Still preparing the Way

Today the Orthodox Church celebrates the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, the Forerunner. He is called "Forerunner" because he appeared before Jesus Christ, to prepare the way of the Lord, in the spirit of what Isaiah had spoken: A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, Make straight in the desert a highway for our God." …

The Cross of Holy Friday

Giles Fraser is a brilliant religion commentator for the Guardian newspaper of London, and I've referred to him in a previous post. He is Anglican, but seems to have an immense understanding of all Christian traditions, including our own Eastern tradition. He is also able to communicate the deepest truths of Christianity in our contemporary historical …

A Blessed Day

Today is Good Friday for all Christians except for us Orthodox, who, for complicated calendar and moon issues, once again are out of step with everyone else and observe Great and Holy Friday next week. Tonight is also the beginning of Passover, so our Catholic and Protestant brothers and sisters are able to meditate on the …