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The Sounding

The Holy Fire and Pascha at the Holy Sepulchre

The descent of the Holy Fire at the Tomb of Christ every Holy Saturday is the only miraculous event in human history which has taken place each year on…

Apr 06, 2015
Orthodox News

What Is an Archon & the Order of St. Andrew? 

As we honor Jesus Christ on this Palm Sunday, the “Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem” and celebrate one of the “twelve great feasts of…

Apr 05, 2015
The Sounding

Targeting Christians

Yet another massacre at the hands of an Islamic group has been reported, this time in the country of Kenya. According to news reports, Al-Shabab militants…

Apr 03, 2015
Orthodox News

8 Recommended Books to Understand Christian Persecution

Like many Orthodox Christians, you may be wondering about how to understand Christian Persecution and how to get involved.  “The public is oblivious…

Apr 03, 2015
The Sounding

Another Jesus

One is tempted to hearken to the siren song of our relativistic and pluralistic society and conclude that all Christian churches believe pretty much the…

Apr 03, 2015
The Sounding

The Illiberal Demand for Kosher and Halal Bacon

The Joy of Bacon With just a few days left before Pascha, the dominant logismoi distracting me from proper prayer (and analysis) is … bacon. …

Apr 03, 2015
Orthodox News

Orthodox Christians to Celebrate Pascha (Easter) April 12

NEW YORK – More than 250 million Orthodox Christians worldwide will celebrate Pascha (Easter) next Sunday, April 12, 2015.  This year Orthodox…

Apr 03, 2015
The Sounding

One-Man Band Mixes Singing from Four Different Orthodox Churches

Tyler Mancuso is at it again. In the past, he recorded a cappella, one-man band renditions of Bless the Lord and the Kontakion to St. Raphael of Brooklyn and…

Apr 02, 2015
The Sounding

Lazarus Is Risen! Truly He Is Risen!

It perhaps may sound quite odd to our Orthodox Christian ears if on the Saturday of Lazarus, we were to greet each other with the words: “Lazarus…

Apr 02, 2015
Orthodox News

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Update Now Online

NEW YORK — Your Ministry Updates is a series of videos that highlights the work of the Archdiocesan Ministries. This project comes to you from the Department…

Apr 02, 2015
Orthodox News

Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Fellowship to Work at the United Nations

NEW YORK – The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces its Faith-Based…

Apr 01, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: The Kids who Shouted “Hosanna”

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…

Apr 01, 2015