About Fr. John A. Peck

Director of the Preachers Institute, priest in the Orthodox Church in America, award-winning graphic designer and media consultant, and non-profit administrator.
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Barely Two Weeks Away…

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from the 5th Annual 30 (40) Days of Blogging Challenge! We are compiling the list of blogs and bloggers now! For brand new bloggers, this is the best time of year to make the effort, with fellow priests and pastors from around the country, as we count down the days of Advent and provide our readers with valuable insights, stories, anecdotes and teachings that will help make their preparations ... More...

Being a Clergyman Today Means Scaling the Most Difficult and Greatest Heights

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by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow October 26, 2014. His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, presided over the Great Consecration of a church in honor of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian on the premises of the Saratov Theological Seminary and celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the newly consecrated church on October 26, 2014. Following the divine services, the Primate ... More...

On The Failures of “General” Christology

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by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon In orthodox formulations of Christology, there exists an ongoing and apparently irreducible quandary: How should we speak of the obviously "special" quality of Christ's humanity without compromising the principle that he was "made like unto his brethren" (Hebrews 2:17)? Or, to put the question from the opposite direction, how should we express his solidarity ... More...

The 2014 New Testament Challenge

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  Beginning Nov. 15th (that is, in just 3 weeks from tomorrow, at the beginning of the Advent/Nativity Fast), we will once again be embarking on our annual challenge event to read through the entire New Testament (aloud) by Christmas! This is a great endeavor and exercise and you should join it! Read with your spouse as an Advent discipline! Even children can do this, and they have. You can do ... More...

Get Ready for the 30(40) Days of Blogging

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by Fr. John A. Peck It's that time of year - and what a time! November 15th, 2014 marks the 5th year of our annual blogging exercise, The 30(40) Days of Blogging, for priests, deacons, bishops, pastors, laymen, or anyone else who would like to get started in Christian Blogging. We are only three weeks away! There is a greater need for good, consistent pastoral blogging than ever before, and ... More...