20110617 Politics, the Paranormal, and Imagining Vain Things

Listen to the Show20110617  OrthoAnalytika ShownotesLocal News (to include consumer news):A great new product that is changing the world (it has already changed my life):  CVS Poison Ivy Cleansing Scrub.  Technu was good – it kept it from spreading as much as it might have.  Drying lotions and cooling sprays are good, but really just […]

20110304 Lent, News, and Evangelizing Moral Therapeutic Deists

The USB Symbol: a Sign of  Ukrainian Orthodoxy’s Global Influence!!! Shownotes for 20110221Lesson: Lenten Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops beyond the Borders of Ukraine [Musical Interlude is the Lenten Prokimen “Turn not away Thy Face”, available here by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in San Anselmo, CA.] Mail Call:Question from a new reader/listener:  Why doesn’t […]

20110221 The Ontology of Evil

Shownotes for 20110221Lesson:Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron… But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.  For bodily exercise profits […]

20110128 The Sacramental Ontology of Beauty

CLICK HERE FOR THE MP3Opening Lesson:“Beauty will save the world.”  Prince Myshkin (recounted by Hippolyte) in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot.One of the things that leads truly rational and open-minded people to reject pure materialism and atheism is their superficial and patently absurd explanation of the many blessings that flow into creation from her uncreated Creator. […]

20101217 Hypocrisy, News, and WikiLeaks

20101217 OrthoAnalytika Shownotes (click here for MP3) +++ Lesson: The Hypocrisy of Defending Bad Habits and Rules (St. Luke 13: 10-17)This Gospel lesson is profound. Today I would like to focus on three things that it teaches us. One: You Really Should Come to Church The first has to do with the context of the […]

UFOs, Jersey Shore, and Freedom

Orthoanalytika show: 20101109   +++ Lesson: Nothing Need Divide Us Ephesians 2:14-22; St. Luke 16: 19-31 Unity: a source of peace and joyBoth readings reinforce the consistent message of the Gospel: there are no divisions in love. Pride, meanness, apathy, lust, addiction, greed, jealousy… these things pull us apart; and while they are easy and […]

The Disease, an Interview with an Ordinand, Paranormal News, and Orthodox Extremism

Orthoanalytika show: 20101007   The Disease I do not know how closely you follow the news, but there is a serious disease that is wreaking havoc throughout the world. It is destroying people, eating at them from the inside. This disease manifests itself in different ways. In fact, it probably has as many different symptoms […]

Orthodoxy and the Paranormal

OrthoAnalyika Shownotes: 10 January 2010 Note: be sure to subscribe to the podcast. Christ is born! Glorify Him! There is a charge that is often made against the Orthodox Church and Christianity in general that it is not relevant. That it does not have anything to add to the lives of the modern man or […]

Children of Light and Paranormal Movies

OrthoAnalyika Shownotes: 13 December 2009 Note: be sure to subscribe to the podcast. Homily/Lesson (26th Sunday after Pentecost) Ephesians 5: 8 – 19 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding […]

Unity, Authenticity, and the Paranormal

OrthoAnalyika Shownotes: 22 November 2009 Note: be sure to subscribe to the podcast. Homily/Lesson (24th Sunday after Pentecost) Epistle: Ephesians (2: 14-22) For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments […]