Mission Monthly – September 1998

“We don't know why but when the world is lost in shadows there is a light that will remain. The love He gave, that cared enough to die, is as endless as the Montana sky.” “Montana Sky”, Whiteheart It has been many years since I first heard the song “Montana Sky” by the popular Contemporary … [Read more…]

Mission Monthly – August 1998

“Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God.” Acts 20:28 It seems appropriate that I reflect this month on the theme of this year’s Antiochian Archdiocese Clergy Symposium. In many ways it was a hard-hitting conference. Primarily we … [Read more…]

Mission Monthly – June 1998

“'All things are lawful for me,' but not all things are helpful. 'All things are lawful for me,' but I will not be enslaved by anything.” 1 Corinthians 6:12 Faced with a choice between remaining silent and speaking out, the Fathers of the Church, because of our pride and lack of knowledge, virtually always profess … [Read more…]

Mission Monthly – May 1998

“We saw what disappointment the disciples experienced after the crucifixion. We saw the fear and terror that seized them; but then suddenly [all was] changed. Hope replaced disappointment. Terror became manliness. Fear and trembling became unshakable conviction… We ask, 'What was it that changed them? What gave them wings to fly everywhere and preach the … [Read more…]

Mission Monthly – April 1998

Hardly a day goes by without hearing the worn out question, “Why?” Just yesterday, while at my teaching assistant job, I heard a conversation held by several high school students criticizing God and the Church, proudly waving the banners of science and moral freedom. It hurt me to hear their doubt bordering on anger. I … [Read more…]