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“The Orthodox Faith is Comprehensible to Highly Intelligent and Simple People Alike”

Each day this week, we will publish a different response to the question posed to Russian priests: How should we preach Christ in modern society? Enjoy! by Priest Alexander Dyachenko Modern people have access to a wide range of information. It is something we didn’t have in my time and we had barely nothing to […]

“We can only talk about Spiritual Life based on our own Experience”

Each day this week, we will publish a different response to the question posed to Russian priests: How should we preach Christ in modern society? Enjoy! by Priest Sergei Begiyan The most eloquent preaching is performed through deeds. These are not necessarily large-scale acts of charity. It is when you, obeying the commandment, hold your […]

“We Are Only Witnesses”

Each day this week, we will publish a different response to the question posed to Russian priests: How should we preach Christ in modern society? Enjoy! by Archpriest George Breyev St. Theophan the Recluse once said: “The time will come when there will be so many men, so many faiths.” The Lord didn’t create us like […]

“See How They Love One Another!”

Each day this week, we will publish a different response to the question posed to Russian priests: How should we preach Christ in modern society? Enjoy! by Archpriest Fyodor Borodin: We usually don’t pay special attention to the very important missionary words spoken by Christ to His disciples during the Last Supper:  That they all […]

Antiochian Church Adds Preaching Resource

Bravo! We salute the Missions and Evangelism department of the Antiochian Archdiocese for stepping forward to do something distinct, and progressive, to improve homiletics in Orthodox parishes! The Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese has, since its inception, been devoted primarily to the establishment of new mission parishes, and training for […]

On Homiletics

by Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov The first video lecture in a series of videos to come thanks to the Pastoral Resources Program. In this lecture, Fr. Valery speaks on homiletics, the impact it can have on the souls of parishioners, as well as how we can cultivate this spiritual practice in an effective and edifying way. […]

“The Lord Will Demand An Answer”

by Hieromartyr Daniel Sysoyev “I think that the Lord has now created such a situation that almost the whole world is open for Orthodox missions. Truly, such was not the case 20 years ago. And regarding globalization – this is an act of God in order that the Gospel makes it to the ends of […]

7 Pitfalls to Avoid in Preaching

by Michael J. Kruger Preaching is hard work. To those sitting in the pews, preaching can look relatively effortless—especially when it’s done well. But don’t be fooled. Preaching exhausts the body and soul in ways incommensurate with its duration. I could work in the yard all day in 90-degree heat and (somehow) feel less exhausted […]