Posts about parish

The Sounding

The Work of a Leader Begins at Liturgy

“Let no man’s place, or dignity, or riches, puff him up; and let no man’s low condition or poverty abase him. For the chief points are…

Jul 24, 2014
From the Archives

The Monastery and the Parish

How is a monastery like a parish? How is it different? In this intriguing interview, His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh talks with Fr. Chris…

Jul 18, 2014
Orthodox News

NJ.com: Largest Coptic Church in USA to Expand

The first Coptic Orthodox parish to be founded in the United States proves that it is continuing to grow and thrive. $3.2 million community center being…

Jul 11, 2014
The Sounding

Yes, you only live once, but…

“Well, those who are now young, will go to Church when they get old, but now, most likely, they want to use and exploit the youth they have, as a song…

Jul 09, 2014
The Sounding

Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco

An OCN staff member discovered a wonderful article (with photographs!) about Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco on the website of a church in Kennewick,…

Jul 02, 2014
The Sounding

Martyr Rugs and Angelic Voices

God loves us, and we can find this to be so in the beauty that surrounds us. Sometimes we are watching and listening for it. Sometimes we are not. Icons…

Jun 22, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Let’s Go Clubbing

What is the purpose of the church? Why do we have it or need it? Join Chuck Powell, who has since become Fr. Barnabas Powell, as he asks the question:…

Jun 21, 2014
The Sounding

How to Start a Welcoming Committee at Your Church

Our church had a strange problem: we had a ton of visitors. Many of them would pop in during the liturgy, and then they were gone in a flash when it was…

Jun 17, 2014
Featured Orthodox Christian Churches

Houston, TX: Saint Joseph Orthodox Church

Houston is a very big city. We moved here in 2012 not knowing much about the ramifications of big city life, especially as it might affect church life….

Jun 17, 2014
The Sounding

Seven Things PKs Want You to Know

There have been a few posts recently in the Orthodox blogosphere about PKs (Priest’s Kids), but interestingly enough, not by a PK. There’s no doubt…

Jun 17, 2014
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