Posts about America

Come Receive the Light

“We are called to act on our beliefs.”

Have you seen the movie “Selma” yet? Were you moved by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Christian conviction about non-violent protest? Here…

Jan 22, 2015
The Sounding

A CBS Documentary about Fr. Alexander Schmemann

Several years ago, Orthodox peoples in America were happy to see coverage of our faith on broadcast television when CBS aired a documentary about life…

Nov 21, 2014
The Sounding

Traditionalism vs. Tradition

The late great scholar Jaroslav Pelikan once observed: “Tradition is the living faith of the dead, traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. And,…

Nov 07, 2014
The Moving Icon

Cultural Persecution of Displaced Christians

In this episode, Chris Vlahonasios takes on the topic of the persecution of Christians around the world, but especially in the Middle East. He discusses…

Oct 18, 2014
The Sounding

He clothed Himself with light….and a Navajo blanket

I sat crunched between the arm rest and the side of our small MD-80 aircraft as we made our final descent into Albuquerque New Mexico. It was late Sunday…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco

An OCN staff member discovered a wonderful article (with photographs!) about Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco on the website of a church in Kennewick,…

Jul 02, 2014
Our Life in Christ and in America

Monasticism in the Life of the Church

In this episode of Our Life in Christ and in America, Bill Hinkle interviews Fr. Peter Heers, an American priest serving as the rector of St. Elias the…

Jun 11, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Innocent

He was the renaissance man’s renaissance man. Not only was he an intellectual powerhouse, a tall, sturdy and strong figure of a man, with a faith big…

Apr 15, 2014
The Sounding

The Other White-Bearded December Saint

“American Christianity desperately needs the witness of St. Herman, for the American way of life is so radically opposed in so many ways to the life…

Dec 12, 2013
Orthodox News

Assembly of Bishops: Progress at 4th Annual Meeting

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America held its fourth annual meeting September 17-19, 2013 in Schaumburg, IL. Forty-three…

Sep 27, 2013

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