Reflections in Christ

by Fr. Steven Kostoff

The Imitation of God Himself

Recently, I was reading and studying what has come to be called “the Sermon on the Plain” found in Luke…

Too busy NOT to pray!

While looking through a catalogue recently from a Christian publishing company, I came across a rather intriguing title: Too Busy Not to Pray.  I say intriguing…

“Become What You Are!”

Come, O believers, let us celebrate in song today, glorifying the memory of all the saints! ...

The Last and Great Day of the Feast

Pentecost Sunday is also called “Trinity Sunday.”  The One God is the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit—One God, therefore, worshipped in three…

From Where Do We Draw Our Water?

In my humble opinion, the dialogue between Jesus and the Samaritan woman (John 4:5-42) may just be the most profound and amazing dialogue ever recorded…

“Lent after Lent” and “Life after Pascha”

Christ is risen!

Recently, I posed a question to the faithful of our parish:  Is there life after Pascha?  Another question has formed in my mind this morning:  Is there Lent after…

Holy Week: The Ultimate Perspective

At the beginning of Holy Week we contemplate “The End”—of the earthly ministry of Christ, of our own lives and the judgment that will lead to, and of the “end of the world.” In other words, there is something of an “apocalyptic edge” to the…

On the Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great

During the five Sundays of Great Lent we celebrate the Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great on the Lord’s Day.  This Liturgy is used on five other occasions during the year, two more of which are…