Posts by Fr. Brendan Pelphrey

The Sounding

Christ is in Our Mists

As a graduate student specializing in western medieval mysticism, I became most interested in the fourteenth-century English visionary, Julian of Norwich….

Dec 08, 2014
The Sounding

The Walking Dead

Every year at Halloween, Americans entertain themselves with television shows, movies and weird stories about the walking dead. It is a strange fascination,…

Oct 21, 2014
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Cowboy Religion and Orthodoxy

My cousin Patrick was a cowboy. Actually, he wasn’t a real cowboy, because we grew up in town, and when he worked he was a truck-driver and repaired…

Sep 23, 2014
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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
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CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE BEING CREMATED TODAY!

My bishop is probably not going to believe this. Recently, a member of our congregation was very upset. She heard that the new priest was planning to cremate…

Aug 12, 2014
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Eating with Mindfulness

Recently while waiting for my wife at a doctor’s office, I flipped through a “wellness” magazine. In it was an article entitled, “Are You Aware…

Aug 09, 2014
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A Word About Orthodox Apologetics

In the last few weeks, I have had several opportunities to think about Christian Orthodox apologetics. At our Greek festival, for instance, some of the…

Jul 23, 2014
The Sounding

A Holy Nation

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out…

Jul 03, 2014
Orthodox Christian Reference Guide

What is the Apostles Fast?

Orthodox Christians around the world observe four fasting seasons during the year. Two of these—the Great Fast for the forty days of Lent, and the Dormition…

Jun 17, 2014
Orthodox Christian Reference Guide

What is Pentecost?

Most of us recognize Pentecost Sunday as the day on which the “Kneeling prayers” are said at the end of the Liturgy. These prayers draw to a close…

Jun 08, 2014
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