Sacred Scripture quotes Jesus Christ only once during the first thirty years of His life on earth. The twelve-year-old asks two precise and profound questions: “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business (Luke 2:49 NKJV)? Other translations say “about My Father’s house.” Neither the Greek word for “business” nor “house” is found within this pivotal verse. For centuries Biblical scholars delved deeply into this interpretive predicament. Deacon David combines extensive research and superb storytelling to bring the historical drama and dilemma of Luke 2:49 to life.
Deacon David Lochbihler, J.D., serves at the Holy Altar at Saint Patrick Orthodox Church and teaches Fourth Grade at The Fairfax Christian School in Virginia. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and cum laude from the University of Texas School of Law, Deacon David worked as a Chicago attorney for three years before becoming a teacher and coach for three decades. He also earned three Master’s degrees in Elementary Education, Biblical Studies, and Orthodox Theology. His varsity high school basketball and soccer teams captured four N.V.I.A.C. conference championships. He authored Prayers to Our Lady East and West (2021) and The Joy of Orthodoxy (2022).