Saturday, April 27, 2013

Every Heart is Jerusalem

"But [there will be] not destruction at the end of the world, but a purification, a transfiguration, a metamorphosis of the whole universe."

--- Archbishop Lazar (Puhalo), Orthodox Church in America

Monday, April 22, 2013

Approaching The Educated Person in the Post Christian Era

"Our gift is to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ, not to govern the world or dictate the behaviour of others. Our gift is to join that great cloud of witnesses that has gone before us and seek to nurture the world, society and culture, and offer the healing of Christ's words and presence to a world which we love and cherish, not one which we consider to be an enemy or adversary. If we can accomplish this, then we may glimpse the energy of creation with an increased capacity to love God and minister in co-suffering love to His creation. We may then be able to heal the wounds of perception, the broken images of life which skew our regard for creation and for each other."

--- Archbishop Lazar (Puhalo), Orthodox Church in America

Read  the full article HERE.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Crucifying our Malice

"Fear has no place for Orthodox Christians. ... Through fear we hate other people who are not like us. Through fear we are afraid of so many things in this life. And through fear we actually do some cruel and terrible things to other human beings."

--- Archbishop Lazar (Puhalo), Orthodox Church in America