Fr. Lawrence R. Farley
Archpriest Lawrence Farley is the pastor of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church (OCA) in Langley, B.C., Canada. He received his B.A. from Trinity College, Toronto, and his M.Div. from Wycliffe College, Toronto. A former Anglican priest, he converted to Orthodoxy in 1985 and studied for two years at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Seminary in Pennsylvania. In addition to the Orthodox Bible Companion Series, he has also published Let Us Attend, One Flesh, The Christian Old Testament, Following Egeria, and A Daily Calendar of Saints.
AFP publications include: The Gospel of John, The Epistle to the Hebrews, The Acts of the Apostles, The Apocalypse of Saint John, The Epistle to the Romans, Let Us Attend, First and Second Corinthians, The Christian Old Testament, Following Egeria: A Modern Pilgrim in the Holy Land, The Prison Epistles, Sexual Purity: God’s Plan for a Fulfilled Life, The Gospel of Matthew, Shepherding the Flock, In the Beginning: The True Message of the Genesis Origin Stories, The Gospel of Mark, Words of Fire, The Gospel of Luke, and Universal Truth.
The Language of Unworthiness
Feb 27, 2017
In his first epistle to Timothy, Paul wrote “It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am first” (1 Timothy 1:15).…
The Priest and the Parish Council
Feb 20, 2017
Parish Councils are like personal computers in a number of ways. The initials for both are P.C.; neither existed before very modern times, and we can scarcely imagine life in the church here in the…
“The Doors! The Doors!”
Feb 17, 2017
I sometimes think we Orthodox have a problem with modernity—by which I don’t mean that we should begin ordaining women to the priesthood or marrying homosexuals (those two thoroughly modern issues)…
What’s Wrong with Suicide?
Feb 14, 2017
Eventually every pastor will be faced with the question of what to do about the theological issue of suicide, either because he will be asked to preside at the funeral of someone who has taken his or…