Bible Study(ish) – Paranormal Episode

What happens when Fr. Anthony talks about his favorite subjects (the supernatural, the paranormal, the Scriptures, and Theology) without notes?  Well, it's a bit of a meandering mess of well-intentioned talk.  Enjoy the show! Check out this … [Continue reading]

Class – Confession II (Practical)

In today's Introduction to Orthodoxy class, Fr. Anthony follows up on Sdn. Scott's excellent class last week (alas, unrecorded!).  Whereas Sdn. Scott covered the theology and history of confession, Fr. Anthony gave practical advice on how to … [Continue reading]

Homily – Good Samaritan. and Loving Enemies

Luke 10:25-37; 2 Corinthians 9:6-11.  "Some days it starts out chicken and ends up duck".  That was definitely the case today.  Fr. Anthony is planning on reading his homilies for a while to give his brain a much-needed break.  … [Continue reading]

Homily – Jairus’ Daughter and the Loss of Loved Ones

Luke 8:41-56.  Fr. Anthony draws on St. Nikolai Velimirovich to describe the relevance of the healing of the woman with the issue of blood and the raising of Jairus' Daughter. Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Genesis 10 and 11 – Nimrod and the Tower of Babel

Today we cover part of the genealogy of Noah, focusing on the line of Ham/Canaan.  That means we get to talk about Nimrod, the Tower of Babel, the Divine Council, and how the nations forsook their angelic shepherds.  Enjoy the show! Check … [Continue reading]

Genesis 7, 8, and 9 – the Flood and Uncovering Nakedness

The original class on Genesis 7, 8, and the beginning of 9 did not record well, so I recorded this one while I was getting ready for teaching Genesis 10 and 11.  Thanks for your patience and enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – Dark Eyes, Demons, and Storms

Luke 8:26-39.  In this homily on Christ's exorcism of the demon (Legion) of Gardenes, Fr. Anthony notes that a dark eye exagerates the danger of storms, graveyards, and demons and encourages us to trust in the God who 1) loves us and 2) has … [Continue reading]

Bible Study – Genesis 6

Today Fr. Anthony takes us through the two primary Orthodox interpretations of Genesis 6: 1-4 (Sethite and supernatural) and the nephalim/giants, sharing a variety of patristic sources.  He ends with the commentary offered in 1 Enoch.  Here … [Continue reading]

Homily – There Just Aren’t Enough Real Enemies to Meet Our Demand!

2 Corinthians 9:6-11; St. Luke 7:11-16.  After sharing a brief meditation on the epistle reading (we are temples, made for divinity), Fr. Anthony talks about the requirement that we love our enemies, noting that it is made harder when our fallen … [Continue reading]

Class – Prayer Rules and Silence

In this edition of our Intro to Orthodoxy series, Fr. Anthony talks about the benefits of a prayer rule and of spending some time regularly in silent (but NOT monastic!) prayer.  Enjoy the show!  Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]