Reflections in Christ

Lenten Reflections

The Pascha No One Wants

True leadership brings people where they need to be but don’t want to go. No Christian worth their salt believes Christ went to…

The Joy of the Cross

“Rejoice in the Lord; rejoice in the Lord; rejoice in the Lord. May the Lord guard your soul and body and spirit from every evil, as well as…”

Lenten Distancing

Church closed. Community members scattered widely. Weeks without normal daily and weekly routine, without spiritual instruction, without icons to…

What Kind of Fire?

The image of fire appears frequently in the Orthodox Church’s prayers and teachings concerning our eternal destiny as…

The Last Judgment

Knowing the commandments of the Lord, let this be our way of life: let us feed the hungry, let us give the thirsty drink. Let us clothe…

Looking at the Lenten Prayer

I cannot be the only Orthodox pastor to have been asked occasionally by my people about the meaning of…

Lives Worth Judging

As we draw closer to the beginning of Great Lent – which begins on Monday, February 19—we are able to set our Lenten…