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.

Panagitsa Tribute

Thousands watched in shock as video coverage spread through the internet of the fire that consumed the Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Montreal,…

Apr 22, 2015

A Prom Memory

When I was in high school, I went to prom twice. Senior year, I went with my hilarious, charismatic Big Crush. He chose a moment to ask me when I happened…

Apr 21, 2015

On Christ’s Resurrection

On Christ’s Resurrection When we celebrate the feast of Pascha, do we simply approach it as recollecting an event that happened 2000 years ago? Is it…

Apr 21, 2015

Fast-Free Fridays Deserve Souvlaki!

Here is a recipe perfect for a Fast​-​Free Friday. After 7 weeks of fasting​,​ it’s nice to celebrate with this delicious grilled recipe….

Apr 18, 2015

Is It Time To Do Away With Sunday School?

Will our children choose to live as Orthodox Christians? This is the most pressing question facing the Church today. Over the years, the conventional path…

Apr 16, 2015

Let God Arise at Pascha Matins in Minneapolis

St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, MN celebrated Pascha Matins at Midnight on the 12th of April. The video above is a recording of “Let…

Apr 16, 2015

Icons Miraculously Survive Fire at St. George’s in Knoxville, TN

Within the last week, fires devastated two separate Orthodox communities in North America. Early Pascha morning, a fire broke out at St. George Greek Orthodox…

Apr 16, 2015

A Look Inside the Winter Youth Retreat

​Christ is Risen! “A Look Inside the Winter Youth Retreat” is a short documentary about a retreat experience like none other. Four years…

Apr 13, 2015

Divisions That Shouldn’t Divide Us

History is filled with divisions that have fractured Christianity (and other religions, for that matter) into a multitude of sects. Some of these divisions…

Apr 13, 2015

Flash Mob in Beirut Mall Sings ‘Christ is Risen!’

You may have heard of teenagers organizing flash mobs or PR firms using them to build brand awareness for clients. But what about storming the public…

Apr 12, 2015

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 12, 2015

“Christ is Risen!” Chanted in Many Languages

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Although there are many beautiful and popular hymns from Pascha, none is as well known as “Christ is risen,”…

Apr 12, 2015

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

Across the world, Christians are suffering for their faith. Attacked by ISIS and harangued by extremism, Christianity is in danger of being eradicated in the lands of its birth. Yet very few people in the West seem to care — or even know!

That’s why we at OCN believe it’s time to speak out. We’ve covered this issue for a long time, but want to dedicate even more resources to raising awareness and spurring action, using our massive social media following. We reach MILLIONS of people per week, and it’s time for collective action.

Please support this effort by giving to our “10 cent per day” campaign. 100% of your gift will go directly to expanding this ministry, 0% to overhead. Together, we can and will make a difference!

— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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