The Scoop on “Orthodox Christmas”

You undoubtedly heard or read at least one reference today to this being "Orthodox Christmas." One of my cousins posted this article on his Facebook page; it's typical of the misunderstanding that exists about January 7th being "Orthodox Christmas." Orthodox Christmas 2015: Russian, Greek and Other Eastern Churches Begin Celebrations Some of the information in this …

Marks of Community

Today's Gospel reading, Luke 13:10-17, should be read in the context of the entire chapter 13 of Luke. Jesus heals the woman who was bent over for eighteen years in the midst of various parables and confrontational dialogues. What unifies all these segments of chapter 13 is the idea of community. A careful reading of this …