Homily – Repent Into the Kingdom

Ephesians 4:7-13; Matthew 4:12-17.  Sunday after Theophany.  Our minds stand between us and living as God’s royal priesthood and holy kingdom.  We have to repent and rebuild our minds in Christ.  Enjoy the Show! Check out this episode!

My Fool Head – On Forgiveness, Righteous Anger, and Other Things

This “New Year” stream of consciousness celebrates Georgia’s victory over Michigan and then talks about how our prior conceptions interfere with objectivity, the relative value of mercy and forgiveness over judgment, and the need to stay away from righteous anger.  My thanks to Max, Dn. Adrian, and Rdr. Seraphim for their questions and comments during […]

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 – Three Levels of Pilgrimage

Ephesians 5:8-19; Luke 17:12-19.  A meditation on three kinds of pilgrimage: to the holy site, to a feast, and to the temple of the heart.  Each offers the blessings of beauty, fellowship, and noetic union.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

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 […]

Homily – Signs of a Disordered Mind

Ephesians 2:14-22, Luke 12:16-21.  After making a point about the power of Christian unity to transcend war, Fr. Anthony uses the Orthodox conception of the mind to explain the parable of the man who built the barns and then reminds us that we are susceptible to the same self delusion.  Enjoy the show! Check out […]

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 – Aslan is NOT a tame lion

Luke 10:25-37; Ephesians 2:4-10.  In this homily on Christ’s encounter with the rich young man, Fr. Anthony encourages us to let go of our need to uses riches, lists, and spells and open ourselves to follow the living God.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! Here are the notes I didn’t use: What had […]

My Fool Head – Are all aliens and sidhe demons?

In the 11/27/21 livestream, Fr. Anthony answers the question of whether or not all aliens and sidhe (fairies) are demons.  He gives the answer pretty early on (along with the usual stream of consciousness), but the real value is in the explanation and its defense of a Logos-grounded social science.  Enjoy the show! Check out […]