Homily Notes: St. Gregory Palamas (Let’s Be Quiet)

What do you meet in the silence? On Holy Saturday, at the First Resurrection service (3PM here), we sing; “Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and in fear and trembling stand; for the King of kings and Lord of lords comes forth, to be slain, to … [Continue reading]

Home Bible Study – Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

Second Sunday of Great Lent: St. Gregory Palamas Epistle Reading: St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3 [To the Son, God says;] "IN THE BEGINNING, Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of thy … [Continue reading]

Home Bible Study: Forgiveness Sunday

Home Bible Study Forgiveness Sunday (and the Expulsion of Humankind from Paradise) Romans 13:11-14:4 (NKJV) Theme: Put on Christ 11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is … [Continue reading]

Bible Study #14 – Jethro (and the Bible) on Leadership

Bible Study #14 Jethro on Leadership 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 in us reverence for Your blessed … [Continue reading]

Fr. Anthony interviewed on Orthodoxy Live!

Fr. Evan hosts a live call-in show on Ancient Faith Radio.  Last night, he invited me to be his guest.  Hilarity ensues (in that subdued Orthodox kind of way).       … [Continue reading]

Homily Notes: Sunday of Judgment… Is Worship Useful?

Sunday of the Last Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46) Connecting the dots between the call to do good … and Sunday worship. Introduction: we are supposed to make the connection The judgment takes place IN THE THRONE ROOM OF GOD More a place … [Continue reading]

Old Testament Bible Study #14 – Miracles in the Desert

Bible Study #14 Miracles in the Desert 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 in us reverence for Your blessed … [Continue reading]

Home Bible Study – The Sunday of the Last Judgement

Home Bible Study The Sunday of the Last Judgement 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2 8 But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse. 9 But beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become … [Continue reading]

Homily Notes on the Prodigal: Let’s Break Something!

[Warm up on metaphors: Learning the right lesson... not the wrong one.] Luke 15:11-32 Today's message; “Let's get out there and break something!” The lesson of the Prodigal is that when we mess up our lives we need to wake up and come to our … [Continue reading]

Homily Notes: The Feast of the St Sophia Seminary Chapel

Homily on the Love of Clergy The homily was given on 2/11 at the celebration of the chapel feast. Hebrews 13:7-16 (Hierarchs) Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of … [Continue reading]