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The Sounding

The Calendar Question

Lately, for whatever reason, I discovered that the clock on my wall was running slow.  It might have been a fading battery, or it might have been gremlins,…

Dec 31, 2014
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Pointing to Christ

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…

Dec 31, 2014
The Sounding

Vasilopita

It has always been an honor to be named after St. Basil.  Known for his generosity and care for the poor, St. Basil was also a brilliant theologian. …

Dec 31, 2014
The Sounding

WSJ – Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

The Wall Street Journal’s excellent editorial ‘Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God’ is well worth reading as we enter the New Year and ponder…

Dec 31, 2014
The Sounding

A Child’s Guide to the Divine Liturgy

There are two kinds of instruction books. One kind is to get the reader to put the book down and DO whatever it is they’re trying to learn as quickly…

Dec 31, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today, Part 10

Before concluding, there is one final, yet very important point which makes St. Silouan’s teaching so relevant for today. And this is the special emphasis…

Dec 29, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today, Part 9

The passion of pride seduced even Lucifer, who was created as the greatest and most glorious angel. Pride is thus the primordial cause of the fall of creation….

Dec 29, 2014
The Sounding

Newsweek Scholarship: So Sloppy It’s a Sin

Just in time for Christmas, Newsweek continued the media’s predictable and venerable tradition of trashing the Christian Faith. (Expect the next instalment…

Dec 29, 2014
Orthodox News

The Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest

We at OCN would like to extend our prayers of support to Bishop Paul as he begins his new archpastoral ministry. CHICAGO, IL — Clergy and faithful…

Dec 29, 2014
Orthodox News

Metropolitan Nektarios Holds Trisagion Service on 10th Anniversary of Devastating Tsunami

Metropolitan Nektarios Holds Trisagion Service on 10th Anniversary of Devastating Tsunami December 26 marks the 10th anniversary of a powerful and deadly…

Dec 29, 2014
Orthodox News

OCA, OCMC partner to send mission team to Mexico in June 2015

SYOSSET, NY — The Orthodox Church in America, in partnership with the Florida-based Orthodox Christian Mission Center, will be hosting a mission…

Dec 27, 2014
The Sounding

Pope Francis’ List of 15 Spiritual Ailments Applies to Orthodox Christians, Too!

Orthodox Christians around the world were recently watching as Pope Francis visited The Ecumenical Patriarchate for the Feast of St. Andrew on November…

Dec 27, 2014

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