Homily – The Pharisee Can’t See – or Love – Himself

The Publican and the Pharisee St. Luke 18:9-14 The theme of Great Lent is repentance. More than learning to say “sorry” (although this is important) More than promising to “do better next time” (although this is important) It is the process of making a real change; of becoming something else – something even better Review […]

Homily – Christ Brings Salvation to our Homes

Homily on Zacchaeus Sunday (St. Luke 19:1-10).  Christ brought salvation to Zachaeus “and his house”; He wants to do the same for us.  How can we get Him there – and how can we get Him to stay?  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

2019 Speaking Schedule

1/11/19: “Ritual Actions and the Development of Moral Instinct”; IOTA Conference in Iasi Romania. 2/10/19 @6PM: “Sanctifying Creation: Three Approaches to Healing the World’s Pain” for the Pan-Orthodox Clergy Fellowship of Rhode Island at St. Michael’s UOC in Woonsocket RI. 3/21/19 @5:30PM: “Why Russia needs ‘schismatics’ in Ukraine”.  Part of an panel of experts for […]

Talk on the Sanctity of Creation (Woonsocket RI)

I was invited to give a talk for the Rhode Island Orthodox Clergy Fellowship for their 2019 pan-Orthodox celebration of the Sanctity of Creation (2/10/2019).  In particular, they asked if I could talk about how to deal with the problems of abortion and euthanasia and related issues.  Here’s what I shared (the talk is after […]

Homily – Seeing Your Neighbor through Faith

  Homily on St. Luke 18:35-43, the healing of the blind man.  How does faith in Christ heal our blindness?  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – Rich Young Transhumanist?

Homily on St. Luke 18:18-27.  What would you do for eternal life?  Transhumanists and quantified selfers are willing to sacrifice A LOT in hopes of living a few extra decades.  Fr. Anthony discusses this and why the option Christ offers works (i.e. the mechanism) and why it is the best option.  Enjoy the show! Check […]

Homily on Sunday after Theophany – Repentence

Matthew 4:12-17; Ephesians 4:7-13 The Baptism of John was the Baptism of repentance; we tend to distinguish his ministry from the ministry of Christ. But today we are reminded that Christ – the God who is love – also preached repentance. Why would He do this? Yes, for the forgiveness of sins. But there is […]

Homily for the Sunday after Nativity – The Light Eradicates Darkness

Sunday after Nativity – Matthew 2:13-23 Christ is Born!  Xhristos Razhdayetsya! Many of us are still glowing from the joyous celebration of our Lord’s Nativity this past week. And for good reason! It is a time to celebrate with family, sharing stories, laughter, good food, and gifts. But mainly we celebrate the Incarnation – the Nativity […]

Academic Talk: Ritual Actions and the Development of Moral Instinct

Paper presented at the International Orthodox Theological Association on 9-12 January 2019 in Iasi, Romania., 2019. What is the relationship between ritual actions and moral development? How does Orthopraxis mold believers into virtuous people? More specifically, what role do common Orthodox practices like prostrations, prayer rules, fasting, and kissing the hands of priests and bishops […]

Homily on Joining the Lepers on The Way

Homily: Luke 17:11-19 (28th Sunday after Pentecost) Written by Sdn. David Murphy (edited by Fr. Anthony Perkins) Given at St. Mary’s (Pokrova) on 23 December 2018 The Gospel text before us today is a strange one. It is a miracle of the Lord, but not one where he touches someone, or tells them to get […]