Homily – Christ Brings Salvation to our Homes

Homily on Zacchaeus Sunday (St. Luke 19:1-10).  Christ brought salvation to Zachaeus “and his house”; He wants to do the same for us.  How can we get Him there – and how can we get Him to stay?  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – Seeing Your Neighbor through Faith

  Homily on St. Luke 18:35-43, the healing of the blind man.  How does faith in Christ heal our blindness?  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – Rich Young Transhumanist?

Homily on St. Luke 18:18-27.  What would you do for eternal life?  Transhumanists and quantified selfers are willing to sacrifice A LOT in hopes of living a few extra decades.  Fr. Anthony discusses this and why the option Christ offers works (i.e. the mechanism) and why it is the best option.  Enjoy the show! Check […]

Homily for the Sunday after Nativity – The Light Eradicates Darkness

Sunday after Nativity – Matthew 2:13-23 Christ is Born!  Xhristos Razhdayetsya! Many of us are still glowing from the joyous celebration of our Lord’s Nativity this past week. And for good reason! It is a time to celebrate with family, sharing stories, laughter, good food, and gifts. But mainly we celebrate the Incarnation – the Nativity […]

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 […]

Homily on Joining the Lepers on The Way

Homily: Luke 17:11-19 (28th Sunday after Pentecost) Written by Sdn. David Murphy (edited by Fr. Anthony Perkins) Given at St. Mary’s (Pokrova) on 23 December 2018 The Gospel text before us today is a strange one. It is a miracle of the Lord, but not one where he touches someone, or tells them to get […]

Homily on Becoming a New Man in Christ

Homily on St. Luke 18:18-30. Notes. When one first become a soldier, they take away everything: hair,  clothes, identification, money. Relationships. Why? So that The Mission will become our mission. Can’t you just add the mission to what was already there? No.  Mercenaries are always unreliable. Their loyalty is based on a calculation.  The soldier’s is […]

Homily on Finding Life in Christ

28th Sunday after Pentecost. Luke 24:36-53 and Colossians 1:12-18. Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – The Wasted Investment of the Rich Man

Luke 12:16-21 (The Rich Man and His Granaries) Until we figure out who we are, our actions have no purpose. We will end up doing one thing one day, and something contrary the next. Because we are fallen, our default purpose is selfish and egoistic and sees other people based on what they can do […]

Bible Study #46: The Continuing Adventures of David and Saul

Bible Study #46: The Life of David III St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Allentown PA Fr. Anthony Perkins, 29 November 2018 Opening Prayer: Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, and open the eyes of our minds that we may understand the message of Your Gospel. Instill also […]