Posts about faith

Pemptousia Partnership

Christmas can be approached only through faith

Athanasios Moustakis ‘When Abraham was called, by faith…’ As is the case every year, the Epistle reading for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ…

Dec 21, 2016
Orthodox Conferences

Is Religion Contractual or Something Completely Different?

What does it mean to be religious? Does it mean we enter into a contractual relationship with God? “We do this, He does that?” Or is it something…

Dec 12, 2016
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
Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center

What is Saint Nicholas Shrine and Why is it so Important to Rebuild?

Once rebuilt, Saint Nicholas, like the Parthenon that graces the Acropolis, has the potential to inspire millions for generations to come. The parish will…

Aug 11, 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