“A Cold Age.” is a reflection recently ran on the OCA website written by the NW own Fr Farley of St Herman of Alaska Parish in Surrey, BC. Fr Farley is a busy Priest here is an excerpt from the OCA website:
“Fr. Lawrence is the author of many books including the Bible Study Companion Series, Let Us Attend: A Journey through the Orthodox Divine Liturgy, and A Daily Calendar of Saints. He has also written a series of Akathists published by Alexander Press, and his articles have appeared in numerous publications.
Fr. Lawrence has a podcast each weekday on Ancient Faith Radio called Coffee Cup Commentaries, and writes monthly forSounding, the blog of Orthodox Christian Network. He has given a number of parish retreats in the U.S. and Canada, as well as being a guest-lecturer yearly at Regent College in Vancouver. Father lives in Surrey with his wife Donna; he and Matushka Donna have two grown daughters and two grandchildren. He regularly updates his blog, “Straight From the Heart.””
“Comparing our own age to those of previous ones (and even our own North American culture to other contemporary cultures) reveals what is perhaps the defining characteristic of our society—its coldness. Men and women in previous ages sang while they worked, and while they walked down the road. They greeted strangers in the street, and asked God’s peace upon them. They retired and rose with the sun—and awoke refreshed. It was normal even to arise at midnight to pray.” An excerpt from his reflection. Just click and read the full item on the OCA website it is not long.