by Fr. Stephen Freeman Several years ago, someone wrote and asked, “Why did Christ have to die on the Cross?” It is the question that prompted this article. On September 14th (New Calendar), the Church marks the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross. It is a fitting time to ask, “Why did Christ … [Read more...]
No One Could Take His Life
by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Although the Gospel of St. John does not record the Lord's Agony in the Garden, it does include several texts that put us in mind of that scene inasmuch as they reflect the sentiments and resolution expressed by Jesus during the Synoptics’ accounts of the … [Read more...]
Why Do We Need The Church?
This comes to us from "Life Transfigured" A Journal of Orthodox Nuns. "When we stay within the embrace of our mother the Church, we can know that we are with our Lord." A frequent question we hear is "Why do we need the Church?" People want to know why they must go to a particular church, … [Read more...]