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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Intro to Orthodoxy 003: Orthopraxis

This week we will go over some of the habits that we use to train our instincts and deepen our faith. Actions covered will include things like how and when we make the sign of the cross, how to greet a priest/bishop, how we act as we move around the church, and what folks are […]

Intro to Orthodoxy 002: Architecture

Tonight we’ll continue our series by looking at the arrangement of our churches through the lens of the theology of beauty. Our Faith: Church Architecture and the Movement of the Faithful Opening Scripture:  Psalm 29:1-2; Exodus 24:9-18; John 12: 3-8 Psalm 28:1-2. Bring to the Lord, O you sons of God,    Bring to the Lord the […]

Teaching the Sunday Resurrection Matins

Notes for Teaching through the Resurrection Matins serviceFr. Anthony Perkins Matins is a category of service known as an “Office.” Offices are common prayers that can be prayed without a priest, if one is not available or one wants to serve at home. Other Offices include: Vespers, Compline, Akathists, Supplicatory Canons, and the Hours. Just […]