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.
Way of Ascetics - Chapters Three and Four
We cover chapters three and four of Tito Caliander's "Way of Ascetics" (St. Vladimir Press), "On the Garden of the Heart" and "On the Silent and Invisible Warfare." Enjoy the show!
Way of Ascetics - Chapters One and Two
We cover chapters one and two of Tito Caliander's "Way of Ascetics" (St. Vladimir Press), "On a Resolute and Sustained Purpose" and "On the Insufficiency of Human Strength." Enjoy the show!
Homily - Ritual and Resilience
In this homily offered on the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers (and Mother's Day!), Fr. Anthony offers an almost coherent meditation on how we need both rituals and grace to live a life of integrity and holiness. Enjoy the show!
Homily - Doubt and Discernment
St. Thomas Sunday. Fr. Anthony offers a meditation (hostage situation?!) on the circle of trust and how Christ works with our fallen psychology to draw us out of darkness into the light.
Palm Sunday Homily - Understanding NOT Required
Fr. Anthony offers a meditation on what we can learn from Christ's entrance into Jerusalem and how entering into it with Him can perfect us and heal the world around us. He focuses primarily on the relationship between understanding and communion, how our dysfunctions have distorted it, and how Orthodoxy restores it. Enjoy the show!
The Guru as a Dysfunctional Archetype
Fr. Anthony talks with Fr. Gregory Jensen, PhD, about guruism, why it is dangerous, and how to avoid it. 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