Homily – Canaan, BBQ, and Repentance

St. Matthew 15:21-28.  In this homily on the healing of the Canaanite’s daughter, Fr. Anthony talks about BBQ, the faith of the Canaanite woman, and the necessary repentance of the Israelites.  Along the way, he warns against saying that Jesus was prejudiced against the Canaanites due to his cultural context.  Enjoy the show! Check out […]

Homily – Zacchaeus, Repentence, and a Joke

In this homily given on the (kind of) Sunday of Zacchaeus, Fr. Anthony points out inconsistencies across Orthodox lectionaries, using it as an opportunity to make a plea for humility and the kind of repentance Zacchaeus had. Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – In Awe of the Glass and Water

In this unevenly executed but well-intentioned meditation on Luke 17:12-19 (the ten lepers), Fr. Anthony talks about moving from transactional gratitude, beyond optimism, into an awful thanksgiving.  Enjoy the show!   Check out this episode!

Nativity Homily of St. John Chrysostom

The second-best homily you will hear all year (the first being his Paschal homily)! Check out this episode!

Homily – Lessons from the Circumcision of Christ

Colossians 2:8-12; Luke 2:20-21; 40-52.  Fr. Anthony gives a straightforward homily on the Circumcision, using the name of Jesus/Joshua to frame a discussion of the incarnation, law vs. grace, and the need to be transformed by grace.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – The Banquet of Every Moment

In this meditation on Colossians 3:4-11 and Luke 14:16-24, Fr. Anthony speaks on the need to submit to the duty and propriety of love rather than chasing ephemeral joys (distractions).  Without this, we miss out on the meaning and significance of the many invitations to banquets that we are given and sadly choose to take […]

Homily – Spiritual Maturity

Ephesians 2:14-22 (wall of separation), Luke 10:25-37 (eye of the camel).  In this homily (hostage situation?), Fr. Anthony notes how far our experience is from that promised by the Gospel.  He suggests that it is our unwillingness to take our commitment to perfection (I have united myself to Christ!) seriously.  He provides ways to gauge […]

Homily – Storehouses, Discipline, and Grace

Luke 12:16-21; Ephesians 2:4-10.  Alas, I still feel the effects of Covid (mind fog, a cough).  In this homily on overcoming our limitations through discipline and grace, I overshared (twice!), squashed three points, and overshot my landing.  Despite this, I hope you find something useful in there somewhere.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily Recap – The Good Samaritan IS Love

Hebrews 7:26-8:2; Luke 10:25-37.  In this recap of today’s homily (the recorder didn’t work for the actual homily, so Fr. Anthony recorded this in the car on his way home), Fr. Anthony takes humanity to task for not loving God or our neighbor.  He also describes God’s plan for rectifying this situation.  Enjoy the show! […]

Homily – Together on the Cross

Fr. Anthony misplaced his recorder, so this homily is about a month old.  He talks about the need to imitate Christ on the Cross – and that means suffering for others NOT for ourselves.  And we should never do that alone.  Enjoy the show. Check out this episode!