299. We prepare to prepare to prepare to prepare for Pascha: The story of Zacchaeus

This week we could talk about the Feast of The Three Hierarchs, which falls this Sunday, January 25. But we’ve already done that: https://frbillsorthodoxblog.com/2021/01/29/232-the-three-hierarchs-january-30-the-feast-of-learning/ Or we could talk about the Great Feast of the Entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ into the Temple, which falls next Tuesday, February 2. But we’ve done that, as well: https://frbillsorthodoxblog.com/2018/01/26/49-groundhog-stole-candlemas/ […]

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298. It all hangs on One Man: Jesus of Nazareth.

Many years ago, when I was an Episcopalian priest, a young woman made an appointment with me. She wanted to see if she and her intended could get married at my church. I asked a few preliminary questions (“Are you baptized?” “Yes.” “Do you go to church?” “Not really.” and so on), and then she […]

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297.2 The Other Great Saint Gregory

Last Tuesday I mistakenly published this Post before it was completed. Can I claim senility? Maybe. This is the true and accurate version of Post 297. Read this one. It has pictures!  Saint Gregory of Nyssa My problem (and possibly yours?) has been to keep all the Saint Gregorys straight. Besides our Gregory today, there […]

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297 The Other Great Saint Gregory

I mistakenly published this before it was completed. Please go to Post 297.2. Saint Gregory of Nyssa My problem (and possibly yours?) has been to keep all the Saint Gregorys straight. There are Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (usually called Saint Gregory the Theologian) ,Saint Gregory the Great (Pope of Rome, whom Orthodox title Saint Gregory […]

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