Bible Study #26: Og of Bashan

We finish up Numbers 21 by talking about missing books of the Bible and the defeat of two giants: King Sihon of the Ammorites and Og of Bashan.  Why do we celebrate these victories every Sunday and Feast Day?  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! ++++++ OT Bible Study #24: Og of Bashan Make […]

Bible Study #25 – The Fiery Serpent

This week we have a special guest and friend of the podcast, Rev. Michael Landsman, the pastor at Zion Stone UCC in Northampton, PA.  He takes us through Numbers 21, focusing primarily on the fiery serpents and the bronze serpent God had Moses to heal their poisonous bites.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! […]

Homily – Why a Good Samaritan?

The lesson is that we need to have the courage and compassion to love all people that are in need; even those who are different from us.  But if that was the main point, why not make the Samaritan the one on the roadside? Why did Jesus make him the one who saves the victim?  […]

Homily – On the Raising of Jarius’ Daughter

Orthodoxy is a rational faith, we do not have to “leave our minds at the door.”, but as with our feelings, our minds need to be trained. In order to be trained, first they need need to stripped of all nonsense and lies so that all our thoughts can be true. We need to allow […]

Bible Study #24 – The Rebellion of Khorah

After reviewing some of OT insights regarding the day’s feast (St Michael), Fr. Anthony uses Numbers 15-18 as a chance to talk about unintentional sin, the cost of going against God, and the epic battles of censors and wooden rods (with the winners being proven worthy of the priesthood).  What does it all mean?  Enjoy […]

Bible Study #23 – The Recon of Canaan

In this episode on Numbers 13-14 (the recon of Canaan), Fr. Anthony demonstrates what happens when a man who has a fever and can’t think straight tries to lead a Bible Study (and forgets to follow his notes).  If you want coherence, the notes are at orthoanalytika.org.  If you like stream of consciousness, then this […]

Book Discussion – Song of the Sirin with Nicholas Kotar

Listen as Nicholas Kotar talks about the benefits of using fairly tales to teach and evangelize and how he does this in his book, The Song of the Sirin.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! Here is Nicholas’ Kotar’s blog Here is the AFR version of Nicholas Kotar’s blog Here is a link to […]

Homily – Get a Job!

What is the one thing needful?  What is sin?  How is being a good human like working at a corporation?  Today’s homily helps answer those questions.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! +++ Homily on the Parable of the Sower Luke 8:5-15 The unexamined life is not worth living; we are called to live […]

Bible Study 22 – Family Trouble

In this class, Fr. Anthony talks about the ambiguity of names in the Bible and why people get hurt when they go against God’s will (e.g. the the burning of part of the camp, the quail plague, and Miriam’s leprosy).  We had to use our back-up recording which doesn’t pick up the audience well (please […]

Notes from a teaching Divine Liturgy

These are the notes from the teaching Divine Liturgy we celebrated for our children and youth (of all ages!) on 10/22/17.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! +++ St. Mary’s (Pokrova), Allentown PA Notes for the Teaching Liturgy 22 October 2017 Before the service. After attending the Divine Liturgy at Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, […]