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The Sounding

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today, Part 7

Saint Silouan offers another very practical point of advice that is most relevant for those of us struggling in contemporary society. As regards his entire…

Nov 06, 2014
Pemptousia Partnership

Prayer Presupposes Faith

By Elder Moses the Athonite Prayer presupposes faith. People who don’t pray are without help, uncertain, blind and alone. They’re earthbound, not knowing…

Nov 04, 2014
Pemptousia Partnership

Peace of Heart is Established Little by Little

By Saint Nicodemus Haghiorite Your constant care should be not to let your heart become agitated or troubled, but to use every effort to keep it peaceful…

Nov 04, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Ο ταπεινός και καλός σπορέας

“Η πνευματική καλλιέργεια είναι έργο σύνθετο. Προυποθέτει τον καλό γεωργό αλλά…

Oct 10, 2014
The Sounding

When God Says No….and My Mother’s Death

The past year or so has given me many occasions to prove my faith. It has been difficult at times, but I held on. I gave my worries over to God. I asked…

Oct 08, 2014
Pearls of Great Price

The Violent Take It By Force

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matt 11: 12)…

Sep 22, 2014
The Sounding

In Success – Thanking God

The earthly mind is confined to itself. When it accomplishes something, it takes full credit for the accomplishment, and self-centeredly assumes that what…

Sep 19, 2014
Orthodox News

Flash Floods in Serbia

Flash floods swept across eastern Serbia Tuesday afternoon, leaving behind widespread destruction. This video, uploaded yesterday, shows a violent force…

Sep 17, 2014
The Sounding

How to Make an Olive Oil Vigil Lamp for Your Icon Corner

“And you shall command the children of Israel that they bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually.”…

Sep 07, 2014
The Sounding

Suicide, Hell, and God’s Mercy

As I’ve written before, I have quite recently and for a few years now been struggling through the depression of a loved one. Robin Williams’…

Sep 02, 2014

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