Homily – Sunday before the Cross; Serpents and Salvation

Homily on St. John 3:13-17. "The Lord said... as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up ... " What's that all about? Snakes and salvation. Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Divine Liturgy at Holy Resurrection in Waynesville

The Gospel is St. Matthew 18:23-35 (the wicked servant who was forgiven but refused to forgive).  The Divine Liturgy was our first in our new location.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Unity

The Gospel is St. Matthew 18:23-35 (the wicked servant who was forgiven but refused to forgive).  God desires that we be one as He is One; forgiveness are essential for both the vertical and horizontal dimensions of this unity.  Enjoy the … [Continue reading]

Homily: Lord Save me!

1 Corinthians 3:9-17; St. Matthew 14:22-34.  In this homily, given at the first "official" Divine Liturgy with the Holy Resurrection mission in Waynesville, NC, Fr. Anthony focuses on the hand that Jesus Christ gives to Peter when he called out "Lord … [Continue reading]

Homily – The Feeding of the Five Thousand and the Multiplication of Grace

In this, his last homily as the priest of St. Mary's in Allentown, Fr. Anthony describes how the multiplication of the loaves is a model for all the good work we do in the world, to the glory of God and the serving of our neighbors.  Enjoy the … [Continue reading]

Homily: A Christian Response to Violence and Division

Matthew 9:27-35 Romans 15:1-7 A world of violence, of division, of demonization, of sinful self-righteousness. Surely we have to do something. And so we try. We come up with policies, but because we are so damaged and divided, these just … [Continue reading]

Homily – Virtue as the Fruit and Seed of Evangelism

Homily on Romans 12:6-14, St. Volodymyr (it was his day), and Fr. Richard Jendras' ordination (which took place the previous day).  He shares the relationship of culture to virtue to the spread of all things good, focusing on the pivotal role of … [Continue reading]

Homily: How to heal in Christ

  Christ sent his disciples out to heal.  Today (7/14) we celebrate Sts. Cosmos and Damion, the Unmercenary Healers.  In this homily, Fr. Anthony reminds us that is our calling - not just that of clergy and medical professionals - to heal the … [Continue reading]

Excerpts from a Mission Liturgy

This Liturgy was celebrated in Waynesville, NC as an outreach of St. Mary's (Pokrova) in Allentown, PA and in anticipation of the mission (Holy Resurrection) that is scheduled to begin services in Waynesville on 18 August 2019.  The audio of the … [Continue reading]

Homily – Pentecost and the Unifying Language of Love

Acts 2:1-11; John 7:37-52; 8:12. God is love; the Father is love when He creates us and the world we are called to serve; the Son is love when He sacrifices Himself for our salvation; the Holy Spirit is love when He comforts, sustains, and … [Continue reading]