LET US ATTEND
Reflections on the Gospel of Mark for the Lenten Season
by Fr. William C. Mills
Paperback (October 2008)
Price: $13.95 + S&H (USD)
Let Us Attend is a collection of short reflections on the Scripture readings from the Gospel of Mark that are read in the Orthodox Church during Great Lent. Lent is a more intense time of year as we return “back to the basics” expressed in the Scriptures, namely, almsgiving, fasting, and prayer which are most clearly expressed and incarnated through loving and serving our neighbor: husbands, wives, children, neighbors, and co-workers. Too often Lent can easily slip into a self-centered time if we focus too much on ourselves. However, if we pay close attention to the Lenten prayers, hymns, and Scripture readings, we begin to realize that we are called to lay down our life for our neighbor, especially those who are on the margins of society, the poor, orphan, widow, abused, and homeless. By loving and serving our neighbor, we begin to love and serve God. Let Us Attend is a valuable resource for personal and group Bible study, adult education classes, and sermon preparation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fr. William Mills, Ph.D., is the rector of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Charlotte, NC. Fr. Mills received his Bachelor of History from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and then pursued theological studies at Saint Vladimir's Theological Orthodox Seminary in Crestwood, NY, where he received both a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees. He then pursued advanced theological studies at the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he received his doctorate in Pastoral Theology. Fr. Mills is available for parish and clergy retreats. Visit his personal website at www.williamcmills.com.