Homily – The Pharisee Can’t See – or Love – Himself

The Publican and the Pharisee St. Luke 18:9-14 The theme of Great Lent is repentance. More than learning to say "sorry" (although this is important) More than promising to "do better next time" (although this is important) It is the process of making a real change; of becoming something else – something even better Review of creating a soldier. Undo even things they may have been good at (shooting!) This is hard work, it takes more than just a desire to "do better". Our psychology: our ego – pride – digs in to defend itself and resist meaningful change. We are very smart – we have blessed us with big and powerful brains. Scientists have argued – pretty convincingly – that they are hard-wired to protect our … [Continue reading]

Homily – Christ Brings Salvation to our Homes

Homily on Zacchaeus Sunday (St. Luke 19:1-10).  Christ brought salvation to Zachaeus "and his house"; He wants to do the same for us.  How can we get Him there - and how can we get Him to stay?  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

2019 Speaking Schedule

1/11/19: "Ritual Actions and the Development of Moral Instinct"; IOTA Conference in Iasi Romania. 2/10/19 @6PM: "Sanctifying Creation: Three Approaches to Healing the World's Pain" for the Pan-Orthodox Clergy Fellowship of Rhode Island at St. … [Continue reading]

Homily – Seeing Your Neighbor through Faith

  Homily on St. Luke 18:35-43, the healing of the blind man.  How does faith in Christ heal our blindness?  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – Rich Young Transhumanist?

Homily on St. Luke 18:18-27.  What would you do for eternal life?  Transhumanists and quantified selfers are willing to sacrifice A LOT in hopes of living a few extra decades.  Fr. Anthony discusses this and why the option Christ offers works (i.e. … [Continue reading]

Homily on Sunday after Theophany – Repentence

Matthew 4:12-17; Ephesians 4:7-13 The Baptism of John was the Baptism of repentance; we tend to distinguish his ministry from the ministry of Christ. But today we are reminded that Christ – the God who is love – also preached repentance. Why would … [Continue reading]

Homily for the Sunday after Nativity – The Light Eradicates Darkness

Sunday after Nativity - Matthew 2:13-23 Christ is Born!  Xhristos Razhdayetsya! Many of us are still glowing from the joyous celebration of our Lord's Nativity this past week. And for good reason! It is a time to celebrate with family, sharing … [Continue reading]

Homily on Joining the Lepers on The Way

Homily: Luke 17:11-19 (28th Sunday after Pentecost) Written by Sdn. David Murphy (edited by Fr. Anthony Perkins) Given at St. Mary's (Pokrova) on 23 December 2018 The Gospel text before us today is a strange one. It is a miracle of the Lord, but … [Continue reading]

Homily on Becoming a New Man in Christ

Homily on St. Luke 18:18-30. Notes. When one first become a soldier, they take away everything: hair,  clothes, identification, money. Relationships. Why? So that The Mission will become our mission. Can't you just add the mission to what … [Continue reading]

Homily on Finding Life in Christ

28th Sunday after Pentecost. Luke 24:36-53 and Colossians 1:12-18. Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]