The Orthodox Churches are often accused of simply following religious practices as if they were the same as a lively Christian faith. But the tradition of preaching in the Orthodox Church surely... More > indicates that such criticism is wide of the mark.
In Orthodox Churches around the world, homiles are preached at every Liturgy with the intention of encouraging the development of the spiritual life of those who hear, and to reflect week by week on the words of the Holy Scriptures as the Church has organised them for regular reading in the Lectionary.
This collection of 52 homilies forms part of that tradition, and has been developed by Father Peter Farrington, a priest of the British Orthodox diocese of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate. The prayers of the Liturgy intentionally ask that the word of God might be presented to the people through the means of the homily which is given, and also that those who have heard the words of Scripture, and the reflections in the homily might put them into practice.< Less
This collection of articles and papers on Orthodox Christology reflects the many years of study and research which the author has conducted. Father Peter Farrington is a priest of the British... More > Orthodox Church within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate. Many of these articles have been published in the official journal of the Church. Each one provides an introduction to some aspect of Orthodox Christology, or an insight into some area of Orthodox history and tradition. These articles have been drawn together to produce a convenient collection of materials which are directed at an intelligent Orthodox laity.< Less