Notes on Christian Meditation and Living the Good Life

Talk on Christian Meditation and Living the Good LifeSt. Michael UOC Ladies’ Sodality RetreatFr. Anthony Perkins, 13 May 2014 There is within us, a yearning for something better. We feel ourselves to be refugees in a land that isn’t quite right. We desire peace, joy, and growth within our own lives; but find peace to […]

Day twenty-four – The Zygote

On the New Calendar, today (12/8) celebrates the conception of the Birthgiver of God, when Joachim and Anna conceived Mary, the girl who would grow up to become the Mother of God. How hard it must be for modern men and women to understand the beauty of this feast.  For them, attention would be drawn […]

RIOCF: Statement on Same-Sex Marriage

Rhode Island Orthodox Clergy FellowshipStatement on Same-Sex Marriage  We, the clergy of the Orthodox Churches of Rhode Island, express our disappointment over recent developments concerning the status of marriage in our country and in our state.  Specifically, we disapprove our state legislature’s vote in favor of and signing into law the practice of same-sex marriage. […]

20120930 Grit, Nutrition, and Chris Masterjohn, PhD

[iframe src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2083622/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no”] This episode begins with an explanation of why Jesus calls a desperate woman a “dog” and a discourse on the need for spiritual “grit”; but the vast bulk of the show is given over to a wonderful interview with Chris Masterjohn, a PhD post-doc in nutrition who talks to us […]

20120716 Interview on Genetic Testing II

Listen to the podcast In this episode, I use the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul to frame the “recent unpleasantness” surounding Patriarch Filaret’s visit to Canada and the resignation of the OCA’s Metropolitan then share a most excellent interview with Dr. Deborah Sirko-Osadsa about things that Spiritual Fathers and Christians should know about genetic […]

20120615 Orthodox and Genetics, Part One

A Pep Talk for the Orthodox Christian Sponsor: www.douglasaperkins.com Cool thing for the Prepper Priest from Duluth Trading Company: the prepper-priest’s kontorasson (clergy vest – I use the black one in tall; it has pockets for all my priest-stuff!) An interview with Dr. Deborah Sirko-Osadsa, D.A.B.M.G., F.A.C.M.G. Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Former Director, Molecular […]

20120206 A Pregnant Creation, Mail Call, and Islam

Podcast Notes Homily on Zacchaeus et al. (due to the delay in recording, this was bumped by a Homily on the Publican and the Pharisee) Mail Bag What should I do if there are no regular Orthodox services in my area? What are the most healthy expressions of sexuality?  (note on recent decision to ban […]

20110304 Lent, News, and Evangelizing Moral Therapeutic Deists

The USB Symbol: a Sign of  Ukrainian Orthodoxy’s Global Influence!!! Shownotes for 20110221Lesson: Lenten Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops beyond the Borders of Ukraine [Musical Interlude is the Lenten Prokimen “Turn not away Thy Face”, available here by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in San Anselmo, CA.] Mail Call:Question from a new reader/listener:  Why doesn’t […]

20110221 The Ontology of Evil

Shownotes for 20110221Lesson:Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron… But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.  For bodily exercise profits […]

20110105 Christian Orienteering, News, and an Interview with a New Priest

Shownotes for 20100105 Show (click here to download) Homily on the Reading of the Names and the Birth of Christ (St. Matthew 1) Three points: what we are to do with all these names; the standard of evaluation; and the place of Christ in all this. 1.  Ancestors – the reading of the names.  Why […]