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The Sounding

Theophany; A Short Film

Here is a new short video of the Theophany Troparion by UK-based Orthodox filmmakers The Brothers Robinson. This team, who have produced many short clips,…

Jan 14, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Have You Seen a Miracle?

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

Jan 14, 2015
The Sounding

Blessing the Snow

How do you celebrate Epiphany when all you have is snow?  On Thursday, January 8, clergy and faithful from throughout the Orthodox Church in America Rocky…

Jan 14, 2015
The Sounding

Position on Pornography

According to surveys, nearly one ­third of Orthodox Christian teens are unsure whether pornography is right or wrong.1 This is approximately the same…

Jan 14, 2015
Orthodox News

A New Saint of the Church. Elder Paisios Canonized Today.

ORTHODOXMAG A New Saint of the Church. Elder Paisios Canonized Today Elder Paisios of the Holy Mount Athos has been canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate,…

Jan 13, 2015
The Sounding

A Meditation on MLK Jr, the Sanctity of Life, and Our Own Cowardice

The Lord God stands in the midst of the Divine Council and judges among the gods. ”How long will you rule unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked?…

Jan 13, 2015
The Sounding

On Having a Prayer Corner at Home

With the beginning of another civil new year, we often re-commit to our spiritual lives. This may include a desire for a fuller personal prayer life that…

Jan 12, 2015
The Sounding

A One-Year Memorial and the Feast of Lights: Memory Eternal, Vasiliki Greanias Mena

January 6 marked the one-year anniversary of my mother’s passing. Right after Christmas, in the wake of the New Year, on Epiphany, one of the holiest…

Jan 12, 2015
The Sounding

Living Correctly in Outrageous Times

To say that we live in an increasingly violent world is true. And, yet, the USA itself has seen crime statistics continue to go down for the last several…

Jan 12, 2015
Orthodox News

IOCC Provides Vital Winter Relief for Syria’s Children and War-Weary Families

January 12, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — Freezing temperatures, heavy snow and chilling winds sweeping across Syria are putting thousands of young lives in…

Jan 12, 2015
The Sounding

How Ecumenical Are You?

My guess is that nothing can stop Orthodox conversation and divide a room quite so fast as someone loudly asking the question, “How ecumenical are you?”…

Jan 09, 2015
The Sounding

Conversations with Abba Isaac: For the Health of Body and Soul

For the past week a disturbing phenomenon has been taking place.  The usually quiet and relatively uncrowded gym of which I am a member has been full…

Jan 09, 2015

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