FROM PASCHA TO PENTECOST
Reflections on the Gospel of John
by Fr. William C. Mills
Paperback (March 2005)
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From Pascha to Pentecost is a collection of pastoral reflections on the daily Gospel readings from John that appear during the Paschal season. According to the liturgical tradition of the Orthodox Church, the feast of Pascha (Easter) is celebrated for a period of fifty days as we commemorate the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, as well as the sending of the Holy Spirit at the feast of Pentecost. Reading the Scriptures within a liturgical context reminds us that it is none other than the Scriptural God who speaks to us through the very words of the Bible. The reader will find the daily reflections to be the thoughts and ruminations of a parish priest, who, like his congregation, reads and prays the Scriptures daily, returning to them again and again in order to learn and obey the will of God as it is expressed through the pages of Scripture. The study of God’s Word is never finished since we are called to read and re-read it in its entirety, seeking the truth that leads us to repentance and salvation. From Pascha to Pentecost can be used as both a personal reference in conjunction with one’s regular Bible reading and within the context of a parish Bible study.
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.