His handiwork.

Jesus was a carpenter, after the man who had part in raising Him, Joseph. It was God’s plan all along that Joseph be betrothed to the Mother of God. Joseph, a noble, honest and fair man was chosen to raise the Son of God. Carpentry was a rough, tough job that demanded a great deal … More His handiwork.

Holding steadfast.

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” (Psalm 34:8) Great lent and Passion Week are generally the most spiritually charged periods of an Orthodox believer’s year. During Great Lent, we follow the example set by our Lord Jesus Christ, who fasted on our behalf forty … More Holding steadfast.

Sacrifice.

Many people today understand sacrifice as a practice observed exclusively in the Old Testament. Sacrifices in the form of burnt offerings and the like, were offered to God to purify the sinner and his sacred objects of worship from the uncleanness of sin and the resulting spiritual death. It was therefore an attempt to bridge … More Sacrifice.