Reflections in Christ

Lenten Reflections

What Kind of Fire?

The image of fire appears frequently in the Orthodox Church’s prayers and teachings concerning our eternal destiny as…

The Last Judgment

Knowing the commandments of the Lord, let this be our way of life: let us feed the hungry, let us give the thirsty drink. Let us clothe…

Looking at the Lenten Prayer

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

Lives Worth Judging

As we draw closer to the beginning of Great Lent – which begins on Monday, February 19—we are able to set our Lenten…

“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]. ...