The Way of Ascetics – Chapter 24

Today we cover Chapter 24 of Way of Ascetics, "On an Interpretation of Zacchaeus."  It has some beautiful imagery.  This class was accompanied by Thai Tofu Fresh Rolls and Gypsy soup.  If you are ever in the Anderson area, come and visit! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Class – Palamas and Becoming One (as God is One)

Today Fr. Anthony wanted to share some ideas he's been playing with, resulting from his study of St. Gregory Palamas, theology (e.g. essence and energy), and relationships.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – St. Gregory Palamas and Marriage

Marriage as a Metaphor for Orthodoxy Homily of St. Gregory Palamas Today we celebrate the life and teachings of someone who really got it? St. Gregory Palamas; he experienced God's love for him in a real and tangible way, and he reflected that love … [Continue reading]

The Way of Ascetics – Chapter 23

Today, Fr. Anthony covers Chapter Twenty-Three: ON TIMES OF DARKNESS with the faithful of Christ the Savior in Anderson SC.  We changed the format a bit, having the class as we enjoyed our after-Presanctified collation of PB&J's, PB&B's, … [Continue reading]

The Way of Ascetics – Chapter 22

Chapter Twenty-Two: ON THE USE OF MATERIAL THINGS WE are made up of soul and body; the two cannot be separated in our conduct. Let the physical therefore come to your aid: Christ knew our weakness and for our sake used words and gestures, spittle and … [Continue reading]

Homily – Forgiveness

Matthew 6:14-21 Romans 13:11-14:4 In today's Gospel, the Lord tells us to lay up treasures in heaven, how do we do that? It's not hard. And it's, it's actually a lot easier than fully investing in your 401k. Because the amount of love that is … [Continue reading]

Bible Study – Job:8 to the End

Bible Study – Job Class Six: Job 8:1-11:1; 11:1-42:22  From the Orthodox Study Bible.  JOB 8: [Bildad's nonsense] TO THE EARS OF BILDAD, JOB'S SECOND RESPONDENT, a man even less tolerant than Eliphaz, the foregoing lament seems to be an … [Continue reading]

Homily – Prejudice, Objectivity, and Perseverance

Homily – Prejudice, Objectivity, and Grit St. Matthew 15.21-28 Gospel: Then Jesus left and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried; "have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; … [Continue reading]

Bible Study – Job 2:16-7:14

Bible Study – Job Class Five: Job 2:16-7:14The trial of ideas begins.  Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – Spiritual Investing?

Homily on the Talents Main point: What do we with the riches God has given us? Multiply them! How? By investing all those riches in spiritual activities that provide a strong return on investment and having enough self-discipline not to waste … [Continue reading]