Posts by Seraphim Danckaert

The Sounding

Silence of Love: A Life Insurance Commercial Every Father (and Mother) Should See

Thai Life Insurance is a company with a history of producing powerful ads. For some time now, it has released long-form commercials that tell dramatic…

Jul 14, 2014
The Sounding

Chiseled from Living Rock: The Lalibela Churches of Ethiopia

Last week, we featured a story from CNN, “Rock churches of Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia.” We received many comments in response, asking…

Jul 14, 2014
Orthodox News

Watch: Plans for St. Nicholas National Shrine at Ground Zero, NYC

St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was the only church of any kind that was destroyed during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Nestled near the…

Jul 12, 2014
The Sounding

The Longest Procession in the Orthodox Church

Public processions on feast days are normal in the Orthodox Church. Large groups of believers will gather at a church or monastery and then walk outside…

Jul 12, 2014
The Sounding

Five Powerful Sayings of the Fathers

Meaningful spiritual guidance is not always easy to find, especially nowadays. St. Paul reminds us: “For though you might have ten thousand instructors…

Jul 11, 2014
The Sounding

The Ten Most Popular Orthodox Christian Photos

In today’s world of “crowdsourcing,” one hears a lot about the wisdom of crowds. With over 210,000 fans on Facebook, the Orthodox Christian…

Jul 10, 2014
The Sounding

Beyond Torture: The Gulag of Pitești, Romania

The Gulag Archipelago, an award-winning book by Alexander Solzhenitsyn about forced labor camps in the Soviet Union, exposed the massive scale of Communist…

Jul 09, 2014
The Sounding

A Spiritual Explanation of the Orthodox Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgies celebrated in the Orthodox Church have deep roots in the earliest centuries of Christian worship and have formed countless saints….

Jul 07, 2014
The Sounding

Encountering Orthodox Christianity for the First Time

There’s a lot to like in this short YouTube video. It’s produced by SoulPancake, a company founded by actor Rainn Wilson (who plays Dwight…

Jul 07, 2014
Orthodox News

Icons Miraculously Survive Church Fire

In October 2013, a historic Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia caught fire. The fire spread quickly, engulfing the church in a devastating, 4-alarm…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

WATCH: Priest Refuses to Baptize Girl Who Says “No”

A YouTube video of a priest refusing baptism to an unwilling three-year-old girl is causing a small controversy, after various Greek media outlets have…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

The World’s Largest Icon

Public processions on feast days are normal in the Orthodox Church. Large groups of believers will gather at a church or monastery and then walk outside…

Jul 05, 2014
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