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.

Gaslighting or Conspiracy? The role of the Pastor in Crazy Times

Join Fr. Anthony as he talks with Fr. Gregory Jensen, PhD, to get some advice on the role of the pastor in crazy times.  It’s a difficult conversation, but it’s important for us to have trusted friends in our lives who will tell us things we don’t want to hear.  Fr. Gregory is wise, experienced, […]

Homily – Patterning the Kingdom

In this homily given on the Sunday after Theophany, Fr. Anthony continues to take us through the Divine Liturgy, focusing on the opening blessing, “Blessed is the Kingdom” and explaining how the ritual and grace of the Divine Liturgy heals the dysfunction in our minds, our relations, and the world.  Enjoy the show! Check out […]

Homily on the Sunday before Nativity

The bulk of the homily is the Nativity Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine.  After that, Fr. Anthony offers some remarks about the seeming weakness of the Logos in the manger and how it relates to the seeming impotence of our faith in Christ.  Enjoy the show! […]

Interview with Adam DeVille on Self-Care as Asceticism

Join Fr. Anthony in Hartwell, GA as he talks with Professor Adam DeVille (University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN) about proper and improper ways of framing self-care, why it is so easy to get it wrong, and why it is important to get it right. Dr. DeVille is the author of Everything Hidden Shall […]

Pluralism, Polarization, and Discernment; the Challenge and Promise of Diversity

One of the challenges of our present spiritual situation is that our society has settled for something less than truth. This affects the quality of our opinions, policies, and judgments and undermines our ability to live and spread the Gospel. An indicator of the seriousness of this is our growing inability to listen to, learn […]

Professor George Stavros (BU) on Clergy Self Care

Join Fr. Anthony Perkins in Hartwell, GA as he talks with Professor George Stavros (Boston University) about the internal and external factors that put clergy at risk and how that risk can be mitigated by fellowship, support, and the life in Christ. See Professor Savros’ article on the subject here: https://publicorthodoxy.org/2020/11/19/clergy-at-risk/. Check out this episode!

Homily – Prepare to Meet God in His Glory

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Colossians. (3:4-11) Brethren, when Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. St. Augustine: But what did he go on to say? “When Christ appears, your life, then you also will appear with him in glory.” So now […]

Homily (and some music): Believe, Be at Peace, and Get it Done!

In the homily on St. Luke 12:16-21 (the rich man investing poorly), Fr. Anthony reminds us of the universal goal for humanity and all humans, why it needs to get done, and why we shouldn’t be anxious about it (despite it’s cosmic importance).  I’d share his notes, but they have nothing to do with what […]

Homily: Let Go of Everything and Be with God

Ephesians: 4:1-7; St. Luke: 18:18-27.  In this (much shorter!) homily, Fr. Anthony encourages us to let go of everything, be with God, and then allow the resulting peace pattern everything else.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily: On False vs. Real Unity and How to Work Towards the Latter

In this homily on Ephesians 2: 14-22, Fr. Anthony talks about the difference between blessed unity (in Christ) and cursed unity (through tyranny or universalism) and the role humility plays in the Mystery of becoming One as God is One.   The first seventeen minutes are snapshot of the beauty of the worship at Holy Resurrection […]