Homily – A Transfigured Perspective

1 Corinthians 1:10-17 and the Transfiguration.  In this well-intentioned mess of a homily, Fr. Anthony diagnoses our divisiveness as a maladaptation to chaos and describes how the peace of Tabor can become a mechanism for moving us from the tribalism of Babel to the graceful unity of Pentecost.  Ignore the bit on multiple reactions to holiness (he didn't really tie that piece in very well, bless his heart!). Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – Marshmallows, Faith, and Perfection

Matthew 9:27-35 and Romans 15:1-7.  Faith is hard.  Trust is hard.  But they are key to our healing and perfection.  Today Fr. Anthony offers encouragement to all those who have been hurt and who want to be made well, but have a hard time being vulnerable because of the many times the world has used their vulnerability (and kindness) to hurt them.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Way of Ascetics – Chapters Fifteen and Sixteen

Today Fr. Anthony continues leading us through Tito Coliander's "Way of Ascetics" (St. Vladimir Seminary Press), covering chapters fifteen and sixteen, both "On Prayer."  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – Love OFTEN Means Ignoring Your Feelings

Homily on Matthew 9:1-8 and Romans 12:6-14.  The main point Fr. Anthony tries to make is that all of our actions need to be graceful and kind, that our "consciences" are unreliable guides to what is good, and that our feelings often need to be … [Continue reading]

Way of Ascetics – Chapters Thirteen and Fourteen

Fr. Anthony continues his series on Tito Corianser's "Way of Ascetics", covering Chapter Thirteen "On Progress in Depth" and Chapter Fourteen "On Humility and Watchfulness".  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – The Transformative Power of Showing Up

Meditation on Romans 10:1-10 (and the Robel's Fiftieth Anniversary!!!).  Fr. Anthony describes how the commitment to show up every day transforms us into saints.  First, it keeps us together and in the game; and second, it allows our … [Continue reading]

Homily – Relaxing the Will into Love

Homily on 2 Timothy 2:1-10 & Matthew 8:5-13.  The Centurian was a man under authority and that gave him a way to understand and frame his relationship to God and God's relationship to the world.  The army is intentional about developing … [Continue reading]

Way of Ascetics – Chapters Nine and Ten

Fr. Anthony continues his series on Tito Coriander's "Way of Ascetics", covering Chapter Nine "On the Conquest of the World" and Chapter Ten "On the Sins of Others and One's Own."  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Way of Ascetics – Chapters Seven and Eight

Fr. Anthony continues his series on Tito Coriander's "Way of Ascetics", covering Chapter Seven "On the Transfer of Love from the Self to Christ" and Chapter Eight "On Guarding against the Re-entry of Vanquished Evil."  Enjoy the show! Check out … [Continue reading]

Homily – Continual Repentance and Learning

In this meditation, Fr. Anthony presents the Gospel of the Samaritan Woman as a model for acquiring the Holy Spirit, focusing on the need for continual repentance from sin and worldly explanations/definitions.  Enjoy the show! Check out this … [Continue reading]