My Fool Head – The Harmony of the Spheres

YouTube livestream from 20211204.  I talk about the pattern of sound and life as liturgy.  Notes are available at orthoanalytika.org.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2HEUO2YDtA The Harmony of God:  the salvific beauty of liturgy and musicFr. Anthony Perkins (Spiritually Speaking, 12/27/2015) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”  St. John 1:1-5.  “In the darkness … [Continue reading]

Homily – Aslan is NOT a tame lion

Luke 10:25-37; Ephesians 2:4-10.  In this homily on Christ's encounter with the rich young man, Fr. Anthony encourages us to let go of our need to uses riches, lists, and spells and open ourselves to follow the living God.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! Here are the notes I didn't use: What had the rich young ruler done? Quite western: a goal – collecting data – making choices to get the goal Hadn’t worked so far: Judaism was a system for producing righteousness; but he was still unsatisfied. It is easy to preach Christ this way: He is the one who fills that “God-sized hole”.  He is that last bit of data we need. (review the line of reasoning) We are the ones who do not walk away sad; we stay because we see … [Continue reading]

My Fool Head – Are all aliens and sidhe demons?

In the 11/27/21 livestream, Fr. Anthony answers the question of whether or not all aliens and sidhe (fairies) are demons.  He gives the answer pretty early on (along with the usual stream of consciousness), but the real value is in the explanation … [Continue reading]

Intro to Orthodoxy: Ecclesiology and You

We are all the royal priesthood, chrismated to serve, but the Church also has tonsured, ordained, and consecrated to specific ministries. Tonight we talk about bishops, priests, deacons, subdeacons, and readers and what they … [Continue reading]

Homily – In Awe of the Angels among Us

This homily was given on the day of the celebration of St. Michael and the Hosts of Heaven.  Although it was never explicated, it is a meditation triangling in from on Hebrews 13:2; "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have … [Continue reading]

My Fool Head – Getting Theology Right

After talking about his experience with a dead battery, Fr. Anthony ties the theology of the Logos and beauty into his ongoing conversation on worldviews, framing, and connecting dots in a way that is eternally true and not just accurate.  Enjoy the … [Continue reading]

Intro to Orthodoxy: Cycles of Worship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQZvdY19z-k Worship Cycles:  Redeeming the Time Ephesians 5:14b-16.  Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as … [Continue reading]

Homily – The Samaritan, Fasting, and Ancestral Sin

The Good Samaritan and the Eve of St. Phillip's Fast.   It isn't just our understanding of "neighbor" that needs adjusting.  We misunderstand love. And because of that, we tend to get fasting wrong.  Part of the problem is that we … [Continue reading]

My Fool Head – Framing, Confirmation Bias, and Worldviews

After talking about the heresy of decaf coffee, Fr. Anthony triangulates from three verses of scripture: "I said in my amazement every man is a liar" (Psalm 116:11), "If You O Lord should mark iniquities who shall stand, but there is forgiveness with … [Continue reading]

Intro to Orthodoxy 004: Core Beliefs

In this episode we go over life, the universe, and everything (aka Orthodox core beliefs). The "Small Catechism" from the UOC-USA Prayer Book provides the outline for this discussion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psJkVpWqknM Our Faith: … [Continue reading]