Homily – Power to Serve NOT to Manipulate

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt (Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 10:32-45).  This homily triangulates from the teaching of Christ on servant leadership, the example of St. Mary of Egypt, and the mystery of the Divine Liturgy to encourage us to watch for the many ways we misuse our power and fill every opportunity for service with grace.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Talking with Fr. Harry about Parish Life and Coming out of COVID

In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks with the COVID-stricken Fr. Harry Linsinbigler about parish life and the implications of recent survey results from Gallup (on further declines in American church membership) and Pew (on American religion and the COVID).  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – Adopting a professional athlete’s fitness routine won’t help you thrive

Hebrews 6:13-20; Mark 9:17-31.  Fr. Anthony explains how the parish is different from the monastery, how parish priests are different from abbots, and how God works to bring all Christians together with Him in glory.  Enjoy the show! Check out this … [Continue reading]

Dn Timothy on Stanton Island, Nostalgia, and Bad Religion

You may recognize Dn Timothy Kelleher from his appearances in NCIS, Independence Day, Thirteen Days and other movies and shows, but he has also published many thoughtful essays in First Things, Church Life Journal, and now the National Review (among … [Continue reading]

Homily (DL8) – Time Out, the Cross, and Reconciliation

Hebrews 4:14-5:6; Mark 8:34-9:1.  Sunday of the Adoration of the Cross.  In this homily, Fr. Anthony begins with the analogy of the "time-out" and how the Cross can allow us to come out of the COVID-time in a way that will bring … [Continue reading]

Dn Nicholas Kotar on the Rhythms of Lent and Life

In this interview, Fr. Anthony and Dn Nicholas talk about the rhythms of Lent and how a gentle asceticism may cultivate more lasting changes than the most stringent fasting and a packed liturgical calendar.  Along the way, Dn Nicholas shares … [Continue reading]

Homily on Forgiveness, Healing, Nepsis, and Silence

In this homily, given on the Lenten Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas (Hebrews 1:10-2:3; Mark 2:1-12), Fr. Anthony preaches on the sequence of forgiveness and healing in the Gospel reading and in our lives, the need for nepsis and care when receiving … [Continue reading]

Divine Liturgy – St Gregory Palamas (excerpts)

Divine Liturgy of St. Basil (excerpts) as celebrated on 3/28/2021 in Waynesville NC.   Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily (DL7) – Developing Pastoral Relations and the Great Entrance

Hebrews 11:24-26,11:32-12:2; John 1:43-51.  First Sunday of Great Lent.  Today Fr. Anthony begins by talking about the need for developing pastoral relations with others so that we can have better discernment about our sins.  He … [Continue reading]

Homily – Forgiveness and the Power of Storytelling

In this homily given on the Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheesefare; Romans 13:11-14:4; Matthew 6:14-21), Fr. Anthony talks about the psychological and sacramental power of storytelling, and warns us against misusing that power.  Blessed Lenting! … [Continue reading]