Are You Ready?

For the Old Testament Challenge    By Fr. John A. Peck By now, you should be well into your preparations if you plan on taking the Old Testament Challenge which starts Sept. 15th. What?! You’ve not started yet?! Well, don’t panic. You are probably not alone, and as people love to jump on the bandwagon […]

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

Are you ready?! by Fr. John A. Peck Since we are nine 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“ […]

The Fathers of the Church and the Old Testament

The Old Testament Challenge starts in 29 days. Are you needing a primer? by Fr. George Florovsky The famous phrase of St. Augustine can be taken as typical of the whole Patristic attitude towards the Old Dispensation. Novum Testamentum in Vetere latet. Vetus Testamentum in Novo patet. The New Testament is an accomplishment or a […]

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 […]

The Old Testament Challenge: Victory

Victory! It’s Dec. 24th and the Old Testament Challenge is complete.  If you still have some catching up to do on your reading, today is your day! If you have kept up with the reading schedule, you have now read, word for word, the entire Orthodox canon of the Old Testament in 100 days! You […]

The Final Countdown… The Last Day

It’s the Final Countdown, and today is the last day of our Old Testament Challenge! Today we complete the book of the Prophet Daniel. In Chapter 13 of Daniel, we are privy to a most mystical and profound narrative – the story of the righteous Susannah. It is no exaggeration to say that all generations of […]

It’s the Final Countdown… 2 Days Left

It’s the Final Countdown… 2 days left Today we begin the book of the Prophet Daniel. He prophesied during the Babylonian captivity. The purpose of this book is to provide a historical account how the Lord God protected and provided for His faithful followers while in captivity.  In the first six chapters, which we are […]

The Final Countdown… 3

It’s the Final Countdown… 3 Days to go! Today on the final countdown, we complete our reading of the Prophet Ezekiel. In today’s reading, Ezekiel is surveying the Temple, and then experiences a divine vision of the glory of God. In Chapter 44, we get the prophecy of the Prince – Christ – and the […]