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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

Position on Pornography

According to surveys, nearly one ­third of Orthodox Christian teens are unsure whether pornography is right or wrong.1 This is approximately the same…

Jan 14, 2015
Pemptousia Partnership

Klaus Kenneth: The Real Life and Meaningful Happiness, Part 2

In this part, author Klaus Kenneth stresses the value of concentration during prayer. He also states that by prayer, people enter into eternity and the…

Nov 28, 2014
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
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Σπλάχνα οικτηρμών

“Οσοι θέλουμε να πορευόμαστε στην ορθή ευαγγελική οδό πρέπει να αναλογιστούμε τον…

Nov 15, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today: Part 4

According to St. Silouan, and our entire Orthodox tradition, spiritual life entails spiritual warfare. This is a primary point that we must fully acknowledge…

Sep 29, 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
The Sounding

Can I be Eastern Orthodox and Express Artistic Creativity?

Recently I was asked whether it is possible to be an Eastern Orthodox creative artist, which surprised me. The person wrote that whenever he reads a current…

Jun 15, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Truth Telling

Truth telling can be life-changing, dangerous, liberating. In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells us that we will know the truth, and “the truth will…

Jun 11, 2014
The Sounding

The Brothers Karamazov

“There is only one salvation for you: take yourself up, and make yourself responsible for all the sins of men. For indeed it is so, my friend, and…

Jun 05, 2014

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