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St. Gregory the Theologian on Holy Baptism

St. Gregory the Theologian on Holy Baptism

“Do you have an infant child? Allow sin no opportunity; rather, let the infant be sanctified from childhood. From his most tender age let him be consecrated by the Spirit. Do you fear the seal [of baptism] because of the weakness of nature? Oh, what a pusillanimous mother and of how little faith!” St. Gregory the Theologian – Oration on Holy Baptism 40:7 [A.D. 388]

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Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen!  St. John Chrysostom’s Paschal Homily

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! St. John Chrysostom’s Paschal Homily

The big hashtag this lent has been #paschainthedesert, and what a desert it’s been. The multitudes of faithful Christians–especially in America–have been without the sacraments. It’s been a difficult journey and time, but my faith has been renewed and invigorated by priests who have so bravely refused to allow the fear of plague to discontinue the Divine Liturgy and giving of our life-giving sacraments to the faithful.

The Church has been tested with fire (1 Corinthians 3:10-23 & Proverbs 17:3). We are being purified.

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