What Paul Received and Handed On

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Inasmuch as the letters of St Paul are apparently the earliest writings in the New Testament, he is commonly—and not inappropriately—thought of as the Church’s earliest theologian. This persuasion, nonetheless, should not be taken to mean that the Church had no theology prior to Paul’s conversion. Indeed, on the very […]

Day 35: Strange or Little Known Christmas Traditions From Around The World

The topic for Thursday, December 19 – Day 35 of our 30 (40) Days of Blogging is Strange or Little Known Christmas Traditions From Around The World This will be fun! Make it fun!     Share the post “Day 35: Strange or Little Known Christmas Traditions From Around The World” FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterestTwitterEmailBookmarkPrint

The Twelve Days of Christmas

by Fr. Hans Jacobse What happens when we try to secularize Christmas, and why Orthodox Christians need to remain faithful to their traditions. In the Christian tradition of both east and west, the twelve days of Christmas refer to the period from Christmas Day to Theophany. The days leading up to Christmas were for preparation; […]