The Protection of the Holy Theotokos Parish
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
1031 Fullerton Avenue, Allentown, PA, 18102
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 for show notes and additional content.

Homily on Christ Living in Us
21 Oct 2018 at 7:52pm

In this homily, Fr. Anthony goes back to basics (and the beginning) to explain why it is so important that we have Christ in us and us in Him.  It was the Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council, and readings he used were St. John 17:1-13, St. Luke 1...

Homily on the Pokrova and the Restoration of Beauty, Unity, and Victory
14 Oct 2018 at 1:17pm

The celebration of the Pokrova (the Protection of the Mother of God) is, in part, a celebration of the wonders that God works in the world when people dedicate themselves to living in Him and Him in them.  Today, Fr. Anthony focuses on how He rest...

Bible Study #40: A King Like the Other Nations
11 Oct 2018 at 12:00pm

Bible Study #40: A King Like the Other Nations
St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Allentown PA
Fr. Anthony Perkins, 11 October 2018

Opening Prayer: Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, and open the eyes...

Adult Education - On the Funeral Service
7 Oct 2018 at 6:45pm

Spiritually Speaking - 07 October 2018
Fr. Anthony Perkins

Funerals –helping the grieving, helping the departed and trusting God.

Main Sources: Mark Bailey & Fr. Paul Meyendorff (SVS Lecture, 2006)

We do not live in a death denying Church. Liturgy...

Homily on Casting the Net (against all reason)
7 Oct 2018 at 6:21pm

Throw down your net!
Homily on St. Luke 5:1-11

Who knew better about how to catch fish than Peter and the rest of the PROFESSIONAL FISHERMEN out in their boats? Jesus? What did He know about fishing?

We see the reasonableness of His suggestion bec...

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.

Are Some Parish Cultures Toxic?
17 Oct 2018 at 6:02pm
Parish cultures vary. Some of this variation is wonderful, but what about toxic parish cultures? Fr. Anthony and Fr. Gregory Jensen talk about how priests can cultivate healthy cultures, warning signs that they are doing it wrong, and whether/wh...

Additional Duties as Required (and Vacation!)
5 Oct 2018 at 1:01am
Priests don't just serve their parishes, they serve their communities. In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks about a couple of the things that came up recently for him in Allentown, PA. He also talks about how the advice "not to forget where you ca...

Summer Camp for Priests, Rituals, and Choosing a Seminary
16 Sep 2018 at 1:01am
In this rambling episode, Fr. Anthony makes a plea for family pilgrimages (his uses Mommy and Me, Daddy and Me at All Saints Camp), talks about how he likes to teach dogmatics, and gives some advice on choosing a seminary. Enjoy the show!

Fr. Geoffrey Ready on the Orthodox School of Theology in Toronto
20 Aug 2018 at 1:01am
Fr. Anthony interviews Fr. Geoffrey about the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College ( and how it trains Orthodox Christian clergy, theologians, teachers, and other co-workers of God to serve. Because of its relationshi...

Dealing with Limitations and the Need for Annual Checkups
15 Aug 2018 at 1:01am
Fr. Anthony and Fr. Gregory Jensen talk about how to live with - and even love - your limitations and then begin a discussion on the sorts of things that should be part of our annual check-up. Enjoy the show!

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Sunday, 21 Oct 2018

Homily on Christ Living in Us
21 Oct 2018 at 7:58pm

Sunday, 14 Oct 2018

Homily on the Pokrova and the Restoration of Beauty, Unity, and Victory
14 Oct 2018 at 1:22pm

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