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Monthly Archives: October 2013

O Heavenly King: a sermon on a familiar prayer

By Jim Forest In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Normally at this point in the liturgy we would discuss today’s readings. Instead I am proposing that we turn our attention to one of our most familiar and frequently used Orthodox prayers. I’ll recite the English translation we use in […]

Holy Disobedience

(a talk to be given at a conference of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship in Washington, DC, on 19 October 2013) By Jim Forest I live in Alkmaar, a half-hour train ride to the northwest of Amsterdam. It’s one of Holland’s smaller cities —population about 100,000. Probably it was more like 25,000 people during the Second […]