Ebook: Formation of Preachers

The Ebook “On the Formation of Preachers” is once again available in Ebook (PDF) format through Preachers Institute, and it can be in your inbox in seconds. Newly formatted for easy of printing and reading on your own printer! A venerable text on the formation of preachers, called (not surprisingly) “On The Formation Of Preachers“ […]

Discerning Your Vocation to the Priesthood Ebook Now Available

The Calling. Those of us who are clergy know it and know how relentless and ephemeral it can be sometimes. Discerning a Vocation to Holy Orders (Deacon, Priest, or Bishop) is not something to be taken lightly, or under one’s own initiative. This guide, originally made available during the “You’re On with Fr. John” program on […]

Bi-Vocational Physician Fired From Job Over Sermon Content

Well, here we are. This is what it means to be a Christian preacher today. Count the cost, and then get to work, but don’t mistake what this means – this means we are winning. Bi-vocational pastors be warned – what you say from the pulpit on Sunday could get you fired from your public […]

“I Charge You in the Presence…”

Immediately after telling Timothy that “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted…” (2 Timothy 3:12) St. Paul follows with this instruction to the new bishop. I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by […]

On Pulpit Freedom

by Abbot Tryphon The necessity of a pastor’s freedom to preach The adoption of the Johnson Amendment in 1954 was the moment the Internal Revenue Service was given the power to dictate what could and could not be preached from American pulpits. With the threat of fines, or even losing tax exempt status for their […]

Finally – The Establishment of the Ph.D. Program in Orthodox Studies

I talked about a program just like this in my article, The Orthodox Church of Tomorrow. This is a good sign, and we hope it opens up possibilities for advanced studies in Orthodox homiletics. The Antiochian House of Studies, a department of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, is pleased to announce the […]

20th Anniversary of Divine Liturgy: A Student Study Text

by Fr. John A. Peck This month marks the 20th Anniversary of the publication of my book, DIVINE LITURGY: A Student Study Text This book has been used by students, seminarians, seminary professors, Bible studies, catechumen classes,  and many others. In honor of this anniversary, I’ve set a 25% discount on the hardcover version of […]

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 […]