James Hargrave, Author at Orthodox Christian Network

An Orthodox Education

“You sing this one.” The head chanter points at me. I’ve been at my parish assignment for a few months. At seminary, I’m taking my first semester of chant. I’ve been recording Matins on my phone every Sunday and practicing at home. This particular melody runs easily through my head, Read more…

God is Father

God is Father. What does that mean? Here’s what it doesn’t mean: We have, as a human reality, such a thing as fatherhood. Because we can’t really conceptualize God, we use human metaphors to define him. God as “father,” then, is a human construct that is helpful to partially understand Read more…