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 […]

Homily for 1st July

Homily for 1st July

The Lord Jesus speaks to us in the Gospel we have heard read today and he says… Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. … Just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them […]

The Cost of Community

The Cost of Community

In the modern world we have seen our experience of community diminish even during our own life-times. We no longer live in places where we have a connection of family, culture, religion and history with most other people. Even our membership of social organisations, even our local Churches and congregations, now draw together people from […]

St Cyril and the Meaning of the Cross

St Cyril and the Meaning of the Cross

I was reading the Commentary of St Cyril of Alexandria concerning the Gospel of St John this afternoon. In one passage he discusses the Scripture which says… And Pilate wrote a title also, and put it on the Cross. And there was written upon it, Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. It is […]

Discovering our Identity

Discovering our Identity

The problems faced by young people within the Orthodox Church are not unique to them. They are experienced by those with an Orthodox faith, those who belong to other Christian communities, those adhering to other religions, and by those with no faith at all except in a materialistic explanation of the universe. They are, to […]

What is a real man?

What is a real man?

We live in an age of great confusion. When I was a child in the 1960s, people would take time out of their lives, often before getting a job, to discover themselves, and usually failed. But now, just a generation later, it seems that most of the people around us are struggling to discover who […]

Homily for Thomas Sunday

Homily for Thomas Sunday

In our Orthodox Church this first Sunday of the fifty days of Pentecost is often called Thomas Sunday because of the Gospel which we have just heard read. We remember especially that St Thomas was not present when the Lord Jesus first appeared to the other disciples, and he insisted that he would not believe […]

Overcoming the Roots of Sin

Overcoming the Roots of Sin

We often discover that when one habitual sin becomes partly or completely overcome then the deeper root of that sin is exposed. In the case of many habitual sins it is essentially pride, self-will and self-indulgence. This can be especially the case in our feelings and attitudes towards others. Sometimes people appear to be unpleasant, […]