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The Sounding

Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen

Arvo Pärt (born in Paide, Estonia in 1935) is one of the most successful composers in the world, if success be judged by record sales.  He is also a…

Jan 05, 2015
The Sounding

Having Arisen from Sleep

Early in the morning the devout women of the community would rise before the rest of their households and, before beginning any of their daily chores,…

Jan 03, 2015
Orthodox News

Metropolitan Hilarion: Invite Relatives and Friends to Church

In a recent homily, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk emphasized that all Orthodox Christians have an apostolic calling to share the…

Jan 02, 2015
Orthodox News

Orthodox Priest Speaks about Middle East Crisis on American TV

Fr. Thomas Zain is the Vicar-General of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America and Dean of the St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral of Brooklyn,…

Jan 02, 2015
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

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