Homily for the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt (Great Lent)

St. Mark 10:32-45.  In this homily, Fr. Anthony shared three lessons from the life of St. Mary: the distinction between worldly happiness and an anti-fragile joy; how our sin alienates us from knowing and loving God and neighbor; and the difficult need to trust God with our transformation into divine children through and in His grace.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – The Mystery of Cross is Sacrificing for Others

Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross. "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me." Matthew 16:24 Christ is talking as if "coming after" or "following" Him is something good. What is that all about? Where is He going? Where is He leading us? Christ talks about "denying" ourselves. In the next verse He ties that to being willing to die. This sounds important. We need to get it right. Great lie: all religions are the same – but the devil himself can appear as an angel of light! (2 Corinthians 11:14). Don't think that just having faith in SOMETHING is enough. Why in the world are there so many warnings in the Bible about idolatry? Some people focus on sexual sin, but … [Continue reading]

Homily – Hesychasm and Love

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas Notes: So, when the saints contemplate this divine light within themselves, seeing it by the divinising communion of the Spirit, through the mysterious visitation of perfecting illuminations—then they behold the … [Continue reading]

Homily – Transforming the Absurd Theater of our Mind into a Temple of God

Turning the Absurd Theater of our Mind into a Temple of God Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy Triumph of Orthodoxy. Yay Church (back from oppression)! Yay Theology (protected from heresy)! They're good, but to what end? They allow us to … [Continue reading]

Lenten Epistle of the Ukrainian Bishops outside Ukraine

The 2019 Great Lent Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine To the God-beloved Pastors, Monastics, and all Faithful Children of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the Diaspora and … [Continue reading]

Homily – How Could We Not See Them or Their Need?

  Homily on the Sunday of the Last Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46).  How do we miss seeing the need of the people around us?  How do we not respond to them with love?  It's tragic.  But in Christ we CAN see them and we CAN respond to their … [Continue reading]

Spiritually Speaking: How to Solve the World’s Problems

March's "Spiritually Speaking" was on how we, as Orthodox Christians - called to be God's imagers in the world - can solve the problems of the world and end its pain.  In this talk, Fr. Anthony looks at three strategies Christians use: the cultural … [Continue reading]

Adult Education – Spirituality II

  Class covers Tito Colliander's Way of the Ascetics, chapter 6.  Enjoy the show!   Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – The Older Brother Can’t See – or Love – the Prodigal

Sunday of the Prodigal Son St. Luke 15:11-32 We are called to live a life of love; to bring healing, reconciliation, and harmonious joy to the world. This is the goal of every good person, and the reason we gather here every Sunday. So why is … [Continue reading]

Adult Education – Spirituality I

  Class covers Tito Colliander's Way of the Ascetics, chapters 1-5.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]