Patrick Henry Reardon

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Patrick Henry Reardon is an archpriest of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, author, lecturer, podcaster, and senior editor of Touchstone.

Reardon began his theological education at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, then attended St. Anselm's College, and the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Italy, followed later at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania.

Reardon came to national attention in 2015 when he announced he was refusing to sign any marriage licenses issued by the state of Illinois, owing to the state's complicity in the redefinition of marriage. [1][2]

Reardon is a prolific writer as well as a popular pastor, homilist, and teacher. Until his retirement in 2020, he served as pastor at All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago. He is author of more than 500 articles, editorials, and reviews in numerous popular and scholarly journals, including more than 200 for Touchstone Magazine.[3] He is also the author of twelve books, including works on the biblical books of Genesis, Numbers, 1-2 Chronicles, Job, Psalms, Sirach, Romans, and Revelation.

Most of his books were published by Ancient Faith Publishing, and his podcasts are hosted by Ancient Faith Radio.


  • Christ in the Psalms
  • Christ in His Saints
  • The Trial of Job: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Book of Job
  • Wise Lives: The Wisdom of Sirach
  • The Jesus We Missed: The Surprising Truth About the Humanity of Christ
  • Chronicles of History and Worship: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Books of Chronicles
  • Creation and the Patriarchal Histories: Orthodox Reflections on the Book of Genesis
  • Reclaiming the Atonement, Volume 1: The Incarnate Word
  • Revelation: A Liturgical Prophecy
  • Out of Step with God: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Book of Numbers
  • Romans: An Orthodox Commentary
  • The History of Orthodox Christianity: Background Material For Instructors and Discussion Leaders (written to accompany a 90 minute film about the Orthodox Church)[4]


  1. ^ "Chicago priest protests same-sex marriage, won't sign civil marriage licenses".
  2. ^ "Sacraments vs. State Marriage Licenses".
  3. ^ "Articles by Patrick Henry Reardon".
  4. ^ "The History of Orthodox Christianity: Background Material For Instructors and Discussion Leaders" (PDF).

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