Homily – Theosis as the Gentle Movement of Grace

Matthew 2:13-23; Galatians 1:11-19.  Without effort, we will get truth and love wrong and mess up our relationships.  It was true for Saints Luke and Cleopas, for Saint Paul, and (alas) for Herod.  It will be true for us and will affect our marriages and Church membership, too.  But God is offering us a solution.  […]

Homily – Rewriting Our Story from Scratch

Ephesians 5:8-19; Luke 14:16-24.  Fr. Anthony offers a meditation on “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine upon thee.”  He encourages us to let go of the stories of ourselves and the arch of history informed by the evil days, spend time in silent awe at God’s feet, and then […]

My Fool Head – Drama is NOT Required

Check out this episode! Why is there so much drama? Is drama a sign of conviction or something else? Today Fr. Anthony talks about the need to cultivate trust and trustworthiness in our relationships. Along the way, he talks (with input from Chaplain Deacon Adrian M. and Cantor George M.) about the biggest challenges to […]

Intro to Orthodoxy: A Good Confession

God gave the power of binding and loosing to the Church; we exercise the latter part of this – the remission of sins – through the mystery of Confession. Tonight we talk about how to prepare for confession, the logistics of the act itself, and why it should be a regular part of our lives. […]

My Fool Head – The Harmony of the Spheres

YouTube livestream from 20211204.  I talk about the pattern of sound and life as liturgy.  Notes are available at orthoanalytika.org.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! The Harmony of God:  the salvific beauty of liturgy and musicFr. Anthony Perkins (Spiritually Speaking, 12/27/2015) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, […]

Homily – In Awe of the Angels among Us

This homily was given on the day of the celebration of St. Michael and the Hosts of Heaven.  Although it was never explicated, it is a meditation triangling in from on Hebrews 13:2; “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares”, Christ’s words (Matthew 25:40); “And the King will answer […]

Homily – The Samaritan, Fasting, and Ancestral Sin

The Good Samaritan and the Eve of St. Phillip’s Fast.   It isn’t just our understanding of “neighbor” that needs adjusting.  We misunderstand love. And because of that, we tend to get fasting wrong.  Part of the problem is that we misunderstand the fall and ancestral sin.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

My Fool Head – Framing, Confirmation Bias, and Worldviews

After talking about the heresy of decaf coffee, Fr. Anthony triangulates from three verses of scripture: “I said in my amazement every man is a liar” (Psalm 116:11), “If You O Lord should mark iniquities who shall stand, but there is forgiveness with You” (Psalm 130:3) and “What is truth” (John 18:38) to talk about […]

My Fool Head – Worship, Worldview, and Truth

After introducing myself, I talk about the importance of worship and home in fostering a Christian phronema and how the forces of the world convince us to accept and rally around lies.  Enjoy the show!  From my YouTube livestream. https://www.youtube.com/user/74snipe   Check out this episode!

Homily – Judgment without Love (and Humility) is Demonolatry

Meditation on St. Paul (2 Corinthians 9:8) “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”  Somewhere in the midst of all those words (30 minutes!!!), Fr. Anthony is making an important point: our judgments are […]