Let Us Enter Into These Most Sacred Mysteries!

I have been reading a beautiful book on the Liturgy recently: For the Life of the World, by Alexander Schmemann.  This Eastern Orthodox priest and theologian cuts to the heart of the sacred drama unfolding in each liturgy. In the sacred liturgy we become participants in the Heavenly Kingdom; Sons in the Son; Partakers in […]


Praying as a Family

One thing I’ve really enjoyed about my first semester as a Theology student – less than four years, God willing, from ordination as a priest – has been a series of “formation conferences” or lectures by seminary priest faculty on topics pertaining directly to diocesan priesthood.  Recently, when discussing marriage prep, a priest told us […]


Religion vs. Relationship: Necessary Distinction or Needless Dichotomy?

“Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.” – G.K. Chesterton “Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship.” This one sentence accurately sums up the popular theological viewpoint of an increasing number of people in this generation who profess faith in Jesus Christ. The sentiment expressed here is […]