Reflections in Christ

by Fr. Steven Kostoff

What Jesus was like

Regardless of how well one may know the Gospels, it is challenging to form a clear image of “what Jesus was like.” This is not in reference to His deeds…

“Money (That’s What I Want)”

“The love of money is the root of all evils” (1 Timotny 6:10). In all of his epistles, the Apostle Paul proves to be an…

A Feast of Divine Beauty

In several days, we will celebrate the Great Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, a Feast of light and glory celebrated every year on August 6.  The account…

Embracing the Tradition

On August 1, we will commemorate the Seven Holy Maccabee Children, Solomone their mother, and Eleazar their teacher, all of whom were…

Called by the Saints

The liturgical book that we began with the Matins of Pascha is called the Pentecostarion.  This theologically rich book contains…

We have seen… and received!

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all” [ 2 Corinthians 13:14] ...

Finding the time to pray

“And after He had dismissed the crowds, He went up into the hills by Himself to pray” [Matthew 14:23]. ...

What Is a “Selfie?”

As we approach the final days of Great Lent, I would like to turn my attention to a theme that surfaces often in my teaching and…

The Cross and the Resurrection

In the Orthodox Church, the Cross and Resurrection of the Lord are bound together in a unified mystery, though they remain…