Homily – Aslan is NOT a tame lion

Luke 10:25-37; Ephesians 2:4-10.  In this homily on Christ’s encounter with the rich young man, Fr. Anthony encourages us to let go of our need to uses riches, lists, and spells and open ourselves to follow the living God.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! Here are the notes I didn’t use: What had […]

Homily – In Awe of the Angels among Us

This homily was given on the day of the celebration of St. Michael and the Hosts of Heaven.  Although it was never explicated, it is a meditation triangling in from on Hebrews 13:2; “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares”, Christ’s words (Matthew 25:40); “And the King will answer […]

Homily – The Samaritan, Fasting, and Ancestral Sin

The Good Samaritan and the Eve of St. Phillip’s Fast.   It isn’t just our understanding of “neighbor” that needs adjusting.  We misunderstand love. And because of that, we tend to get fasting wrong.  Part of the problem is that we misunderstand the fall and ancestral sin.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily on Seeing the Poor with Noetic Sight

Homily on Luke 16:19-31.  After covering the more superficial material “brain-based” message of the Gospel, Fr. Anthony tries to guide the listener to the deeper meanings.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – Judgment without Love (and Humility) is Demonolatry

Meditation on St. Paul (2 Corinthians 9:8) “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”  Somewhere in the midst of all those words (30 minutes!!!), Fr. Anthony is making an important point: our judgments are […]

Homily – Building a Good Marriage – and Parish!

Homily on 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, his temptation by the devil in the wilderness, and the beginning of his preaching ministry in the synagogues of Galilee. In this Gospel, Christ has started […]

Homily – It’s All Good (a St. Dionysian meditation)

2 Corinthians 4: 6-15; St. Matthew 22: 35-46. We have power, but lack discernment.  Seeing things clearly cannot be achieved through even the most objective scientific analysis.  The problem is found in the etymology of the very word “objective”.  When we objectify things, we remove them from their context and connections.  While this allows us […]

Teaching Divine Liturgy (9/26/2021)

Notes for the Teaching Liturgy Before the service.After attending the Divine Liturgy at Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, emissaries of St. Volodymyr, the King of Kyivan-Rus’ reported: “We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth. One thing we understood, that God was in our midst!”  This is the experience that is available to […]

Homily – Don’t Ignore the Owner!

1 Corinthians 16: 13-24; St. Matthew 21: 33-42. In today’s Gospel, Christ is trying to help His listeners understand who He was, who sent Him, and why it was that the religious leaders rejected Him. As Christians, we grow up understanding that Christ is “God the Son”, the second person of the Holy Trinity; that […]

Homily – What must I do (to thread the needle)?

Matthew 19:16-26 The quotes: If thou hadst ever had an absurd desire to fly and to be borne through the air, how wouldest thou extinguish this unreasonable desire? By fashioning wings, and preparing other instruments, or by convincing the mind that it is desiring things impossible, and that one should attempt none of these things? […]