Homily: How to heal in Christ

  Christ sent his disciples out to heal.  Today (7/14) we celebrate Sts. Cosmos and Damion, the Unmercenary Healers.  In this homily, Fr. Anthony reminds us that is our calling – not just that of clergy and medical professionals – to heal the brokenness of those around us.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Excerpts from a Mission Liturgy

This Liturgy was celebrated in Waynesville, NC as an outreach of St. Mary’s (Pokrova) in Allentown, PA and in anticipation of the mission (Holy Resurrection) that is scheduled to begin services in Waynesville on 18 August 2019.  The audio of the homily is not all that great (it was a small room, so Fr. Anthony […]

Homily – Pentecost and the Unifying Language of Love

Acts 2:1-11; John 7:37-52; 8:12. God is love; the Father is love when He creates us and the world we are called to serve; the Son is love when He sacrifices Himself for our salvation; the Holy Spirit is love when He comforts, sustains, and strengthens us so that we can live in imitation of […]

Homily on the Blind Man

  Sunday of the Man Born Blind Acts 16:16:34 John 9:1-38 I strongly encourage you to spend time studying scripture. Not just reading it; it’s not like a novel that is easy to follow or a textbook that lays everything out and then footnotes the hard stuff; it requires effort. And part of the effort […]

Homily for the Sunday of the Woman at the Well

Homily on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman; St. John 4:5-42.  What are we to learn about water that is more than water and the secret food that sustained Jesus?  Listen and find out! Check out this episode! Homily Notes: We have some interesting things going on in today’s Gospel reading; things having to do […]

Homily on the Sunday of the Paralytic

St. John 5:1-15; Acts 9:32-42.  Summary: Three lessons: A Life lesson from St. John Chrysostom: We must persevere, even when there is no clear solution.  A moral lesson from St. Augustine: There is a time for being cared for and healed, but there is also a time for healing others. A theological lesson from St. John Chrysostom: God set it […]

2019 St Thomas Sunday Homily

Homily on Belief St. John 20:19-31 Does God hate doubt? Did he shame doubters? No, He had a different approach. He wants us to know the truth; but this is MUCH less about facts than it is about us knowing Him as the God. In St. John 14:6, He says “I am the Truth…” He […]

Homily on Palm Sunday – Faith in Christ not Pride

Palm Sunday Homily.   Where do we get our spiritual strength? What is the source?  Is our spiritual health fragile and dependent on the circumstances, or is it robust? Do the events and people in our lives “damage our calm”, or do we have the kind of “peace that passes all understanding” guarding our hearts? The default […]

Homily for the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt (Great Lent)

St. Mark 10:32-45.  In this homily, Fr. Anthony shared three lessons from the life of St. Mary: the distinction between worldly happiness and an anti-fragile joy; how our sin alienates us from knowing and loving God and neighbor; and the difficult need to trust God with our transformation into divine children through and in His […]

Homily – The Mystery of Cross is Sacrificing for Others

Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross. “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” Matthew 16:24 Christ is talking as if “coming after” or “following” Him is something good. What is that all about? Where is He going? Where is He leading us? Christ […]