Glory to God for All Things

Glory to God for all things. For things growing and things that are passing away. For a good walk on a summer day and the quiet of a country lane. Glory to God for all things both revealed and not revealed for He is good and Lord of all.

About Fr. Stephen Freeman

Fr. Stephen is a retired Archpriest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present: Christianity in a One-Storey Universe, and Face to Face: Knowing God Beyond Our Shame, as well as the Glory to God podcast series on Ancient Faith Radio.





14 responses to “Glory to God for All Things”

  1. Alyssa Avatar

    Yay Fr. Stephen! I’m so excited about this! And to meet you and your family next month 🙂

  2. Mark Avatar

    Glory to God for all things! And for this blog!

    Off to see Vladyka… Please remember us all in your prayers.


  3. fatherstephen Avatar


    I hope there will be things worth being excited about posted here! I look forward to Washington!


    May God bless your time with Vladyka! I will indeed remember you in my prayers!

    Fr. Stephen

  4. Alyssa Avatar

    BTW, I like how Pontificator refers to you as St. Stephen in the announcement of your new blog 🙂

  5. Douglas Ian Avatar

    Fr Stephen, I’m so pleased to see you have your own space here online. I’ll add you to my blogroll and be a regular visitor.

    God bless.

  6. david+ Avatar

    Glory to Jesus Christ! I am so pleased!!!
    As others have said: Welcome to the blogosphere Fr. Stephen.

  7. Fr. Stephanos, O.S.B. Avatar

    “Glory to God for All Things”

    For me, that’s an echo of St. Benedict’s UT IN OMNIBUS GLORIFICETUR DEUS, “that in all things God be glorified.”

    God bless you!

  8. fatherstephen Avatar

    Fr. Stephanos,

    “Glory to God for all things,” are the dying words of St. John Chrysostom. For me, they stand as a reminder that the commandment to give thanks for all things means just that. St. John, of course, was in a painful exile, “at the ends of the earth,” in Byzantine terms, at the time of his death. But his words, like the liturgy that bears his names, remind that we are created to give thanks to God and to glorify him. As Fr. Alexander Schmemann used to say, “We were created to be doxological, eucharistic beings.”

    Many thanks.

  9. Lady MacBeth Avatar

    Blessings to you, Father Stephen!
    I have added your blog to my favorites and will be accessing your blog daily. I thoroughly enjoyed all your postings on the Pontifications blog and was sorry I would not be able to read them when the Ponty blog changed.

    Glory to God for all things!

  10. Al Kimel Avatar

    I have to admit that I did “St Stephen” was not intentional. I must have been inspired.

    What I have written, I have written.

    The Pontificator has just canonized his first saint. 🙂

  11. fatherstephen Avatar

    Oops! We have clear proof that the Pontificator is not infallible!

  12. Dave Wells Avatar
    Dave Wells

    Father Stephen,

    I’m so delighted to see that you have your own blog now. I have always enjoyed your posts on the Pontificator’s blog. I look forward to reading your thoughts and reflections – perhaps you could post your sermons?

    May God continue to bless you and Saint Anne’s!

  13. fatherstephen Avatar

    I still feel woefully ignorant on the “dashboard” stuff of blogging. How to make the site do what you want it to. I need some sort of crash course. Thanks for the encouraging words.

  14. Frances Avatar

    Fr. Stephen,

    I’m thrilled to learn that you now have your own blog; I always enjoyed reading your posts on Pontifications. I’m going to add it to my list of “favorites” for sure.


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