Bible Study – Special Ghost Episode

Special Bible Study given on Halloween (N.S.); what does the Bible say about ghosts?  You might be surprised! Check out this episode! +++ The Theology of Ghosts Bible Study for 31 October 2017 Fr. Anthony Perkins Ghost Scriptures. Giving up the ghost. Genesis 25:8. Abraham gave up the ghost. (25:17 for Ishmael; 35:29 for Isaac; […]

Guest writer: “Come When Called” by Nicholas Perkins

Skeletons danced in silver mist, and Kira wondered whether he was dreaming.  He pinched his arm and gasped.  Nope; definitely still awake.  There really were dancing skeletons, and the cavern floor really was covered in a swirling layer of silver mist.  His breath was hot and stifled behind his mask, and his robes were starting to stick to his […]

Day Thirty-four – Log Cabins

Have you ever heard of “thin places”?   The idea is that there are places where the barrier between our world and another are so thin as to allow us to sense its presense.  Mythology is full of stories about “normal people’ finding adventure (and often doom!) by slipping into places like fairyland and the […]

20120819 Interview on the Paranormal and Ecumenism

http://traffic.libsyn.com/orthoanalytika/20120818-FrMaximos.mp3 Today’s show starts with me talking about some logistical changes (increased access to back editions, upgraded website, twitter) ORTHOAnalytika.  Speaking of which, here’s a shoutout to Fr. John Peck of Logos Web Services for his work on the layout/content transfer and to Fr. John at Orthodox Internet Services for his hosting services. No transitions are painless, […]

20110128 The Sacramental Ontology of Beauty

CLICK HERE FOR THE MP3Opening Lesson:“Beauty will save the world.”  Prince Myshkin (recounted by Hippolyte) in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot.One of the things that leads truly rational and open-minded people to reject pure materialism and atheism is their superficial and patently absurd explanation of the many blessings that flow into creation from her uncreated Creator. […]

Zombies, Demons, and the Victory of Love

  Shownotes for Thanksgiving, 2010   Lesson:   Ephesians 4: 1-6 St. Luke 8: 26-39   There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in […]