Posts about Christmas

The Sounding Blog

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
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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
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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
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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
Good News for a Change

Sunday’s Gospel: December 20, 2015

    In his sermon on the Gospel, Fr. Lazarakis reflects on the Light of Christ this Christmas.  After seeing The Force Awakens this holiday,…

Dec 30, 2015
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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
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Greek Christmas Carols, “Forty Days and Forty Nights”

    Growing up in a Greek home we often heard Kalanda, Christmas carols.  This is a traditional Christmas carol from Western Thrace. I enjoy…

Dec 29, 2015
Be Transfigured

Two Ways of Responding to the Good News

Be Transfigured – Two Ways of Responding to the Good News When we hear the Good News of Christmas, we get to choose how we respond. We can respond as…

Dec 29, 2015
Be Transfigured

Christmas Has to Mean Something

Be Transfigured – Christmas Has to Mean Something More than half of all Americans consider Christmas a “cultural experience” rather than a religious…

Dec 28, 2015
Be Renewed in Christ

Good News of Great Joy for Challenging Times

    GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY FOR CHALLENGING TIMES Christmas 2015 – Webster, MA   God Rest ye merry gentlemen let nothing you dismay,…

Dec 28, 2015