My Fool Head – The Harmony of the Spheres

YouTube livestream from 20211204.  I talk about the pattern of sound and life as liturgy.  Notes are available at orthoanalytika.org.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! The Harmony of God:  the salvific beauty of liturgy and musicFr. Anthony Perkins (Spiritually Speaking, 12/27/2015) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, […]

Homily – Aslan is NOT a tame lion

Luke 10:25-37; Ephesians 2:4-10.  In this homily on Christ’s encounter with the rich young man, Fr. Anthony encourages us to let go of our need to uses riches, lists, and spells and open ourselves to follow the living God.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! Here are the notes I didn’t use: What had […]

My Fool Head – Are all aliens and sidhe demons?

In the 11/27/21 livestream, Fr. Anthony answers the question of whether or not all aliens and sidhe (fairies) are demons.  He gives the answer pretty early on (along with the usual stream of consciousness), but the real value is in the explanation and its defense of a Logos-grounded social science.  Enjoy the show! Check out […]

Intro to Orthodoxy: Ecclesiology and You

We are all the royal priesthood, chrismated to serve, but the Church also has tonsured, ordained, and consecrated to specific ministries. Tonight we talk about bishops, priests, deacons, subdeacons, and readers and what they do. Ecclesiology and You: An introduction to the tonsured and ordained orders and what they do “I believe … in one holy […]

Homily – In Awe of the Angels among Us

This homily was given on the day of the celebration of St. Michael and the Hosts of Heaven.  Although it was never explicated, it is a meditation triangling in from on Hebrews 13:2; “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares”, Christ’s words (Matthew 25:40); “And the King will answer […]

My Fool Head – Getting Theology Right

After talking about his experience with a dead battery, Fr. Anthony ties the theology of the Logos and beauty into his ongoing conversation on worldviews, framing, and connecting dots in a way that is eternally true and not just accurate.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Intro to Orthodoxy: Cycles of Worship

Worship Cycles:  Redeeming the Time Ephesians 5:14b-16.  Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. The challenge: deepening our experience of life and developing the mind of the […]

Homily – The Samaritan, Fasting, and Ancestral Sin

The Good Samaritan and the Eve of St. Phillip’s Fast.   It isn’t just our understanding of “neighbor” that needs adjusting.  We misunderstand love. And because of that, we tend to get fasting wrong.  Part of the problem is that we misunderstand the fall and ancestral sin.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

My Fool Head – Framing, Confirmation Bias, and Worldviews

After talking about the heresy of decaf coffee, Fr. Anthony triangulates from three verses of scripture: “I said in my amazement every man is a liar” (Psalm 116:11), “If You O Lord should mark iniquities who shall stand, but there is forgiveness with You” (Psalm 130:3) and “What is truth” (John 18:38) to talk about […]

Intro to Orthodoxy 004: Core Beliefs

In this episode we go over life, the universe, and everything (aka Orthodox core beliefs). The “Small Catechism” from the UOC-USA Prayer Book provides the outline for this discussion. Our Faith: Core Beliefs Tonight we’ll cover life, the universe, and everything (aka Orthodox core beliefs). The “Small Catechism” from the UOC-USA Prayer Book provides most […]