A Long Road towards Discernment – from Satanism to Seminary

This is the audio recording of Fr. Anthony Perkins’ YouTube livestream on 26 September 2020.  In it Seminarian James Cummings talks about the journey of discernment that took him through the army, the Satanic priesthood, and finally to Christ and Holy Orthodoxy.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Loving to be Loved vs Living to Love

This is a recording of Fr. Anthony’s livestream on 19 September 2020.  It it, he and Dn. Michael Abrahamson talk about gardening and the difference between transactional love (loving to be liked, respected, etc.) and loving without reservation.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Evangelism, the Coronavirus, and Communion

They aren’t hearing what we mean to say; A critique of our reaction to concerns about Communion and the coronavirus Fr. AnthonyPerkins Despite our intention and our ability to justify our words, our witness has been damaged by our response to this crisis.  We run the very real risk of strengthening the misperception that Orthodoxy […]

Homily – Transforming the Absurd Theater of our Mind into a Temple of God

Turning the Absurd Theater of our Mind into a Temple of God Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy Triumph of Orthodoxy. Yay Church (back from oppression)! Yay Theology (protected from heresy)! They’re good, but to what end? They allow us to experience the love of God – and through it the salvation of our souls – in its […]

Spiritually Speaking: How to Solve the World’s Problems

March’s “Spiritually Speaking” was on how we, as Orthodox Christians – called to be God’s imagers in the world – can solve the problems of the world and end its pain.  In this talk, Fr. Anthony looks at three strategies Christians use: the cultural warrior, the virtuous warrior, and the relationship builder.  Enjoy the talk! […]

Adult Education – Spirituality I

  Class covers Tito Colliander’s Way of the Ascetics, chapters 1-5.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily on Sunday after Theophany – Repentence

Matthew 4:12-17; Ephesians 4:7-13 The Baptism of John was the Baptism of repentance; we tend to distinguish his ministry from the ministry of Christ. But today we are reminded that Christ – the God who is love – also preached repentance. Why would He do this? Yes, for the forgiveness of sins. But there is […]

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!