Christ, the Head of All Creation, is Head of His Body, the Church (Mon. Oct. 3)

The word of the day is  “above.”  In today’s reading of Ephesians 1:22-2:3, St. Paul writes in lofty terms about the majesty of Christ, the glory that He shares with His church as its Head.  In the earlier verses, the apostle writes that Christ now sits at the right hand of God “far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come” (OSB Ephesians 1:21).  The Orthodox Study Bible notes that “principality, power, might, and dominion are orders of angelic beings” (OSB fn. Eph. 1:21-23).  Next to God, the Holy Trinity, these powers are the supreme beings in creation.  Yet Christ, crucified, buried, and risen…

Christ, the Head of All Creation, is Head of His Body, the Church (Mon. Oct. 11)

The word of the day for Monday, October 11 is “above.”  In today’s reading of Ephesians 1:22-2:3, St. Paul writes in lofty terms about the majesty of Christ, the glory that He shares with His church as its Head.  In the earlier verses, the apostle writes that Christ now sits at the right hand of God “far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come” (OSB Ephesians 1:21).  The Orthodox Study Bible notes that “principality, power, might, and dominion are orders of angelic beings” (OSB fn. Eph. 1:21-23).  Next to God, the Holy Trinity, these powers are the supreme beings…