Monthly Archives: March 2016

18 03, 2016

Whose Image?

2019-10-16T14:01:16+00:00March 18th, 2016|

In the former USSR under Communism, our long-suffering Russian Orthodox brethren were shown varying degrees of cynical tolerance by the state. The longer term aim of the Communist regime was to replace all religious faith with atheism. But the same regime also found it expedient to allow the Orthodox to conduct and attend religious worship, providing they did not attempt [...]

11 03, 2016

Passiontide

2019-10-16T14:01:16+00:00March 11th, 2016|

Christ did not redeem us by half measures. He offered up His lifeblood for our salvation. There is a prodigality about the way His Precious Blood was poured out; the Agony in Gethsemane, the scourging at the pillar, the crowning with thorns, His carrying the cross, the crucifixion itself, the spear in His side. The shedding of Christ’s Blood was [...]

5 03, 2016

Respite before Passiontide

2019-10-16T14:01:16+00:00March 5th, 2016|

Christ our Lord cared for the needs of His people, both by what He did and by what He said. Large crowds were eager to remain with the young rabbi who cured diseases, and so they followed Him to a lonely place apart, up in the hills. The people were far from home and they were hungry. Their immediate need [...]