Merry Christmas

Here at Preachers Institute, we wish to offer a greeting of peace and joy for the Lord’s Nativity. For those on the Old Calendar, Happy St. Herman’s Day (we’ll offer greetings again in Jan.) Enjoy this little virtual Christmas card (on the right) in honor of the Lord’s birth. It is our fervent desire and […]

FINISH LINE: The OT Challenge 2017 is OVER!

With today, Friday, December 23rd, we complete our final reading from the Old Testament Challenge! Well done those of you who kept the pace. If you’re a little behind, no problem! Keep reading. That is why we end on the 23rd – to give you one more day to complete your list. Congratulations to all […]

25% Done!

Well done, OT Challenge warriors. You have now completed 25% of the Old Testament Challenge. Not an easy undertaking, and look back at what we have covered in our readings. Have you taken personal notes? Have you highlighted areas where you have questions? Are you taking note of Christological typologies? Trinitarian allusions? Ecclesiological foreshadowings? I hope so! […]

Well Begun is Half Done – and It Has Begun!

With apologies to fellow Orthodox Christian, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. It’s my favorite. by Fr. John A. Peck As of now the 2016 Old Testament Challenge is live. If you have your Ebook and your Prayer before Reading the Scriptures, then you also have your schedule. Get started reading if you already haven’t and check the Facebook […]

One Day To Go: Old Testament Challenge

by Fr. John A. Peck Since we are now less than two days away from beginning the Old Testament Challenge, we should run through a basic check list of readiness. Bible with all the books of the Orthodox Canon of the Old Testament (the Septuagint Old Testament). Check. Ebook “Learning the Old Testament the Orthodox Way“ […]

Final Questions and Answers Before the Old Testament Challenge

by Fr. John A. Peck The following questions have been submitted to me privately by email or chat.  Should I read in the morning or evening? Good question – here’s the answer. When do you normally say your prayers? Read the Epistle and Gospel as a part of your rule of prayer? I would try […]

The 2016 Old Testament Challenge

One month from today, we begin our second Preachers Institute Old Testament Challenge. What is the Old Testament Challenge? Like the New Testament Challenge, it will offer a schedule to read the entire Old Testament (according to the Orthodox Canon). If you don’t have one, an Orthodox Study Bible is recommended. Get one HERE. How […]

“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 […]