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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The 2014 New Testament Challenge


  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


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...

On The Great Apostasy

evil deception

by St. Hippolytus of Rome The Scriptures will be despised, and everywhere they will sing the songs of the adversary. Fornications, and adulteries, and perjuries will fill the land; sorceries, and incantations, and divinations will follow after these with all force and zeal. And, on the whole, from among those who profess to be Christians will rise up then false prophets, false apostles, ... More...

The Grace of the Priesthood


by St. John of Kronstadt "...by the grace of the priesthood, by bestowing upon others the Divine Body and Blood, priests become the second or third means of healing and sicknesses. Through priests the grace of the Spirit gives new life to infants and grown persons; administers in the sacrament of the Eucharist the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, uniting believers with the Godhead; through ... More...

The Army Hidden in the World

a woman at prayer

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon If the true identity of Christ our Lord, his inner Person begotten of the Father, remains a mystery concealed from the world (John 14:22), something similar is also said rightly of those who put their hope in Christ, because they too are defined by their communion with the Father in Christ. They are known by God (John 10:14; 1 Corinthians 8:3; 13:12). To be sure, the ... More...