November 1, 2014

Pulpit Freedom Sunday is a Gimmick says Fr. Preble

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Fr. Peter-Michael Preble posted the following essay on his blog a few days ago about preachers and politics. He lays out some important points. I've got my own ideas, but what do you think? Sunday, October 7th, was a time when preachers from coast to coast took to their pulpits to try and pull the IRS into a court battle. In 1954, then Senator Lyndon Johnson pushed a bill through the … [Read more...]

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble: Sunday of Orthodoxy Calls us to Emulate the Courage of our Fathers in the Faith

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Fr. Peter-Michael Preble tells us just as our Orthodox Fathers fought to preserve the sacred images (because they knew that destroying the icons of Christ would lead to a denial of the Incarnation in the end), we are called to defend the icons of "flesh and blood" -- the human person. It's a strong sermon but entirely fitting for our times. Source: Fr. Peter-Michael Preble Blog To the … [Read more...]

Why is the Orthodox Episcopal Assembly Silent as Religious Liberty Erodes?

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Source: Fr. Peter-Michael Preble Blog (The Church Under Attack) | Fr. Peter-Michael Preble - In the Gospels Jesus warns us that the world will hate us. He is giving us a warning that being a Christian will not be easy and that it will be a fight, every day, for what we believe in. The world is becoming increasingly hostile to the truth of Jesus Christ and I do not see it getting any … [Read more...]

Religious Freedom Under Attack

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Three cheers to Fr. Peter Michael-Preble and Chris Banescu, the first Orthodox Christians to criticize Pres. Obama's arbitrary ruling forcing all Americans to comply with the anti-life agenda of the cultural left. The Catholics have been front and center on this threat to religious freedom. Orthodox leaders have been silent except for Fr. Preble and Banescu who recognize the dangers inherent in … [Read more...]

Engaged Monasticism

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Source: Fr. Peter-Michael Preble blog | Fr. Peter-Michael Preble In 369 AD St. Basil the great was a newly ordained priest ministering in and around the area of Constantinople. That year a drought hit followed by famine as the crops had all dried up. He delivered four homilies that have been complied in the book “On Social Justice” that spoke to the heart of how people act in these times of … [Read more...]

John Couretas: Protect the Poor, Not Poverty Programs

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Source: Acton Institute | By John Couretas One of the disturbing aspects of the liberal/progressive faith campaign known as the Circle of Protection is that its organizers have such little regard – indeed are blind to -- the innate freedom of the human person. Their campaign, which has published “A Statement on Why We Need to Protect Programs for the Poor,” equates the welfare of the “least … [Read more...]

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble: A Christian Response to the Ongoing Enslavement of America’s Poor

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Source: Huffington Post | Fr. Peter-Michael Preble Yesterday, President Obama signed a law that will raise the debt ceiling and continue to enslave the American people for another three or four years. It has reduced the national debit some but it seems to me at least that it has not gone far enough. Just so you know, your share of the national debit is about $42,500. It seems to me that the era … [Read more...]

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble. Judgment Day: An Orthodox Christian Perspective

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Source: Huffington Post |Fr. Peter-Michael Preble Several years ago I was driving behind a vehicle on the highway and I noticed the bumper sticker on the back. It was kind of funny and I will admit I laughed out loud. The bumper sticker read, "In case of Rapture this vehicle will be left unattended." OK, I thought it was kind of cute. But how accurate is this bumper sticker? I will state … [Read more...]

Osama is Dead. Now What Should I Feel?

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Source: OrthodoxyToday.org Last night, like most of the world, I was captivated by the announcement that the President of the United States would be making a statement at 10:30 p.m. As I Tweeted this information, I added the line that this could not be good. Presidents do not often come on at 10:30 on a Sunday night to announce good news. So, like the rest of the world, I waited and watched the … [Read more...]

Orthodox Churches Should Help the Poor

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By Fr. Peter Michael Preble Last week, on the website Ethics Daily an article was posted in response to a reader’s question. The article dealt with charity and poverty and what should be and can be done. The author of the article helped me to clarify my own position on charity and what I think about the Churches role in aiding the poor and needy in our society. In the article the author … [Read more...]

The Manhattan Declaration

A while back Fr. Peter-Michael Preble interviewed me about the Manhattan Declaration and a few other items of interest that was just posted on Ancient Faith Radio. From Ancient Faith: Fr. Peter-Michael Preble interviews Fr. Hans Jacobse, the founder of the American Orthodox Institute, the editor of Orthodoxy Today, and one of the first Orthodox signatories of The Manhattan … [Read more...]

Orthodoxy and Homosexuality

From a new posting on Fr. Peter-Michael Preble's blog. The past few weeks have seen the number of young people being targeted for their homosexual identity then it has in years past. Recently TV personality Ellen Degeneris, herself a lesbian, posted a video about the bullying of people who are different then the rest of us. I posted this video to my Facebook page and received a variety of … [Read more...]