Notes on the Theology of Music and Liturgy

Sacred Music Retreat St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary Fr. Anthony Perkins 11 June 2017 Here is the audio of the talk: In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God. (John 1:1) God brought creation into being ex nihilo.    It was undifferentiated, “without substance or form”. It was a chaos […]

OT Bible Study #19: How can we see God and live?

OT Bible Study #19: How can we see God and live? 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 Your blessed commandments, so that overcoming all worldly desires, […]

OT Bible Study #18: The Ascension, Priests and Vestments

OT Bible Study #18: Priests 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 Your blessed commandments, so that overcoming all worldly desires, we may pursue a spiritual […]

OT Bible Study #17: Who went up and Whom did they meet?

OT Bible Study #17: Mount Sinai 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 Your blessed commandments, so that overcoming all worldly desires, we may pursue a […]

OT Bible Study #16: The Ten Commandments

OT Bible Study #16: The Ten Commandments 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 Your blessed commandments, so that overcoming all worldly desires, we may pursue […]

OT Bible Study #15: The First Meeting of God at Sinai

OT Bible Study #15 The First Meeting with God at Mt. Sinai 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 Your blessed commandments, so that overcoming all […]

Home Bible Study – Palm Sunday

The Triumphant Entry – Palm (Willow) Sunday St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 4:4-9 BRETHREN, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made […]

UOL Retreat on Divine Liturgy – Lecture Notes

2017 UOL Lenten Retreat Divine Liturgy Why is it useful to study the Divine Liturgy? Practical reason: it’ll make more sense We were made to be liturgical beings, but that is no longer true The main part of the Divine Liturgy is intuitive, but much is not Parts of it are down right incomprehesible Practical […]

Home Bible Study – St. Mary of Egypt

St. Mary of Egypt – 5th Sunday of Lent Gospel: Mark 10:32-45. Now they were on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Why were they amazed? This is just after the conversation with the rich young men. Then […]

Home Bible Study – St. John of the Ladder

A bit of a change this week.  Rather than looking at the scripture readings for the coming Sunday, we are looking at a (very) few chapters from St. John of the Ladder. Some Lessons from St. John’s “The Ladder of Divine Ascent” From Step Four: On Blessed Obedience 5. You who have decided to strip […]