Homily: On False vs. Real Unity and How to Work Towards the Latter

In this homily on Ephesians 2: 14-22, Fr. Anthony talks about the difference between blessed unity (in Christ) and cursed unity (through tyranny or universalism) and the role humility plays in the Mystery of becoming One as God is One.   The first seventeen minutes are snapshot of the beauty of the worship at Holy Resurrection […]

Homily: The Gospel and the Crisis of Institutional Legitimacy

In this homily on Lazarus and the Rich Man (Luke 16:19-31), Fr. Anthony continues on the theme of authenticity, noting how the Gospel IS the response to chaos and the lack of reliable institutions.  [Yes, he preached on the same Gospel last week; then he was on the revised lectionary at Christ the Savior Antiochian […]

COVID, Vaccines, Orthodoxy and Discernment in an Age of Deception

Join Fr. Anthony next to his back porch in Hartwell, Georgia, as he talks with scientist, theologian, professor, Associate Dean, and evangelist, Gayle Woloschak, PhD, DMin (Northwestern University) about COVID, vaccines, and discernment.  This is a recording of Fr. Anthony’s livestream from 10/24/2020. 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 […]

Class – On Asceticism

Our Faith: Orthodox Christianity Asceticism I: working out our salvation in fear and trembling Scripture warm-up.  Kenosis, work Philippians 2: 2-13. 2 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any incentive of love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the […]

Class – On Prayer

Our Faith: Orthodox Christianity Prayer as a Mystery and Medicine for Pride Questions for consideration: what happens when we pray?  What is the purpose of prayer?  How does pride (noetic effect of the fall!) affect our prayer? Background. Pride divides us from one another and from God.  It makes honest communication and healthy relationships with […]

Class – On Pride

Adult Education, Class Two: Pride Our Broken Moral Psychology (and how to heal it… and the world) Some Scripture to get us started: Proverbs 16:18.  Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Romans 12:3.  For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself […]

Homily on the Blind Man

  Sunday of the Man Born Blind Acts 16:16:34 John 9:1-38 I strongly encourage you to spend time studying scripture. Not just reading it; it’s not like a novel that is easy to follow or a textbook that lays everything out and then footnotes the hard stuff; it requires effort. And part of the effort […]

Adult Education – Spirituality II

  Class covers Tito Colliander’s Way of the Ascetics, chapter 6.  Enjoy the show!   Check out this episode!

Academic Talk: Ritual Actions and the Development of Moral Instinct

Paper presented at the International Orthodox Theological Association on 9-12 January 2019 in Iasi, Romania., 2019. What is the relationship between ritual actions and moral development? How does Orthopraxis mold believers into virtuous people? More specifically, what role do common Orthodox practices like prostrations, prayer rules, fasting, and kissing the hands of priests and bishops […]