Homily – Judgment without Love (and Humility) is Demonolatry

Meditation on St. Paul (2 Corinthians 9:8) "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work."  Somewhere in the midst of all those words (30 minutes!!!), Fr. Anthony is making an important point: our judgments are clanging gongs because we skipped loving our neighbors (and our enemies).  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Teaching the Sunday Resurrection Matins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_oWFPh_S04 Resurrection Matins (24 October 2021) Notes for Teaching through the Resurrection Matins serviceFr. Anthony Perkins Matins is a category of service known as an “Office.” Offices are common prayers that can be prayed without a priest, if one is not available or one wants to serve at home. Other Offices include: Vespers, Compline, Akathists, Supplicatory Canons, and the Hours. Just like any other service in the Church, Matins has various themes.  One theme is that of the fall of mankind.  We join Adam in his weakness.  As Fr. Alexander Schmemman describes it in For the Life of the World; When we first wake up, the initial sensation is always that of illumination; we are at … [Continue reading]

Inquiry Class 001 – Introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rQnogS27QA YouTube Inquirers Class 12 October 2021 In the name … Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory forever! Introduce self.  Married for thirty- one years.  Orthodox twenty-one … [Continue reading]

Homily – Building a Good Marriage – and Parish!

Homily on Luke 5:1-11. Introduction: How Christ Builds the Church This is a beautiful story from the ministry of Jesus Christ. It comes on the heels of his Baptism, his temptation by the devil in the wilderness, and the beginning of his preaching … [Continue reading]

Homily – It’s All Good (a St. Dionysian meditation)

2 Corinthians 4: 6-15; St. Matthew 22: 35-46. We have power, but lack discernment.  Seeing things clearly cannot be achieved through even the most objective scientific analysis.  The problem is found in the etymology of the very word "objective".  … [Continue reading]

Teaching Divine Liturgy (9/26/2021)

Here is the audio from the service. https://youtu.be/fgdLUzJYErY Teaching Liturgy on 9/26/2021 at Holy Resurrection in Waynesville NC Notes for the Teaching Liturgy Before the service.After attending the Divine Liturgy at Hagia Sophia in … [Continue reading]

Sex Talk II – Marital Intimacy and the Priesthood

Fr. Gregory Jensen PhD and Fr. Anthony begin by talking about three (no four!) indicators of whether a man is a suitable candidate for seminary, then segue into the importance of a healthy marriage and family life (e.g. 1 Timothy 3).  They use … [Continue reading]

Homily – Don’t Ignore the Owner!

1 Corinthians 16: 13-24; St. Matthew 21: 33-42. In today's Gospel, Christ is trying to help His listeners understand who He was, who sent Him, and why it was that the religious leaders rejected Him. As Christians, we grow up understanding that Christ … [Continue reading]

Orthodoxy and Sex I

Fr. Gregory Jensen, PhD and Fr. Anthony Perkins talk about Orthodox sexuality, chastity, celibacy, and abstinence.  Along the way they also discuss the negative effects the culture wars have had on Orthodoxy and pastoral care.  They hope to … [Continue reading]

Homily – What must I do (to thread the needle)?

Matthew 19:16-26 The quotes: If thou hadst ever had an absurd desire to fly and to be borne through the air, how wouldest thou extinguish this unreasonable desire? By fashioning wings, and preparing other instruments, or by convincing the mind that … [Continue reading]