July 24, 2016

There is a line of singularity, or oneness, that runs through the entire length of the Creed.

It begins with the confession of belief in “One God, the Father Almighty.” In keeping with God’s revelation given to Israel in the Old Testament, Orthodox Christians continue t...

July 9, 2016

“Something that stands for something else.” That’s usually what we mean when we think of the word Symbol. In our world flags stand for countries, red octagonal signs stand for stopping, and wedding rings stand for love and commitment. Computers and advertising have acc...

July 3, 2016

As the Priest (and Deacon, if there is one) and servers come out of the Holy Altar with the Gospel Book during the Divine Liturgy (called the Little Entrance) the Priest quietly prays this prayer. It is a prayer asking that as the clergy and servers enter the Altar the...

June 25, 2016

This week in Crete many Orthodox bishops have been gathered together for what has been called The Great and Holy Council. And so it seems like a good opportunity to consider the meaning and importance of councils in the Orthodox Church. It may help to begin with the si...

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