Tradition! Part Two: “By word or by letter” (2 Thess. 2:15)

“So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.”- 2 Thessalonians 2:15 “Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established. “- Proverbs 15:22 As I mentioned in my last post, my wife […]

Cassocks and Costumes

I had a funny experience in my neighborhood the other day. I was getting into my car to head to church. I was wearing the traditional ‘uniform’ of an Orthodox priest – a black robe (called a ‘cassock’) and a cross. While I don’t always wear it everywhere, my neighbors are used to seeing me […]

Syrian Jesus

Jesus began his earthly life as refugee a migrant under threat suspected, turned away, unwelcome It is no wonder that it was those suspected, turned away, unwelcome that he continued to identify with You shall not oppress the sojourner among you For you were strangers in the land of Egypt The Father commanded The Father […]

Refugees and Us

Today I shared a link on Facebook about the work being done by an excellent organization, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) with regards to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. First I’ll share that again on here, you should check it out: http://www.iocc.org/countries/countries_syria.aspx After sharing it, there was one phrase that stuck with me: “One of the worst […]