Homily: Let Go of Everything and Be with God

Ephesians: 4:1-7; St. Luke: 18:18-27.  In this (much shorter!) homily, Fr. Anthony encourages us to let go of everything, be with God, and then allow the resulting peace pattern everything else.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily: On False vs. Real Unity and How to Work Towards the Latter

In this homily on Ephesians 2: 14-22, Fr. Anthony talks about the difference between blessed unity (in Christ) and cursed unity (through tyranny or universalism) and the role humility plays in the Mystery of becoming One as God is One.   The first seventeen minutes are snapshot of the beauty of the worship at Holy Resurrection […]

Homily – Politics and How to Get out of the Ditch

In this homily on the Good Samaritan, Fr. Anthony lets slip which political tribe he is in and how his dedication to it helped put him in the ditch (along with everyone else).  The main point, though is that we ARE in the ditch and need Christ to get us out.  Enjoy the show! Check […]

Homily: The Gospel and the Crisis of Institutional Legitimacy

In this homily on Lazarus and the Rich Man (Luke 16:19-31), Fr. Anthony continues on the theme of authenticity, noting how the Gospel IS the response to chaos and the lack of reliable institutions.  [Yes, he preached on the same Gospel last week; then he was on the revised lectionary at Christ the Savior Antiochian […]

Homily: We Cannot Love What We Cannot See

In this homily on First Corinthians 12:27-13:8 (on gifts and love) and St. Luke 16:19-31 (the rich man and Lazarus), Fr. Anthony encourages us to cultivate humility so that we can see the beauty in others.  Without this, even our best words and actions will be off the mark.  Enjoy the show! Check out this […]

Knowing the Gospel of God not Man

In this (meandering!) meditation on Galatians 1:11-12, Fr. Anthony talks about how important it is that we develop an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ, informed by our parents, mentors, and spiritual fathers/mothers but not dependent on or mediated by them.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily on the Absurdity of the Gospel

In St. Luke 5:1-11 Christ calls fisherman to be his disciples, in this homily Fr. Anthony reflects on how absurd it is that He didn’t use angels or Greek philosophers to be his messengers and evangelists, going on to describe the implications for us as we evangelize and pastor our neighbors (and ourselves).  Enjoy the […]

Homily on Building a Good Parish (in Christ)

This is the homily I didn’t give today (10/11/2020).  I called an audible! Why is it so hard to build a good marriage (and parish)? Homily on Saint Luke 5:1-11 Introduction: How Christ Builds the Church This is a beautiful story from the ministry of Jesus Christ. It comes on the heels of his Baptism, […]

Homily – Politics, Polarization, and the Cross

In this homily, Fr. Anthony explains the meaning of the Cross for us today in the light of 1 Corinthians 6:12 (“All things are lawful for me…”), Philippians 2:6 (“[Christ Jesus] did not consider it robbery”), 1 Corinthians 10:33 (“…so that some might be saved.”), and the Transfiguration.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – Love is Impossible Good Work

Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross
Galatians 2:16-20; Mark 8:34-9:1 (The Greatest Commandment) life has no meaning without a goal. Goals allow us to distinguish between what is useful and what isn’t; the right goal ensures that all our actions are virtuous.   This week restates this lesson. Listen closely: And Jesus called to him the […]