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 Challenge Of Our Time

Valaam Monastery

by Fr. George Florovsky "The great Russian bishop of the last century, Theophanes "The Recluse" (d. 1894), in one of his pastoral letters makes a startling statement. What the Russian Church most needed, he said, was "a band of firebrands," which would set the world on fire. The incendiaries must be themselves burning and go around to inflame human minds and hearts. Theophanes did not trust a ... More...

“Here We Cannot Boast…”


by St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, Enlightener of North America "Here we cannot boast of great numbers, neither of renown, nor of wealth, nor of learning--all that is valued in this world. We are strong here only in one thing- in possessing the True Orthodox Faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God (Eph. 2:8'), and we should ask the Lord for the increase of this gift. Let them ... More...

The Way of Life

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from the Didache - The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles My child, thou shalt remember him that speaks unto thee the word of God night and day, and shalt honor him as the Lord; for whenever the Lordship speaks, there is the Lord. Moreover thou shalt seek out day by day the persons of the saints, that thou may find rest in their words.  Thou shalt not make a schism, but thou shalt pacify them that ... More...

The Beginning of Evils

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by St. Ignatius of Antioch They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they confess not the Eucharist to be the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, which suffered for our sins, and which the Father, of His goodness, raised up again. Those, therefore, who speak against this gift of God, incur death in the midst of their disputes. But it were better for them to treat it with respect, ... More...

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Due to the multitude of requests, we are making our Ebook available now. Get yours in anticipation of the "Left Behind" movie and make some sense of the Second Coming for your family and friends ahead of time. Use this resource for your sermons to debunk, once and for all, this false teaching and establish in the minds and hearts of the faithful the true faith and understanding of the Second ... More...