ON THE FIRST SUNDAY of the Great Fast our Church celebrates the triumph of Orthodoxy, the victory of true Christian teaching over all perversions and distortions thereof—heresies and false teachings. On the second Sunday of the Great Fast it is as though this triumph of Orthodoxy is repeated and deepened in connection with the celebration of the memory of one of the greatest pillars of Orthodoxy, the hierarch Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, who by his grace-bearing eloquence and the example of his highly ascetic private life put to shame the teachers of falsehood who dared reject the very essence of.Orthodoxy, the podvig of prayer and fasting, which enlightens the human mind with the light of grace and makes it a communicant of the divine glory.

Fr Gabriel on the Confluence of Beauties in Liturgy

Fr Anthony and Fr. Gabriel Rochelle overcome myriad technical problems to talk about the confluence of poetry, story, and proclamation that take place in the Divine Liturgy (and life).  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Interview with the Prying Priest, Fr. Yuri Hladio

Join Fr. Anthony as he talks about cooperative story-telling, liturgy, and the joy of Ukrainian Orthodoxy with Fr. Yuri Hladio, the priest of St. Maria of Paris mission in West Hamilton, Ontario and the host of the wonderful “Prying Priest” podcast (pryingpriest.com).  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily (DL6) on the Judgment (and why Orthodox homilies are the way they are)

Meatfare/Last Judgement Sunday (1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2; Matthew 25:31-46).  Fr. Anthony continues to take the parish through the Divine Liturgy, talking about the readings and the homily (to include an explanation for why Orthodox homilies are, well, a but more constrained than many heterodox sermons).  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – the Prodigal, his brother, and n-dimensional chess

Homily on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son (1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and Luke 15:11-32).  Both the brothers were limited by their two-dimensional tactical worldview.  The Father shows that grace solves problems that no tactician can.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

UOL Retreat – Healing from Fear and Polarization

Jesus Christ said; “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew […]

Homily (DL5) – On the Pharisee (and the Antiphons and Little Entrance)

In this homily, given on the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, Fr. Anthony continues to take the parish through the Divine Liturgy.  This week he focuses on the Antiphons and the Little Entrance.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – Respect Others and Yourself (but not for their/your titles)

Homily given of Zacchaeus Sunday (1 Timothy 4:9-15; Luke 19:1-10).  Fr. Anthony offers a meditation on how love is enabled by cutting through the labels and baggage (i.e. there is a reason God is “not a respecter of persons”).  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily (DL4) – Why we Sing the Divine Liturgy

In this homily, Fr. Anthony continues his series on the Divine Liturgy, offering a meditation on the benefit of singing the Divine Liturgy (the blessed integration of scripture and poetry, music, voices, incarnation, and Eucharist).  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Fr.Daniel Greeson on the Problem of Discernment

It was a great blessing to talk with Fr. Daniel Greeson about his new AFR blog, “Every Thought Captive” and especially his series on discernment.  Enjoy the show! Here are my notes: Interview with Fr. Daniel Greeson. Rector of St. Anne’s Orthodox Church in Oakridge, TN Podcaster: “In Heaven and On Earth” Editor and Author […]

Homily on Kindness (Colossians 3:12-16)

Homily on Colossians 3:12-16. Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which […]