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Icons Miraculously Survive Church Fire

In October 2013, a historic Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia caught fire. The fire spread quickly, engulfing the church in a devastating, 4-alarm…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

He clothed Himself with light….and a Navajo blanket

I sat crunched between the arm rest and the side of our small MD-80 aircraft as we made our final descent into Albuquerque New Mexico. It was late Sunday…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

The World’s Largest Icon

Public processions on feast days are normal in the Orthodox Church. Large groups of believers will gather at a church or monastery and then walk outside…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

A Map to Paradise

While nakedness and being clothed are interesting as spiritual topics on which to meditate, my grandson clearly has his own opinion. He loves nakedness,…

May 14, 2014
The Sounding

Great Lent at St. Catherine’s Monastery

It is hard to believe the first week of Great Lent has already concluded! Things have been dynamic here at St. Catherine’s, and I wanted to witness…

Mar 19, 2014
Vengan a Recibir la Luz

Los Santos Iconos

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten abordan el tema de los Santos Iconos: ¿Qué…

Jan 28, 2014
The Sounding

A Miracle in Greece: What a Weeping Icon Could Mean

Just a few months ago, an icon of Archangel Michael on the island of Rhodes in Greece began weeping. (You can see a video here.) What could this mean?…

Jan 13, 2014
The Sounding

What Do You See?

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” This sentiment from George Bernard Shaw was often related…

Dec 10, 2013
The Sounding

Is It Funny?

My granddaughter is 2-and-a-half years old now. For anyone who has been around a toddler, you will know that this means the dawn of strong willfulness….

Oct 03, 2013
The Sounding

Dead People and Why Icons Look Weird

If I say, “Hello,” it is not a stretch to think that the answer will be something like…well… “Hello.” However, if I say, “Hello” to…

Jul 11, 2013

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