The Virus that Stole Pascha

I was surprised when I first heard that our local Antiochian Orthodox Church decided to close all services for the remainder of Lent. I was even more surprised to learn moments later that all Antiochian Orthodox Churches in the United States were to be closed by order of our archbishop. Soon after that I was…

The Eucharist in the New Testament

Though Eucharistic language permeates the New Testament from start to finish, there are only a few passages which deal directly with the Last Supper. The specific treatments of the Last Supper are found in the three synoptic Gospels and in Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. A compare and contrast study of the separate accounts…

Orthodoxy and Repentance

There is a popular way of thinking about repentance for many Christians today which relegates repentance to a single, specific occurrence in the believer’s life: that of salvation. This idea is often tethered to the concept of salvation as a one-time event in which a person repents of his or her sin, “accepts Jesus as…