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 […]

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 […]

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 Corinthian 3:9-17 We will be tested… (but all can pass) We are like a […]

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 episode! Here are the notes from today’s homily. Introduction.  People are hungry they need to be […]

Script for Teaching Liturgy (2017 UOL Convention)

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 depth of our knowledge and familiarity with it […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 is complicated. Misunderstanding sets us up for failure and makes a mockery of Christianity Exoneration: […]

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 heart that God has raised him from the dead, YOU WILL […]

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 thrive. They lead from the front. ———————————————– What did they teach us today? 1. That […]