Reflections in Christ

by Fr. Steven Kostoff

The Nativity Fast vs. “Getmas”

Yesterday—Sunday, November 15—we entered into the forty-day Nativity Fast, or Advent, that prepares us liturgically and…

“God or Nothing”

Recently, I was browsing through some journals at a bookstore, and I picked up the current issue of one of my favorite religious…

Only wonder grasps anything

Recently, I read an article that dealt with the issue of the possible convergence between theology and science.  The specific theme of…

“Hard sayings” indeed!

“If ninety-nine of us are good and saintly but one of our brothers or sisters is far from our solace and…

“Wood is healed by Wood!”

The Great Feast of the Elevation of the Cross raises a myriad of themes—Biblical, historical, theological, etc.—upon which to meditate.  One…

Before Thy Cross, we bow down in worship!

“Then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven….“ [Matthew 24:30].

Contemporary scholars debate the meaning of the word “sign” in…

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…