Benedict Hour & Synaxis Release Party

Bright Thursday & Feast of St Basil the Confessor

MANY MOONS ago, we opened up The Ladder on Friday evenings for a sort of happy hour. We called it the Benedict Hour.

We experimented with its revival back in the fall of 2017, exclusively for Eighth Day Members and their guests. We've now settled on a regular schedule.

The Ladder will be open for Eighth Day Members and their... Continue Reading

Florovsky Week: A Call for Papers

Holy Monday & Feast of Titus the Wonderworker

THE INAUGURAL Florovsky Week is officially on the books with speakers and venues confirmed. The theme is "The Reformation: An Ecumenical Retrospective" and the aim is to return to the sources for christian unity.

The week will kick off with a Tuesday evening banquet honoring Fr. Georges Florovsky & Cardinal John Henry Newman (July 10).

Academic papers and workshops (iconography and... Continue Reading

A Report from the March Round Table

Lazarus Saturday (East); Holy Saturday (West)

LIKE EVERY first Tuesday of the month, on Tuesday, March 6th, a good, close group of about fifteen souls gathered at the Ladder for our monthly Round Table dialogue. We sat down over some pints and snacks to discuss whatever topics were on our minds, as well as the chief topic chosen at the previous Round Table. After tallying the votes, our three... Continue Reading

The Round Table with a Twist: For or Against Amazon?

Feast of St Macarius the Great

Round_Table_Square.jpegA GROUP of gentlemen in Newton, KS meet monthly to engage in civil and thoughtful conversation. They call themselves Pipes & Pints and they are the fruit of their experience at the Hall of Men. Several of our guys have attended their meetings and liked them so much that they convinced us to try out their format. The Hall of Men... Continue Reading

Cheers to Warren Farha, Founder of Eighth Day Books and Peddler of Books & Culture!

Feast of the Beheading of the Holy and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John

Warren___patristics_square.jpegTHE INAUGURAL St. John of Damascus Award was given to Warren Farha on the evening of August 26. The award was created as a fundraiser to honor a person whose life and work exemplifies Eighth Day Institute’s mission to renew culture through faith and learning.

Three hundred people gathered to honor Warren. His favorite food... Continue Reading

Winner of the St John of Damascus Award Announced


I am pleased and honored to announce the unanimous winner of our inaugural St. John of Damascus Award.

As THE exemplary model of our mission of renewing culture through faith and learning, WARREN FARHA will be the recipient of the 2017 St. John of Damascus Award.

Warren, whose patron saint happens to be St John of Damascus, will be honored with toasts and roasts on the evening of August 26 in... Continue Reading

On the Road: Peddling Books & Culture in Austin, TX at Circe Conference 2017

Feast of the Glorious Prophet Elijah

Circe_Square.jpegIT'S BEEN five years since I peddled Eighth Day books and culture at a Circe Conference. That was in Louisville, KY, back in 2012 when a tornado took the roof off the hotel that was hosting the conference. I was staying at another hotel where I only had to deal with a power outage. It was the first time I really experienced pitch black darkness... Continue Reading

Summer Member Meeting & the St John of Damascus Award

Feast of St Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles of Kiev

John_Damascene_by_Thophanes_the_Cretan_at_Monastery_of_Stavroniketa.jpegWE'VE GOT two new events that are in the works, one for the end of July and the other at the end of August:

1. On Friday evening, July 28, we will host our first annual Summer State of the Institute meeting for Eighth Day Members. In addition to a brief report about Eighth Day Institute, we also hope this meeting will facilitate... Continue Reading

The Digital Lectern: An Update

Synaxis of the Twelve Holy Apostles

Lectern_Square_1.jpgWELL IT took us a while to figure out the publishing of our digital content. But I think we've finally got it nailed down, thanks to the hard work of Daniel Brake, who happens to be a new EDI Board Director. Many thanks to Daniel for all he has done to help develop our website!

As you may have seen, several weeks ago we... Continue Reading

On the Road: Dallas and Pittsburgh

Feast of St Julian, the Martyr of Tarsus

ACCS_Square.jpegWARREN and I both hit the road yesterday. Warren is in Dallas peddling books at the Society for Classical Learning conference; I'm in Pittsburgh, PA peddling books and EDI at the Association of Christian Classical Schools conference. After a long day of setting up, I was cheered by the Wichita contingent...about 15 of them from the Classical School of Wichita.

If you're... Continue Reading