Reflections in Christ

by Fr. Lawrence Farley

Fr. Lawrence Farley

What Does the Word “Church” Mean?

Every Sunday the Creed is said in Church in which Christians say the words, “I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church.”  It…

The Seal of the Prophets

The importance of John the Baptizer may be gauged by the amount of paint and ink the Church spends on…

What It Was that Saved Thomas

Thomas had a heart that had taken one too many beatings.  Despite his often being stigmatized by later generations as…

Songs of Light and Revelation

In the service of Sunday Matins (in Greek Orthros) of the Orthodox Church we find a series of eleven hymns called…

Looking at the Lenten Prayer

I cannot be the only Orthodox pastor to have been asked occasionally by my people about the meaning of…

Martyric Ministry

In the old television show “Dragnet,” the announcer began by saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to see is…”