Homily – Theophany and Orthodox Sacramental Theology

In this homily given on the celebration of the Trinitarian Epiphany at Christ's Baptism, Fr. Anthony literally goes back to the beginning and then places the celebration of Christ's baptism within the economy of salvation (Lord, I hope the homily was better than that summary of it!).  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – Freedom and the Empowerment of the Saints

In this homily on the Sunday after Theophany (Ephesians 4:7-13; St. Matthew 4:12-17), Fr. Anthony talks about the gains made in the spreading of wealth (and the dramatic reduction of poverty) brought about through economic freedom, a freedom that encourages and empowers people to identify needs and contribute to the good of all; and uses that as a metaphor for understanding the St. Paul's call to all to find and exercise their gifts toward the building up of the Kingdom.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Class – The Way of Ascetics 01

Tito Coliander's Way of Ascetics.  It's awesome.  We're going to work our way through it together.  Today's class was interrupted by a tornado warning.  We're all okay, but the recorder shut off (I guess it got scared?)! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – Learning Charity from our Ancestors

The Sunday before the Nativity is for remembering and celebrating the lives of the "ancestors of God."  In this homily, Fr. Anthony encourages us to learn charity towards our neighbors based on the way Scripture (and thus the Holy Spirit) … [Continue reading]

2019 Reading List

These are the books I listened to and read for fun this year (in reverse order): Prince of Chaos; Roger Zelazny Knight of Shadows; Roger Zelazny Sign of Chaos; Roger Zelazny Blood of Amber; Roger Zelazny Trumps of Doom; Roger Zelazny That … [Continue reading]

Homily – What Would We Sacrifice for our Sin

On the Sunday after Nativity we commemorate the slaughter of the innocents by Herod.  Fr. Anthony challenges us to think - and repent of - the sacrifices we would be willing to sacrifice for our own sin.  Oh, and yes, he really did blank on the place … [Continue reading]

Homily on the Conception of the Mother of God

Among other things, in this homily Fr. Anthony demonstrates why it is so difficult to preach well on sex (it's hard to say anything useful without saying something that offends liturgical sensibility). Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – Christ loves the Rich Man

Homily on Ephesians 5:18-19 and St Luke 18:18-27.  Christ loved the Rich Young Ruler.  He wasn't manipulating him (e.g. for money or control), but was trying to get him to rise above his feelings and find freedom to that he could enjoy eternal … [Continue reading]

Homily- Duran Duran, Monty Python, and the Feast

Homily on Luke 13:10-17.  What does Duran Duran (and Monty Python) have to do with the Feast and evangelism?  In Fr. Anthony's finals-addled mind: it's all part of the pattern. Gospel: St. Luke (14: 16-24).  Then He said to him, "A certain man … [Continue reading]

Homily – Bringing Grace to a Messy World

St Luke 18:35-43.  The healing of the blind beggar. Three points: Jesus did not stay in one place. Jesus Christ is and was God.  It is fitting that He reside in the throne room of God, surrounded by the cherubim and seraphim, with His … [Continue reading]