On the Day of Christ's Baptism – Part 2

by St. John Chrysostom Our father among the saints John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, was a notable Christian bishop and preacher from the fourth and fifth centuries in Syria and Constantinople. He is famous for eloquence in public speaking and his denunciation of abuse of authority in the Church and in the Roman Empire of […]

On the Day of Christ’s Baptism – Part 1

by St. John Chrysostom Our father among the saints John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, was a notable Christian bishop and preacher from the fourth and fifth centuries in Syria and Constantinople. He is famous for eloquence in public speaking and his denunciation of abuse of authority in the Church and in the Roman Empire of […]

A Sermon for the Theophany

by St. Gregory of Nyssa Our father among the saints Gregory of Nyssa was bishop of Nyssa and a prominent theologian of the fourth century. He was the younger brother of Basil the Great and friend of Gregory the Theologian. He is one of the “Cappadocian Fathers,” a title which reveals at once his birthplace […]

Hymn 1 On The Day of Epiphany

by St. Ephraim the Syrian Our Righteous Father Ephraim the Syrian was a prolific Syriac language hymn writer and theologian of the 4th century. Over four hundred hymns composed by Ephrem still exist.  The church historian Sozomen credits St. Ephraim with having written over three million lines. He wrote exclusively in the Syriac language, but […]

The Waters Are Made Holy

by St. Proclus of Constantinople Our father among the saints, Proclus, was was noted for his prayerful life and that he studied the Holy Scripture. He became a reader at an early age. He was a disciple of John Chrysostom and was ordained a deacon and priest by him. From the great saint, Proclus received […]

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Merry Christmas to all our faithful readers, members, lurkers and writers! On this day, the day of our Lord’s birth, we here at the Preachers Institute want to wish you all a very merry, safe, and spiritually fruitful Nativity celebration, and to assure you all of our prayers, particularly on this festive Holy day. This […]

Crossing the Finish Line!

Congratulations to our Bloggers who signed up for the 30 (40) Days of Blogging. Today is the 40th day! Your marathon journey has come to an end! Axios! I want to thank everyone for participating. I’ve been reading your blogs, and I must say, I’m impressed with your work and the incredible labor that went […]

Turning On the Lights: Your Christmas Sermon

Apart from the many helps for a Christmas sermon, the Preachers Institute would like to offer you one more article to spice up a Nativity service for those who attend your worship. There’s nothing better than when ‘the lights go on’ for our listeners, and they see or hear something perhaps they’ve never understood, or […]