Reflections in Christ

by Fr. Lawrence Farley

Fr. Lawrence Farley

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…

Living In Galilee

Christians read the Hebrew Scriptures with different eyes than do their Jewish neighbors.  For Jewish readers…

Christianity Makes No Sense

Christianity makes no sense.  Just ask self-proclaimed intellectual giants like Richard Dawkins or…

Surveying the Old Testament

On the two Sundays prior to Christmas, we focus on the Old Testament.  Two Sundays before that blessed day, we focus liturgically upon…

“The Magic of Childhood”

“The magic of childhood” is a phrase which has become so proverbial that there is a Pinterest selection dedicated to it.  Childhood is wistfully hailed and…

Learning from Brittany

On Saturday November 1, 2014, Brittany Maynard committed suicide.  She had been diagnosed…

Dealing with Anger

The apostles’ hearts were filled with rage.  The Master was heading toward Jerusalem, and He had sent messengers on ahead to secure lodging for Himself and His…