Reflections in Christ

Lenten Reflections

“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]. ...

Bright Sadness

The American poet and Orthodox convert, Scott Cairns, writes in a chapter of God For Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter...

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…

Holy Week: A Mystic Torrent

As we enter Holy Week, the festal atmosphere of Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday yields to the solemnity, sobriety and…

Christ the King

In the Western liturgical calendar we find the Feast of “Christ the King” (often changed to conform to the draconian canons…)