Reflections in Christ

by Fr. Steven Kostoff

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…

God So Loved This World

“Remember, never to fear the power of evil more than your trust in the power and love of God” [Apostle Hermas of the Seventy]. ...

Delighting in God’s Creation

Fall officially begin at 10:21 a.m. EDT on Thursday, September 22.  From my personal—and, admittedly, “subjective”—perspective…

Farewell to Rio!

Ironic indeed, that the Olympic Games—which displayed an array of highly disciplined specimens of physical prowess and stamina…