Unexpected Blessings: Festival of Young Preachers 2012

by Jason Ketz This past autumn, about the time that students hit their post-midterm academic lull, I was presented with a curious opportunity. One of my professors, Fr. Sergius Halvorsen, invited members of his homiletics class to apply for an all-expense-paid trip…to Louisville, Kentucky…over Christmas recess…to attend the Festival of Young Preachers! Now to some […]

The 2012 Festival Of Young Preachers

A month ago, once again, I traveled to the Annual Festival of Young Preachers, hosted by Dwight Moody’s Academy of Preaching, and once again, it was a wonderful experience to behold and participate in. There were three young preachers again this year; Jason Ketz (SVS Student), Gabriel Alimeyahu (Hellenic College), and Benjamin Peck (Hellenic College). […]

Got Rest? Finding True and Complete Rest in the Lord

by Dn. Gabreil T. Alemayehu Sermon given on January 7th 2011 at the Young Preachers’ Festival held at the Seelback Hilton Hotel in Louisville, KY. We all seek rest. Many of us spend thousands of dollars on vacations in pursuing rest. We not only seek rest, but also need rest. By our very nature, we […]

Welcome To Christianity

Sermon given by Raymond Krajci at the Festival of Young Preachers On my way to Columbus, I pass a pair of massive billboards alongside the highway. They hold the Ten Commandments in large white letters against a pitch black background. Every instance of the word “not” occurs in a vibrant red evocative of the scarlet […]

Orthodox Preachers Attending The Festival Of Young Preachers

Good news, everyone! This Theophany, young Orthodox preachers will be participating in the Festival of Young Preachers, an annual festival held by Dwight Moody’s Academy of Preachers. The Academy is a national partner of the Preachers Institute. This is an annual opportunity for young Christian preachers, aged 16-28, to come together, flex their intellects, share […]