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.

True Servants

The Orthodox Christian Network has established the Digital Disciple Scholars Program on the campus of Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology. …

Oct 31, 2015

Soldier in the Streets

Experiencing Christ’s love for us all, is something we can encounter not just on Sundays at the Divine Liturgy, but anytime and anywhere, like this…

Oct 31, 2015

The Holy Protection of the Theotokos

  One of the most beloved holidays in the Orthodox calendar is the Protection of the Mother of God. The Slavic people celebrate this holiday on October…

Oct 27, 2015

It’s the Season to Give and Get Creative

I love the Christmas holiday season!  There is a bit more cheer in the air, to fill the dark nights.  Neighbors tend to be a bit more generous and grateful….

Oct 27, 2015

Focusing on What Matters 

Our primary goal at the  Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is to share the truth of Orthodoxy with the world. Our secondary goal is to generate fruitful…

Oct 26, 2015

Oil from Icon Is a Sign of Saint’s Presence

I don’t normally get my news from facebook, but recently a friend posted about a miracle icon in Homer Glen, Illinois and I was thrilled!  I called…

Oct 23, 2015

A Visual Tour of St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary

Our primary goal at the  Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is to share the truth of Orthodoxy with the world. Our secondary goal is to generate fruitful…

Oct 23, 2015

A Composer’s Insight on New CD, “Till Morn Eternal Breaks”

Our primary goal at the  Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is to share the truth of Orthodoxy with the world. Our secondary goal is to generate fruitful…

Oct 23, 2015

Have You Learned Your Hadjidakis?

A few years ago I watched a YouTube video of Danny Kay singing with Nana Mouskouri and Harry Belafonte.  They sang Opa Nina Nina Nai, or a slight rendition…

Oct 20, 2015

What Is a Saint?

Our primary goal at the  Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is to share the truth of Orthodoxy with the world. Our secondary goal is to generate fruitful…

Oct 20, 2015

OCF Winter College Conference, Modern Martyrs: Witnesses of the World

There are a few times that I can remember where my life was truly imprinted upon.  One of those times was during an OCF Winter Retreat.  I had spent…

Oct 20, 2015

Embracing All God’s Children, Part 5: Pastoral Concerns

As the parent of special needs children, church was often a challenge for us.  While most   of our time was spent serving smaller military chapels,…

Oct 19, 2015