A Blessed Timket

Many blessings to the Ethiopian Tehwado Orthodox Church in Celebration of Timket.  This African version of Epiphany is perhaps one of the most lively celebrations of any kind anywhere in the world.  Unlike the drunken revelries of  Carnival or Mardi Gras which have been hijacked from their religious intent, Timket is welded to it’s Christian … More A Blessed Timket

From Martin to Macarius: A Weekend of Saintly Reflection

Martin Luther King, Jr.  is the closest person that African-Americans (no, all Americans) have to a canonized saint.  Like the holy men and women of old, he had his failures in his struggles against sin.  But, whatever those failures may have been, they do not detract from his leadership in the struggle for human dignity, … More From Martin to Macarius: A Weekend of Saintly Reflection

Voices of Evangelism: Subdeacon Paul Abernathy & Bishop Thomas

I have had the pleasure of hearing and meeting to men who seek to bring the Orthodox Church to the African-American Community.  Subdeacon Paul Abernathy (yes, he is related to the late Civil Rights leader) is a brilliant foot soldier in the faith serving as the Director of FOCUS Pittsburgh.  This organization is giving hope … More Voices of Evangelism: Subdeacon Paul Abernathy & Bishop Thomas