Rosemary shakes out its sky-blue skirts. The end of the fast draws near,   season of blessed withdrawal: the silence guarded by the bare wood while the light opens its windows in the heart of all existence. The unlimited invocation stirs deep within a breath before the song begins.   Under the vast rose window, … Continue reading

Tending the Garden – Response to Ecological Crisis

  Tending the Garden:   An Orthodox Christian Response to Ecological Crisis     For well over a decade, the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has publicly called Christians to examine “the increasing burden on the natural environment due to human abuse, which the Church names as sin”. He counsels instead “using natural resources with thankfulness, … Continue reading

Guide for Teaching Bible 11- Jacob and the Struggle for God

Jacob the Forefather of the Lord and the Struggle to Obtain God     The forefathers and mothers of the Lord in the flesh are often depicted as Christ-like, virtuous and prophetic. Though this is not universally so, and all are human as well with human weaknesses, it can be taken as a general rule; … Continue reading