Reflections in Christ

by Fr. Lawrence Farley

Fr. Lawrence Farley

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…

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…