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 Bethlehem PA during the 2016 Ukrainian Orthodox League Lenten Retreat. Check out […]

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 Bethlehem PA during the 2016 Ukrainian Orthodox League Lenten Retreat. Check out […]

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 creation into being ex nihilo.    It was undifferentiated, “without substance or form”. It was a chaos […]

OT Bible Study #15: The First Meeting of God at Sinai

OT Bible Study #15 The First Meeting with God at Mt. Sinai 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 commandments, so that overcoming all […]

GGWB Episode #26 – Saving Ourselves from (Virtual) War

Saving Ourselves from the Damage of (Virtual) War by Fr. Anthony Perkins Good Guys Wear Black (AFR Podcast)  March 18, 2017 In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks about Great Lent in the Lehigh Valley (PA) and about how the Lenten disciplines – and especially the Prayer of St. Ephraim – can protect and heal us from the […]

Homily Notes: Sunday of Judgment… Is Worship Useful?

Sunday of the Last Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46) Connecting the dots between the call to do good … and Sunday worship. Introduction: we are supposed to make the connection The judgment takes place IN THE THRONE ROOM OF GOD More a place of worship and awe than courtroom His audience would have intuited that and filled […]

Homily Notes: The Feast of the St Sophia Seminary Chapel

Homily on the Love of Clergy The homily was given on 2/11 at the celebration of the chapel feast. Hebrews 13:7-16 (Hierarchs) Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. […]

OT Bible Study #12 – The Crossing of the Red Sea

Bible Study #13:  The Crossing of the Red Sea 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 commandments, so that overcoming all worldly desires, we […]

OT Bible Study #11: The Plagues as a Cosmic Warfare

Bible Study #11 The Plagues as Cosmic Warfare 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 commandments, so that overcoming all worldly desires, we may pursue […]

Homily Notes: Sunday before Theophany

Mark 1:1-8 With thanks to Fr. Antony Hughes Christ is Born! Gospel of Mark: not an infancy story. St. John the Baptist (last of the OT prophets: classic) John the Baptist: Two messages First: repentance and baptism for the forgiveness of sins Second: about the Messiah that was coming Was holier than him (thong of […]