Homily – Repent Into the Kingdom

Ephesians 4:7-13; Matthew 4:12-17.  Sunday after Theophany.  Our minds stand between us and living as God’s royal priesthood and holy kingdom.  We have to repent and rebuild our minds in Christ.  Enjoy the Show! Check out this episode!

Homily – Theosis as the Gentle Movement of Grace

Matthew 2:13-23; Galatians 1:11-19.  Without effort, we will get truth and love wrong and mess up our relationships.  It was true for Saints Luke and Cleopas, for Saint Paul, and (alas) for Herod.  It will be true for us and will affect our marriages and Church membership, too.  But God is offering us a solution.  […]

Homily – Three Levels of Pilgrimage

Ephesians 5:8-19; Luke 17:12-19.  A meditation on three kinds of pilgrimage: to the holy site, to a feast, and to the temple of the heart.  Each offers the blessings of beauty, fellowship, and noetic union.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily – Rewriting Our Story from Scratch

Ephesians 5:8-19; Luke 14:16-24.  Fr. Anthony offers a meditation on “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine upon thee.”  He encourages us to let go of the stories of ourselves and the arch of history informed by the evil days, spend time in silent awe at God’s feet, and then […]

Homily – Signs of a Disordered Mind

Ephesians 2:14-22, Luke 12:16-21.  After making a point about the power of Christian unity to transcend war, Fr. Anthony uses the Orthodox conception of the mind to explain the parable of the man who built the barns and then reminds us that we are susceptible to the same self delusion.  Enjoy the show! Check out […]

Homily – Aslan is NOT a tame lion

Luke 10:25-37; Ephesians 2:4-10.  In this homily on Christ’s encounter with the rich young man, Fr. Anthony encourages us to let go of our need to uses riches, lists, and spells and open ourselves to follow the living God.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! Here are the notes I didn’t use: What had […]

Homily – In Awe of the Angels among Us

This homily was given on the day of the celebration of St. Michael and the Hosts of Heaven.  Although it was never explicated, it is a meditation triangling in from on Hebrews 13:2; “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares”, Christ’s words (Matthew 25:40); “And the King will answer […]

Homily – The Samaritan, Fasting, and Ancestral Sin

The Good Samaritan and the Eve of St. Phillip’s Fast.   It isn’t just our understanding of “neighbor” that needs adjusting.  We misunderstand love. And because of that, we tend to get fasting wrong.  Part of the problem is that we misunderstand the fall and ancestral sin.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily on Seeing the Poor with Noetic Sight

Homily on Luke 16:19-31.  After covering the more superficial material “brain-based” message of the Gospel, Fr. Anthony tries to guide the listener to the deeper meanings.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

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 […]