Consequences of the One Church – Unecumenism

by Fr. Stephen Freeman In thinking through a theological question, I often engage in thought experiments. The Fathers might call it a form of theoria, but I won’t presume that word for myself. But what I do is to make a concerted effort to let go of unexamined assumptions. I look at a different set of assumptions […]

Orthodox Evangelism

By Fr. David Moser The first and most important thing to remember is that we do not bring anyone into the Church – its not our job.  We do not attract people to the faith, we do not convince people of the Truth, we don’t do any of that. God is the One Who attracts […]

Some Final Questions and Answers From YOU!

by Fr. John A. Peck The following questions have been submitted to me privately by email or chat.  Should I read in the morning or evening? Good question – here’s the answer. When do you normally say your prayers? Read the Epistle and Gospel as a part of your rule of prayer? I would try […]

Why Read the Old Testament: The Basics

by Fr. John A. Peck One question that I don’t get often, but do get consistently is, “Why read the entire Old Testament?” In other words, why not skip to the good parts, (the Psalms, Genesis, whatever) and leave the rest? My answer is this is really simple, and not probably what you’d expect. We […]

What We Are Looking For In The Old Testament

by Fr. John A. Peck The Old Testament is 85%+ of the Bible. That’s a lot, in case you were wondering. If you are going to take the Old Testament Challenge, which starts next Tuesday, Sept. 15, then in order to help you see things with the eye of the Church as we read it, […]

Last Preparations for the OT Challenge

by Fr. John A. Peck This Saturday, Sept. 12, we will direct you to the password for access to the reading schedule in our ebook “Learning the Old Testament the Orthodox Way.” Before we get into the Challenge itself, here is a final checklist of things you should have or have planned for. Tell your […]

Was Constantine the Great Baptized An Arian?

By John Sanidopoulos A common myth circulated by critics of Constantine the Great to discredit his character and the good he did for the Church is the accusation that he was baptized into the Arian heresy by Eusebius of Nicomedia, who was an Arian, in May of 337, a few days prior to his death. […]

St. John Chrysostom for the 21st Century

  by Fr. Josiah Trenham Originally, we published this outstanding presentation four years ago. It is very worth a read at this time in the history of the Church. This presentation was an address delivered at a Convocation of the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA on November […]