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The Sounding

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 2

What shall we offer Thee, O Christ, Who for our sakes hast appeared on earth as man? Every creature made by Thee offers Thee thank. The angels offer a…

Dec 11, 2014
The Sounding

BBC Documentary: Art of Eternity, The Glory of Byzantium

“The Art of Eternity” is a series of three one-hour documentaries on Christian art. Hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon and first broadcast on BBC…

Dec 10, 2014
The Sounding

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 1

About seven hundred years ago, St. Andrei Rublev or one of his disciples painted perhaps the most memorable and beautiful icon of the Nativity of Christ….

Dec 09, 2014
The Sounding

Rescue Dogs, Lost Sheep, and Drowned Women

The icon of Christ in my prayer corner is The Good Shepherd; I chose it because The Good Shepherd most aptly describes my journey to Orthodoxy. I’d heard…

Nov 16, 2014
Orthodox News

Fire Destroys Orthodox Church in Palm Harbor, Florida

On behalf of my parish, Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene the Neo Martyrs of Lesbos Hellenic Orthodox Church of Palm Harbor, Florida, in the Metropolis…

Sep 30, 2014
The Sounding

Short Video on the Meaning of Icons

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has an impressive collection of Byzantine iconography, and an equally impressive history of developing…

Aug 18, 2014
Orthodox News

DOAOCA: Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon to Visit Alaska July 18-30

The Orthodox Church in America Diocese of Alaska will have the honor of hosting the miraculous Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos….

Jul 12, 2014
Orthodox News

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

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