Eucharist and Epidemic

Because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. – Romans 8:21 I am posting this piece as a list of what I feel are great articles on the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Eugenia Constantinou’s piece on the spiritual problems … [Read more…]

Does Racism Have a Place in Orthodoxy?

“All sins have some “extenuating circumstances”, but injustice has none. Injustice draws the wrath of God.” St. Paisios of Mt. Athos. In 1872, the Council of Constantinople declared that phyletism, or the notion of dividing the Church up based on national, or more specifically, racial lines was declared to be heresy.  What underlay this decision, I … [Read more…]

On Science and Orthodoxy

St. Paul, in his letter to the Romans, contrasts the mind set on the things of the flesh and contrasts it with the mind set on things of the Spirit, and concludes “The mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6 (EOB).  When addressing the current … [Read more…]

My Introduction to Paris

All went well with our flight out of San Diego. We were on a very modern 787, which had some nice inflight capabilities. We were on Norwegian air, which is also a pleasant airline to deal with, for the most part, but don’t try to reach customer service on the weekend. I had purchased our … [Read more…]