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.

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Jan 07, 2016

High Fructose Corn Syrup

  So, I’m yelling at my son, “Don’t drink that root beer kid, it’s just a cold glass of high fructose corn syrup.”  Without missing a beat,…

Jan 07, 2016

Ch, Ch, Changes … for a Spiritual Renewal

  As we enter yet another new year of the Lord’s goodness, we hear from today’s Gospel pericope, on this Sunday after Epiphany, a message of personal…

Jan 07, 2016

Celebrate with Dolmathes

    Today is Epiphany!  It is the day Christ revealed Himself as God and the Trinity was made manifest! Its importance is so great, Orthodox…

Jan 06, 2016

Critical Ingredients for a Divine Revelation

    Humility, Repentance, and Community: Critical Ingredients for a Divine Revelation In examining the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ baptism and…

Jan 06, 2016

Russian Christmas

    Merry Christmas!  No, I didn’t sleep in. A majority of our Orthodox brothers and sisters celebrate Christmas on January 7th according…

Jan 06, 2016

Nativity by Michael Aldashin

Christ is Born! Glorify Him! In honor of our Orthodox brothers and sisters celebrating Christmas according to the Julian Calendar, here is an lovely animation…

Jan 06, 2016

Christmas Around the World

  Christmas isn’t over!  For the Orthodox Churches on the Julian calendar, the celebrations are just beginning! Here’s a cute video of how…

Jan 05, 2016

Philoptochos Honors Saint through Vasilopita 

      Every year Philoptochos Chapters across America host a luncheon and offer Vasilopita for sale or auction to benefit the Saint Basil…

Jan 05, 2016

Christmastide

OCN promotes good practices and values that are apart of a strong Orthodox culture. Living the Faith is a major portion of what we aspire to promote, encourage,…

Dec 31, 2015

Greek Carols Honoring Saint Basil

      New Year’s Carols   Start of the month and start of the year,  My tall rosemary bush! And start of the year, a good year,…

Dec 30, 2015

Monk Wins Singing Competition 

  And I don’t mean Thelonious Monk, the famous jazz musician. With 76% of the votes for the win on Russia’s version of The Voice, 28 year old,…

Dec 29, 2015