Posts about faith

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
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
The Prayer Team

God Expects Us to Produce Fruit

Jesus said:  “Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing the fruits of it.”  Matthew 21:43…

Mar 19, 2016