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.
Livestream Audio: Moleban in Times of Deathbearing Pestilence
24 Mar 2020 at 11:42am
This is the audio from Fr. Anthony's daily youtube livestream: (https://www.youtube.com/user/74snipe). Before praying the Moleban for Times of Pestilence and Deathbearing Disease (Book of Needs, Volume 4, St. Tikhons), Fr. Anthony invites us to e...
Coronavirus Homily - Back to Basics
15 Mar 2020 at 4:52pm
In this homily, given as the devastation and growing risk of the coronavirus is becoming known, Fr. Anthony takes us back to basics, calling us to love (and know) God in peace and to love (and serve) our neighbor in hardship. The latter includes ...
Homily - the Stumbling Block of Politicized Priests
8 Mar 2020 at 3:26pm
In this homily given on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Fr. Anthony makes the point that it is much more difficult to bring people into the Church than it is to drive them out and keep them away. One easy way we, members of the Royal Priesthood, can kee...
The Three Levels of Forgiveness
1 Mar 2020 at 12:00pm
Homily on St. Matthew 6:14-21, in which Fr. Anthony distinguishes between forgiveness that leads to reconciliation, that which allows relations to continue in hopes of reconciliation, and that which leads to an unfortunate but necessary separation.
Homily on Judgment - or something
23 Feb 2020 at 12:00pm
As I told the people at the end of the liturgy, this homily was about two hours of editing away from being worthwhile! It's great being in a PhD program, etc., but it leaves much time than I'm used to (and need) to prepare. It's usually okay, bu...
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 Book of Pastoral Rule of Saint Gregory the Great, Part Three (I)
14 Feb 2020 at 1:01am
This episode shares the first ten "Admonitions" of Part Three section of St. Gregory's Book of Pastoral Rule. In it, St. Gregory gives advice on how to pastor people based on their varying personalities. Going beyond the basic, "comfort the affl...
The Book of Pastoral Rule of Saint Gregory the Great, Part Two
12 Feb 2020 at 1:01am
In this, the second section of the book, St. Gregory talks about what sort of internal and external life the pastor should lead. The version read is from The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. 12. Edited by Philip Schaff and Henr...
The Book of Pastoral Rule of Saint Gregory the Great, Part One
3 Feb 2020 at 1:01am
In this, the first section of the book, St. Gregory talks about the qualities that make for good and bad pastors. The version read is from The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. 12. Edited by Philip Schaff and Henry Wace. (Buffal...
Motherhood and Incarnate Love - a conversation with Carrie Frederick Frost
30 Jan 2020 at 1:01am
In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks with theologian and professor Carrie Frederick Frost about her book, Maternal Body: A Theology of Incarnation from the Christian East (Paulist Press, 2019). She shares what it was like to study with Vigen Guroia...
Some Thoughts “On the Priesthood” - a conversation with Fr. Gregory Jensen
23 Jan 2020 at 1:01am
In this episode, Fr. Anthony and Fr. Gregory Jensen talk about some of the themes in St. John Chrysostom's On the Priesthood. Enjoy the show!