Call Nothing Unclean

Our bible readings for Sunday: Acts 11:1-18 1The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him 3and said, “You … Continue reading

Easter in Sofia

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! It is not actually Easter for another few weeks for the Orthodox Church in Bulgaria, but for the ex-pat community and other non-Orthodox congregations who worship in Sofia, today was most definitely Easter Day.  In the … Continue reading

The Burial of Christ

38 Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. 39 He was accompanied by … Continue reading

The Death of Christ

28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.’ 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk … Continue reading

The Crucifixion

16 Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 18 There they crucified him, … Continue reading

Good Friday, 2016

It’s a chilly but bright day and I find myself back in Pernik. Generally, when you say to a Bulgarian that you live here, their immediate and constant retort is, “Why Pernik?”. To be fair, it is never going to … Continue reading

Jesus Before Pilate

14 It was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about noon. ‘Here is your king,’ Pilate said to the Jews. 15 But they shouted, ‘Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!’ ‘Shall I crucify your king?’ Pilate asked. … Continue reading