The Sounding

“The Sounding” was named for the nautical practice of measuring the depth of water with a sounding line, a rope with a weight attached to it and units of measure marked off along the line. The rope was lowered over the side of a ship, born down into the water by the weight, and when the weight came to rest, the measurement was taken by the markings on the rope. The purpose of “The Sounding” is to probe the heights and depths of our human experience and take their measure. Our mission is to support the well-being of our readers by providing well-written, positive, and thought-provoking Orthodox content and fostering discussion of its application to life.

Hymn “Christ is Risen” from Orthodox in Ghana

Christ is risen from the dead,trampling down death by death,and on those in the tombs bestowing life!   Since Orthodox Christians celebrate our Lord’s…

May 05, 2016

Mary Witnessing the Resurrection

Christ is risen! First, I would like to take a brief moment to express my gratitude to the Orthodox Christian Network for the opportunity to be part of…

May 04, 2016

Hymn “Christ is Risen” with Nektaria Karantzi

Christ is risen from the dead,trampling down death by death,and on those in the tombs bestowing life! Since Orthodox Christians celebrate our Lord’s…

May 04, 2016

Waiting and Being

It’s Holy Week, and my cat is dying. She is old, older than we had thought, and her kidneys are diseased. Other than alleviating her symptoms, there…

Apr 30, 2016

Finding a New Normal

You can never go home. This was the warning I was given as I headed off to my first of six college co-ops. It seemed like an odd thing to hear as we were…

Apr 29, 2016

Our Life is Hidden with Christ in God

Sermon for Holy Tuesday Morning   When we consider the hymns and readings of these initial days of Holy Week, we see that we are not just encountering…

Apr 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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