Posts about priest

Pemptousia Partnership

People as Liturgical Beings, Part 1

By Abbot George Kapsanis of Gregoriou We usually characterize people as rational and independent beings. These attributes are correct enough, but don’t…

Oct 23, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Demon Possession and Exorcism

“The illnesses of the soul and the spirit are in many ways similar to the illnesses of the body,” says Fr. Andrew Demotses, pastor emeritus…

Oct 17, 2014
The Sounding

The Priest’s Supper

I came to the Orthodox Church by way of a high-church Lutheran congregation to which I’d supplemented a private study of Irish history, mythology, and…

Oct 09, 2014
Orthodox News

The Arab Source: Orthodox Priest Kidnapped by Syrian Rebels in Idlib, Faces Charges in Shariah Court

By Leith Fadel Yesterday, an Antiochian Orthodox priest was kidnapped by Jabhat Al-Nusra from his monastery outside of the west Idlib city of Jisr Al-Shughour….

Oct 07, 2014
Orthodox News

The Sounding Orthodox Blog Celebrates 40+ Writers!

As OCN begins celebrating its 20th Anniversary year of broadcasting, it also celebrates a milestone in the growth of one of its younger program offerings….

Oct 01, 2014
Sacraments and Rituals

The Sacrament of Confession

The odds are that the Sacrament of Confession is everyone’s least favourite sacrament. Not “the least needed,” just “the least favourite.” No…

Sep 28, 2014
Sacraments and Rituals

Holy Orders

As you have probably noticed, the Church has clergy—that is, men set apart for certain functions and who are held accountable for the exercise of those…

Sep 23, 2014
The Sounding

Father Nicholas Triantafilou Retires

I heard yesterday of the retirement of a man who many call a “priest’s priest.” The Reverend Father Nicholas Triantafilou, President of Hellenic…

Sep 17, 2014
Orthodox News

NBC: Elderly Greek Orthodox Priest Helps Inmates Buy Their Freedom

A soft-spoken 83-year-old Greek Orthodox Priest has dedicated his life to an unusual quest: buying prison inmates their freedom. Gervasios Raptopoulos…

Aug 09, 2014
Orthodox News

NPR: For Iraqi Christians, Return To Captured City Is A Fraught Mandate

For those of us watching the desperate plight of Christians in Iraq, it’s hard to imagine the courage it would take for a Christian to re-enter the…

Jun 28, 2014