Posts about saints

Orthodoxy Explained

Saint John Chyrsostom Exhorts Us to Pay Attention to the Sermon

Few people, sitting down with friends to watch a major sports event, would remind each other to pay attention. When we are being entertained, it isn’t…

Jun 27, 2014
The Sounding

Not Even Grenades Could Kill Her: The Martyrdom of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna of Russia

Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr is one of the most popular recent martyrs of the Orthodox Church. A noble woman and a convert to the faith, she became a…

Jun 25, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Saint Gregory the Theologian on Prayer

If prayer is speech with God, then understanding God must be a part of learning about prayer. Saint Gregory the Theologian offers us wisdom on both topics,…

Jun 24, 2014
Orthodox News

WATCH: A New Movie About St. Luke of Crimea, a World Famous Surgeon

“Luka,” a new movie filmed in Ukraine and Belarus, tells the dramatic story of the world famous surgeon who would become St. Luke of Crimea….

Jun 23, 2014
The Sounding

Church and Nationality

On the Sunday following the Sunday of all Saint, the national Orthodox Churches around the world celebrate their local saints. Greece celebrates its saints,…

Jun 23, 2014
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