Posts about Holy Spirit

The Sounding

Precious in the Sight of the Lord

My eight-year-old son and his best friend debated whether God chooses “us” or we choose Him. My son was adamant with a simple yet meaningful point:…

Jun 01, 2015
The Sounding

Fragmentation, Unity, and the Holy Spirit

 This is a revised version of a talk given at a clergy retreat sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver (February 11, 2015). I am thankful…

May 28, 2015
The Sounding

Peace from Above

Each Sunday, at the beginning of the Divine Liturgy, we pray for “peace from above, and the salvation of our souls.” But what exactly are we asking…

Feb 09, 2015
The Sounding

Traditionalism vs. Tradition

The late great scholar Jaroslav Pelikan once observed: “Tradition is the living faith of the dead, traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. And,…

Nov 07, 2014
The Sounding

Explaining the Trinity to Muslims

Recently, the following question was received by OCN: Hi, Thanks for a great page and I’m very happy to see my Orthodox brothers and sisters from around…

Aug 25, 2014
The Sounding

Eating with Mindfulness

Recently while waiting for my wife at a doctor’s office, I flipped through a “wellness” magazine. In it was an article entitled, “Are You Aware…

Aug 09, 2014
Understanding the Nicene Creed

The Holy Spirit

The third main section of the present Creed concerns the Holy Spirit and His work in the holy Church. We note that the Holy Spirit and the Church are paired…

Jul 19, 2014
The Sounding

The Filioque Clause

One of the things which has historically been a point of polemic and conflict between the Orthodox East and the Roman Catholic West is the use of the Filioque…

Jun 09, 2014
The Sounding

Phronema and Canons

If you are Orthodox long enough, you will hear the term “phronema.” Phronema can have both a positive and a negative meaning. Many sources…

Jun 09, 2014
Orthodox Christian Reference Guide

What is Pentecost?

Most of us recognize Pentecost Sunday as the day on which the “Kneeling prayers” are said at the end of the Liturgy. These prayers draw to a close…

Jun 08, 2014

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