Meditations December 1, 2023

Becoming Fully Human

Our Lord’s Nativity brings us the opportunity to be reminded of His love for us, and what it means to follow His example and become like God.

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Meditations November 1, 2023

Nearness as Sacrifice and Salvation

That is, the word for the Eucharistic sacrifice, is qorban. This word he said, meant “nearness,” or “to draw near.” In other words, the idea of sacrifice from the Orthodox, and of the tradition of Israel before it, is to draw near to God.

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Meditations October 1, 2023

Blessed Abraham: The Troubling Narrative of Abraham, Isaac, the Sacrifice, and the Missing Bits Between

How often do we blithely go through the motions of the Biblical text without really engaging or challenging that from which we are reading?

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Meditations September 1, 2023

Practicing Prayer

"Prayer is the test of everything; prayer is also the source of everything; prayer is the driving force of everything; prayer is also the director of everything. If prayer is right, everything is right. For prayer will not allow anything to go wrong."

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Meditations August 1, 2023

Whatever He Says to You, Do It

To the casual bystander the feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos might seem to be an idle tale. But for Christ and His Church it is the culmination of the life of this woman, whose role in the incarnation is pivotal and whose life is fully united with His Church.

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