Sermon on the Day of his Ordination

by St. Leo the Great Having been elected in absence he returns thanks for the kindness and earnestly demands the prayers of his church “Let my mouth speak the praise of the Lord,” and my breath and spirit, my flesh and tongue bless His holy Name. For it is a sign, not of a modest, […]

Homily On The Day He Was Ordained A Priest

John was called to the priesthood and ordained by Flavian, bishop of Antioch, early in the year 386.  So this is the date of his first discourse: he had not yet descended into the lists, as he himself puts it.  In this essay, his modesty shines no less than his eloquence: he frequently calls himself […]

Sermon on the Day of His Ordination

by St. Leo the Great Our father among the saints, Leo the Great was the bishop of Rome during difficult times. He was an eminent scholar of Scripture and rhetoric. During an invasion by Attila the Hun, St. Leo met him outside the gates of Rome. After some short words, to everyone’s surprise, Attila turned […]

Axios! Priest Barnabas Powell

Not so long ago, we offered congratulations to our good friend, and PI member and contributor, Barnabas Powell, on his ordination to the Diaconate. (In case you missed it, that article can be found here.) Today, at the Annunciation Cathedral in Atlanta, Fr. Dcn. Barnabas is being elevated to the Holy Priesthood. Axios! Fr. Barnabas […]

Axios! Fr. Dcn. Barnabas Powell

Here at the Preachers Institute, we wish to offer our congratulations to our brother in the Lord, Barnabas Powell, who today received the laying on of hands to the Holy Diaconate! Fr. Dcn. Barnabas is not only a friend, he is one of us – a member of the Preachers Institute, and student at Holy […]