the Aleut people of Alaska, and wound up as…

May 13, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Innocent

He was the renaissance man’s renaissance man. Not only was he an intellectual powerhouse, a tall, sturdy and strong figure of a man, with a faith big…

Apr 15, 2014
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