Posts about faith

Pemptousia Partnership

The Embrace and Confession of the Faith

When the priest has laid the Precious Gifts on the altar, he, or the deacon, offers the Litany of Completion. The people reply ‘Grant this, Lord’,…

Dec 08, 2016
Pemptousia Partnership

Jonathan Jackson: a Secret full of music

Pemptousia brings you excerpts from the presentation of the book “Το Μυστήριο της Τέχνης. Η γέννηση του Καλλιτέχνη…

Nov 23, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Participating in the Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy is an experience that invites us to participate with every level of our being—not one that merely asks us to observe. Indeed, the…

Oct 22, 2016
The Sounding Blog

The Beatitudes and the True Meaning of Peace

Every Sunday liturgy, the Orthodox sing the Beatitudes, the introduction to Christ’s Sermon on the Mount. They are traditionally considered to be the…

Oct 19, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Unavoidable Illness and Death, Our Saving Road

“O Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance.” 1 My three year old was impressed with the paradox that God died. We attended Liturgy for the…

Jul 23, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Why and How We Support One Another

This is a version of the talk given by James and Daphne Hargrave at the Pentecost Vespers OCMC Dinner 2016 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Spokane,…

Jun 29, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Musings from a Grateful Convert by Roger Hunt — Things That Don’t Matter Anymore, Episode 3: Theological Arguing

This time around I present yet another item that is no longer a concern: Arguing Theology. So let’s start by defining “Theology”. According the Google…

Jun 18, 2016
The Sounding Blog

What is our faith but love for God?

My daughter sang. Her voice was sweeter than honey, and a woman next to me smiled. After a time, my daughter grew pensive and snuggled against me. “I…

Jun 04, 2016
Be Renewed in Christ

Increasing Our Faith

INCREASING OUR FAITH Fr Luke A. Veronis “O Faithless generation. How long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you?” (Mark 9:19) Imagine…

Apr 18, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Powerful Lessons from a Living Icon

I was reading about the life of Saint Chad, abbot and bishop of the Northumbrians and Mercians in 7th century Ireland. He viscerally reminded me of my…

Mar 21, 2016