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The Culture of Lying

Does anyone tell the truth any more? People are so brazen with lying these days they call press conferences to tell their lies. The results of lying can…

Sep 09, 2014
The Sounding

One-Man A Capella Band Beautifully Sings Orthodox Hymns

You have probably heard the Orthodox Hymn “Bless The Lord,” but I guarantee you have not heard it like this. Tyler Mancuso performs this hymn…

Sep 08, 2014
Orthodox News

Calvert Journal: Russian Orthodox Group to Finance Russian-Themed Films in Hollywood

A group of Russian religious philanthropists have announced plans to finance a number of big budget Hollywood feature films focused on Russia. Andrei Poklonsky,…

Aug 26, 2014
The Sounding

Living In an Auto-correcting World

Of late my computer has been helping me out with my bad spelling rather a lot. In particular, whenever I try to write to someone about the Orthodox Christian…

Aug 14, 2014
The Sounding

The Legacy of Robin Williams: Seize the Day

Like millions of others, I was stunned to learn of the tragic death of Robin Williams, who took his own life after a long and unsuccessful struggle with…

Aug 12, 2014
Orthodox News

RT: Orthodox activists ‘confront’ Marilyn Manson band with eggs, holy water in Moscow

RT: Musicians of the iconic American rock band Marilyn Manson were reportedly pelted with eggs and sprinkled with holy water by Orthodox Christian activists…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

Orthodoxy in the American Religious Bazaar

We live in a world of ads selling us products like cars, deodorant, detergent, iGadgets, but usually the marketing for such items rarely fits the physical…

Jun 07, 2014
The Sounding

Meditation on Modern Christian Art

One sunny afternoon, I was among a group of clergy invited to view a series of art pieces in St. David’s Anglican Church in Vancouver, a series of…

Jun 05, 2014
The Sounding

Me, My “Selfie,” and I

“They say—and I am willing to believe it—that it is difficult to know yourself—but it isn’t easy to paint yourself either.” Vincent van Gogh,…

Mar 26, 2014
OCN Now

The Best Video Content on the Web

From Angry Birds to meteors over Russia, we pay tribute to some of the most popular games and videos on the web…but ask if there is anything out…

Mar 13, 2014
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