Sign on the Dotted Line

Just how bad is the economy? Well, it appears that in some places it’s so bad that it’s even tempting people to make Faustian decisions. Like this Reuters article which describes how a loan company in Latvia – where the economy is apparently really bad – clients are given a most sinister option: “Clients haveContinue reading “Sign on the Dotted Line”

Salvation in the Orthodox Church

We believe, naturally, that our Church is the true Church. I think the Catholics have the same belief, and for that matter so do the Baptists, Presbyterians….I’m sure everyone believes that their church is the right one. Our claim to that title, however, is supported by history and not sentiment. And so the only logicalContinue reading “Salvation in the Orthodox Church”

“The First Joy Sent Down by God…”

Ours is not to lead the way but, as our Lord beckons His followers in the Gospel, we are to follow Him. Yet, today 24 June/ 7 July, we commemorate him who came before Him,whose calling was of preparation, “to go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways” (Luke 1:76). In theContinue reading ““The First Joy Sent Down by God…””

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

What is known as the Great Commission, the great command or appointment, is that part in the Gospel narrative  in which Jesus sends His Apostles out into the world with the words, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and ofContinue reading “Fourth Sunday after Pentecost”