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.

Homily – Romans 10:1-10

A meditation on Romans 10:9-10:  If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily: The Wages of Sin … and Virtue

In this short Summer homily for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Fr. Anthony reflects on Romans 6:23; “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily: Getting Identity Right

It was such a blessing to be back at St. Michael’s in Woonsocket.  The homily builds on St. Paul’s words “there is no partiality with God” (Romans 2:11) to put the BIG QUESTIONS of the day into perspective. Check out this episode!

Homily on All Saints – Saintly Variation

Sunday of All Saints Sunday after Pentecost Lives of the Saints: every day is an opportunity to learn, and then to remember. One thing you will notice right away is that the saints were not the same. Some were martyrs, some were soldiers, some were preachers, some were bakers, some were known for their fasting, […]

Homily – Pentecost and the Superpower of Confession

Homily for Pentecost (on Confession) John 20:19-23 (Matins Gospel); Acts 2:1-11; John 7:37-52; 8:12 Lots of powers associated with the Holy Spirit in scripture and popular culture. Handle Snakes Drink poison Languages Glowing with Light But what use are those things? Snakes? Leave them alone or kill them Poison? Clean water and poison warnings Languages? […]

Panakhida for Fr.Bazyl Zawierucha – Memory Eternal!

May his memory be eternal! Very Rev. Bazyl Zawierucha, 62 of Bethlehem, PA., faithful servant of God, fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at his home. Born in the Ternopil Region of Ukraine he was the son of the late Prokip Zawierucha and Jaroslawa (Drozdecka) Zawierucha. Fr. Bazyl was the husband of Anna […]

Homily on Confession (Sunday after Ascension)

Homily: the Sunday after Ascension The Celebration of First Confessions John 17:1-13 At the end of today’s Gospel, Jesus – the Son of God – tells us that He has taken all the love and teaching that His Father – God – gave Him and shared it with the people of the world so that […]

Bible Study #35: Judges seen through the Great Canon

[Alas there is no recording for this class; the recorder froze after just a couple of minutes!] Bible Study #35: Judges from the Great Canon Fr. Anthony Perkins, St. Mary’s (Pokrova) in Allentown 15 May 2018 Opening Prayer: Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, and open the […]

Homily on Spiritual and Psychological Blindness

The Sunday of the Man Born Blind (St. John 9:1-38) Psychologists and theologians agree: In their default setting, our minds are wired not for discerning truth but social standing.  The path to objectivity involves humility, immersing ourselves in discerning communities (e.g. of science and traditional Orthodox faith), and developing a relationship with the source of […]

Bible Study #34: Joshuan Tidbits and a bit from Judges

Bible Study #34: Joshua and Judges Fr. Anthony Perkins, St. Mary’s (Pokrova) in Allentown 08 May 2018 Opening Prayer: 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 […]