St. John of the Ladder and a Defense of Tradition

A Meditation on St. John’s “The Ladder of Divine Ascent” The farmer’s wealth is gathered on the threshing floor and in the wine press, but the wealth and knowledge of the monk is gathered during the evenings and the night hours while standing at prayer and engaged in spiritual activity. Step 20 (on vigil), 10. […]

Homily of the Cross and The Way

Homily on the Third Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross. St. Mark 8:34-9:1 Notes: Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Self Denial. We deny ourselves those things that lead us into sin. This sounds easy, but it isn’t. […]

St Gregory Palamas, Marriage, and the Uncreated Light

Check out this episode! +++ Marriage as a Metaphor for Orthodoxy Homily of St. Gregory Palamas Today we celebrate the life and teachings of someone who really got it ? St. Gregory Palamas; he experienced God’s love for him in a real and tangible way, and he reflected that love back at God and on […]

Homily for Sunday of Orthodoxy (F&W)

How does the Gospel transform lives? There is no enchantment that goes through parish rosters to change those listed on it into heirs of the Most High.  It’s not even enough for us to mutter the right theological incantation.  So what does it take?  Faith and works.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! *** […]

Sunday of Forgiveness

The homily is the Epistle of the Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops outside Ukraine on Great Lent.  The extra words and music were taken from the service of forgiveness at the end of Divine Liturgy. Check out this episode! *** The Great Lent (2018) Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine […]

Homily – The Last Judgment

There are broken and despairing people in this world; it is our charge to care for them. We can justify our indifference with all kinds of religion and sophistry, but in the end our deeds will be laid bare. Homily on the Last Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46). Check out this episode! *** Homily on the Last […]

Homily – Prodigal Son

Three lessons from the parable of the Prodigal Son. Check out this episode!

Homily on the Publican and the Pharisee

We live in a fantasy world. A world in which there is no need for us to change. But we are not well, we are simply deluded. May the Lord God protect us from the Pharisee in our minds that wants to tell us lies about ourselves and our neighbors and give us the humility ? […]

Homily – Sunday After Theophany

From Youngstown, OH (without notes-sorry).  This was the Sunday after Theophany, Zacchaeus Sunday, and the day after Volodymyr and Gennie Esther’s wedding.  This homily claims they are all connected.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

20180114 – Homily on the Circumcision

On this day, the Church celebrates the Resurrection(like every Sunday) and the Circumcision of Christ (the 8th day after the Nativity) and begins preparing for the celebration of the Baptism of Christ (the Sunday before Theophany).  In this homily, Fr. Anthony connects the dots between them all.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! +++ […]