Posts about repentance

The Sounding

Zacchaeus and the Salvation of Sinners

Zacchaeus lives in the Church, abiding as an image of us all. In some sense, everyone of us is Zacchaeus, for everyone of us is a sinner at heart. That…

Jan 26, 2015
The Sounding

Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen

Arvo Pärt (born in Paide, Estonia in 1935) is one of the most successful composers in the world, if success be judged by record sales.  He is also a…

Jan 05, 2015
Be Transfigured

Being Convicted by the Gospel

The Gospel of Christ is a comfort to sinners but can convict the righteous. The invitation of Christ for all sinners to join Him at the Table, is a comfort…

Nov 18, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Does the Sermon Matter?

What is a sermon? Is it a sacrament? Is it a liturgical act? If not, why is it important? A sermon is very important, but it is just as important that…

Jun 17, 2014
The Sounding

Is “Evaluation” even Orthodox?

When the programs of the Office of Vocation & Ministry were just getting going, I was troubled at having to spend part of the annual budget on “evaluation.”…

May 29, 2014
The Sounding

Our Mother Mary

What is it about a sixth-century saint that makes her so relevant to our lives today? How is it that an illiterate woman who lived most of her life in…

Apr 01, 2014
Vengan a Recibir la Luz

La Gran Cuaresma

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten abordan el tema de la Gran Cuaresma: ¿De qué…

Mar 26, 2014
This Month's Topic

December: Forgiveness and Repentance

“ …Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand….

Dec 04, 2013
The Sounding

Miley Cyrus and the Beheading of St. John the Baptist

The entire Internet is still in a state of consternation after the recent performance of Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards. Since I am way past…

Aug 27, 2013
Orthodoxy Explained

God’s Second Chance

As we struggle with vice and sin, we can find comfort knowing that God continually gives us second chances to get back on track. Fr. Athanasios Haros touches…

Aug 08, 2013

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