Bible Study 22 – Leviticus and the Destruction of the Devoted

How (not) to make the Bible say the opposite of what it means.  Examples from Numbers on how to draw out Scripture's deeper meaning. Check out this episode! +++++ OT Bible Study #21: No Redemption? Plus the Spiritual Interpretations of Scripture Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, and open the eyes of our minds that we may understand the message of Your Gospel. Instill also in us reverence for Your blessed commandments, so that overcoming all worldly desires, we may pursue a spiritual life, both thinking and doing all things pleasing to You. For You, Christ our God, are the Light of our souls and bodies, and to You we give the glory, together with Your Father, without beginning, and Your … [Continue reading]

Homily- Fishing in Chaotic Waters

What does it mean to become a "fisher of men"?  How is it heroic?  Homily on St. Luke 5:1-11 and 2 Corinthians 9:6-11. Check out this episode! ++++ Homily: On the Abundance that God Grants to His People 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 Luke 5:1-11 Toiled all night... and caught nothing. But Christ told them how to do it, and they filled their boats full. What are we to learn from this? The main thing is that if Christ-God can empower His apostles to catch fish despite the difficult circumstances, that He is capable of making their evangelical work effective, despite the difficult circumstances. “From now on you will catch men”. And catch men they did, despite the imperial pagan culture that surrounded them and so many of the Jews that … [Continue reading]

Bible Study 20 – Leviticus, Patterns, and Scapegoats

What is Leviticus good for?  In what way(s) is Christ a scapegoat?  This and more in tonight's Bible Study (20171003). Check out this episode! OT Bible Study #20: A Review, Azazel, and Scapegoats Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge … [Continue reading]

20171001: Homily on How to Deny Yourself

In this homily for the Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross, Fr. Anthony talks about what it means to "deny yourself" and follow Christ and why doing it wrong can cost a man his soul.  Enjoy the show! Check out this … [Continue reading]

20170924 – Homily on the Momentum of Virtue (and Vice)

In this homily on The Parable of the Talents, Fr. Anthony discourages us from interpreting scripture in a way that would turn God into a monster.  He then argues that the point of the parable is to convince us of the need to do good in this world. … [Continue reading]

20170917 – Homily on our Prime Directive

  Why did Jesus pick “Love your God…” as the greatest commandment?  Fr. Anthony gives us three reasons: historical precedence, human flourishing, and that it prepares us to love one another (and ourselves).  Enjoy the … [Continue reading]

20170827 – Tear Down That Wall

In this episode, Fr. Anthony describes (and acts out, although you'll just have to imagine that) the Gospel in terms of the breaking down of the wall we have built up between us, Him, and our inheritance.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

20170820 – Orthodox Statement on Charlottesville

Today Fr. Anthony read the Bishops' statement denouncing the events in Charlottesville specifically and racism more generally.  A head's up: at the end he meant to say "differences", not "divisions".  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! Here … [Continue reading]

20170806 Camp Talk on Heroism

The theme of this year's "Mommy & Me; Daddy & Me" encampment at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp was "Champions of the Faith."  In this talk, Fr. Anthony shares his thoughts on heroism, dragon slaying, and how we can use the power of Christ … [Continue reading]

20170806 Homily on Building

St. Paul compares living well to building a house.  In this (short Summer) homily, Fr. Anthony explains what St. Paul meant and why it is such Good News. Check out this episode! Homily Notes Homily on Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 1 … [Continue reading]