Homily- Fishing in Chaotic Waters

What does it mean to become a “fisher of men”?  How is it heroic?  Homily on St. Luke 5:1-11 and 2 Corinthians 9:6-11. Check out this episode! ++++ Homily: On the Abundance that God Grants to His People 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 Luke 5:1-11 Toiled all night… and caught nothing. But Christ told them how to […]

20171001: Homily on How to Deny Yourself

In this homily for the Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross, Fr. Anthony talks about what it means to “deny yourself” and follow Christ and why doing it wrong can cost a man his soul.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! ++++++++++ Homily notes: Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross Galatians 2:16-20; […]

20170924 – Homily on the Momentum of Virtue (and Vice)

In this homily on The Parable of the Talents, Fr. Anthony discourages us from interpreting scripture in a way that would turn God into a monster.  He then argues that the point of the parable is to convince us of the need to do good in this world.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! […]

20170917 – Homily on our Prime Directive

  Why did Jesus pick “Love your God…” as the greatest commandment?  Fr. Anthony gives us three reasons: historical precedence, human flourishing, and that it prepares us to love one another (and ourselves).  Enjoy the show! ============== Homily Notes: The Pharisee asked; “Which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” (Matthew 22:35-36) Jesus answered; “You […]

20170827 – Tear Down That Wall

In this episode, Fr. Anthony describes (and acts out, although you’ll just have to imagine that) the Gospel in terms of the breaking down of the wall we have built up between us, Him, and our inheritance.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

20170820 – Orthodox Statement on Charlottesville

Today Fr. Anthony read the Bishops’ statement denouncing the events in Charlottesville specifically and racism more generally.  A head’s up: at the end he meant to say “differences”, not “divisions”.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! Here is the statement: The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Response to […]

20170806 Homily on Building

St. Paul compares living well to building a house.  In this (short Summer) homily, Fr. Anthony explains what St. Paul meant and why it is such Good News. Check out this episode! Homily Notes Homily on Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 1 Corinthian 3:9-17 We will be tested… (but all can pass) We are like a […]

Script for Teaching Liturgy (2017 UOL Convention)

Teaching liturgies can be great, but we have to be very careful that they do not adversely affect the spirit and flow of the Mystery.  This requires that we be spare with our words and that the words that we do share be well selected.  Because of the depth of our knowledge and familiarity with it […]

Homily (mp3 and notes): Bearing the Burdens of the Weak

In this episode, Fr. Anthony challenges Christians to call down grace from above by “bearing the burdens” of the weak.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! Here are St. John Chrysostom’s words on this Sunday’s epistles’s reading (I preached from his notes). Romans 15:1-17 From St. John Chrysostom Chap. xv. ver. 1. “We then that are strong, […]

Homily on Forgiveness: Notes and MP3

Fr. Anthony argues that those who claim that Christians have to pretend that wolves are sheep make a mockery of the Gospel and open their communities to predation.  Sorry about the poor audio quality! Check out this episode! NOTES: Forgiveness is complicated. Misunderstanding sets us up for failure and makes a mockery of Christianity Exoneration: […]