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Archon Dr. Anthony Limberakis – ‘Christianity Under Attack!’ – the Plight of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, prolific writer and speaker on the subject of religious freedom, presented ‘Christianity Under Attack!’ – the Plight…

Mar 25, 2015
The Sounding

When We Find Ourselves on the Floor

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your merciful love. -Psalm 50:1 This psalm appears again and again in our worship, throughout the cycle of daily…

Mar 25, 2015
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Ever Wonder?

I owe my wife a lot. A few years ago, we had a conversation that basically went like this: Wife: “That new movie ‘Hunger Games’ is listed on Netflix…

Mar 23, 2015
Orthodox News

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Co-Sponsors Event at the United Nations for the 59th Commission on the Status of Women

NEW YORK – A panel discussion titled, Trafficking & Migration, Girls & Women: Human Rights Have No Borders, took place March 9, 2015, at the…

Mar 23, 2015
The Sounding

I Had Not Thought Death Had Undone So Many

When Dante makes his famous literary descent into the Inferno, he utters these now-famous words: “I had not thought death had undone so many.” Six…

Mar 23, 2015
Orthodox News

Highlights from the First Annual National Christian Rights & Freedom Symposium

On Saturday, March 14, 2015, St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples Florida and the South Florida Archons hosted their first annual National Christian…

Mar 23, 2015
The Sounding

Fr. Roman: Come Unto Me

Over the Christmas holidays, I was driving to the mall. I became weirdly engrossed about all the “stuff” that I needed to get done. The pressures of…

Mar 23, 2015
The Sounding

72nd Anniversary of Archbishop Damaskinos’ Letter of Protest Against Holocaust

Seventy-two years ago today (March 23rd), the Most Revered Archbishop Damaskinos Papandreou, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Athens and all Greece,…

Mar 23, 2015
The Sounding

Moving toward Synergy – Part 5 of 6

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 We…

Mar 23, 2015
The Sounding

The Witness of Fr. Roman Braga

In the fall of 1999, I was a young man not yet twenty, searching for a deeper and richer faith. I was on the threshold of adulthood, between a child’s…

Mar 21, 2015
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Building Musical Bridges in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese

A couple of summers ago, I was participating in a regional choir federation’s convention. I was there to teach a workshop on Byzantine chant, but I was…

Mar 20, 2015
The Sounding

Fr. Roman Braga’s Spirituality of Joy

Two days ago, I saw various reports online that Fr. Roman Braga is ill. He was the definitive influence on my life as a teen, and my confessor for many…

Mar 20, 2015