Monthly Archives: September 2014

Saint Silouan the Athonite Part 2

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today: Part 2 By Dr. Harry Boosalis in The Sounding Sep 23, 2014 The Saints challenge us to reach beyond the common conception of salvation that predominates in the West. For the Orthodox … Continue reading

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The Sacrament of Holy Unction

Holy Unction By Fr. Lawrence Farley Sep 24, 2014 Some people have told me that when they are in the hospital, they hate to see a priest enter a patient’s room because they regard his visit as a harbinger of … Continue reading

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Rugged Individualism

On Following Christ By Fr. Matthew Thurman in The Sounding   In mid-September, the Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of the Elevation of the Cross. This feast commemorates the re-discovery of the True Cross by St. Helen in Jerusalem in … Continue reading

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Celebrants

Holy Orders By Fr. Lawrence Farley Sep 23, 2014 As you have probably noticed, the Church has clergy—that is, men set apart for certain functions and who are held accountable for the exercise of those functions. Some (such as readers … Continue reading

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Which way do you wish to be?

The Beginning of Evils by St. Ignatius of Antioch They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they confess not the Eucharist to be the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, which suffered for our sins, and which the … Continue reading

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What does an Orthodox Church look like?

The Church Building Orthodox churches generally take one of several shapes that have a particular mystical significance. The most common shape is an oblong or rectangular shape, imitating the form of a ship. As a ship, under the guidance of … Continue reading

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The Study of Scripture

HOW TO READ THE BIBLE AND WHY by Saint Justin Popovich The Bible is in a sense a biography of God in this world. In it the Indescribable One has in a sense described Himself. The Holy Scriptures of the … Continue reading

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