Bible Study #26: Og of Bashan

We finish up Numbers 21 by talking about missing books of the Bible and the defeat of two giants: King Sihon of the Ammorites and Og of Bashan.  Why do we celebrate these victories every Sunday and Feast Day?  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! ++++++ OT Bible Study #24: Og of Bashan Make […]

Bible Study #25 – The Fiery Serpent

This week we have a special guest and friend of the podcast, Rev. Michael Landsman, the pastor at Zion Stone UCC in Northampton, PA.  He takes us through Numbers 21, focusing primarily on the fiery serpents and the bronze serpent God had Moses to heal their poisonous bites.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! […]

Bible Study #24 – The Rebellion of Khorah

After reviewing some of OT insights regarding the day’s feast (St Michael), Fr. Anthony uses Numbers 15-18 as a chance to talk about unintentional sin, the cost of going against God, and the epic battles of censors and wooden rods (with the winners being proven worthy of the priesthood).  What does it all mean?  Enjoy […]

Bible Study #23 – The Recon of Canaan

In this episode on Numbers 13-14 (the recon of Canaan), Fr. Anthony demonstrates what happens when a man who has a fever and can’t think straight tries to lead a Bible Study (and forgets to follow his notes).  If you want coherence, the notes are at orthoanalytika.org.  If you like stream of consciousness, then this […]

Bible Study – Special Ghost Episode

Special Bible Study given on Halloween (N.S.); what does the Bible say about ghosts?  You might be surprised! Check out this episode! +++ The Theology of Ghosts Bible Study for 31 October 2017 Fr. Anthony Perkins Ghost Scriptures. Giving up the ghost. Genesis 25:8. Abraham gave up the ghost. (25:17 for Ishmael; 35:29 for Isaac; […]

Bible Study 22 – Family Trouble

In this class, Fr. Anthony talks about the ambiguity of names in the Bible and why people get hurt when they go against God’s will (e.g. the the burning of part of the camp, the quail plague, and Miriam’s leprosy).  We had to use our back-up recording which doesn’t pick up the audience well (please […]

Notes from a teaching Divine Liturgy

These are the notes from the teaching Divine Liturgy we celebrated for our children and youth (of all ages!) on 10/22/17.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! +++ St. Mary’s (Pokrova), Allentown PA Notes for the Teaching Liturgy 22 October 2017 Before the service. After attending the Divine Liturgy at Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Book Discussion: Lynette Hull on Iconography

http://traffic.libsyn.com/orthoanalytika/20170921-IconographyBookDiscussion.mp3 This month (September 2017), the St. Sophia Seminary Library Book Discussion Group invited iconographer Lynette Hull to speak about “The Art of Seeing; Paradox and Perception in Orthodox Iconography” by Fr. Maximos Constas. Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! *** Here is Lynette Hull’s review of the “The Art of Seeing” at the Orthodox […]