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What Orthodoxy Hasn’t Done for Me

Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy enter the Church for a variety of reasons. Many enter with a wild degree of excitement at having found something of great…

Apr 16, 2014
The Sounding

Celebrating Saint Mary of Egypt in the Deep Desert of Sinai

My dear Fathers and Mothers, and brothers and sisters, in the Faith, Greetings to you from the God-trodden Mount of Sinai! Belated greetings for the Sunday…

Apr 16, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Innocent

He was the renaissance man’s renaissance man. Not only was he an intellectual powerhouse, a tall, sturdy and strong figure of a man, with a faith big…

Apr 15, 2014
Orthodox News

IOCC Helping Restore Homes And Livelihoods For Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

April 11, 2014 (Baltimore, MD) — For years, Orlando supported his wife and five children by selling a daily catch of tilapia and milkfish snared from…

Apr 14, 2014
The Sounding

Blessings from the Desert: St. John of the Ladder (Climacus)

My dear Fathers and Mothers, and brothers and sisters, in the Faith, Greetings to you from the God-trodden Mount of Sinai! May the blessings of the desert…

Apr 13, 2014
The Sounding

“Son of God”: A Weak Jesus

You know when you read a book and then go to watch the movie and you’re disappointed that the movie changed a bunch of stuff? Or added stuff in that…

Apr 09, 2014
The Sounding

Frankenstein Had a Dirty Lens

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein tells a story about a monster created out of scientific discovery, technological advancement, and greed. What most people…

Apr 07, 2014
Orthodox News

IOCC Assists Displaced Syrians Fleeing Embattled Kessab

April 3, 2014 (Baltimore, MD) — Intense fighting this past week in Kessab, a predominantly Armenian Christian town in northwestern Syria, forced hundreds…

Apr 03, 2014
The Sounding

Our Mother Mary

What is it about a sixth-century saint that makes her so relevant to our lives today? How is it that an illiterate woman who lived most of her life in…

Apr 01, 2014
The Sounding

Sunday of the Adoration of the Holy Cross

My dear Fathers and Mothers, and brothers and sisters, in the Faith, Greetings to you from the God-trodden Mount of Sinai! I cannot believe that Great…

Mar 31, 2014
Orthodox News

New Programs at OCN

Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. Hebrews 2:1 Dear Friends of OCN, During this sacred season…

Mar 31, 2014
The Sounding

Ascending the God-Trodden Mountain of Sinai

My dear Fathers and Mothers, and brothers and sisters, in the Faith, Greetings to you from the God-trodden Mountain of Sinai! My apologies for the delay…

Mar 29, 2014
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