Homily on the Absurdity of the Gospel

In St. Luke 5:1-11 Christ calls fisherman to be his disciples, in this homily Fr. Anthony reflects on how absurd it is that He didn’t use angels or Greek philosophers to be his messengers and evangelists, going on to describe the implications for us as we evangelize and pastor our neighbors (and ourselves).  Enjoy the […]

Homily on Building a Good Parish (in Christ)

This is the homily I didn’t give today (10/11/2020).  I called an audible! Why is it so hard to build a good marriage (and parish)? Homily on Saint 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, […]

Homily – Politics, Polarization, and the Cross

In this homily, Fr. Anthony explains the meaning of the Cross for us today in the light of 1 Corinthians 6:12 (“All things are lawful for me…”), Philippians 2:6 (“[Christ Jesus] did not consider it robbery”), 1 Corinthians 10:33 (“…so that some might be saved.”), and the Transfiguration.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – Love is Impossible Good Work

Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross
Galatians 2:16-20; Mark 8:34-9:1 (The Greatest Commandment) life has no meaning without a goal. Goals allow us to distinguish between what is useful and what isn’t; the right goal ensures that all our actions are virtuous.   This week restates this lesson. Listen closely: And Jesus called to him the […]

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 […]