Way of Ascetics – Chapters Three and Four

We cover chapters three and four of Tito Caliander's "Way of Ascetics" (St. Vladimir Press), "On the Garden of the Heart" and "On the Silent and Invisible Warfare."  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Way of Ascetics – Chapters One and Two

We cover chapters one and two of Tito Caliander's "Way of Ascetics" (St. Vladimir Press), "On a Resolute and Sustained Purpose" and "On the Insufficiency of Human Strength."  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – Ritual and Resilience

In this homily offered on the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers (and Mother's Day!), Fr. Anthony offers an almost coherent meditation on how we need both rituals and grace to live a life of integrity and holiness.  Enjoy the show!   Check out … [Continue reading]

Homily – Doubt and Discernment

St. Thomas Sunday.  Fr. Anthony offers a meditation (hostage situation?!) on the circle of trust and how Christ works with our fallen psychology to draw us out of darkness into the light. Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Palm Sunday Homily – Understanding NOT Required

Fr. Anthony offers a meditation on what we can learn from Christ's entrance into Jerusalem and how entering into it with Him can perfect us and heal the world around us.  He focuses primarily on the relationship between understanding and … [Continue reading]

The Guru as a Dysfunctional Archetype

Fr. Anthony talks with Fr. Gregory Jensen, PhD, about guruism, why it is dangerous, and how to avoid it.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – St. Mary of Egypt, Friendship, and Revelation

In this homily, Fr. Anthony uses what voice he had left after subbing for kindergarten classes this past week to describe St. Mary's theosis and the role community can play in our own.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Talking about What Matters Most with John Michalak

Fr. Anthony talks with evangelical author, blogger, and podcaster, John Michalak about grace, liturgy, and the need to "surrender subjectivity."  John started attending services at Holy Resurrection in Waynesville NC a few months ago and shares … [Continue reading]

Homily – Grace Gives More Than That

In this homily given at St. Nicholas in Charlottesville, VA on the Sunday of St. John of the Ladder, Fr. Anthony reminds us that God offers us more than the power to endure or see things more clearly - He offers us union with Him.  And THAT is … [Continue reading]

Confession as a Relationship

Fr. Anthony talks with Fr. Gregory Jensen, PhD, about how NOT to elicit repentance during confession, some of the differences between confession, interrogation, and therapy, and why love and trust are foundational to the process of … [Continue reading]