The Song of the Sacraments

by Fr.  Patrick Henry Reardon Our English word “time” bears a double burden, which in more sensible languages (like Italian) is carried by two different nouns. Thus, our “time” can mean a point in time: an instance or event (Italian volta). Our English “time” can also mean something fluid: a passage of time, or time […]

Homily 2: The Apostle John and The Word

by St. John Chrysostom “In the beginning was the Word.” – John 1:1 Were John about to converse with us, and to say to us words of his own, we needs must describe his family, his country, and his education. But since it is not he, but God by him, that speaks to mankind, it […]

Too Much Word For The World To Bear

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon All the earth has a limited capacity; it is always something measured. Indeed, some lines of the Bible are devoted to measuring it. For example: “From the desert and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great […]

On Babbling And Repetition

The Lord Jesus Christ invented a word. It is in the Bible, but only once. That makes it important! This article explores its true meaning in context (ah, glorious context!). All Christians repeat the Lord’s Prayer, taught to do so by Jesus Himself (Matt 6:5-15). Fittingly, then, Gregory of Nyssa devoted five sermons to a […]

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 […]