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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 www.orthoanalytika.org 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...
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.
Missions and Mission-Minded Priests
17 Oct 2021 at 3:53pm
In this episode Fr. Anthony talks with long-time mission priest Fr. Gabriel Rochelle about baking bread (Fr. Gabriel has a book on it!), caring for lampadas, and the special skills needed to plant and nurture missions. Enjoy the show!
Sex Talk II – Marital Intimacy and the Priesthood
13 Oct 2021 at 12:01pm
Fr. Gregory Jensen PhD and Fr. Anthony begin by talking about three (no four!) indicators of whether a man is a suitable candidate for seminary, then segue into the importance of a healthy marriage and family life (e.g. 1 Timothy 3). They use the...
How You Can Be Ready to Serve the New Wave of Inquirers
7 Oct 2021 at 7:21am
Many clergy report an increase in people visiting our parishes. This wave is unique in Church history because these inquirers have primarily, perhaps even exclusively, learned about Orthodoxy on the internet. The growing number of internet evange...
On the Duty of Withholding Sacraments
18 Sep 2021 at 5:11pm
In this episode, Fr. Anthony and Fr. Harry Linsinbigler address the often misunderstood necessity of withholding sacraments. Framing it as a normal process (to include preparation for Baptism/Chrismation) allows us to see it less as a political p...
Sex Talk I - Celibacy, Marriage, and Chastity
15 Sep 2021 at 7:47am
Fr. Gregory Jensen, PhD and Fr. Anthony Perkins talk about Orthodox sexuality, chastity, celibacy, and abstinence. Along the way they also discuss the negative effects the culture wars have had on Orthodox pastoral care. They hope to make this p...