Posts about Christian walk

The Sounding

The Great Confusion

Recently, I went to a talent show at my kids’ school. It was enjoyable to watch an entirely random blend of performances unfolding in front of a room…

Jun 15, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Abba Anthony on the Three Wars

Abba Anthony, also known as Saint Anthony the Great, said, “Whoever sits in solitude and is quiet has escaped from three wars: the war of hearing,…

Jun 15, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Ομολογία “έμπροσθεν των ανθρώπων”

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης ακολουθώντας την ευαγγελική περικοπή της Α Ματθαίου υπενθυμίζει…

Jun 14, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Comparing Married Life and Monastic Life

In Orthodox Christianity, both marriage and monasticism are understood to be vocations. Each of these two great callings can be a pathway to God, and both…

Jun 14, 2014
Stewardship Calling

The Scriptural Foundation of Stewardship – Part 2

This is the second of a multi-part series that explores the Scriptural foundation of stewardship. The Holy Gospel is the greatest book ever written that teaches,…

Jun 13, 2014
The Sounding

Embracing the Blessing of Exquisite Pain

Every year when Pascha ends, I start to eagerly anticipate the next one, the next opportunity to completely focus on my faith and forget the rest of my…

Jun 11, 2014
The Sounding

Fr. Seraphim Rose on Calling Someone a “Heretic”

The word “heretic” comes from the Greek word haireisthai, meaning “to choose.” Strictly speaking, a “heretic” is someone…

Jun 10, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

In a New York State of Mind

Jessie Beddoe, one of our teen contributors at OCN, shares the story of a special experience she had during a visit to New York City. What started out…

Jun 10, 2014
The Sounding

You Are the Face of Orthodoxy

“So, you’re Christian…What type of Christian are you?” I overheard the conversation of some high-school-aged people sitting next to me. “Methodist,…

Jun 10, 2014
The Sounding

Different Paths, Same Destination

The Orthodox blogging community, at large, is both a blessed gift and a stumbling block for so many of us. It’s a two-sided coin. On the one hand, we…

Jun 09, 2014