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Welcome to OrthoAnalytika, Fr. Anthony Perkins' podcast of homilies, classes, and shows on spirituality, science, and culture - all offered from a decidedly Orthodox Christian perspective. Fr. Anthony is a mission priest and seminary professor for the UOC-USA. He has a diverse background, a lot of enthusiasm, and a big smile. See www.orthoanalytika.org for show notes and additional content.

OrthoAnalytika Fr. Anthony Perkins

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

Welcome to OrthoAnalytika, Fr. Anthony Perkins' podcast of homilies, classes, and shows on spirituality, science, and culture - all offered from a decidedly Orthodox Christian perspective. Fr. Anthony is a mission priest and seminary professor for the UOC-USA. He has a diverse background, a lot of enthusiasm, and a big smile. See www.orthoanalytika.org for show notes and additional content.

    FSAW - Like Puppies Wagging Their Tales

    FSAW - Like Puppies Wagging Their Tales

    In today's edition of "Father, Speak a Word," Fr. Gregory Jensen and Fr. Anthony Perkins talk about the temptation of betraying their own callings by idealizing a romantic vision of monasticism and either trying to impliment it in their parishes or "wagging their tales" after it.  They use Fr. Gregory's "Father, speak a word" substack article "Puppies Wagging Their Tales; Some thoughts about the lack of vocational fidelity" as a springboard. There's also some rank punditry towards the end that some listeners might find interesting.  Enjoy the show!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Way of Ascetics – Chapter 26

    The Way of Ascetics – Chapter 26

    The Way of Ascetics; Tito Colliander
    Chapter Twenty-Six: ON THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE
    ... The narrow way has no end: its quality is eternity. There every moment is a moment of beginning-the present includes the future: the day of judgment; the present includes the past: creation; for Christ is timelessly present everywhere, both in hell and in heaven. With the coming of the One, plurality disappears, even in time and space. Everything happens simultaneously, now and here and everywhere, in the depths of your heart. There you meet what you sought: the depth and height and breadth of the Cross: the Saviour and salvation. ...
    Recorded at Christ the Savior, Anderson SC.

    • 36 min
    Homily - The Two Holy Mary's and Us

    Homily - The Two Holy Mary's and Us

    Homily on the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
    Fr. Anthony compares the lives of the Theotokos and St. Mary of Egypt, noting that our path looks much more like that of the latter, especially given our culture's immersion in social media, consumerism, aggressive politics, and pornography.  Thank God that he has given us His Way of salvation despite all this!

    • 21 min
    FSAW - Seeking Deeper Meaning in Orthodoxy

    FSAW - Seeking Deeper Meaning in Orthodoxy

    In this edition of "Father, Speak a Word" Fr. Anthony Perkins and Fr. Gregory Jensen talk about the joy of evangelizing a world full of people seeking something real.  Enjoy the show!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Homily - The Ladder and Living in the World

    Homily - The Ladder and Living in the World

    Homily of the Sunday of St. John of the Ladder
    Today Fr. Anthony riffed on this gem, found towards the beginning of The Ladder.  He describes the beautiful way of perfection in Christ planned for all those who do not live in monestaries.  
    Step One: On Renunciation
    21. Some people living carelessly in the world have asked me: ‘We have wives and are beset with social cares, and how can we lead the solitary life?’ 
    I replied to them: ‘Do all the good you can; do not speak evil of anyone; do not steal from anyone; do not lie to anyone; do not be arrogant towards anyone; do not hate anyone; be sure you go to church; be compassionate to the needy; do not offend anyone; do not wreck another man’s domestic happiness; 3 and be content with what your own wives can give you. If you behave in this way you will not be far from the Kingdom of Heaven.’

    • 16 min
    The Way of Ascetics – Chapter 25

    The Way of Ascetics – Chapter 25

    Way of Ascetics; Tito Colliander
    Chapter Twenty-Five: ON THE JESUS PRAYER
    ...  Especially should the beginner beware of everything that has the slightest tendency to mysticism. The Jesus Prayer is an activity, a practical work and a means by which you enable yourself to receive and use the power called God's grace-constantly present, however hidden, within the baptized person-in order that it may bear fruit. Prayer fructifies this power in our soul; it has no other purpose. It is a hammer that crushes a shell: a hammer is hard and its stroke hurts. Abandon every thought of pleasantness, rapture, heavenly voices: there is only one way to the kingdom of God, and that is the way of the Cross. And to hang crucified on a tree is horrible torment. Expect nothing else.  ...
    Recorded at Christ the Savior in Anderson SC.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Pastor Bob’s ,

Needed this

What a beautiful reminder of the Orthodox spirituality and lifestyle. Fr Anthony’s down to earth approach and deep messages hit home. Each episode seems to point towards my misdirected energies and blatant oversights. While not pulling any punches, his approach is gentle, kind, and humble. I’ve not seen much of his style anywhere else in the Orthodox community. I’ve found this series to be a much needed blessing.

iznakurnoj ,

Strengthens my connection to God

Any time I am going through difficulties, and need encouragement through faith, I listen to Father Anthony. His ability to convey God's love and make sense of a world that seems so chaotic at times brings unbelievable peace.

Mr. Greve ,

Wonderful!

Laid back, spiritually nourishing and practical. Fr Anthony hits that balance between upholding the vocation of a priest as teacher and example while recognizing himself as a regular guy learing to follow Christ like every other Orthodox. He covers a wide range of issues in both a practical and spiritual way without forcing either one. Great podcast!

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