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The Sounding

Behold the Bridegroom

This evening I would like to offer a few thoughts and reflections on the hymn, which is so characteristic of these first days of Holy Week, “Behold the…

Apr 28, 2016
The Sounding

Serbian Celebrities and Children Sing Paschal Folk Song

Have you seen the video embedded above? It’s a joyous and beautiful rendition of a famous folk song by St. Nikolaj Velimirović, a well known recent…

Apr 28, 2016
The Sounding

Sermon for the Beginning of Holy Week and the Raising of Lazarus

By the grace of God, we have completed the Fast, and have now set our foot on the bridge leading from Great Lent to Holy Week. Holy Week is called “Holy…

Apr 28, 2016
The Prayer Team

Do THIS in REMEMBRANCE of Me

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks,…

Apr 28, 2016
The Sounding

United Yet Not of This World

We are called to live holy lives, in the world but not worldly.  This Lenten season has been a strong reminder.   There were several times we have had…

Apr 27, 2016
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Christ is risen!

Have you ever read a really great book…and then read a sequel to it, too? It’s wonderful when the story continues! Today, we say, “Christ is…

Apr 27, 2016
The Prayer Team

Holy Unction and Our Need For Spiritual Cleansing

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper, laid aside His…

Apr 27, 2016
The Sounding

How Many Ways Can You Say “Christ is Risen”?

Are you ready for the Big Day? During the Pascha/Easter season, the forty days between Jesus’ Resurrection and Ascension, a tradition of the Orthodox…

Apr 26, 2016
The Sounding

Logismoi, Our Thoughts

  “The dispassionate man isn’t the man who has no passions but the man who doesn’t act on them.”   St. Isaac the Syrian…

Apr 26, 2016
The Prayer Team

Wise or Foolish, Which are You?

Jesus said, “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish,…

Apr 26, 2016
The Sounding

The Power of a Kiss

When I was a little girl I would spend a few weeks in the summer with my Greek grandmother (Yiayia) and grandfather (Papou). They immigrated from Greece…

Apr 25, 2016
Orthodox News

A Joint Statement Concerning the Abduction of Metropolitans Paul and Youhanna

On April 21, 2016, a joint statement was issued by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East, and the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of…

Apr 25, 2016