Reflections in Christ

by Fr. Steven Kostoff

“Earthly Life Ceases”

I came across the phrase “earthly life ceases” at the beginning of an explanation of Holy Week written by the…

Through the Cross… Joy!

“For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comprehension” [2 Corinthians 4:17]. ...

A Lenten Reading List

I thought to compile a list of more-or-less Orthodox “lenten classics” upon which you may want to draw as Great Lent…

The Gospels: Encountering Christ

On Sunday, January 29, the Sunday of Zacchaeus, we heard the first “signal” that Great Lent is just around the corner…

Inexcusable Excuse-Making

In the Parable of the Great Supper—Luke 14:16-24—we find a revealing glimpse into humankind’s inexhaustible propensity…

Christmas and Martyrdom

The Gospel reading for the Great Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord is Matthew 2:1-12.  This passage proclaims the…

Finding “Snatches of Silence”

Several years ago, Newsweek magazine carried an article written by Julia Baird under the rubric of psychology, titled…