Wonderworking Ascetics

Wonderworking Ascetics

WE ARE AT THE END of the Fast of the Apostles and many who have observed this Fast will be happy that it is over. We prefer feasts to fasts and look forward to any fast-free days observed during the year. There are some, however, who make every day a fast day. They...
Coming from East and West

Coming from East and West

BY THE TIME CHRIST BEGAN His public ministry, Rome had been ruling the Holy Land for almost 100 years, through a succession of local governors and administrators. The ruler of Galilee at the time was the tetrarch Herod Antipas, whom the locals called “King Herod.” The...

The End of Slavery to Sin

WHEN WE THINK OF SLAVERY it is the American experience which automatically comes to mind. America’s slaves were mostly Africans who were captured, bought and sold as a commodity. Slavery was permanent (you could not be freed), hereditary (the children of slaves were...

When Romans Turned to Christ

AS AMERICANS WE PRIDE OURSELVES on our freedom. We live in the “Land of the free” and see ourselves as leading other nations to government of, by and for the people. There is ample evidence for this statement. There is also evidence, however, that we are not free. Our...

From Slavery to Freedom

WHEN WE THINK OF SLAVERY it is the experience of blacks in America which most often comes to mind. Africans targeted by commercial slave traders as ignorant savages were captured in raids, transported across the Atlantic and sold on the open market like livestock. In...