Homily – On the Raising of Jarius’ Daughter

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Orthodoxy is a rational faith, we do not have to "leave our minds at the door.", but as with our feelings, our minds need to be trained. In order to be trained, first they need need to stripped of all nonsense and lies so that all our thoughts can be true. We need to allow something that is beyond our understanding live in the temple of our hearts. To the extent we value control and understanding over the Truth, we will not be able to make this change. Then it will not be Christ that lives within and motivates us, it will be our own pride. And that pride, that control, that understanding cannot bring us joy, salvation, or eternal life. Check out this episode! *** Homily: The Raising of Jarius’ Daughter St. Luke 8:41-56 What do we … [Continue reading]

Bible Study #24 – The Rebellion of Khorah

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After reviewing some of OT insights regarding the day's feast (St Michael), Fr. Anthony uses Numbers 15-18 as a chance to talk about unintentional sin, the cost of going against God, and the epic battles of censors and wooden rods (with the winners being proven worthy of the priesthood).  What does it all mean?  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! *** OT Bible Study #24: Khorah and the Budding of Aaron's Staff 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 … [Continue reading]

Learn History so as not to repeat the worst parts – a review of Red Famine

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This is the 100th commemoration of the October Revolution in Russia.  You may remember an old TV game show "Name that Tune".  The premise was that only a handful of notes can bring to mind entire melodies.  Contestants would bid on how few notes … [Continue reading]

Bible Study #23 – The Recon of Canaan

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In this episode on Numbers 13-14 (the recon of Canaan), Fr. Anthony demonstrates what happens when a man who has a fever and can't think straight tries to lead a Bible Study (and forgets to follow his notes).  If you want coherence, the notes are at … [Continue reading]

Book Discussion – Song of the Sirin with Nicholas Kotar

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Listen as Nicholas Kotar talks about the benefits of using fairly tales to teach and evangelize and how he does this in his book, The Song of the Sirin.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! Here is Nicholas' Kotar's blog Here is the AFR … [Continue reading]

From the Archives: The Holodomor, Lazarus, and the Rich Man

[This homily was originally given on 9 November 2015.] Holodomor (dedication and blessing of the Holodomor Memorial in DC). Background info: the Holodomor (i.e. murder by starvation) was an intentional policy of the USSR under Stalin.  In … [Continue reading]

Homily – On the Anniversary of Great Evil

http://traffic.libsyn.com/orthoanalytika/20171105-TelltheTruth.mp3 Communism brought great evil to the world, but it did not create it out of scratch; it pulled it from our own hearts.  How should we respond to the evil in the world?  To the evil … [Continue reading]

Bible Study – Special Ghost Episode

Special Bible Study given on Halloween (N.S.); what does the Bible say about ghosts?  You might be surprised! Check out this episode! +++ The Theology of Ghosts Bible Study for 31 October 2017 Fr. Anthony Perkins Ghost … [Continue reading]

Homily – Get a Job!

What is the one thing needful?  What is sin?  How is being a good human like working at a corporation?  Today's homily helps answer those questions.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! +++ Homily on the Parable of the Sower Luke … [Continue reading]

Bible Study 22 – Family Trouble

In this class, Fr. Anthony talks about the ambiguity of names in the Bible and why people get hurt when they go against God's will (e.g. the the burning of part of the camp, the quail plague, and Miriam's leprosy).  We had to use our back-up … [Continue reading]