Chancellor’s Diary

by Fr. John Jillions

Fr. John Jillions

May 8, 2014

Psalm 97: “When the Land was Restored”

Light dawns for the righteous,
 and joy for the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous…

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…

May 6, 2014

Psalm 96

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice
(Psalm 96:11) ...

April 10, 2014

Psalm 94: God of Vengeance

There are times when we are just so angry and dispirited by the state of the world. Church life too can leave us bitterly disappointed and furious that…

April 8, 2014

Saint Nino, All-American Council, Syrian Patriarch and a devastating fire

It has been a busy few days at the Chancery. ...

April 4, 2014

Psalm 93

The Lord is King [reigns]; He is robed in majesty;

the Lord is robed, He is girded with strength…

April 3, 2014

Psalm 92: “A Song for the Sabbath”

It is good to give thanks [to confess] to the Lord,
 to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High;
to declare Thy steadfast love in the morning,
 and Thy faithfulness by night…

April 2, 2014

Psalm 91

For He will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash…

April 1, 2014

Psalm 90

Lord, Thou hast been our refuge [dwelling place] in all generations.
Before the mountains existed, and [before] the earth and the world were formed, even from age…