Perhaps, That is Because You Have Never Spoken to a Bishop Before

The emperor Valens, mercilessly sending into exile any bishop who displeased him, and having implanted Arianism into other Asia Minor provinces, suddenly appeared in Cappadocia for this same purpose. He sent the prefect Modestus to St Basil. He began to threaten the saint with the confiscation of his property, banishment, beatings, and even death. St […]

The Serpents Of Orthodoxy

By Jonathan Pageau Ever wonder about the staff carried by Orthodox bishops, and why it has two serpents on it? Read and learn! (I)t happened that I fell into a sin very dangerous to my soul. But as it was not in my habit to hide a serpent in the depths of my heart, I […]

Something We All Really Need: A Personal Request

(P.S. – it’s not money) Have you ever googled the following terms: Orthodox, priest, preaching? I have. I do regularly, with a multitude of similar terms, searching and seeking for good photos of Orthodox clergy delivering sermons. There are very, very few – even fewer good shots with focus, capturing the spirit of the event.

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 […]

The Mission of Bishops: To Preach The Gospel

by Bradley Nassif, Ph.D. Originally titled “The Apostolic Mission of Bishops: A Short Reflection, the purpose of this brief, and incomplete, reflection is to focus on the centrality of the gospel in the ministry of a bishop. It is not intended to promote a partisan perspective on any issue facing the contemporary Orthodox Church – […]