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The Sounding

Theotokos

I wasn’t raised to kiss or venerate icons. My spiritual leaders told me it was an archaic form of idolatry. So I sought the attributes of divinity in…

May 21, 2015
Orthodox News

Hellenic College Holy Cross 73rd Commencement Honors and Celebrates the Legacy of Retiring President, Reverend Nicholas Triantafilou

Brookline, MA – The 73rd Commencement weekend at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology was both celebratory and reflective as…

May 21, 2015
Orthodox News

Retiring Hellenic College Holy Cross president, the Reverend Nicholas C. Triantafilou, honored at the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel

Brookline, MA – On Friday evening, May 15, members of the Holy Eparchial Synod, dignitaries, donors, friends, and family from around the United States…

May 20, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Like Father, Like Son

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

May 20, 2015
Orthodox News

Balkans Still Recovering One Year After Catastrophic Floods

May 19, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — It’s been a difficult year since record rainfall drenched the Balkans last spring, unleashing the worst flooding…

May 20, 2015
Orthodox News

Moscow Patriarchate: China Authorises the Ordination of Chinese Orthodox Priests on Its Territory

ASIA NEWS by Marta Allevato Moscow (AsiaNews) – In order to compensate for its isolation from the West over the Ukrainian crisis, Moscow has revived…

May 20, 2015
The Sounding

The Future of the Ancient Faith

The future of the ancient Christian Church depends on three things. First, that people experience the mystery of a sacramental life in Christ—that they…

May 18, 2015
The Sounding

Simply Surrender

I’ve never been great at taking it easy, slowing down, if you will. A true type A personality, I feel compelled to go, go, and go some more—whether…

May 18, 2015
The Sounding

From Hearsay to Social Media – A Tale of Rumor Spreading

“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” – Socrates There is a story that circulates in Christian…

May 18, 2015
The Sounding

Jesus Hung Out with the Undesirables

A few years ago, I began to read the Orthodox Bible lesson on a daily basis. Over time, I realized how Jesus consistently chose the adulterous, physically…

May 15, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Preaching in Prison

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

May 13, 2015
The Sounding

Bestowing Life

“O Son of God, do a miracle for me and change my heart. Thy having taken flesh to redeem me was more difficult than to transform my wickedness.” (Irish,…

May 12, 2015

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

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