The Protection of the Holy Theotokos Parish
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
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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 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 for show notes and additional content.
Homily on the Samaritan Woman and Evangelizing with Love
17 May 2020 at 12:00pm

In this homily on the woman at the well (St. Luke 4:1-42), Fr. Anthony describes how Jesus Christ taught us to do evangelism by leading with love.  Enjoy the show!

Homily on the Sunday of the Paralytic
10 May 2020 at 7:47pm

Christ healed the paralytic.  St. Peter healed Ananias and raised Tabitha from the dead.  We sure could use some of that kind of power now, right?  Enjoy the show.

Homily on the Myrrhbearers and our reaction to death
3 May 2020 at 6:18pm

In this homily on the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers (St. Mark 15:43-16:8), Fr. Anthony compares our reactions to deaths caused by COVID-19 to the reactions of various groups at the time of Christ's death.  He finishes by encouraging us to imitate the...

Talking about evangelism with Fr. Robert Holet
28 Apr 2020 at 5:22pm

Join Fr. Anthony on his back porch in Hartwell, Georgia as he talks with his mentor and friend, Fr. Robert Holet (UOC-USA) about how we can take this opportunity to meet the evangelical challenges of today and prepare for those of tomorrow.  This ...

On the back porch: cultivating a gentle spirit
27 Apr 2020 at 2:30pm

Join me on my back porch in Hartwell, Georgia as I make a case for optimism, boundaries, and the virtue of having a generous spirit.  The last bit ends up being pretty profound (through no fault of my own, I assure you!).  From my daily livestream...

The Areopagus (AFR)

Good Guys Wear Black
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.
St. John Chrysostom’s Bible Study on 1 Timothy 1
18 Jun 2020 at 1:01am
St. Paul's first epistle to Timothy is full of pastoral and vocational wisdom. This is awesome. Even more awesome? Getting St. John Chrysostom's teaching on it! The version read is from The Homilies of St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Consta...

Where is the church? In the heart? The home? The parish? The diocese? The pat...
11 Jun 2020 at 1:01am
In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks with priest, professor, and canonist, Fr. Harry Linsinbigler, about his new books (“In Every Church” and “Orthodox Ecclesiology”) and why it’s important to get ecclesiology right. This is the audio of a YouTube ...

Discussing Fr. Gregory the Great’s “Pastoral Rule”
17 May 2020 at 1:01am
Applying St. Gregory the Great to modern times, Fr. Gregory Jensen PhD and Fr. Anthony Perkins encourage us to turn isolation into solitude and solitude into peace; and to speak and listen to God in that peaceful silence. After a brief discourse ...

A Plea for Pastoral Gentleness
15 May 2020 at 1:01am
In this episode, Fr. Anthony, drawing on the work of St. John Chrysostom and St. Gregory the Great, uses the example of the calling of the publican Matthew to elucidate Christ's pastoral approach of gentleness and makes the case that he reserved b...

The People’s Faith - what we learn when we listen to the people
13 May 2020 at 1:01am
Listen as Fr. Anthony talks with Dn. Nicholas Denysenko, the Emil and Elfriede Jochum Professor and Chair at Valparaiso University, about his 2018 book The People's Faith; the liturgy of the faithful in Orthodoxy. Among other things, they discuss...

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