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Biblical Women: Jezebel Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/biblical-women-jezebel/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Elijah (Biblical prophet) Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley offers a biblical introduction and examination of Jezebel--an idolater, a tyrant, a schemer, a murderer. Blessed Rather Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/blessed-rather/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Blessing , Mary Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley exegetes Luke 11:28 from the perspective of the Orthodox Church to explain "why Mary is blessed and why we love her." Why Doesn’t the Orthodox Church Use Musical Instruments in its Worship? Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/why-doesnt-the-orthodox-church-use-musical-instruments-in-its-worship/ Article by Lawrence Farley Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley explains why the Orthodox Church doesn't use musical instruments in its worship. He says that "the Church has therefore always subordinated music to word, and melody to message." Biblical Women: Judith Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/biblical-women-judith/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Apocrypha Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley offers an introduction and examination of Judith and the war story that is the book of Judith. Biblical Women: Rahab Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/biblical-women-rahab/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Women Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley offers a biblical introduction and examination of Rahab, drawing lessons for our time from her "pragmatic courage." Whatever Happened to Psalm 58? Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/whatever-happened-to-psalm-58/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Psalms , Enemies , Spirituality Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley examines the place of imprecations against our enemies in the Psalter, suggesting that they "form an important part of our spiritual life and our inner warfare against the enemies that constantly besiege us." Church Fathers and Christian Scriptural Interpretation Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/unveiling-the-scriptures-6/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Apostolic Fathers , Scripture Reading Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley examines the role of the Church Fathers in Christian Scriptural interpretation, suggesting that "we read the Scriptures on our knees, before the Cross, and over shoulders of the Fathers." The Gospels as Scripture Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/gospels-scripture/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Scripture , Gospel , Liturgy Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley reflects on the Gospels as Scripture in the Orthodox Church liturgy. Christmas and the Humility of Yahweh Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/christmas-and-the-humility-of-yahweh/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Humility , Bethlehem , Christmas Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley examines the "humility of Yahweh" and the "humility of Christ" through the Tabernacle. Biblical Women: Esther Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/biblical-women-esther/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Esther , Women Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley offers a biblical introduction and examination of Esther, drawing lessons for our time about loyalty, the cost of doing right, and God's ongoing protection. Spirit-Suffused Matter and the Ubiquity of the Demonic Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/spirit-suffused-matter-and-the-ubiquity-of-the-demonic/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Prayer , Baptism Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley uses the rite for hallowing water in the Orthodox Church baptismal service to offer a Christian understanding of matter. Commentary on the Divine Liturgy: The Dismissal Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/commentary-divine-liturgy-dismissal/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Peace , Liturgy Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley offers a commentary on the Divine Liturgy in the Orthodox Church, focusing specifically on the place of the dismissal in the Liturgy. Commentary on the Divine Liturgy: The Anaphora Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/commentary-divine-liturgy-anaphora/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Thanksgiving Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley introduces and explains the Anaphora as the "liturgical thanksgiving" of the Orthodox Church liturgy. Biblical Women: The Prophetess Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/biblical-women-the-prophetess/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Women , Isaiah Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley offers a biblical introduction and examination of the prophetess, Isaiah’s wife, "who loved Isaiah, bore his children, lived through terrible times and watched while her husband was martyred." Commentary on the Divine Liturgy: Transitioning to the Eucharist Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/commentary-divine-liturgy-transitioning-eucharist/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Liturgy , Eucharist Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley offers a commentary on the Divine Liturgy in the Orthodox Church, focusing specifically on the place of the Eucharist in the Liturgy. Understanding the Bible: Recognizing Antiquity Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/understanding-the-bible-recognizing-antiquity/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Exegesis , Bible , Hermeneutics Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley explains that a key to understanding the Bible is recognizing its antiquity--that is, acknowledging that the Bible is a very old book--and therefore very different than our modern books. The Western Rite and the Flow of History Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/the-western-rite-and-the-flow-of-history/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Liturgy , Church History , Mass Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley comments on a debate within the Orthodox tradition concerning what has been called “the Western Rite,” where the Roman Catholic Mass or the Anglican Communion Service is substituted for the Byzantine Divine Liturgy. St. Andrew’s Great Canon: A Rival Voice Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/st-andrews-great-canon-a-rival-voice/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Lent Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley introduces the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete (d.740), and its use in the Orthodox Church during Great Lent. Snake Handling Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/snake-handling/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Faith , Presumption Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley of the Orthodox Church offers a critical examination of the practice of snake handing in some fringe Christian circles. Strangers in a Strange Land Devotional by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/strangers-in-a-strange-land/ Devotional by Lawrence Farley Topics: World , Cross Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley uses the second century "Letter to Diognetus" to call us to live with the knowledge that we are dead to this world, because our true life is hidden with Christ in God.