Homily (mp3 and notes): Bearing the Burdens of the Weak

In this episode, Fr. Anthony challenges Christians to call down grace from above by "bearing the burdens" of the weak.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! Here are St. John Chrysostom's words on this Sunday's epistles's reading (I preached from his notes). Romans 15:1-17 From St. John Chrysostom Chap. xv. ver. 1. “We then that are strong, ought”—it is “we ought,” not “we are so kind as to.” What is it we ought to do?—“to bear the infirmities of the weak.” See how he has roused their attention by his praises, not only by calling them powerful, but also by putting them alongside of himself. And not by this only, but by the advantage of the thing he again allures them, and by its not being burdensome. For thou, he says, … [Continue reading]

Book Talk on The Prayer Book (Notes and MP3)

It figures that a priest would pick "The Prayer Book" as his favorite book, right?  Listen as Fr. Anthony makes a case for breathing life into the prayers in the prayer book on a regular basis. One of the many benefits is that it will make the Orthodox worldview (the myth that is true!) real in your life and thus allow you to live more efficiently.  Let us know what you think! Check out this episode! Notes: What is IN the Prayer Book? Open it up to discussion of the contents. Which parts get used the most often (or SHOULD get used most often)? That's what I am going to focus on: the prayers (vs. the services and instructions) Shameless Plug: OrthoAdoration podcast. Morning, Evening, Pre-Communion, Post-Communion, … [Continue reading]

Homily on Forgiveness: Notes and MP3

Fr. Anthony argues that those who claim that Christians have to pretend that wolves are sheep make a mockery of the Gospel and open their communities to predation.  Sorry about the poor audio quality! Check out this episode! NOTES: Forgiveness … [Continue reading]

Homily Notes and Audio – Open Your Mouth and Believe

In this episode, Fr. Anthony gives a short Summer homily on St. Paul's message to believe and accept the gift of salvation. Homily Notes Romans 10:1-10 “If you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is God; and if you will believe in your … [Continue reading]

Homily Notes and MP3: How to Thrive in a Hard World

Third Sunday after Pentecost Romans 5:1-10 Matthew 6:22-33 Two great teachers: let us listen to them and learn their lessons! NOT naive. They know the world groans in agony and that people suffer. NOT selling us anything. They want us to … [Continue reading]

Orthodoxy and the Stages of Psychological Development, Part II

Here is a pdf of the slides Fr. Anthony used. Dr. Natalie Bilynski and Fr. Anthony Perkins talk about how Orthodoxy is designed to meet the developmental needs of humans during each of the psychological stages of life.  The talks were given in … [Continue reading]

Orthodoxy and the Stages of Psychological Development, Part I

Here is a pdf of the slides Fr. Anthony used. Dr. Natalie Bilynski and Fr. Anthony Perkins talk about how Orthodoxy is designed to meet the developmental needs of humans during each of the psychological stages of life.  The talks were given in … [Continue reading]

Notes on the Theology of Music and Liturgy

Sacred Music Retreat St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary Fr. Anthony Perkins 11 June 2017 Here is the audio of the talk: In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God. (John 1:1) God brought … [Continue reading]

OT Bible Study #19: How can we see God and live?

OT Bible Study #19: How can we see God and live? 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 … [Continue reading]

OT Bible Study #18: The Ascension, Priests and Vestments

OT Bible Study #18: Priests 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 … [Continue reading]