Posts about faith

The Sounding

Leaving the Church

I was recently asked to reflect on the question, “Why do people leave the church?”, a question which was inspired by an article in the Christian Post….

Sep 18, 2014
The Sounding

Remembering September 11

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. On this Sunday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, our church brings to mind for…

Sep 07, 2014
Understanding the Nicene Creed

Pre-Nicene Creeds

The confession of faith which we Orthodox chant or sing every Sunday at our Divine Liturgy has a long and complicated history, and examining its history…

Jul 25, 2014
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“Faith Seeking Understanding” (Part I): Patristic and Early Christian Touchstones

Christianity entered the Greco-Roman world as a religion of the incarnate Logos – word or reason – of God. With such a message and with the growth…

Jul 24, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Η πίστη των φίλων μας

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης τονίζει την πίστη, το ενδιαφέρον των φίλων του παραλυτικού…

Jul 18, 2014
Understanding the Nicene Creed

The Church as One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

We saw previously that the Creed confesses the Church as an object of faith to show how, despite all its historical liturgical diversity (especially in…

Jul 17, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Το ζήτημα της ολιγοπιστίας

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με την βοήθεια μια ομιλίας του Νικηφόρου Θεοτόκη, αναλύει το…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

Beauty is the Convincing Power of Truth

There are many angles a person could take when speaking about Truth, especially about Orthodoxy as the Truth. Elaborate lectures on the history of the…

Jun 27, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Truth Telling

Truth telling can be life-changing, dangerous, liberating. In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells us that we will know the truth, and “the truth will…

Jun 11, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

What do you know about the Nicene Creed?

Fr. Thomas Hopko joins us to talk about the Creed we Orthodox recite every Sunday in church. Although most of us have memorized it, there is always more…

Jun 11, 2014