Reflections in Christ

Lenten Reflections

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]. ...

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…