One Type of Person

On the Orthodox ecclesiastical calendar the three Sundays before Lent (this year, Feb. 9, 16, 23) are a group called the Triodian: The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, and Judgement Sunday where the sheep and goats text from Mat. 25 is read. In a sense all three …

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The Trouble with the Gibeonites

Throughout history the Orthodox Church has made concession for various things which “contradict” canon law, or canon law itself makes provision for things which some people feel are not quite biblical. This odd relationship between rules and reality, between divine intent and human weakness, between the absolute and the pastoral, is as old as scripture …

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