Homily – The Answer to Fear, Demons, and the Chaos of the Moment

Homily: The Demoniac at Gardenes Introduction – the context of the story Our Lord had just come across the water with his disciples.  They had faced one kind of fear when they were on the water: a fear of the chaos of a storm.  A great wind had come up while Jesus slept, and the […]

Homily – We are doing it wrong!

Homily for the third Sunday after Pentecost (Romans 5:1-10; Matthew 6:22-33).  Do we have anxiety or peace?  Are our tribulations bringing us anger and despondency or hope?  In this homily, Fr. Anthony makes the case that we are suffering from the chaos around us because we skipped a step: we went straight to virtue without […]

Homily – St. John Chrysostom on how the media manipulates and divides us

Homily for All Saints 2020 Continuing on the Theme of Division [St. John Chrysostom did it better here] Call to unity.  But we experience division.  The devil loves to divide us [and to solve that division with hedonism and tyranny]. [Review the three parts of the mind] Rather than taking the unity of God into […]

Homily: The Value of Tradition

Check out our daily livestream on YouTube at “Fr. Anthony Perkins”! A Meditation on St. John’s “The Ladder of Divine Ascent” What is Orthodox Tradition? Why is it important for us to immerse ourselves in the worship and rigors of Orthodoxy? At the visible level, one that can be observed and studied by scientists, tradition […]

Homily on the Cross: how to suffer well

Listen as Fr. Anthony tries to share three ways that our suffering can become an opportunity for grace.  But listen with patience, because he (I!) didn’t do it all that well (God forgives, but perhaps he (I!) needs more sleep?)!  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – the Stumbling Block of Politicized Priests

In this homily given on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Fr. Anthony makes the point that it is much more difficult to bring people into the Church than it is to drive them out and keep them away.  One easy way we, members of the Royal Priesthood, can keep people out of our pews is by […]

The Three Levels of Forgiveness

Homily on St. Matthew 6:14-21, in which Fr. Anthony distinguishes between forgiveness that leads to reconciliation, that which allows relations to continue in hopes of reconciliation, and that which leads to an unfortunate but necessary separation. Check out this episode!

Homily on Judgment – or something

As I told the people at the end of the liturgy, this homily was about two hours of editing away from being worthwhile!  It’s great being in a PhD program, etc., but it leaves much time than I’m used to (and need) to prepare.  It’s usually okay, but this day I tried out a couple […]

Homily – Sanctify the Moment with the Publican

Homily – Publican and Pharisee Fr. Anthony Perkins All of creation is pregnant with potential – less full of lifeless atoms or particles than of seeds just waiting to be brought forth into fruition.  And here I speak not just of literal seeds (although it is almost time to start working with those and getting […]

Zacchaeus and the Steps of Salvation

In this homily, Fr. Anthony draws on the example Zacchaeus to describe the need for repentance and commitment in the life of the Christian.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!