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The Sounding

Heaven and Hell in the Scriptures

Recently, Anglican bishop and theologian N.T. Wright was interviewed on the Evangelical Protestant show “100 Huntley Street”, speaking about heaven…

Oct 31, 2014
The Sounding

Orthodox Bishop Responds to Recent Roman Catholic Synod

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, author of several popular books on Orthodox Christian faith and life, has offered his thoughts after observing the Roman Catholic…

Oct 29, 2014
Orthodox News

Houston Subpoena Withdrawn: Law School Dean Comments

Did you read Fr. Lawrence’s response to Houston Mayor Parker’s subpoena demanding area pastors submit their sermons? Today we received a letter…

Oct 29, 2014
The Sounding

Is Orthodoxy Ethnically Exclusive?

Periodically, I am asked the question as to how I could be part of the Orthodox Church. After all, are not the Orthodox somewhat exclusive? You are not…

Oct 29, 2014
The Sounding

From Dust You Came… To Toxic Goo You Shall Return?

“Mom, what do you want for Mother’s Day?” “I would like a ‘coffin table’.” “That’s weird. People…

Oct 29, 2014
Orthodox News

Patriarch John of Antioch: Jihadists Do Not Frighten Us

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Greek here. This English translation comes to us courtesy of Notes on Arab Orthodoxy. Patriarch of…

Oct 29, 2014
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: How to Be Rich!

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres….

Oct 29, 2014
Orthodox News

Greek Reporter: Archbishop of America Demetrios Visits Turkish-Occupied Karpasia in Cyprus

Archbishop of America Demetrios visited the few remaining Greek Cypriots in the villages Agia Triada Yialousas and Rizokarpaso and the Apostle Andreas…

Oct 28, 2014
Orthodox News

New York Times: Christians of Mosul Find Haven in Jordan

By Rana F. Sweis AMMAN, Jordan — They were among the final holdouts. Even as many of their neighbors fled the violence that engulfed Iraq after the American…

Oct 28, 2014
Orthodox News

Christopher Stratakis, Esq. honored with Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship

Archon Christopher Stratakis, Esq. is joined by his wife, Mary and children, John, Sophia and Erene, as he is honored with the Nicholas J. Bouras Award…

Oct 28, 2014
The Sounding

Universal Language of Beauty

In the old village of Kanda, Georgia, six people enter an unfinished Orthodox Church to sing the Trisagion hymn. Their voices rise up in Georgian and Aramaic…

Oct 28, 2014
The Sounding

Review: A Christian Ending, A Handbook for Burial in the Ancient Christian Tradition

A Christian ending to our lives, painless, blameless and peaceful; and a good defense before the dread judgment seat of Christ, let us ask of the Lord….

Oct 27, 2014
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