Posts by Bev Cooke

Orthodox Christian Reference Guide

Saint Jacob Netsvetov

If you look at a map of Alaska, you’ll see it has a kind of tail leading away from the mainland toward Russia and Japan. That tail is made up of a large…

Sep 04, 2014
The Sounding

Beaten by a Dream

He was a teen, and sometimes, teenage boys just want to have fun. So on the first warm spring day, Gregory made plans to pick up a couple of his friends…

Aug 19, 2014
Orthodox Christian Reference Guide

Saint Gregory of Nyssa

Born into the one of the most illustrious Christian families of late antiquity, Saint Gregory of Nyssa was the younger brother of Saint Marcina and Saint…

Aug 14, 2014
The Sounding

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
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