Fr Barnabas Powell is the priest of Sts Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming, Georgia. He and his family are converts to the Orthodox faith.
What do you desire? If you ever get quiet enough in your soul to drill down to the most basic desire of your heart, you will know who you are! That’s why the Church gives us the story of Zacchaios as the very first hint of the work of Great Lent coming in the next several weeks. The Church prepares us for the work of Great Lent by first confronting us with a man who desired to see Christ more than anything else in his life. And his encounter with Christ changed him and his village forever.