Take up and Read!

To take up and read, in order to hear in Scripture God’s Word for us today, is to open both heart and mind to God in prayer. by Fr. John Breck Orthodox Christians have always known theirs to be a “biblical Church.” The Bible play a key role in virtually every aspect of our life, […]

What Peter and Paul Tell Us About These Days

Take heed.  Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 1 Peter 4:12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 2 Timothy 3:12     Share the post “What Peter […]

How to Read the Bible: Part 5

by Fr. Thomas Hopko There has to be some kind of a seeking, some kind of a praying, and some kind of a practicing as you go, because if we are reading and not putting into practice what is clearly stated, that we can understand, well, we’re not going to get very far, and we’re […]

How to Read the Bible: Part 4

by Fr. Thomas Hopko Probably the best thing, at least in the New Testament, that a person could do, is learn a little Greek—at least learn the alphabet, learn how to read the words—get an inter-linear, and while reading the texts, go to the inter-linear and just see what it literally is saying. Sometimes it […]

How to Read the Bible: Part 3

by Fr. Thomas Hopko So people do have this question: How do we do that? How do we read it? How do we understand it? How do we use it? What should we do? What kind of concrete advice can you give us? So what I’d like to do right now is just to give […]

How to Read the Bible: Part 2

by Fr. Thomas Hopko Then I remember sentences like St. Tikhon of Zadonsk in Russia, who on his desk when he was writing his books had only really two books: the Bible and a commentary of some parts of the Bible by St. John Chrysostom. Everything is there in the holy Scripture. [It was] St. […]

How to Read the Bible: Part 1

by Fr. Thomas Hopko Several people have contacted me through email and even in person when I travel around and visit people who listen to Ancient Faith Radio. They ask me about reading the Bible. There’s all kinds of questions that are given to me that I get from people about reading the Bible. Some […]

Madam, I’m Adam

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Sometimes there is no good news unless you search for it. I found some recently, for instance, when I wondered if college students today are still obliged to purchase and—though I doubt they ever did—read Michael C. Howard’s Contemporary Cultural Anthropology. Well, it seems they aren’t. Howard’s miserable work evidently […]