An Old Testament Christmas, part 1: What Happens When You Sleep (First Sunday of Advent)

“The Ladder of Jacob,” 16th Century Greek Orthodox fresco

“The very old priest at the altar knelt and rose and raised God in his hands; what did it matter in the long run, anyway? God didn’t cease to exist when men lost their faith in Him…He had Eternity on his side.”

- Graham Greene, The Lawless Roads

“The Church believes that among Jesus’ major



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Chris Nye

Living in Portland, Oregon with my wife and son. Doctoral candidate at Duke University. Author of a few books: