St. John of the Ladder and a Defense of Tradition

A Meditation on St. John’s “The Ladder of Divine Ascent” The farmer’s wealth is gathered on the threshing floor and in the wine press, but the wealth and knowledge of the monk is gathered during the evenings and the night hours while standing at prayer and engaged in spiritual activity. Step 20 (on vigil), 10. […]

Homily of the Cross and The Way

Homily on the Third Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross. St. Mark 8:34-9:1 Notes: Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Self Denial. We deny ourselves those things that lead us into sin. This sounds easy, but it isn’t. […]

St Gregory Palamas, Marriage, and the Uncreated Light

Check out this episode! +++ Marriage as a Metaphor for Orthodoxy Homily of St. Gregory Palamas Today we celebrate the life and teachings of someone who really got it ? St. Gregory Palamas; he experienced God’s love for him in a real and tangible way, and he reflected that love back at God and on […]

Homily for Sunday of Orthodoxy (F&W)

How does the Gospel transform lives? There is no enchantment that goes through parish rosters to change those listed on it into heirs of the Most High.  It’s not even enough for us to mutter the right theological incantation.  So what does it take?  Faith and works.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! *** […]

Sunday of Forgiveness

The homily is the Epistle of the Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops outside Ukraine on Great Lent.  The extra words and music were taken from the service of forgiveness at the end of Divine Liturgy. Check out this episode! *** The Great Lent (2018) Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine […]

Bible Study #30: Evil in Canaan (WHY III)

Today we present the third possible explanation for the cleansing of the Holy Land.  It seems that the requirement for complete destruction was only directed towards those tribes that had giants in them; was this the continuation of the “war of seeds” prophesied in Genesis 3:15?  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! *** OT […]

Homily – The Last Judgment

There are broken and despairing people in this world; it is our charge to care for them. We can justify our indifference with all kinds of religion and sophistry, but in the end our deeds will be laid bare. Homily on the Last Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46). Check out this episode! *** Homily on the Last […]

Bible Study #29: Full Spectrum Morality (WHY II)

In this class we continue trying to understand the conquest of the Holy Land in the Old Testament.  Fr. Anthony makes the case that there is more to morality than just being nice and that we cannot understand the Old Testament if we don’t accept that violence is sometimes necessary. Check out this episode! *** […]

Parish Talk – Home is WHAT the Heart Is

We often hear that “Home is where the heart is”, and this is certainly true.  But what if the longing we felt towards home could be satisfied not by a place, but by a condition of being?  What if we could “be” in that place where we find joyful contentment at any time and at […]

Homily – Prodigal Son

Three lessons from the parable of the Prodigal Son. Check out this episode!