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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Consequences of the One Church – Unecumenism

by Fr. Stephen Freeman In thinking through a theological question, I often engage in thought experiments. The Fathers might call it a form of theoria, but I won’t presume that word for myself. But what I do is to make a concerted effort to let go of unexamined assumptions. I look at a different set of assumptions […]

Regretting the Jesus Prayer

by St. Theophan the Recluse Many of St Theophan’s books have been translated into English, and are reliable spiritual guides for Orthodox Christians of today. St Theophan’s gift was the ability to present the wisdom of the Fathers in terms which modern people can understand. Since he lived close to our own time, many readers find […]

Old Testament Challenge: Week 3 Done!

Well done, Old Testament Challengers! We have now completed week 3 on our schedule! This means we are… drum roll, please… 20% of the way through our schedule of reading the entire Orthdoox canon of the Old Testament by Christmas! If you are a little delayed, don’t worry. Keep reading. How many of us have had […]

Communion on the Day of One’s Death

by Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov) “According to ancient Church tradition, the soul of a person who takes Communion on the day of death immediately ascends to the throne of the Lord.”   Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov) is the author of the internationally acclaimed, best selling book “Everyday Saints and Other Stories”

The Levitical Offerings and Sacrifices

by Fr. John A. Peck If we were to state the motto of the book of Leviticus, it might best be described as “You shall be holy for I, the LORD your God, am holy” (Lev. 19:2).  There are many instructions for sacrifice throughout the Pentateuch, but Leviticus chapters 1-7 is completely dedicated to the […]

Old Testament Challenge: Week 2 Down

Well done, fellow Challengers! If you have kept up with our schedule, you have now completed two weeks of the Old Testament Challenge. Tomorrow is a rest or catch up day, so enjoy it and make it a fruitful one. We are about a week and a half out of completing the Pentateuch, so let’s […]

On The Divine Name in Trinity

by St. Hilary of Poitiers From On the Trinity – Book II Believers have always found their satisfaction in that Divine utterance, which our ears heard recited from the Gospel at the moment when that Power, which is its attestation, was bestowed upon us: Go now and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name […]

The Lord Commanded…

Do you not know that those who perform sacred services eat the food of the temple, and those who attend regularly to the altar have their share from the altar? In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the Gospel should earn their living by the Gospel.  – 1 Corinthians 9:14 […]