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 the mission priest of Holy Resurrection Church (a mission of the UOC-USA in Waynesville, NC), a full-time PhD student in Political Science at UGA, and a Professor at St. Sophia Seminary (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.
Homily: A Meditation on Faith, Truth, and Community
John 20:19-31. It is often said that we are saved in community. Today Fr. Anthony offers a meditation on the interrelation of community, trust (faith), and Truth. Enjoy the show!
Homily - Power to Serve NOT to Manipulate
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt (Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 10:32-45). This homily triangulates from the teaching of Christ on servant leadership, the example of St. Mary of Egypt, and the mystery of the Divine Liturgy to encourage us to watch for the many ways we misuse our power and fill every opportunity for service with grace. Enjoy the show!
Talking with Fr. Harry about Parish Life and Coming out of COVID
In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks with the COVID-stricken Fr. Harry Linsinbigler about parish life and the implications of recent survey results from Gallup (on further declines in American church membership) and Pew (on American religion and the COVID). Enjoy the show!
Homily - St John of the Ladder (for laity)
Hebrews 6:13-20; Mark 9:17-31. Fr. Anthony explains how the parish is different from the monastery, how parish priests are different from abbots, and how God works to bring all Christians together with Him in glory. Enjoy the show!
Dn Timothy on Stanton Island, Nostalgia, and Bad Religion
You may recognize Dn Timothy Kelleher from his appearances in NCIS, Independence Day, Thirteen Days and other movies and shows, but he has also published many thoughtful essays in First Things, Church Life Journal, and now the National Review (among others). Today, he and Fr. Anthony talk about Dn. Timothy's two most recent essays; "Memories of a Staten Island Childhood" and "A Nation of Sinners." Enjoy the show!
Homily (DL8) - Time Out, the Cross, and Reconciliation
Hebrews 4:14-5:6; Mark 8:34-9:1. Sunday of the Adoration of the Cross. In this homily, Fr. Anthony begins with the analogy of the "time-out" and how the Cross can allow us to come out of the COVID-time in a way that will bring reconciliation. He concludes by talking about why the Divine Liturgy is pretty much the same thing - to include rote prayers - every week and what that means for us as we worship and pray. Enjoy the show!
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.
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!
Good sermons audio too quiet
I enjoy listening to these homilies, but I can barely hear it. I have to max out the Audio on my phone and car to hear anything. Can you please raise the volume levels before uploading. Thank you God bless