Barabbas

We are going to hear the name Barabbas a bit during Holy Week this coming week, especially on Thursday and Friday during the Gospel readings. He is the character whom the crowd wants released by Pilate during the “passover pardon” instead of Jesus, whom Pilate sees as...

Christmas Reflection From Metropolitan Methodios

As always His Eminence comes through with a timely and appropriate Christmas message.  Read it below or here at the Metropolis website.  You can also find a Greek version on the site. “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a...

Metropolitan Methodios 2014 Christmas Reflection

A Christmas Reflection   Once again this Christmas we celebrate the birth of the only begotten Son and Logos of God.  We celebrate the mystery of the Incarnation—the mystery which has marked mankind’s history.  God Himself came to live among us. “And the word became...

A Note On Holidays And Greetings

This year Orthodox Easter fell, as it often seems to do, a week after Western Easter (how timely, right, since it is now many weeks after Easter?  But we are still in the Easter season for another week or so, so there: ).  I noticed something on Facebook, where I am...

Old And New

I was listening to the local oldies station today and Donna Summer’s Dim All The Lights came on, with its line “Turn on the old Victrola”, which refers to an old school phonograph.  I started thinking about obsolete references in songs, and realized...