Posts about saints

The Sounding

One in Christ, One in Communion

In my former home parish of Saint Michael, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, I incorporated a stylized wheat and grapevine motif into the walls’ adornment. While…

Jun 23, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Porphyrios on Blackmailing God

Bargaining with God in prayer is such a common human behavior that it’s part of our culture. How many times have you seen a character in a movie,…

Jun 22, 2014
The Sounding

Seeing with Saint Seraphim’s Eyes

“My friend, both of us at this moment are in the Spirit, you and I.” These pinnacle words from the historic conversation between Nikolay Motovilov…

Jun 22, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Why Are You In Church?

Countless men and women over the centuries have defended the Truth of Orthodox Christianity, sometimes offering their blood in martyrdom. Why would someone…

Jun 19, 2014
The Sounding

Humbled Through My Children

“Venti iced chai with soy please.” I pulled away from the drive-thru and pressed the straw to my lips before heading back out onto the highway….

Jun 19, 2014
The Sounding

What To Do With Saint Ignatius?

Of all the saints of the Church, Ignatius maybe had the biggest impact in leading me towards Orthodoxy. Saint Ignatius threw several wrenches into my Protestant…

Jun 17, 2014
Orthodox Christian Reference Guide

What is the Apostles Fast?

Orthodox Christians around the world observe four fasting seasons during the year. Two of these—the Great Fast for the forty days of Lent, and the Dormition…

Jun 17, 2014
The Sounding

St. Silouan the Athonite on How to Talk to Heterodox

St. Silouan the Athonite (1866–1938) is one of the most beloved recent saints, having been canonized in 1987. A simple monk who nonetheless attracted…

Jun 16, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

On the Fear of God

Join Fr. David Smith this week on Harmony of Thunder. In the Divine Liturgy, when the priest summons the people to Holy Communion, he sings, “With fear…

Jun 15, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Abba Anthony on the Three Wars

Abba Anthony, also known as Saint Anthony the Great, said, “Whoever sits in solitude and is quiet has escaped from three wars: the war of hearing,…

Jun 15, 2014
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