Spiritual Speaking – How XC addresses the Existential Crises of Humanity

Fr. Anthony shares an encounter he had after Thursday’s Bible Study class and describes how Christianity addresses the three existential crises of humanity: meaning, loneliness, and death.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily on Christians Taming Chaos (+3!)

Today’s Gospel (Matthew 14:22-34) includes the powerful image of Christ taming the storm and saving Peter from drowning.  Not only has He used this power to bring peace to our lives; He has given us the power – and responsibility – to do it for others.  The calm of Christ in us and us in […]

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!

Book Discussion: Lynette Hull on Iconography

http://traffic.libsyn.com/orthoanalytika/20170921-IconographyBookDiscussion.mp3 This month (September 2017), the St. Sophia Seminary Library Book Discussion Group invited iconographer Lynette Hull to speak about “The Art of Seeing; Paradox and Perception in Orthodox Iconography” by Fr. Maximos Constas. Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! *** Here is Lynette Hull’s review of the “The Art of Seeing” at the Orthodox […]

Book Talk on The Prayer Book (Notes and MP3)

It figures that a priest would pick “The Prayer Book” as his favorite book, right?  Listen as Fr. Anthony makes a case for breathing life into the prayers in the prayer book on a regular basis. One of the many benefits is that it will make the Orthodox worldview (the myth that is true!) real […]

Home Bible Study – St. John of the Ladder

A bit of a change this week.  Rather than looking at the scripture readings for the coming Sunday, we are looking at a (very) few chapters from St. John of the Ladder. Some Lessons from St. John’s “The Ladder of Divine Ascent” From Step Four: On Blessed Obedience 5. You who have decided to strip […]

A Homily on the Spiritual Life (lessons from The Ladder)

Every Sunday of Great Lent is dedicated to person or event, with the sequence of these commemorations designed to prepare us for a deeper participation in Christ’s passion and resurrection. This Sunday is dedicated to the life and work of St. John of the Ladder. Saint John was an ascetic, a spiritual athlete, and a […]

GGWB Episode #26 – Saving Ourselves from (Virtual) War

Saving Ourselves from the Damage of (Virtual) War by Fr. Anthony Perkins Good Guys Wear Black (AFR Podcast)  March 18, 2017 In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks about Great Lent in the Lehigh Valley (PA) and about how the Lenten disciplines – and especially the Prayer of St. Ephraim – can protect and heal us from the […]

Homily Notes: St. Gregory Palamas (Let’s Be Quiet)

What do you meet in the silence? On Holy Saturday, at the First Resurrection service (3PM here), we sing; “Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and in fear and trembling stand; for the King of kings and Lord of lords comes forth, to be slain, to give Himself as food to the faithful.” Why should […]

Homily: Achieving Unity with God

St. Luke 10:25-37 (Good Samaritan) St. John 1:43-51 (Philip and Nathaniel) The goal and necessity of the human life is union with God; the Good News is that this is possible through Christ (e.g. Vladimir Lossky). Should amaze us. Doesn’t? Perhaps because we have already made ourselves gods Or at least conceived of divinity as […]