Posts about Orthodox Church

The Sounding

The Role of the Virgin Mary in the Orthodox Church

The Virgin Mary tends to be the touchiest topic for Protestants looking into the Orthodox Church. When a Protestant attends Divine Liturgy for the first…

Sep 07, 2015
The Sounding

VIDEO: What Do You Mean, ‘Pray to the Saints?’

“Wait . . . you pray to saints?!” I remember someone asking me something similar after my conversion to Orthodoxy. I tried to explain but they…

Aug 31, 2015
The Sounding

From “Death and Illness, Our Saving Road”

The expression that a Christian is a vessel of the Holy Spirit makes it seem as though the body is passive, but the body might rather be seen as an activation…

Jun 16, 2015
The Sounding

Jesus and His Amazing Relationships with Women

Jesus has a way of interacting with women that I find deeply spiritual. There are many good examples of this in the Gospels, and I want to share a few…

May 01, 2015
The Sounding

Icons Miraculously Survive Fire at St. George’s in Knoxville, TN

Within the last week, fires devastated two separate Orthodox communities in North America. Early Pascha morning, a fire broke out at St. George Greek Orthodox…

Apr 16, 2015
The Sounding

The Witness of Fr. Roman Braga

In the fall of 1999, I was a young man not yet twenty, searching for a deeper and richer faith. I was on the threshold of adulthood, between a child’s…

Mar 21, 2015
Orthodox News

Government Forcibly Removes Fence Around Orthodox Church in Albania

We have been sent several photos and videos from Tirana, Albania, where the government hired a private company to forcibly remove the fence around the…

Mar 05, 2015
Journeys to Orthodoxy

How Orthodoxy Came to Guatemala

In this episode of Journeys to Orthodoxy, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Jesse Brandow, a young man  answered the call given to every Christian to bear…

Mar 03, 2015
The Sounding

The Icon of the Kingdom

Every year, on the first Sunday of Lent, we celebrate our Orthodox heritage. It is a wonderful festivity involving a touching procession with icons, lifted…

Mar 03, 2015
The Sounding

Creed and Confessions in the Orthodox Church

Q: I am interested in the “synod of Jerusalem” held in the 17th century, and in a book called the “Diocletian Confession,” I think. It was the…

Mar 02, 2015