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.

One-Man Band Mixes Singing from Four Different Orthodox Churches

Tyler Mancuso is at it again. In the past, he recorded a cappella, one-man band renditions of Bless the Lord and the Kontakion to St. Raphael of Brooklyn and…

Apr 02, 2015

Lazarus Is Risen! Truly He Is Risen!

It perhaps may sound quite odd to our Orthodox Christian ears if on the Saturday of Lazarus, we were to greet each other with the words: “Lazarus…

Apr 02, 2015

Where You Don’t Have to Be Greek to Be an Orthodox Christian

Looking for Truth? Have you considered Orthodoxy? Many people don’t know what Orthodox Christianity is and confuse it with Judaism or Catholicism….

Mar 30, 2015

A Natural Red Dye for Your Pascha Eggs

Need to dye your eggs for Pascha but can’t find the dyes in the grocery any longer?  Maybe you have an allergic reaction to synthetic dyes.  I…

Mar 30, 2015

Lenten Moussaka

Looking for a substantial meal for Saturday of Lazarus or Palm Sunday?  This is definitely “Company Worthy.” Lenten Moussaka   Slice…

Mar 30, 2015

Celebrating Our New Life in Christ – Part 6 of 6

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 Strive to use what you learned in your…

Mar 30, 2015

7 Steps:  How You Can Help in Defense of Persecuted Christians

7 Steps:  How You Can Help in Defense of Persecuted Christians As Orthodox Christians, we are called to join together in defense of persecuted Christians. …

Mar 27, 2015

Archon Dr. Anthony Limberakis – ‘Christianity Under Attack!’ – the Plight of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, prolific writer and speaker on the subject of religious freedom, presented ‘Christianity Under Attack!’ – the Plight…

Mar 25, 2015

When We Find Ourselves on the Floor

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your merciful love. -Psalm 50:1 This psalm appears again and again in our worship, throughout the cycle of daily…

Mar 25, 2015

Ever Wonder?

I owe my wife a lot. A few years ago, we had a conversation that basically went like this: Wife: “That new movie ‘Hunger Games’ is listed on Netflix…

Mar 23, 2015

I Had Not Thought Death Had Undone So Many

When Dante makes his famous literary descent into the Inferno, he utters these now-famous words: “I had not thought death had undone so many.” Six…

Mar 23, 2015

Fr. Roman: Come Unto Me

Over the Christmas holidays, I was driving to the mall. I became weirdly engrossed about all the “stuff” that I needed to get done. The pressures of…

Mar 23, 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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