Reflections in Christ

by Fr. Lawrence Farley

Fr. Lawrence Farley

Dying Like a Disciple

Every year on August 15, the Church bids us come to the final bedside of the Theotokos and learn how to die.  It is an important lesson, and…

Learning Lessons from the Loaves

The miracle of the multiplication of the loaves bears a significance and symbolism like few others of Christ’s miracles, which is perhaps why it…

The Mathematics of Misery

One of the many memorable lines from the classic The Princess Bride says it admirably.  In that film, the then-mysterious Man in Black says to…

Letting Down the Nets

When the Lord called His apostles to follow Him, He told them to let down their nets for a catch (Luke 5:4).  After they took in a tremendous catch of fish…

The Longest Week

What is the message for us on Paschal evening, when the churches celebrate Paschal Vespers?  When we read…

Saint Basil the Great Polemicist

It is easy looking back at Saint Basil and his patristic compatriots from such a distance to forget that they too…

Praying the Great Litany

It is easy to miss the significance of the Great Litany.  It comes so early in the Divine Liturgy, immediately after the…

Lenten Cuisine

The first question which presents itself during the Lenten season is one of cuisine:  “What on earth can…