Posts about Prayer

The Sounding Blog

Finding Prayer Past the Smoke

The struggle to pray is real. And it is as real for us as it was for all the Desert Fathers and Saints who came before us. Amma Syncletica, one of the…

Nov 19, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Fasting and Prayer

The Great Canon of St. Andrew says, “When the Lord had fasted for forty days in the wilderness, He at last became hungry, showing His human nature. Do…

Oct 04, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Practical Prayer and Other Spiritual Tools

There are essentially two types of prayer rules that we have in the Orthodox Church. It is important for us to understand these in order to best make prayer…

Aug 20, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Transfigured in Prayer

The story of the transfiguration of Christ shows us Christ’s divinity, but it also demonstrates how transformative time in prayer can be. The story begins…

Aug 03, 2017
Come Receive the Light

The Fallen Man: How Does the Orthodox Faith View Original Sin

Listen Now.  We start with a conversation between Fr. Chris and Frederica Mathewes-Green about the fallen man.  How does the Orthodox faith view the…

Jul 10, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

“Our Father”, the Perfect Prayer

George Babiniotis, Professor When the bell rings and everybody tries to avoid saying their prayers (a parody of a prayer, but one which just may be, for…

Jun 28, 2017
Come Receive the Light

Sounding the Sacred and the Gospel of John

  How does music affect your faith?  Join us for a conversation between guest host Father Gregory Joyce and Dr. Peter Bouteneff focusing on the Arvo…

May 30, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Public Prayer: Light of Love

For Orthodox Christians, prayer is private, flowing out of the heart. Prayer is also public and culminates in the physical settings of our churches, homes,…

May 07, 2017
Adult Study Classes

What To Do If I Can’t Find My Faith: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

Every person asks questions.  Here at Orthodox Christian Network we encourage it.  Fr. Gregory Joyce blesses our OCN Community. Every other week Fr….

Mar 25, 2017
The Sounding Blog

A Most-Profitable Vacation in Great Lent?

I have a sweet and dear parishioner who comes from an Old Rite background. She was describing to me the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete–that beautiful…

Mar 10, 2017