Homily on the Resurrection at Nain

Homily on St. Luke 7:11-16. “At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; […]

Homily – Love without God is Fickle

Homily: Why We Need to Love God to Really Love Our Neighbor Gospel Lesson:  St. Matthew 22:35-46 (The Great Commandment) Great lesson from The Teacher: “what is the most important thing ever?” Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind! CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA: To love God with the whole heart is the cause of […]

Homily – Keep on Fishing!

Homily on the first Sunday of Luke (5:1-11).  The Gospel is on Christ calling the disciples to become “fishers of men.”  This account at the beginning of Christ’s earthly ministry bookends with a similar one that occurs after His Resurrection.  Fr. Anthony reminds us in this homily that we live in the joy of that […]

Homily: Lord Save me!

1 Corinthians 3:9-17; St. Matthew 14:22-34.  In this homily, given at the first “official” Divine Liturgy with the Holy Resurrection mission in Waynesville, NC, Fr. Anthony focuses on the hand that Jesus Christ gives to Peter when he called out “Lord save me!” as he sank into the water. Enjoy the show! Check out this […]

Homily – The Feeding of the Five Thousand and the Multiplication of Grace

In this, his last homily as the priest of St. Mary’s in Allentown, Fr. Anthony describes how the multiplication of the loaves is a model for all the good work we do in the world, to the glory of God and the serving of our neighbors.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily: A Christian Response to Violence and Division

Matthew 9:27-35 Romans 15:1-7 A world of violence, of division, of demonization, of sinful self-righteousness. Surely we have to do something. And so we try. We come up with policies, but because we are so damaged and divided, these just polarize us more. Gun control? Assimilation? Immigration? The reaction each of us have to these […]

Homily – Virtue as the Fruit and Seed of Evangelism

Homily on Romans 12:6-14, St. Volodymyr (it was his day), and Fr. Richard Jendras’ ordination (which took place the previous day).  He shares the relationship of culture to virtue to the spread of all things good, focusing on the pivotal role of kindness. Check out this episode!

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 […]