Posts by Melinda Johnson

The Sounding

In the Image of God

This adorable 5-year-old is making the rounds on social media after his mom, Sarah Bromby, filmed his reaction to the news that she is pregnant. She offers…

Aug 31, 2015
The Sounding

The Dandelion Rebellion

I like dandelions. Dandelions are weeds, and I know that, but what is a weed, after all? A weed is something you didn’t plant and don’t want….

Aug 06, 2015
The Sounding

“But Nothing I Can Post!”

A friend wrote on Facebook recently, “There is so much going on in my life, but nothing I can post about!” Too true. Every moment, something…

Jul 04, 2015
This Week in Orthodoxy

This Week in Orthodoxy, April 24, 2015

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris….

Apr 24, 2015
The Sounding

A Prom Memory

When I was in high school, I went to prom twice. Senior year, I went with my hilarious, charismatic Big Crush. He chose a moment to ask me when I happened…

Apr 21, 2015
The Sounding

Archbishop Dmitri and Friends, Singing in Church

On this first morning of Great Lent, we found a gift we want to share with you. If you click above, you can watch Archbishop Vladyka Dmitri singing with…

Feb 24, 2015
The Sounding

Tree Change Dolls – Why We Care

Four days ago, I discovered Tree Change Dolls. When I discovered them, the Facebook page had 23,000+ likes. I checked again at intervals, during the day,…

Feb 16, 2015
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
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Lifestyle Magazine: Addis Ababa Most Vegetarian Friendly Capital in Africa

We Orthodox become “vegetarian” at regular intervals all year long, so it might not be surprising that Addis Ababa in Ethiopia was just named…

Jul 03, 2014
The Sounding

Fear is a Bad Decision-Maker

Fear is a bad decision-maker. It’s powerful, plausible, and thoroughly unreliable. It’s as likely to lead you straight into the fire as it…

Jun 26, 2014
The Sounding

What language did Jesus speak?

During the recent Apostolic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the western media seemed to lose sight of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s role in this historic…

Jun 24, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Porphyrios on Blackmailing God

Bargaining with God in prayer is such a common human behavior that it’s part of our culture. How many times have you seen a character in a movie,…

Jun 22, 2014