October 31, 2014

Thank you for Contributing to the Fr. John Peck Appeal

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Fr. John Peck appeal. As many of you know Fr. John is in transition and your contribution helped pay the rent, fix the car, and other necessary things to keep him going as he stabilizes his future. Fr. John is a tenacious man and will land on his feet in short order. Your help ensures that he does. We reap what we sow. When we help others, then help … [Read more...]

A Priest Needs Our Help

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Fr. John Peck was unceremoniously thrown out of his parish some months back for no justifiable reason. This is a blight in our Orthodox Church and happens more often than many people realize. Sooner or later this problem must be addressed. Priests with families should not have to suffer this kind of arbitrary abuse. It causes considerable hardship on the priest and his family especially if no … [Read more...]

The Orthodox Church of Tomorrow – Revisted

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Four years ago Fr. John Peck published the essay below and boy did he get hammered. Creativity, a characteristic you would want to see in priests, is feared because sometimes it gets too close to exposing the sheer paucity of substantive ideas and compelling engagement with the larger culture that the Church, in order to be Church, should cultivate in their leaders. The truth is we have got some … [Read more...]

Fr. John Peck: Orthodox Christian Parenting in the 21st Century [AUDIO]

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On September 10, 2011, St. Joseph Antiochian Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas, hosted the 2011 Orthodox Christian Parenting Retreat. The speaker was Fr. John Peck, priest at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Prescott, Arizona, and the topic was “Orthodox Christian Parenting in the 21st Century: Guiding, Guarding, and Discipline for Parents, Grandparents, and Godparents in the Orthodox … [Read more...]

Good Guys Wear Black: A New Website for Prospective Priests and Deacons

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | CONTACT: Fr. John A. Peck |GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK | (928) 777-8750 | frjohnpeck@yahoo.com | goodguyswearblack.org NEW WEBSITE FOR PROSPECTIVE PRIESTS, DEACONS June 1, 2011 – Today marks the launch of a unique new website in the Orthodox Christian world: Good Guys Wear Black (http://goodguyswearblack.org). “This is a vocations website,” said Fr. John A. Peck, the … [Read more...]

Orthodox Christian Responsibility in the Public Arena

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HT: OrthodoxNet blog Read more of Fr. Peck's writing at Preachers Institute and Journey to Orthodoxy. Fr. Peck pastors St. George Greek Orthodox Church. By Fr. John Peck First published in 2004. First of all, let me begin by saying that it is my duty, as a priest and pastor, to impose moral standards on you. Part of my job and function is to teach Christian morality and to get us, as … [Read more...]

Preachers Institute and Academy of Preachers enter National Partnership

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Congratulations to Fr. John Peck and the Preachers Institute. Fr. John comments on the AOI blog and is is founder of the Preachers Institute. This partnership testifies to the fine work that Preachers Institute does. The Preachers Institute, the world’s premier Orthodox Christian homiletics resource, has become a national partner with the Academy of Preachers. The Academy of Preachers … [Read more...]