Teaching the Sunday Resurrection Matins

Notes for Teaching through the Resurrection Matins serviceFr. Anthony Perkins Matins is a category of service known as an “Office.” Offices are common prayers that can be prayed without a priest, if one is not available or one wants to serve at home. Other Offices include: Vespers, Compline, Akathists, Supplicatory Canons, and the Hours. Just […]

Homily – Building a Good Marriage – and Parish!

Homily on Luke 5:1-11. Introduction: How Christ Builds the Church This is a beautiful story from the ministry of Jesus Christ. It comes on the heels of his Baptism, his temptation by the devil in the wilderness, and the beginning of his preaching ministry in the synagogues of Galilee. In this Gospel, Christ has started […]

On the Duty of Withholding Sacraments

In this episode, Fr. Anthony and Fr. Harry address the often misunderstood necessity of withholding sacraments.  Framing it as a normal process (beginning with Baptism) allows us to see it less as a political power play or punishment (as the world would have us see it) and more as a valid and necessary part of […]

Some Challenges in the Selection and Training of Priests

Fr. Anthony talks frankly with Fr. Gregory Jensen, PhD about how the selection and training of priests affect the quality of priestly ministry.  Narcissism, the built-in preference for agreeableness – it’s all grist for the mill.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Two Friends Talking about Politics and Religion in a Car

Fr. Anthony and Deacon Michael Abrahamson talk politics and religion as they drive through the mountains of Western North Carolina.  Topics include keeping perspective and the glorious ontology of doing harmony.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Homily for All Saints – Pastoring Diversity

Sunday of All Saints.  Hebrews 11:33-12:2 and Matthew 10:32-33,37-38; 19:27-30.  The prohibition against loving family more that God is, among other things, a warning against tribalism.  Fr. Anthony also talks about what the variation among saints means for loving and pastoring one another.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

Justin Coyle on Learning from Atheists

Justin Shaun Coyle, PhD, (Mount Angel Seminary, outside Portland, OR; Ukrainian Catholic) and Fr. Anthony talk about life in New England, the joy of NC BBQ, and how studying the works of serious atheist philosophers can help develop an instinct for charity and pastoral evangelism.  Enjoy the show! You can see his work at: https://mountangelabbey.academia.edu/JustinShaunCoyle/Ephemera […]

Talking with Fr. Harry about Parish Life and Coming out of COVID

In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks with the COVID-stricken Fr. Harry Linsinbigler about parish life and the implications of recent survey results from Gallup (on further declines in American church membership) and Pew (on American religion and the COVID).  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode!

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!