There is a term in biblical Greek, τύπος, that translates into English as a “pattern,” or a “model,” or a “figure.” Typology became known as the study of those characters in Hebrew scripture whose lives or behavior appeared to mysteriously parallel the life or character of Jesus of Nazareth. Typology within the Christian faith is an […]

After the celebration of Pentecost and the conclusion of the Easter season, we resume ordinary time with the celebration of Trinity Sunday. We celebrate Trinity Sunday immediately after the Easter season and Pentecost in order to affirm the presence of the Triune God among his chosen people… us. While the biblical story of Jesus may have […]

A few weeks back a Greek newspaper ran a spectacular pictorial of a priestly ordination, where four deacons were ordained to the priesthood in the Greek Orthodox Church. The pictorial and the imagery brought into focus some continuity between Greek Orthodox liturgical practice and the testimony of Paul’s letters. One question commonly raised in the […]