Homily – Transforming the Absurd Theater of our Mind into a Temple of God

Turning the Absurd Theater of our Mind into a Temple of God Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy Triumph of Orthodoxy. Yay Church (back from oppression)! Yay Theology (protected from heresy)! They're good, but to what end? They allow us to experience the love of God – and through it the salvation of our souls – in its purest form. Undiluted by lies and corruption. We don't accept lies when it comes to the food we eat or the medicine we take. If a company put a good label on bad food or medicine, we would be outraged; whether they did it out of greed or ignorance. Why? Because we value our health AND because we value the truth. Everything breaks down once everyone gets to have their own version of truth. The wrong labels get put on … [Continue reading]

Lenten Epistle of the Ukrainian Bishops outside Ukraine

The 2019 Great Lent Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine To the God-beloved Pastors, Monastics, and all Faithful Children of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the Diaspora and Ukraine, Beloved in the Lord: CHRIST IS AMONG US! The Holy and Sacred Season of Great Lent is upon us! Each year, the Church offers us the Lenten season as a time of repentance and renewal. As for us, Orthodox Christians, the contemplation on this beautiful season of the Church year is a cause for much of spiritual joy! There is real confusion in today's world about the meaning of joy. Like happiness, joy is often seen as something that we can physically buy. We may be able to buy something that … [Continue reading]

Homily – How Could We Not See Them or Their Need?

  Homily on the Sunday of the Last Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46).  How do we miss seeing the need of the people around us?  How do we not respond to them with love?  It's tragic.  But in Christ we CAN see them and we CAN respond to their … [Continue reading]

Spiritually Speaking: How to Solve the World’s Problems

March's "Spiritually Speaking" was on how we, as Orthodox Christians - called to be God's imagers in the world - can solve the problems of the world and end its pain.  In this talk, Fr. Anthony looks at three strategies Christians use: the cultural … [Continue reading]

Adult Education – Spirituality II

  Class covers Tito Colliander's Way of the Ascetics, chapter 6.  Enjoy the show!   Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – The Older Brother Can’t See – or Love – the Prodigal

Sunday of the Prodigal Son St. Luke 15:11-32 We are called to live a life of love; to bring healing, reconciliation, and harmonious joy to the world. This is the goal of every good person, and the reason we gather here every Sunday. So why is … [Continue reading]

Adult Education – Spirituality I

  Class covers Tito Colliander's Way of the Ascetics, chapters 1-5.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

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 … [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]