The 2015 New Testament Challenge

Beginning Nov. 15th (that is, in just 3 weeks from yesterday, at the beginning of the Advent/Nativity Fast), we will once again be embarking on our annual challenge event to read through the entire New Testament (aloud) by Christmas! Some of our loyal readers are well into the Old Testament Challenge almost half way through! What […]

The 2014 New Testament Challenge

  Beginning Nov. 15th (that is, in just 3 weeks from tomorrow, at the beginning of the Advent/Nativity Fast), we will once again be embarking on our annual challenge event to read through the entire New Testament (aloud) by Christmas! This is a great endeavor and exercise and you should join it! Read with your spouse […]

2013 New Testament Challenge

Beginning Nov. 15th (the beginning of the Advent/Nativity Fast), we will once again be embarking on our annual challenge event to read through the entire New Testament (aloud) by Christmas! This is a great endeavor and exercise and you should join it! Read with your spouse as an Advent discipline! Even children can do this, […]

The 2012 New Testament Challenge

by Fr. John A. Peck Beginning Nov. 15th (the beginning of the Advent/Nativity Fast), we will once again be embarking on our annual challenge event to read through the entire New Testament (aloud) by Christmas! This is a great endeavor and exercise and you should join it! Read with your spouse as an Advent discipline! […]

The 2011 New Testament Challenge

Beginning Nov. 15th (the beginning of the Advent/Nativity Fast), we will once again be embarking on our annual challenge event to read through the entire New Testament (aloud) by Christmas! This is a great endeavor and exercise and you should join it! Read with your spouse as an Advent discipline! Join the many of us […]

2010 New Testament Challenge

During every Nativity Fast, I offer my spiritual children and parishioners an exercise in Scripture which I call “The New Testament Challenge.” It’s really not all that challenging, but for someone who has never read the entire New Testament before, it is an excellent time for just such an exercise. If you begin on Nov. […]

AAA: Reading the Bible the Orthodox Way

Now that we have entered Advent/Nativity Fast, and many of us have begun the 2009 New Testament Challenge (some will begin on Dec. 1st), I’d like to make a simple offering about the actual reading of the Holy Scriptures. When I am teaching my parishioners or catechumens to read the Bible, few actually ask how […]