Homily – Why a Good Samaritan?

The lesson is that we need to have the courage and compassion to love all people that are in need; even those who are different from us.  But if that was the main point, why not make the Samaritan the one on the roadside? Why did Jesus make him the one who saves the victim?  […]

Homily – On the Raising of Jarius’ Daughter

Orthodoxy is a rational faith, we do not have to “leave our minds at the door.”, but as with our feelings, our minds need to be trained. In order to be trained, first they need need to stripped of all nonsense and lies so that all our thoughts can be true. We need to allow […]

From the Archives: The Holodomor, Lazarus, and the Rich Man

[This homily was originally given on 9 November 2015.] Holodomor (dedication and blessing of the Holodomor Memorial in DC). Background info: the Holodomor (i.e. murder by starvation) was an intentional policy of the USSR under Stalin.  In 1932-33, the Soviet regime killed upwards of ten million people (the number is disputed, but no one doubts that it […]

Homily – On the Anniversary of Great Evil

http://traffic.libsyn.com/orthoanalytika/20171105-TelltheTruth.mp3 Communism brought great evil to the world, but it did not create it out of scratch; it pulled it from our own hearts.  How should we respond to the evil in the world?  To the evil in our own hearts?  Note: It was the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, not the 75th (Fr. Anthony […]

Homily – Get a Job!

What is the one thing needful?  What is sin?  How is being a good human like working at a corporation?  Today’s homily helps answer those questions.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! +++ Homily on the Parable of the Sower Luke 8:5-15 The unexamined life is not worth living; we are called to live […]

Notes from a teaching Divine Liturgy

These are the notes from the teaching Divine Liturgy we celebrated for our children and youth (of all ages!) on 10/22/17.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! +++ St. Mary’s (Pokrova), Allentown PA Notes for the Teaching Liturgy 22 October 2017 Before the service. After attending the Divine Liturgy at Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, […]

Homily on Christ the Hero

Who is Christ?  Why did He suffer and die for us who could nothing for him in return?  This isn’t a “live” recording (the recorder cut out too early), but a (fairly dull) reading of the homily notes.  Enjoy! Check out this episode! +++ Homily Notes: I AM a Hero Romans 5: 1-10; Luke 6:31-36 […]

Homily- Fishing in Chaotic Waters

What does it mean to become a “fisher of men”?  How is it heroic?  Homily on St. Luke 5:1-11 and 2 Corinthians 9:6-11. Check out this episode! ++++ Homily: On the Abundance that God Grants to His People 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 Luke 5:1-11 Toiled all night… and caught nothing. But Christ told them how to […]

20171001: Homily on How to Deny Yourself

In this homily for the Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross, Fr. Anthony talks about what it means to “deny yourself” and follow Christ and why doing it wrong can cost a man his soul.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! ++++++++++ Homily notes: Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross Galatians 2:16-20; […]

20170924 – Homily on the Momentum of Virtue (and Vice)

In this homily on The Parable of the Talents, Fr. Anthony discourages us from interpreting scripture in a way that would turn God into a monster.  He then argues that the point of the parable is to convince us of the need to do good in this world.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! […]