When God Changed His Mind.

The Reading from the Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11 & The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 7:37-52; 8:12 Perhaps we should begin by saying that God never really changes His mind. He is a constant and unchanging presence in the universe and in our lives. Nevertheless it appears in Scripture and […]

What modern Christians can learn from Nicaea

Today we celebrate the first ecumenical council. This council was summoned on May 20th in the year 325 ad in the city of Nicaea by the emperor Constantine to deal with the first great controversy that had overtaken the Christian world. The council is a very important part of Christian history (though most Christians know […]

When Hunger and Thirst Meet.

The reading is from the gospel according to St. John 4:5-42 Imagine meeting a complete stranger. This stranger has an amazing gift. They know everything about you, even the bad stuff. The woman at the well (who is known in our tradition as Photini) had such an encounter when she met the Lord Jesus Christ. […]