Posts by Presvytera Vassi Haros

The Sounding

Hawaiian Miracle Icon

A few weeks ago I flew to Houston for a presvytera retreat.  We were instructed to wait at the baggage claim for the others and the shuttle bus.  I arrived…

Nov 19, 2015
Orthodox News

A Prayer of Peace

In a time where chaos and fear is spreading throughout the world, many are wondering what can be done.  We all know that violence begets violence and…

Nov 16, 2015
Orthodox News

Youngstown Community Celebrates 100 Years

On December 5, 1915, a group of Greek immigrants in Youngstown, Ohio met to plan the first Greek Orthodox Church in their community. They founded  St….

Nov 12, 2015
The Sounding

Tradition Defeats a Glacier

The Christmas season is gaining momentum and the malls are filling with holiday décor, shoppers, and center aisle vendors.  It’s a crowded scene and…

Nov 09, 2015
The Sounding

It’s the Season to Give and Get Creative

I love the Christmas holiday season!  There is a bit more cheer in the air, to fill the dark nights.  Neighbors tend to be a bit more generous and grateful….

Oct 27, 2015
Iconography and Saints

Oil from Icon Is a Sign of Saint’s Presence

I don’t normally get my news from facebook, but recently a friend posted about a miracle icon in Homer Glen, Illinois and I was thrilled!  I called…

Oct 23, 2015
Orthodox Seminary News

Premiere Performance to Honor Fr. Matthew Baker

Seven months ago, the Orthodox world was shaken when it heard the news of a young priest who was killed in a roadside accident.  Fr. Matthew Baker was…

Oct 22, 2015
The Sounding

Have You Learned Your Hadjidakis?

A few years ago I watched a YouTube video of Danny Kay singing with Nana Mouskouri and Harry Belafonte.  They sang Opa Nina Nina Nai, or a slight rendition…

Oct 20, 2015
The Sounding

OCF Winter College Conference, Modern Martyrs: Witnesses of the World

There are a few times that I can remember where my life was truly imprinted upon.  One of those times was during an OCF Winter Retreat.  I had spent…

Oct 20, 2015
Orthodox News

New Online Daily Scripture Calendar

On December 11, 2014, we posted an interview with His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, to discuss his new position and  his vision for the Antiochian Orthodox…

Oct 20, 2015
The Sounding

Zoe for Life Sponsors Teen and Young Adult Retreat

Have you ever wondered why sex is such a complicated topic in religion?  There doesn’t seem to be a connection between our spiritual self and our physical…

Oct 15, 2015
The Sounding

Clergy Deserve Our Sincere Appreciation.

October is Clergy Appreciation Month! It’s like Father’s Day, but not really.  On Father’s Day we show appreciation for our fathers…

Oct 08, 2015