Class – On Fasting

Our Faith: Orthodox Christianity Asceticism II: on fasting  Review.  Last week we talked about Christ’s prayer and use of Psalmody (Psalms 21-30); remember that we can also imitate His fasting.  We also talked about kenosis (self-emptying) and that doing good is not just a sign of grace, but the way we open ourselves to it.  […]

Class – On Asceticism

Our Faith: Orthodox Christianity Asceticism I: working out our salvation in fear and trembling Scripture warm-up.  Kenosis, work Philippians 2: 2-13. 2 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any incentive of love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the […]

Class – On Prayer

Our Faith: Orthodox Christianity Prayer as a Mystery and Medicine for Pride Questions for consideration: what happens when we pray?  What is the purpose of prayer?  How does pride (noetic effect of the fall!) affect our prayer? Background. Pride divides us from one another and from God.  It makes honest communication and healthy relationships with […]

Class – On Pride

Adult Education, Class Two: Pride Our Broken Moral Psychology (and how to heal it… and the world) Some Scripture to get us started: Proverbs 16:18.  Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Romans 12:3.  For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself […]

Class – Sacramental Realism

Our Faith: Orthodox Christianity The Mysteries Questions for consideration: does God just work through ideas and the heart, or does He work in the physical world, too?  How about mankind?  Is there such a thing as a blessing?  A curse?  How do they work? Background. God is un-created.  He made this world as an expression […]

Talk: Ukrainian Organization and Identity in America – the role of the UOC-USA

This is a recording of the talk I gave for the “Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series”  special event “Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Organized Ukrainian American Community” on 21 September 2019 at the Princeton Club of New York.  I represented the UOC-USA on the panel on “The Ukrainian American Community and Religious Life”.  The moderator was Dr. Andrew […]

Excerpts from a Teaching Liturgy – Meditations on Unity

Every time we do this, it is different.  This time, the focus is on the spiritual peace and harmony offered through the Divine Liturgy.  Sorry about the audio quality; enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Spiritually Speaking: How to Solve the World’s Problems

March’s “Spiritually Speaking” was on how we, as Orthodox Christians – called to be God’s imagers in the world – can solve the problems of the world and end its pain.  In this talk, Fr. Anthony looks at three strategies Christians use: the cultural warrior, the virtuous warrior, and the relationship builder.  Enjoy the talk! […]

Adult Education – Spirituality II

  Class covers Tito Colliander’s Way of the Ascetics, chapter 6.  Enjoy the show!   Check out this episode!

Adult Education – Spirituality I

  Class covers Tito Colliander’s Way of the Ascetics, chapters 1-5.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!