Posts by Fr. Lawrence Farley

The Sounding

Knowing the Master’s Manger

In the opening verses of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, we find the following words:  “Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth, for the Lord has spoken:  ‘Sons…

Jul 01, 2015
The Sounding

A Little History Lesson

Not long ago​,​the question about whether or not Orthodox Churches could accept homosexuality as a valid lifestyle came to the fore.  The year was…

Jun 16, 2015
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Where Have All the Fathers Gone?

I seem to remember reading somewhere that at least one factor in the question of why young people join gangs was the absence of a father figure in their…

Jun 16, 2015
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God is Not Interested in Religion

Of the many shocking and revolutionary things the Lord said, perhaps nothing was more shocking and revolutionary than His words to the Samaritan woman…

May 08, 2015
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Targeting Christians

Yet another massacre at the hands of an Islamic group has been reported, this time in the country of Kenya. According to news reports, Al-Shabab militants…

Apr 03, 2015
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Another Jesus

One is tempted to hearken to the siren song of our relativistic and pluralistic society and conclude that all Christian churches believe pretty much the…

Apr 03, 2015
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The Coptic Martyrs of ISIS

Many have heard the dramatic story of the twenty-one Coptic Orthodox Christians working in Libya who were captured and beheaded by ISIS as part of their…

Feb 25, 2015
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Teach Your Children Well

All parents in every generation worry about their kids, and try to keep them safe. They do this not only by not letting them play in traffic or jab sharp…

Feb 17, 2015
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The Case for Infant Baptism

Christian baptism is about conversion, as a quick look at the Orthodox liturgical texts reveals. Questions are addressed to the candidate, requiring him…

Feb 09, 2015
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Zacchaeus and the Salvation of Sinners

Zacchaeus lives in the Church, abiding as an image of us all. In some sense, everyone of us is Zacchaeus, for everyone of us is a sinner at heart. That…

Jan 26, 2015
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The Reality of Demonic Possession

A great gulf separates those who read the Scriptures over the shoulders of the Fathers and those who read over the shoulders of modern secular academics….

Jan 26, 2015
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How Ecumenical Are You?

My guess is that nothing can stop Orthodox conversation and divide a room quite so fast as someone loudly asking the question, “How ecumenical are you?”…

Jan 09, 2015

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