He Who Hung The Earth Upon the Waters

This weekend, we meditate on the meaning and the power of the Holy Cross. This is a recording of our father, Archbishop Job of Chicago singing the 15th Antiphon at Matins for Great and Holy Friday 2009. We include it for your own spiritual edification. Contemplate this worthy meditation on the Cross in anticipation of […]

The Promise to Abraham Fulfilled In Christ

by St. Irenaeus of Lyons Against Heresies, Book 4, Chapters 7, 10, 11, 23 Therefore Abraham also, knowing the Father through the Word, who made heaven and earth, confessed Him to be God; and having learned, by an announcement [made to him], that the Son of God would be a man among men, by whose […]

On the Saints of the Old Testament

by St. Gregory Palamas Our father among the saints Gregory Palamas (1296-1359), Archbishop of Thessalonica, was a monk of Mount Athos in Greece (at Vatopedi  and Esphigmenou Monasteries), and later became Archbishop of Thessalonica. His feast days in the Church are Nov. 14 and the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent. David indicates that our Lord […]

Sermon 1 on the New Testament

by St. Augustine of Hippo Of the agreement of the evangelists Matthew and Luke in the generations of the Lord. 1. May He, beloved, fulfill your expectation who has awakened it: for though I feel confident that what I have to say is not my own, but God’s, yet with far more reason do I […]

Sermon of the Month begins Nov. 2010

Submissions are now being accepted for November’s Sermon of the Month. Here at the Preachers Institute, we are committed to expanding the opportunities for you, the Orthodox Christian preacher, to expand your repertoire, advance your homiletics education, and hone your preaching skills. Therefore, in line with those goals, beginning the month of November, the Preachers […]

A Lesson From Preaching Class

by Fr. Barnabas Powell We are republishing this article from our good friend, Fr. Barnabas, who is the priest of Ss. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Church in Cumming, GA  and blogger at Sober Joy, co-teaches the course PAST 7201 – Preaching: Proclaiming The Kindgom, with Fr. Nick Triantifilou, the president of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox […]

The Perpetual Virginity of Mary: Part 3

by St. Jerome of Stridonium Our venerable and God-bearing father Jerome was noted as a scholar of Latin at the time when Greek was considered the language of scholarship. He was one of the most learned of the Fathers of the Western Church and is noted as the translator of the holy scriptures into Latin. […]

The Perpetual Virginity of Mary: Part 2

by St. Jerome of Stridonium Our venerable and God-bearing father Jerome was noted as a scholar of Latin at the time when Greek was considered the language of scholarship. He was one of the most learned of the Fathers of the Western Church and is noted as the translator of the holy scriptures into Latin. […]