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The Sounding

Orthodox and Single

I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and I found a most intriguing post. Several of my clergy friends liked and commented on a new online dating…

Jan 30, 2016
The Sounding

Nostalgia

  …a poetic rendering (of the original Greek) by Christodoulos, priest-monk   Where, O where are the blessed good old days, when life was…

Jan 30, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 30: Let Us be Attentive

Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight; for I give you good precepts: do not forsake my teaching.  Proverbs…

Jan 30, 2016
Iconography and Saints

Why We Celebrate Three Hierarchs

St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom – the three Holy Hierarchs. We celebrate their feast day today, the 30th…

Jan 29, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 29: A Challenge is Coming Next Week: Do You Fit God around Your Life, or Your Life Around God?

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.  You shall have…

Jan 29, 2016
The Sounding

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

February 2- The Presentation of Christ in the Temple On February second, we celebrate the feast day of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. When Jesus was…

Jan 28, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 28: We Are Never Truly Alone

Moses said to the Lord: “I am not able to carry all this people alone, the burden is too heavy for me”. . . And the Lord said to Moses “I will come…

Jan 28, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

SVS Press Publishes Books on Primacy and Conciliarity

    19 January 2016 • SVOTS Communications / Yonkers, NY Amid global discussions regarding the Great Council of the Orthodox Church in 2016, St….

Jan 27, 2016
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: See Who Jesus Is!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about somebody? Maybe you heard about a famous basketball player, and you watched lots of his games just to see more….

Jan 27, 2016
The Prayer Team

What is Intercessory Prayer?

Pray for one another, that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects.  James 5:16   Good morning Prayer Team!…

Jan 27, 2016
Iconography and Saints

Church and Frescoes Revealed Underneath Turkey

NEVŞEHİR, Anadolu Agency-  Recently, the Hurriyet Daily News reported that archeologists in Turkey have exposed another historical church that has been…

Jan 26, 2016
Orthodox News

Metropolitan Antonio Celebrates Golden Jubilee

  Only a few weeks ago, the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Mexico, Venezuela, Central America, and the Caribbean was filled with the joy of a…

Jan 26, 2016