Posts about secular culture

The Sounding

Archbishop Job: Facing Secularism, Orthodox Christians Must Say “No!”

A friend sent me this reflection, which I’d like to share with you. His Eminence Archbishop Job (Osaky) reposed in the Lord five years ago today…

Dec 18, 2014
The Sounding

Mary Magdalene as Mrs. Jesus

You can tell it’s almost Christmas by observing any one of three things: 1. lots of cars in the mall parking lots; 2. inane secular Christmas songs blaring…

Dec 04, 2014
Beauty Will Save the World

The Intoxication of Sensuality

In this episode, Fr. Barnabas Powell discusses how modern Christians live in a world that bombards us with constant advertisements based on sensuality….

Dec 01, 2014
Pemptousia Partnership

Klaus Kenneth: The Real Life and Meaningful Happiness, Part 1

Author Klaus Kenneth explains why pursuing hedonism leads to an artificial life, and how people today believe that material things are the only things…

Nov 28, 2014
The Sounding

The Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever

Our experience of living in North America today is very different than was the experience of living in Byzantium in the fifth century, or in Holy Russia…

Nov 21, 2014
Come Receive the Light

In Love with Excess

As we enter the Christmas season, Dr. Randa Anderson, a member of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute in Chicago, talks with Fr. Chris about our…

Nov 13, 2014
The Sounding

Traditionalism vs. Tradition

The late great scholar Jaroslav Pelikan once observed: “Tradition is the living faith of the dead, traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. And,…

Nov 07, 2014
Be Transfigured

God Wants You To Be a Martyr

In a day when our world is frantically searching wealth and honor, Christians are daily called to choose between worldly priorities and a Godly life. Your…

Oct 27, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Χρειαζόμαστε ένα θαύμα

“Η Εκκλησία μας καλεί σε μια ριζική αναθεώρηση της ζωής μας και των κριτιρίων μας…

Oct 25, 2014
The Sounding

Ancient Christianity Confronts Death and Halloween

I remember well walking the streets of our cozy steel-mill suburb of Pittsburgh with our two- and four-year-old sons in a wagon, flanked by our neighbors…

Oct 18, 2014

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