Homily: The Value of Tradition

Check out our daily livestream on YouTube at “Fr. Anthony Perkins”! A Meditation on St. John’s “The Ladder of Divine Ascent” What is Orthodox Tradition? Why is it important for us to immerse ourselves in the worship and rigors of Orthodoxy? At the visible level, one that can be observed and studied by scientists, tradition […]

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 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 […]

Talk: Ukrainian Organization and Identity in America – the role of the UOC-USA

This is a recording of the talk I gave for the “Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series”  special event “Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Organized Ukrainian American Community” on 21 September 2019 at the Princeton Club of New York.  I represented the UOC-USA on the panel on “The Ukrainian American Community and Religious Life”.  The moderator was Dr. Andrew […]

Homily on Palm Sunday – Faith in Christ not Pride

Palm Sunday Homily.   Where do we get our spiritual strength? What is the source?  Is our spiritual health fragile and dependent on the circumstances, or is it robust? Do the events and people in our lives “damage our calm”, or do we have the kind of “peace that passes all understanding” guarding our hearts? The default […]

Homily – Transforming the Absurd Theater of our Mind into a Temple of God

Turning the Absurd Theater of our Mind into a Temple of God Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy Triumph of Orthodoxy. Yay Church (back from oppression)! Yay Theology (protected from heresy)! They’re good, but to what end? They allow us to experience the love of God – and through it the salvation of our souls – in its […]

Adult Education – Spirituality II

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

Homily – The Older Brother Can’t See – or Love – the Prodigal

Sunday of the Prodigal Son St. Luke 15:11-32 We are called to live a life of love; to bring healing, reconciliation, and harmonious joy to the world. This is the goal of every good person, and the reason we gather here every Sunday. So why is it that the world is still broken? Even harder, […]

Homily – The Pharisee Can’t See – or Love – Himself

The Publican and the Pharisee St. Luke 18:9-14 The theme of Great Lent is repentance. More than learning to say “sorry” (although this is important) More than promising to “do better next time” (although this is important) It is the process of making a real change; of becoming something else – something even better Review […]