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Behold: Dying, we live!

Pascha approaches: we should reflect once again on this crux of our faith, orient ourselves anew by the perspective that it offers, and enter afresh into its mystery. By his death, his voluntary self-offering in love for us, Christ has destroyed death and granted us life. We say such words so often, that we frequently…

The Lord’s Anointed: Thoughts on Holy Wednesday

The woman poured precious oil of myrrh upon thine awesome and royal head, O Christ our God. —Matins of Holy Wednesday, ode eight I have found David my servant: with my holy oil have I anointed him. —Psalm 88:20 Among the righteous of the Old Testament, few shine more brightly than King David. God chose…

The Vocation of Fatherhood

As a proud Texan, it is more than a little ironic that my daughter has a New York birth certificate. Having spent all of our married life in Texas, my wife and I would have gladly welcomed our daughter before we moved to New York to attend seminary. However, as God would have it and…