“I Need to Know the Real Thought of God, Not My Own Personal Opinion”

by St. Nicholas of Japan Sometimes Japanese protestants come to me and ask me to clarify some place in the Holy Scriptures. “You have your own missionary teachers,” I tell them, “Go ask them. What do they say?” “We have asked them. They say: understand as you know how. But I need to know the […]

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. […]

Scripture’s Role in Mystogogy (Initiation into Mystery)

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon The doctrine of divine providence is asserted in the biblical thesis that “all things work together for good to those who love God” (Romans 8:28). This “working together” of historical events under divine governance for particular and inter-related purposes is a mystery, in both usual senses of the word. First, […]

To Be Protected From Tricks

by St. Vincent of Lerins If someone wants to be protected from tricks and remain healthy in the faith, he must confine his faith first to the authority of the Holy Scriptures, and secondly to the Tradition of the Church. But someone may ask, is not the canon of Scripture sufficient for everything, and why […]

A Call for an Orthodox Approach to Scripture

by Fr. Lawrence Farley This excellent article by Fr Lawrence has complete harmony with the Orthodox Tradition and is quite a distant thing from what is often passing for ‘Biblical Studies’ today – within the Orthodox Church today and without. We’ll be bringing you more along these lines shortly. The much needed ‘return to the […]

Sola Scriptura: The Biggest Deception of All Time

This was taken from the Our Life in Christ Program. It is a must read. I would like to challenge any Reformed or Evangelical out there to read this. It will likely change your perspective of what the revelation of God is all about! From Hank Hanegraaff’s CRI Series What Think Ye of Rome (Part […]

Orthodox Worship As A School Of Theology: Part One

by Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev Lecture delivered at the Kiev Theological Academy on September 20, 2002 All of our liturgical hymns are instructive, profound and sublime. They contain the whole of our theology and moral teaching, give us Christian consolation and instill in us a fear of the Judgment. He who listens to them attentively has […]

Our New Feature

Greetings, friends of Preachers Institute, I’m adding a little section to the top of the front page “A Word To The Fore” which will contain a pithy quote containing some wisdom or common sense in an age gone mad. This is just a little thing, but I feel worthwhile. Also, including Scriptural quotes, and quotations […]