“I Charge You in the Presence…”

Immediately after telling Timothy that “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted…” (2 Timothy 3:12) St. Paul follows with this instruction to the new bishop. I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by […]

On Pulpit Freedom

by Abbot Tryphon The necessity of a pastor’s freedom to preach The adoption of the Johnson Amendment in 1954 was the moment the Internal Revenue Service was given the power to dictate what could and could not be preached from American pulpits. With the threat of fines, or even losing tax exempt status for their […]

Finally – The Establishment of the Ph.D. Program in Orthodox Studies

I talked about a program just like this in my article, The Orthodox Church of Tomorrow. This is a good sign, and we hope it opens up possibilities for advanced studies in Orthodox homiletics. The Antiochian House of Studies, a department of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, is pleased to announce the […]

20th Anniversary of Divine Liturgy: A Student Study Text

by Fr. John A. Peck This month marks the 20th Anniversary of the publication of my book, DIVINE LITURGY: A Student Study Text This book has been used by students, seminarians, seminary professors, Bible studies, catechumen classes,  and many others. In honor of this anniversary, I’ve set a 25% discount on the hardcover version of […]

The Lord Commanded…

Do you not know that those who perform sacred services eat the food of the temple, and those who attend regularly to the altar have their share from the altar? In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the Gospel should earn their living by the Gospel.  – 1 Corinthians 9:14 […]

On Church Preaching

The Moscow Council December 1, 1917 Church preaching, in accordance with the Word of God (Matt. 28:19-20. Mk. 16:15, Acts 1:8, 1 Cor. 9:16, 2 Tim. 4:2, et al.), Church Canons (Apostolic Canons 36 and 58, Canon 19 of the Sixth Ecumenical Council, Canon 2 of the Seventh Ecumenical Council), and the directions of the […]

To Preach the Acceptable Year

by Bishop David of Sitka and All Alaska January first has become the place we mark the passing of one year to another. All over the world today people are celebrating the passing of the old and the coming of the New Year. There is a type of relief that comes about when we can […]

The Rise of the ‘Done with Church’ Generation

by Thom Schulz Do you still think plumbing the depths of Scripture in expository preaching is not important? Has your flock heard everything they are going to? John is every pastor’s dream member. He’s a life-long believer, well-studied in the Bible, gives generously and leads others passionately. But last year he dropped out of church. He […]