Welcome to OrthoAnalytika, Fr. Anthony Perkins' podcast on spirituality, science, culture, the paranormal, prepping, and current events - all from a decidedly Orthodox Christian perspective. Fr. Anthony is the rector of St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral (UOC-USA) in Allentown, PA; Professor, Vocations Director, and Associate Academic Dean at St. Sophia Seminary (UOC-USA), and a retired intelligence officer. He has a diverse background, a lot of enthusiasm, and a big smile. See www.orthoanalytika.org for show notes and additional content.
Bible Study #28: TransJordan (WHY I)
23 Jan 2018 at 9:54pm
In edition to finishing up the Book of Numbers, we start a three part series addressing the brutality of the cleansing and taking of the Promised Land. It's a tough topic. Enjoy the show!
Homily - Sunday After Theophany
21 Jan 2018 at 12:00pm
From Youngstown, OH. This was the Sunday after Theophany, Zacchaeus Sunday, and the day after Volodymyr and Gennie Esther's wedding. This homily claims they are all connected. Enjoy the show!
20180114 - Homily on the Circumcision
14 Jan 2018 at 2:57pm
On this day, the Church celebrates the Resurrection(like every Sunday) and the Circumcision of Christ (the 8th day after the Nativity) and begins preparing for the celebration of the Baptism of Christ (the Sunday before Theophany). In this homily, Fr. Anthony connects the dots between them all. Enjoy the show!
Why call the Incarnate Logos Jesus?
31 Dec 2017 at 3:29pm
In this homily, given on the Sunday before the Nativity in 2017, Fr. Anthony explains why Jesus (i.e. Joshua) is the name the Angel of Great Counsel gives for the Incarnate Christ. Enjoy the show!
20171225 - Homily on the Peaceful Pattern
24 Dec 2017 at 1:11pm
It is both the second Sunday before the Nativity and, at least for most of our neighbors, the day before the Nativity. In this homily Fr. Anthony talks about why we remember our Forefathers on this day and gives us advice on how to make peace the center of our pattern. Enjoy the show!
Good Guys Wear Black
A Podcast for Priests Who Need Priests - This podcast is designed to provide information, encouragement, and entertainment for priests, other clergy, and those who love them. We'll talk about self-care and the many joys and challenges that come with the cassock.
The Perfect Pattern and the Royal Priesthood
22 Jan 2018 at 10:50am
In this episode, Fr. Anthony uses the image of the pattern (as found in Genesis, Isaiah, the Gospel of St. Matthew, and the Amber series of Roger Zelazny) to help explain our calling to bring the Logic of the Center to the chaos of the edges. Enjoy the show!
Fr. Michael Kon on His Conversion and the Priestly Vocation
13 Nov 2017 at 9:37am
In this episode, recorded at the 2017 meeting of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion, Fr. Michael Kon, a priest of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and a Substance Abuse Counselor, discusses his conversion to Orthodox Christianity (from Judaism) and the lessons he has learned as a bi-vocational priest. Enjoy the show!
How to Hit the Ground Running
3 Nov 2017 at 10:11am
In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks with Fr. Theophan Mackey of St. Job of Pochaiv parish in Los Alamos, NM (stjobla.org). He's only been a priest for three years, but he really hit the ground running (glory to God!). In this "live" episode, he shares his experience serving God as a priest (and jack of all trades) in New Mexico. Enjoy the show!
Communication is Key with and at the Kliros!
26 Oct 2017 at 10:38am
In this episode, Fr. Anthony Perkins interviews Rdr. David Kessler. Rdr. David is the choir director at Holy Annunciation parish in Berwick, PA and a graduate of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary. They talk about how important good communication is between parish priests and music leaders. Enjoy the show!
Response to Listener: “Has it been worth it?”
28 Sep 2017 at 11:24am
In this episode, Fr. Anthony answers a listener's question about whether becoming a priest has been worth it; it has, but the answer is a bit more nuanced. He also offers a solution for choir directors and chanters who serve with tone-challenged priests that works much better than a tuning fork or an organ. Enjoy the show!