The Subtle Unity of 25% of the New Testament

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon The intentional unity of Luke/Acts is more than sequential. It is also thematic, in the sense that both works carry the same images, ideas, and preoccupations. In Luke/Acts there is, as well, a more subtle kind of unity, of a sort different from merely thematic and more complex than merely […]

St. Luke’s Vocabulary on the Heart

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon St. Luke’s account of the Parable of the Sower includes features not found in the corresponding passages of Mark and Matthew; one of these is the form of the final verse, translated thus in the NKJV: “But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard […]

On Consecrating the Entire Economic Order

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon St. Luke’s account of Zacchaeus in the sycamore tree (19:1-10) is a story rich in spiritual reflection; preachers and Bible-readers, coming from a variety of backgrounds, have explored the narrative unto great profit for the education of the soul. A certain liturgical use of the text is particularly instructive; namely, […]

On The Sunday Of Orthodoxy

by St. Luke, Archbishop of Crimea Doctor of Medicine, Professor, and State Prize winner, since 1944 St. Luke was the Archbishop of Tambov and Michurinsk, and later of Simferopol and the Crimea. While he was serving the church as an Archbishop, he was also practicing as a surgeon and taught and published many books and […]