Reflections in Christ

May 9, 2014

Psalm 98

O sing to the Lord a new song,
 for he has done marvelous things!

(Psalm 98:1)

We as Orthodox are committed to upholding, defending and passing on the Tradition. Indeed, the words “new” and “innovation” are often used as warning labels. So it’s striking to me how often the scriptures speak of God doing something new.

St Jerome in commenting on this psalm says that...

May 7, 2014

Saint Alexis Toth: Confessor and Defender of Orthodoxy in North America

I was at the canonization of Saint Alexis during Memorial Day weekend in 1994 at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery. Along with scores of priests taking…

Understanding Thomas

Saint Thomas, it seems, can never catch a break, at least in popular culture.  Our culture knows him as “doubting Thomas,” and one single and uncharacteristic lapse has forever labelled him as a doubter and made…