Reflections in Christ

by Fr. Steven Kostoff

Saint Nicholas: The Image of Giving

As we celebrate the feast of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Lycia, the Wonderworker, we find that there is a certain unresolved…

A Brief Reflection on Black Friday

There is something almost “metaphysically unsettling” about “Black Friday.” The very name of this day has an ominous ring to…

“In an Honest and Good Heart”

Recently at the Divine Liturgy, we heard the Parable of the Sower, as related in Luke 8:5-15.  The reception of this…

The Thundering Message

We recently heard the powerful account of Jesus raising from the dead the widow’s son at Nain [Luke 7:11-16].  This…

Grace, Love, Communion

Anyone remotely familiar with the Divine Liturgy will immediately recognize this wonderful blessing during…

An Attitude of Listening to God

During a somewhat casual conversation that strayed from subject-to-subject within my family circle a few days…

Making the right choice

On August 1, we commemorated the Holy Seven Maccabee Children, Solomone their mother, and Eleazar their Teacher. They were all…