SAINTS ALIVE! Blogging

Every week in my parish bulletin, I include a short life of one of the saints commemorated in the coming week. (You can find my weekly bulletins here, if you care to see – Weekly Bulletins from Prescott) I try to include a wide variety of saints – well known, obscure, men, women, children, families, […]

Ready…Set…Blog!

Yesterday, I wrote about setting a simple blog schedule and using the Calendar to ‘fill in’ some basic, but personally significant dates. I also mentioned how easy it was to prepare these in advance, write them up and then schedule them for publication on the desired date – that way, the ‘work’ of the writing […]

Get Your Blog On

Now that we are less than two weeks away from beginning our 30 (40) Days of Blogging, and as a part of this endeavor, the Preachers Institute will offer some help, suggestions, ideas, guidelines, and hopefully a few basic, default ideas for starting your blog. First, begin planning your 30-40 day blogging schedule. It need […]

Forum Update!

Dear Fellow Preachers: Glory to Jesus Christ! As you may have noticed, we have removed the Forum. As you know, the purpose of such a forum is to help fellow preachers get to where they want to be. However, it was not what our readers and writers needed at this time. Stay tuned, and check […]

30 (40) Days of Blogging

30 (40) Days of Blogging Here at the Preachers Institute, we are intensely interested in helping pastors, preachers and evangelists prepare themselves for the art of preaching. Many Orthodox preachers, priests, deacons, teachers and evangelists have entertained the idea of starting a blog – something which would be of immense interest and help to their […]

REVIEW: The Art of Speaking Workshop

The Art of Speaking Workshop by Fr. John A. Peck Having returned from the “Art of Speaking” Workshop, I find myself happily surprised. In the two decades I’ve been listening to Orthodox homilies, in many parishes in many states, I’m quite confident in saying that (in my experience) most Orthodox preaching is generally poor.  By […]

Traveling to Boston

Friends, you have, no doubt, noticed that new updates have been rather slow on the Preachers Institute these past few weeks. This is in anticipation of The “Art of Speaking” Workshop and another special event coming this December. Therefore, I’m letting you know that there will be no updates on the Preachers Institute Website this […]

Sermons and Snickers Bars

by Fr. John A. Peck This little article recounts an important object lesson, given at a St. Herman Seminary homiletics class in 1996. I attended St. Herman Seminary in Kodiak, Alaska. At that distant outpost of theological instruction, we took homiletics very seriously, as we knew that on any given day or week, we might […]