The Eighth Day

To the early Christians, Sunday was not only the first day of the week but was also symbolically the Eighth Day — the Day of Christ’s Resurrection after the “old sabbath”, when a “new creation” was made to replace the original seven day creation as described in Genesis. The concept of a new “Eighth Day” […]

The Troublesome Nature of Apologetics: Part 1

One of Father Pat’s Recent Pastoral Ponderings, this one for June 14, 2009: All Saints Sunday deals with Orthodox Christian apologetics. An important part of the proclamation of the Christian faith to the world is, of course, a proper defense of that faith. We are not surprised, therefore, that this defensive ministry, called “apologetics,” is […]