Reflections in Christ

by Fr. Lawrence Farley

Fr. Lawrence Farley

Holy Hatred

Lately I came across an interesting bit of theologizing.  The author (who shall remain nameless) spoke of his love for…

The True Beginning of our Salvation

If one didn’t know better, one might guess that our salvation started with the birth of Christ at Bethlehem.  After all, that was…

An Exclusive Creed

The Nicene Creed was created to exclude.  This goes against the grain of our modern secular society, where the word “inclusive” has…

Confessions of a Jesus Freak

As I continue to age, I find increasingly that a generation gap opens up unexpectedly at my feet.  The first time it happened was…

Elmer the Safety Elephant

I remember Elmer.  Elmer was an elephant, whose image adorned the backs of our notebooks when I was in elementary school, and…

Holy Pascha: The Blast of a Trumpet

From the prophecies of Isaiah: “It will come about also in that day that a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were perishing…

Christ the King

In the Western liturgical calendar we find the Feast of “Christ the King” (often changed to conform to the draconian canons…)

Defending the Synodikon

Recently, on the First Sunday of Great Lent, we read the Synodikon in church—well, actually just a tiny snippet of it…