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The Sounding

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 4

Read part 1, part 2, and part 3.  Our journey to Bethlehem through the images in St. Andrei Rublev’s Nativity finishes at the center—a center which…

Dec 21, 2014
The Sounding

The World’s Oldest Christmas Carol

Published in the middle of the 19th century, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has captivated the English-speaking world. Hundreds of years before…

Dec 19, 2014
The Sounding

A Christmas Festival in Ethiopia

David Adams is an Australian explorer and documentarian who travels the world. In a series called “Journeys to the Ends of the Earth” he spends…

Dec 19, 2014
The Sounding

A New $10k Challenge Will Multiply Your Gift This Christmas

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The end of the year — and the Advent of our Lord in the Flesh — is fast approaching. It’s been a…

Dec 19, 2014
Orthodox News

Wide-Ranging Interview on the Ecumenical Patriarchate Published in English

Recently, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate published a translation of a wide-ranging interview on the Ecumenical Patriarchate between a Turkish…

Dec 19, 2014
The Sounding

A Recent Miracle of St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon

Whenever OCN publishes something about St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon, people are amazed at his life and inspired by his witness. Although a Russian saint,…

Dec 18, 2014
The Sounding

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 3

Click to read Part 1 and Part 2 The Angels are rejoicing and proclaiming the Good News.  The Magi, journeying from afar, bear their gifts foreshadowing…

Dec 18, 2014
The Sounding

Archbishop Job: Facing Secularism, Orthodox Christians Must Say “No!”

A friend sent me this reflection, which I’d like to share with you. His Eminence Archbishop Job (Osaky) reposed in the Lord five years ago today…

Dec 18, 2014
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: JOY to the World!

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

Dec 18, 2014
The Sounding

Fifty Shades of Normal?

Predicting future trends is a risky business for anyone who doesn’t possess a good crystal ball.  Nonetheless, on the basis of past experience and…

Dec 17, 2014
Orthodox News

Metropolitan Methodios: Christmas Celebrates God’s Becoming Man to Restore Man to God

A Christmas Reflection by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston Once again this Christmas we celebrate the birth of the only begotten Son and Logos…

Dec 17, 2014
Orthodox News

Clay Christensen on Religious Freedom

You may feel that religious freedom is the result of democracy. Have you considered that the reverse may be true? Watch this short and powerful statement…

Dec 16, 2014
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