Category Archives: Reflections

“Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections

Book review by Dr Kersey

The Other Catholics: Remaking America’s Largest Religion by Julie Byrne Columbia University Press, New York, 2016. ISBN 9780231166768 This book, despite the comprehensive title, is in fact a study of one particular denomination in the firmament of independent Catholicism, the … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections

Primate retires

On 5 February, his 79th birthday, Archbishop Francis Cajetan Spataro retired after sixteen distinguished years of service as the fourth Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Apostolic Episcopal Church. Archbishop Spataro has also held the office of Provincial of the … Continue reading

Posted in Church news, Ecumenical news, Notices, Reflections

Archbishop Spataro’s 37th Anniversary

Dear Confreres, December 26, 2013 will mark the 37th Anniversary of my priestly Ordination by the late +Uladyslau [Ryzy-Ryski], Patriarch of the Byelorussian Orthodox National Church. It was a wintery Sunday, the Feast of the Poor Shepherds at the Chapel … Continue reading

Posted in Church news, Reflections

Book review by Archbishop Spataro

Turning to Tradition; Converts and the Making of an American Orthodoxy. By D. Oliver Herbel. Oxford University Press, 2013. Reviewed by Francis C. Spataro This is the story of recent movements in the United States which greatly expanded the Eastern … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections

Book review by Archbishop Spataro

When God Spoke Greek: the Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible By Timothy M. Law; Oxford University Press, 2013; 240pp. Reviewed by Francis C. Spataro The catchphrase,”when God spoke Greek,” comes from Eusebius,the famous historian of the Early … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections

Book review by Archbishop Spataro

EARTH, A DIVINE GIFT CREATION, a Biblical Vision for the Environment, By Prof. Margaret Barker, 326pp, T and T Clark International (A Continuum Imprint) London/NY, 2010, http://www.continuumbooks.com With a Foreword by Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. Reviewed by Francis C. Spataro … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections