Epistle on Islam and Muslims

Selected from the saint’s letters; sections on Islam and Muslims. by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov  Vainly and erroneously you think and say that virtuous… Muslims will be saved, that is they will join intercourse with God! Vainly you consider the contrary notion a novelty, a brief error! No! Such is the eternal teaching of the true […]

On Infant Baptism – Is it Biblical?

by Robert Arakaki Another exceptionally well written and reasoned piece, from the Reformed-Orthodox bridge. Martin wrote: I have a question. Baptists and Pentecostals say infant baptism is not biblical.  Do we find infant baptisms in the Bible? I heard someone say that this practice started around year 200. Where can I find the earliest teachings […]

Today Only: $5.00 Sale

Friends of Preachers Institute, Today only EVERYTHING in the Preachers Institute online store is only $5.00 This pre-holiday sale ends on Thanskgiving Day, that is – it’s over Wednesday night –  so if you’ve been waiting to find a particular Ebook at discount, this is your chance. Any of these ebooks is a great help […]

The Nativity Fast & The Orthodox Tradition

We are into the Nativity Fast. For us, the Nativity Fast serves to refresh the last part of the year – mystically renewing our spiritual unity with God and preparing us for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ. St. Leo the Great wrote: “Four periods [of the year] have been set aside as times […]

“Messianic Christians”: A Feeble Attempt at Restoring Ancient Christianity

by Abbot Tryphon The “Messianic Christians” are a heretical group whose claim of reestablishing ancient “Jewish Christianity”, is a denial of the Orthodox Church’s claim to be the very Church founded by Christ Himself. These people are simply attempting to reestablish a Church that has already existed, unchanged, since 33 A.D. Like other “denominations”, they […]

Therapeutic Medicine

The Medicine found within the Holy Orthodox Church by Abbot Tryphon One medicine for the heart found within the Orthodox Church, is the use of a “Prayer Rule.” This “Rule” is of the utmost importance, for the Prayer Rule helps develop the discipline we all need to progress spiritually. It is one of the greatest […]

The Preacher’s Apologetic Notebook

by Gary Catell, the Willard Preacher This preacher’s notebook has many useful Scriptural references that Gary has accumulated over the years that answer common questions and challenges. Please feel free to use them and create your own preacher’s notebook.     The Preacher’s Apologetic Notebook Share the post “The Preacher’s Apologetic Notebook” FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterestTwitterEmailBookmarkPrint

Did the Early Church Venerate Icons?

from his “Stump the Priest” Series by Fr. John Whiteford Question: “Isn’t the fact that there were controversies over icons well into the 9th century proof that the early Church did not venerate icons?” There were indeed controversies at various times, most notably the Iconoclastic controversies of the 8th and 9th centuries, but these controversies […]