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 […]

Infants Sharing the Lord's Table

by Dave Brown This post was today’s offering on Orthocath’s Blog. I confess that I am a regular reader of this blog, and this post should demonstrate why. Regarding the last statements about Lutherans looking at Orthodoxy, I can confirm this as two of my godsons, former Lutheran pastors/now Orthodox priests, converted over this very […]

Crossing the Finish Line!

Congratulations to our Bloggers who signed up for the 30 (40) Days of Blogging. Today is the 40th day! Your marathon journey has come to an end! Axios! I want to thank everyone for participating. I’ve been reading your blogs, and I must say, I’m impressed with your work and the incredible labor that went […]

Turning On the Lights: Your Christmas Sermon

Apart from the many helps for a Christmas sermon, the Preachers Institute would like to offer you one more article to spice up a Nativity service for those who attend your worship. There’s nothing better than when ‘the lights go on’ for our listeners, and they see or hear something perhaps they’ve never understood, or […]