POWER AND AUTHORITY

I’m sorry that this will seem too “academic” and perhaps even “pedantic,” but it’s what I have to offer, right now.           There are two Greek words that are of importance this weekend (even though only one features in...

THE SPECIAL MEANING OF JANUARY 25

This Monday is marked by the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul.  It also marks (among other things; more later on that) the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  There is a definite connection here—let’s explore it....

BORE-DINARY TIME??

We have moved from the celebrational seasons of Advent and Christmas to “Ordinary Time.”  This is what the official description says about it:            Besides the times of the year that have their own...

THE 4 “J’s” OF THE BAPTISM

Today’s Feast is a joy-filled one, and a very gentle and peace-filled one (to those who don’t know “the rest of the story” at this point).  It’s especially beautiful when one learns that Epiphany once marked THREE events:  the Magi, the Baptism, and the...

OUR EPIPHANIES

The word “epiphany” is a virtual transliteration from the Greek word for “revelation” or “manifestation.”  It’s not an accident that our Liturgy celebrates 3 such events in succession (and once upon a time, all on the same day):  the visit of the Magi, the...