Homily – Sunday of All Saints

Sunday of All Saints This is the Sunday of All Saints.  Everything that we do is designed so that we can join them in holiness, join them in glory. ·  In order for us to do that, we need to enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.  ·  We need to allow the Holy […]

20110517 Uploading Minds, Bin Laden, and Death

Christ is Risen!  Indeed He is Risen! It is such a joy to be back in the OrthoAnalytika studio (which, by the way has moved again… this time into a dedicated man-cave in the attic).  Today, we are testing a new format: I have created a new podcast (OrthoAdoration) for sharing the sounds of worship […]

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. […]

20110105 Christian Orienteering, News, and an Interview with a New Priest

Shownotes for 20100105 Show (click here to download) Homily on the Reading of the Names and the Birth of Christ (St. Matthew 1) Three points: what we are to do with all these names; the standard of evaluation; and the place of Christ in all this. 1.  Ancestors – the reading of the names.  Why […]

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 […]

20101202 Armor of God and Lots of News

Shownotes for 20101203 Lesson: Ephesians 6:11. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Review of last week. Angels are powerful and awesome, but do not cling to the glory due them. Their glory is trumped by their humility. Their humility is not […]

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 […]

Funeral Homily-Unity in Christ

Note: be sure to subscribe to the podcast If there is one common theme that runs through the Good News of Christianity, it is Unity. [E.g. The Unity of Mankind; the Unity of God; the Unity of the Soul and Body.] The Psalmist declares (Ps 133:1) “Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren […]