A Spring Whirlwind

Feast of Our Righteous Father Memnonus the Wonderworker

ORU_with_Hannah_2017_for_NB.jpegTHIS SPRING has been a whirlwind of traveling, teaching, organizing book groups, developing the Hall of Men, creating a plan for consistent content on social media and the EDI website, and a great deal of deep introspection about the mission, the work, and the future of Eighth Day Institute.

In February we launched two new reading groups. The Cappadocian Society is for... Continue Reading

New Evangelization, Benedict Option and Table Talk

Benedict_Square.jpgFeast of St. Innocent, Enlightener of Siberia and Alaska

ON THIS Final Friday, Scott Spradlin will be presenting a Table Talk on "Mindfulness & Orthodox Spirituality in a Digital Age." Doors open at The Ladder at 7:15 and Table Talk begins at 7:30. Click here for more details.

I'm hitting the road this morning to peddle Eighth Day Books and promote Eighth Day Institute at the sixth annual Symposium... Continue Reading

Register for the 9th Annual Feast of St Patrick

Feast of the Martyr Hesychius and St Nicholas Planas

eriugena_tall.jpgREGISTRATION is now open for our 9th annual Feast of St. Patrick on Friday, March 17.

Join us for a pre-feast beer tasting with Aero Plains Brewing at 5 pm.

Then join us for the feast with doors opening at 6:30.

Fish and chips will be served at 7 pm and then we'll have a short lecture on John Scotus... Continue Reading

On the Road with Eighth Day Books

Feast of the Martyr Eudocia

PreClimacus.JPGI'VE BEEN on the road for a week now with Warren Farha, proprietor of Eighth Day Books.

We traveled to Louisville, KY to peddle our wares (EDB and EDI) at the Climacus Conference. The theme was "Encountering God" and they had great speakers (Fr. Moses Berry, Dr. David Bradshaw, Fr. Stephen Freeman, and Jonathan Pageau), poetry readings by Richard Pierce, and a sneak preview film... Continue Reading

2017 Symposium Content & Reviews

Feast of St Procopius the Confessor and St Raphael of Brooklyn

Capps15thCEntire.JPGIF YOU MISSED our seventh annual Eighth Day Symposium last month, all of the sessions are now available on our website for Eighth Day Members.

If you have not yet supported our work of renewing culture, please consider becoming a member today.

If you are a member and are having trouble accessing the digital content, please contact... Continue Reading

Reading Societies Update

Feast of St Timothy the Righteous and St John, Patriarch of Constantinople

Books_Square.jpgIF YOU MISSED the announcement about our two new Reading Societies, here's a quick update.

The Cappadocian Society, open to anybody involved in ministry of any sort, continues to work its way through Charles Taylor's A Secular Age. They meet on Thursdays from 4-5:15 pm at The Ladder. I'll post a news item once they've decided on the... Continue Reading

2016 Tax Receipts

Feast of St Agathus of Rome

Tax_Square.jpegIF YOU DONATED to Eighth Day Institute in 2016, you should have received a tax-deductible receipt by now.

If you received the most recent issue of Synaxis in the mail, your receipt should have been tucked in that publication.

If you have not received a receipt and need one for your records, please contact me.

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Schedule Set for Eighth Day Symposium

Capps15thCEntire.JPGTHE SCHEDULE for our seventh annual Eighth Day Symposium on January 12-14 in Wichita, KS is finally set, including lecture titles. I hope you will join us for what promises to be a great weekend of pondering the Church's role in the public square.

Click here for the full schedule.

Click here to register.

See you Jan 12-14!

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New Reading Societies

Feast of the Ten Martyrs of Crete

Societies_books.JPGWE'RE EXCITED to announce the launch of two new book groups and plans for three others.

The Cappadocian Society will begin meeting weekly on Thursdays, 4 pm at The Ladder, beginning January 26. This group is for clergy and any others involved in ministry. We're making an ambitious start with the giant tome by Charles Taylor: A Secular Age.

The Florovsky Society will... Continue Reading

Three Tasks for EDI's Second Decade

Feast of the Great Martyr Anastasia of Rome

Bible__Fathers__Latin.JPGTEN YEARS ago Eighth Day Institute was merely an idea. The idea was born while serving as a missionary in Latin America. It began to grow during my employment at Eighth Day Books. And then it began to take flesh.

The fall of 2006 was a turning point. Although we weren’t even a legal entity at that time, we called ourselves St.... Continue Reading