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 is the statement: The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted from the shameful efforts to promote racial bigotry and white supremacist ideology in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Orthodox Church emphatically declares that … [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 to tame chaos and bring order to our lives and relationships with others.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [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]

20170730-Fishing in the Kingdom

In today's Gospel (St. Matthew 14:14-22), we hear how Christ fed the multitudes by multiplying two fishes and five loaves.  In this homily, Fr. Anthony offers three Christian (and political economic) strategies for feeding the world. Check out this … [Continue reading]

Script for Teaching Liturgy (2017 UOL Convention)

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Teaching liturgies can be great, but we have to be very careful that they do not adversely affect the spirit and flow of the Mystery.  This requires that we be spare with our words and that the words that we do share be well selected.  Because of the … [Continue reading]

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 … [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 … [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]