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The Sounding

Bringing Order out of Disorder: The Trials of a Housewife

The root for the Greek word “teleo,” meaning “perfect,” is “complete,” “finished.” In other words, for something to be truly perfect, it…

Jan 08, 2015
The Sounding

Христос се роди! Ваистину се Христос роди! Christ is Born! Indeed He is Born!

The above words are the first words that Serbian Orthodox Christians use to greet each other during the Old Calendar Christmas. But, before and after those…

Jan 08, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Heaven on Earth

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 07, 2015
The Sounding

BBC Features Santiago Calatrava’s Design for St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero

The BBC just published a video and brief article about Santiago Calatrava’s design for the St. Nicholas National Shrine, a Greek Orthodox church…

Jan 07, 2015
The Sounding

The New Medium: Advertising

When there are hundreds of different styles, sizes, and colors of blue jeans, it takes more than just “Buy our product, we are better!” to make it…

Jan 07, 2015
Orthodox News

Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to Visit Egypt for the First Time Saturday

Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to visit Egypt for the first time Saturday By Hana Afifi | Ahram Online The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo…

Jan 07, 2015
Orthodox News

Serbian Church Launches Internet TV Station

B92 published an English-language summary of an article in the Serbian daily, Vecernje Novositi, which announced the creation of the first Internet TV…

Jan 07, 2015
The Sounding

The Deacon Who Couldn’t Sing

He wasn’t a priest or a bishop or a hierarch or even a dedicated monastic. He was born to humble parents who may not have even been Christian. He was…

Jan 07, 2015
The Sounding

Saints Cyril and Methodius: What You Thought You Knew

Saints Cyril and Methodius, brothers who, in addition to being very pious and devout, were brilliant and talented men, were, we all know, responsible for…

Jan 07, 2015
The Sounding

An Award-Winning Russian Animated Film about Christmas

Mikhail Aldashin, a Russian filmmaker, produced “Rozhdestvo” (Christmas) in 1996, winning several awards that year at various Russian and international…

Jan 06, 2015
The Sounding

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Orthodox Christmas

A recent article from CBC/Radio-Canada, titled “5 Things You Didn’t Know about Orthodox Christmas,” highlighted the Christmas traditions…

Jan 06, 2015
The Sounding

One-Man Band Sings St. Raphael Kontakion A Capella

Tyler Mancuso sings the Kontakion of St. Rapahael as a one-man A Capella choir, and the results are staggering. Tyler has been recognized by the Ellen…

Jan 06, 2015

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