Posts about motherhood

The Sounding Blog

The Common Bond of Motherhood

An expectant mother holds her belly and feels her baby kick inside. A young woman wipes her child’s tears and kisses him afterwards. A grandmother…

May 14, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Christmas and the Celebration of Life

Is there a more thrilling time of year than Advent? It always seems a little easier to smile during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. There’s…

Dec 11, 2016
Pemptousia Partnership

Motherhood as imitation of the selfless love of Christ

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis The truth of the Church regarding the equivalent position of women and men has been maintained even in times which…

Dec 05, 2016
The Sounding Blog

A Mother’s Day Meditation

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and I’m in a horrible mood. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. And the social media posts are dripping with sentiment…

May 07, 2016
The Sounding Blog

The Joyfulness of Motherhood — from a Man’s Perspective: A Reflection on the Theotokos

Needless to say, I am not a woman who can speak with confidence about female matters in a convincing sort of way. I was raised to have the utmost respect…

Aug 08, 2015
Be Transfigured

Holy Motherhood

Mothers’ Day is a day to honor our mothers, those holy women who gave us life. This week’s episode of Be Transfigured is dedicated to honoring Holy…

May 11, 2015
The Sounding Blog

Paper Plates

For years, my mother pleaded with me to use paper plates during stressful times in my life. “Annie, why are you staying up to wash dishes after you get…

Nov 24, 2014
The Sounding Blog

The Mother of God and the Mother of “Gods”

As we continue our jubilant πανήγυρις during these days following this great feast of the Church, alternately called the “Summer Pascha”,…

Aug 19, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Saint Anna, Grandmother of Christ

Fr. Christopher Flesoras speaks about Saint Anna, whose memory we commemorate on July 25th. Saint Anna was Christ’s grandmother, and is held up as…

Jul 25, 2014
The Sounding Blog

The Treasure Hunt

Attending the services is a matter of constant movement. My arms, they’re seldom empty and it’s a rare occasion I find myself ending a service standing…

Jul 07, 2014