ON THE FIRST SUNDAY of the Great Fast our Church celebrates the triumph of Orthodoxy, the victory of true Christian teaching over all perversions and distortions thereof—heresies and false teachings. On the second Sunday of the Great Fast it is as though this triumph of Orthodoxy is repeated and deepened in connection with the celebration of the memory of one of the greatest pillars of Orthodoxy, the hierarch Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, who by his grace-bearing eloquence and the example of his highly ascetic private life put to shame the teachers of falsehood who dared reject the very essence of.Orthodoxy, the podvig of prayer and fasting, which enlightens the human mind with the light of grace and makes it a communicant of the divine glory.

Bible Study 22 – Leviticus and the Destruction of the Devoted

How (not) to make the Bible say the opposite of what it means.  Examples from Numbers on how to draw out Scripture’s deeper meaning. Check out this episode! +++++ OT Bible Study #21: No Redemption? Plus the Spiritual Interpretations of Scripture Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, […]

Homily- Fishing in Chaotic Waters

What does it mean to become a “fisher of men”?  How is it heroic?  Homily on St. Luke 5:1-11 and 2 Corinthians 9:6-11. Check out this episode! ++++ Homily: On the Abundance that God Grants to His People 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 Luke 5:1-11 Toiled all night… and caught nothing. But Christ told them how to […]

Bible Study 20 – Leviticus, Patterns, and Scapegoats

What is Leviticus good for?  In what way(s) is Christ a scapegoat?  This and more in tonight’s Bible Study (20171003). Check out this episode! OT Bible Study #20: A Review, Azazel, and Scapegoats Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, and open the eyes of our minds that […]

20171001: Homily on How to Deny Yourself

In this homily for the Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross, Fr. Anthony talks about what it means to “deny yourself” and follow Christ and why doing it wrong can cost a man his soul.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! ++++++++++ Homily notes: Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross Galatians 2:16-20; […]

20170924 – Homily on the Momentum of Virtue (and Vice)

In this homily on The Parable of the Talents, Fr. Anthony discourages us from interpreting scripture in a way that would turn God into a monster.  He then argues that the point of the parable is to convince us of the need to do good in this world.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! […]

20170917 – Homily on our Prime Directive

  Why did Jesus pick “Love your God…” as the greatest commandment?  Fr. Anthony gives us three reasons: historical precedence, human flourishing, and that it prepares us to love one another (and ourselves).  Enjoy the show! ============== Homily Notes: The Pharisee asked; “Which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” (Matthew 22:35-36) Jesus answered; “You […]

20170827 – Tear Down That Wall

In this episode, Fr. Anthony describes (and acts out, although you’ll just have to imagine that) the Gospel in terms of the breaking down of the wall we have built up between us, Him, and our inheritance.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

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 […]