Encyclical Letter for Annunication

As we approach the holy Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord, we offer this encyclical letter from Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco. It is worthy of note that this great feast is the feast of the Incarnation, a powerful statement of the sanctity of life from the very moment of conception, and that as […]

Contrasting Aaron To Moses

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Senior Editor of Touchstone Magazine, and archpriest of All Saints Orthodox Church in Chicago, IL, Fr. Patrick is, perhaps, the most erudite writer in the Orthodox Church in North America today. This article, one of his Pastoral Ponderings, was published by Orthodoxtoday.org. Two parallel scenes in the Pentateuch indicate the […]

Elder Paisius the Athonite on Humility

by Elder Paisius the Athonite Thanks to Moses over at the Burning Bush weblog for this. God loves every person very much, knows the problems of each one of us perfectly and is wishing to give help before our asking for it, because nothing is too difficult for the all-mighty God. But even God is […]

On The World Economic Crisis

by St. Nicholai Velimirovich Our father among the American saints, St. Nicholai Velimirovich, wrote this in response to a request from one of his priests. This is  from the 1929 letter to priest K. This is timeless wisdom, and especially helpful in our own economic crisis. It also reminds us of what must be done […]

The Cup of Christ

by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov Our father among the saints, Ignatius , was a bishop of the Church of Russia and ascetical writer. He is best known for his spiritual and ascetic writings, particularly ‘The Arena.’ His feast day is celebrated on April 30. Two beloved disciples asked the Lord for thrones of glory, and He […]

The Mystery Of The Resurrection

by St. Gregory the Great Our father among the saints Gregory I, also known as Gregory the Great, was the Pope of Rome from September 3, 590, until his death on March 12, 604. He is noted for his writings. Also, the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts has been attributed to him. Given to the […]

Axios! Priest Barnabas Powell

Not so long ago, we offered congratulations to our good friend, and PI member and contributor, Barnabas Powell, on his ordination to the Diaconate. (In case you missed it, that article can be found here.) Today, at the Annunciation Cathedral in Atlanta, Fr. Dcn. Barnabas is being elevated to the Holy Priesthood. Axios! Fr. Barnabas […]

Inoculating Against The Gospel

By Fr. John A. Peck The questions a preacher must consider when preparing his sermon are many.  One such question must be: “Is my sermon a vaccination against sin and indifference, or an inoculation against conversion?” Though we certainly believe that vaccinations are good science, the idea that a small, dead amount of something which […]