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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.
How (Not) to Improve Clergy Selection and Development
14 Jul 2022 at 2:38pm
Today Fr. Anthony waves the "Good Idea Wand" (a cursed artifact to be sure) to come up with solutions to the problem of maladjusted clergy. He then invites Fr. Gregory to evaluate them. The ideas they discuss are; psychological evaluations, mand...
Where Do Thoughts Come From?
11 Jul 2022 at 12:29pm
Fr. Anthony talks with Fr. Gregory about scientific theories about the origin of thoughts and how the Orthodox understanding covers and improves on them both theologically and practically. This should not be surprising as Orthodoxy grounds anthro...
Missions and Stewardship with Fr. Robert Holet
18 Jun 2022 at 5:12pm
Fr. Anthony continues his discussion with Fr. Robert, author of "The First and Finest: Orthodox Christian Stewardship as Sacred Offering" about some of the necessities, joys, and struggles that come with starting and nurturing a mission. This tim...
Ritualizing Opportunities for Grace in Mission Work
6 Jun 2022 at 1:28pm
Fr. Anthony continues his discussion with Fr. Robert Holet, author of "The First and Finest: Orthodox Christian Stewardship as Sacred Offering" about mission work, this time focusing on the need to organize and routinize the work of the parish int...
Talking Missions (and Horses) with Fr. Robert Holet
24 May 2022 at 2:35pm
Fr. Robert Holet is the author of The First and Finest: Orthodox Christian Stewardship as Sacred Offering, one of the best practical guides to fostering a healthy parish culture that you can find. Fr. Robert is also one of Fr. Anthony's mentors, ...