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!

2019 Speaking Schedule

1/11/19: “Ritual Actions and the Development of Moral Instinct”; IOTA Conference in Iasi Romania. 2/10/19 @6PM: “Sanctifying Creation: Three Approaches to Healing the World’s Pain” for the Pan-Orthodox Clergy Fellowship of Rhode Island at St. Michael’s UOC in Woonsocket RI. 3/21/19 @5:30PM: “Why Russia needs ‘schismatics’ in Ukraine”.  Part of an panel of experts for […]

Talk on the Sanctity of Creation (Woonsocket RI)

I was invited to give a talk for the Rhode Island Orthodox Clergy Fellowship for their 2019 pan-Orthodox celebration of the Sanctity of Creation (2/10/2019).  In particular, they asked if I could talk about how to deal with the problems of abortion and euthanasia and related issues.  Here’s what I shared (the talk is after […]

Academic Talk: Ritual Actions and the Development of Moral Instinct

Paper presented at the International Orthodox Theological Association on 9-12 January 2019 in Iasi, Romania., 2019. What is the relationship between ritual actions and moral development? How does Orthopraxis mold believers into virtuous people? More specifically, what role do common Orthodox practices like prostrations, prayer rules, fasting, and kissing the hands of priests and bishops […]

Bible Study #46: The Continuing Adventures of David and Saul

Bible Study #46: The Life of David III St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Allentown PA Fr. Anthony Perkins, 29 November 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 […]

Bible Study #44: David the Vagabond

Bible Study #44: David the Vagabond St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Allentown PA Fr. Anthony Perkins, 08 November 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 […]