Reflections in Christ

by Fr. Lawrence Farley

Fr. Lawrence Farley

Apocalyptic Spirituality

There are three Hebrew words which the first century Church used often in their worship, and we have retained only two of…

That Was Then, This Is Now

I was born and raised in the greater Toronto area (known to locals as the “GTA”) and came to faith in the early 1970s.  For the students…

Christ as Hierophant

Every Sunday our little parish celebrates an abbreviated Matins service before the Divine Liturgy, and…

A Poor Man Named Lazarus

Our Lord’s parable of Lazarus and the rich man is unique among the parables, for in this parable alone one of the…

A Lethal Legacy

A friend of mine just returned from back east where he had attended the funeral of a friend and was mightily impressed by…

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…