Homily: On Repentance and Facing Death (and Suffering) Well

Theophany comes up this week: today’s readings help us prepare. Gospel:  the ministry of St. John the Baptist (St. Mark 1:1-8) Son of Zachariah and Elizabeth; a miracle child Gabriel announced: “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his […]

20120819 Interview on the Paranormal and Ecumenism

http://traffic.libsyn.com/orthoanalytika/20120818-FrMaximos.mp3 Today’s show starts with me talking about some logistical changes (increased access to back editions, upgraded website, twitter) ORTHOAnalytika.  Speaking of which, here’s a shoutout to Fr. John Peck of Logos Web Services for his work on the layout/content transfer and to Fr. John at Orthodox Internet Services for his hosting services. No transitions are painless, […]

20120113 Spirituality of Christmas and Theophany

In this (welcome back) edition, we go back to the old format; starting with a reflection, covering a few news stories and satirical advertisements and the like, then finishing with the Volya (Freedom) segment that treats a topic of interest in some detail. But before we begin, I reckon that I owe you an explanation: […]

Homily – The Ontology of Holiness (Sunday after Theophany)

The Jordan turned back!” The dragons and assorted wickedness in the Jordan River could no exist in the same space as the source of holiness. The water was purified and transformed by God’s presence. Ephesians 4: 7-13  St. Matthew 4: 12-17  Review: Ontology of Beauty.  Designed to provide a deeper appreciation for our faith and to […]

Theophany and an Interview on Raising Saints

OrthoAnalyika Shownotes: 17 January 2010 Note: be sure to subscribe to the podcast. Christ is baptized! In the Jordan! Congratulations to all those who were brought into the Orthodox Church this week. Our obligation – as parishioners and priests – is to make everything good and proper seem natural. Christ is quite clear: it would […]