Dispatch from the Desert:  July 20th thru 26th

African Saints (from the Prologue of Ohrid) July 25th:  Eupraxia the Virgin (413)  She was the daughter of a nobleman in Constantinople and relative of Emperor Theodosius the Great.  Eupraxia and her mother moved to Egypt and worshiped at several monasteries.  She became a nun at seven years old growing in ascetic disciplines with age.  … More Dispatch from the Desert:  July 20th thru 26th

Dispatch From The Desert: February 10th thru 16th

African Saints (from the Prolouge of Orhid) Eugene & Mary [Marius] of Alexandria ( Feb. 12) This father and daughter became monks with the girl disguised and named as a boy. An inkeeper’s daughter was infactuated with the young monk and when she became pregnant by another man, she claimed Marius as the father. Rather … More Dispatch From The Desert: February 10th thru 16th

The Desert Fathers: A Beacon for Evangelism

In his autobiography, Malcolm X stated that the Desert Fathers were the founders of Christian Church structure (1).  He also briefly mentioned St. Augustine as a defender of Church doctrine against heresy (2).  While Malcolm said these things specifically in is critique of white racism in Christianity, he does make an incidental point that should … More The Desert Fathers: A Beacon for Evangelism

St Moses Weekend: Reconciliation by the Pursuit of God and Christian Humanity

There are so many things to be divided over this year.  The arguments about the Black Lives Matter movement, whether or not it is disrespectful not to stand and salute the American flag when the National Anthem is played, Clinton vs. Trump; you would think that an African-American priest would speak from the topic of … More St Moses Weekend: Reconciliation by the Pursuit of God and Christian Humanity

The Constantine Myth of Black Icon Destruction

I have heard this story come from a couple of Afro-centric scholars.  In a push to explain how the black African Jesus became the blonde haired, blue eyed, pale skinned tool for white supremacy, it is a belief in some circles that the Roman Emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion at the Council of … More The Constantine Myth of Black Icon Destruction