The True Meaning of Liturgy

The True Meaning of Liturgy

I must have prayed and participated in and celebrated in hundreds and even a thousand liturgies in the 30 years since I began investigating and learning about Orthodoxy, then became a member of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and then became a priest. I have prayed in many different situations and circumstances. I have had the […]

Overcoming Anxiety 2

Overcoming Anxiety 2

There is no doubt that those who find themselves crippled by anxiety need to draw on a wide variety of therapies and psychological and medical intervention as appropriate. But we must not deny that there is always a spiritual component to our life as human persons, and every aspect of our life both affects our […]

Overcoming Anxiety

Overcoming Anxiety

If our faith and hope in God is weak and failing, and we doubt that he will take care of every detail of our life, then there are things we should do. Our faith and hope in God is established in us by a personal relationship and experience of God. If God is remote and […]

Perspectives on Prayer

Perspectives on Prayer

This is a presentation I gave in prayer at Moorlands Bible College, the Evangelical Seminary where I studied for three years, when they recently invited me to speak about prayer. Good morning to you all. My name is Peter Farrington, and I am a graduate of Moorlands Bible College. I think I finished my three […]

No! We are not Monophysites!

No! We are not Monophysites!

I have been a member of the Coptic Orthodox Church for over 24 years, and I was seeking to learn about and become Orthodox for some years before that. I was active on the internet before it was the world wide web. It wasn’t always easy. I was becoming a member of the Coptic Orthodox […]

Becoming Orthodox

Becoming Orthodox

I was asked by an enquirer how to continue the journey towards membership of the Orthodox Church in our Coptic Orthodox community, and I responded in this way… God bless you in your continuing spiritual journey into union with him, by the indwelling Holy Spirit. I became a member of the Coptic Orthodox Church in […]

Making children into disciples of Christ

Making children into disciples of Christ

The Scriptures only teach us to make disciples. The followers of Jesus are only described as disciples. The Lord Jesus commands us to go into the world and make disciples. Indeed, those who are not really disciples are condemned in one way or another, as being those who set off on the journey but keep […]

The Fast of the Virgin Mary – Day 14

The Fast of the Virgin Mary – Day 14

In 1061, some years before the Norman Conquest of England, a noble widow lived in the small town of Walsingham. Her name was Rychold, and she was a devout and godly woman. She prayed, asking the Virgin Mary to guide her into some good work that she could perform out of her love for Christ […]

Books published by Father Peter Farrington

Books published by Father Peter Farrington

Here are a list and links to the most popular books I have written and republished. If you are able to order a book then I hope you will be blessed in reading it. Books written by Father Peter Farrington Orthodox Christianity – Reasonable Faith – 272 pp – £9.99 Father Peter Farrington considers the […]

St Peter and the Church of Rome

St Peter and the Church of Rome

The meeting of His Holiness Pope Tawadros with the Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis, was an historic event, which generated some unnecessary controversy. Certainly, the Orthodox Church of Alexandria has never accepted the sweeping claims of the Pope of Rome to a universal jurisdiction over the whole Church. But this does not require us to […]

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