Posts about death

The Sounding

When Death Comes to Dinner

Error never shows itself in its naked reality, in order not to be discovered. On the contrary, it dresses elegantly, so that the unwary may be led to believe…

Jul 20, 2015
From the Archives

Throwback Thursday: Whose Sin Is It, Anyway?

What’s the difference between being born into sin and carrying the guilt of Adam and Eve?  Listen as Fr. Chris and Fr. Steven discuss this deep and…

Jul 16, 2015
The Sounding

From “Death and Illness, Our Saving Road”

The expression that a Christian is a vessel of the Holy Spirit makes it seem as though the body is passive, but the body might rather be seen as an activation…

Jun 16, 2015
The Sounding

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
Orthodox News

Fr. Matthew Baker Leaves Behind Wife and Six Children: How You Can Help

Last night, an outstanding Orthodox priest died in a tragic car accident on his way home from Vespers. Fr. Matthew Baker leaves behind his wife, Katherine,…

Mar 02, 2015
The Sounding

Jesus was Born that He Might Die

In many European cultures, and in America too, singing and listening to carols is a well-loved Christmas tradition. And many Orthodox communities in the…

Dec 22, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Πως να κερδίσεις το θάνατο

Μοναδικό κριτήριο στην τελική κρίση θα είναι η αγάπη. Ο πλούσιος της παραβολής΄ήταν…

Nov 21, 2014
The Sounding

Memento Mori and Resurrected Life

Esophageal cancer killed Jerry, my father-in-law. Dying’s final indignity was when the hospice nurse informed him that he couldn’t wear his 501 Levi’s…

Nov 14, 2014
Orthodox Family & Faith

Should You Protect Children From Grief?

Grief and loss due to the death of a loved one are hard to experience and many want to protect children from these emotions by telling them their loved…

Nov 13, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Οι βασικοί άξονες της ορθόδοξης πνευματικότητας

“Θεραπεία απο την ασθένεια, ανάσταση απο το θάνατο, απελευθέρωση απο τις δεσμέυσεις,…

Nov 09, 2014

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