Monthly Archives: April 2012

Earth Day is a Christian Day

O God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, even our brothers, the animals, to whom Thou gavest the earth as their home in common with us. We remember with shame that in the past we … Continue reading

Posted in Job 12:7-10, Psalm 104:10-25, Psalm 8:3-5 | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Bowing Down to a Faceless Idol

Before the Incarnation, it was idolatrous to make an image of God. Now that the Incarnation has taken place, it would be idolatrous not to make images of Him. When a religion rejects images of God, it sends the message that God is … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 787 A.D. - Nicea II, Exodus 32, Holy Images, Icons, Israel, John 1:14, John 2:19-21, Psalm 5:7, Sculpture, Worship | 8 Comments

The Gift of Suffering

It made Jesus perfect, but we don’t want it. It taught Jesus obedience, but we avoid it. St. Paul boasted in it, yet we are ashamed of it. St. Peter told us to rejoice in it, yet we reject it. … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Peter 4:12-13, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, Hebrews 2:9-10, Hebrews 5:8, James 1:2, Numbers 11:4-6, Orthodox Homilies, Romans 5:3-5 | 1 Comment