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.

20170723 - Homily: Bearing the Burdens of the Weak
23 Jul 2017 at 2:04pm

In this episode, Fr. Anthony challenges Christians to call down grace from above by "bearing the burdens" of the weak.  Enjoy the show!   

21 Jul 2017 at 9:25pm

Fr. Anthony argues that those who claim that Christians have to pretend that wolves are sheep make a mockery of the Gospel and open their communities to predation.  Sorry about the poor audio quality!

20170720 - Book Talk on The Prayer Book
21 Jul 2017 at 9:09pm

It figures that a priest would pick "The Prayer Book" as his favorite book, right?  Listen as Fr. Anthony makes a case for breathing life into the prayers in the prayer book on a regular basis. One of the many benefits is that it will make the Orthodox worldview (the myth that is true!) real in your life and thus allow you to live more efficiently.  Let us know what you think!

20170709 - Open Your Mouth and Believe
9 Jul 2017 at 7:25pm

In this episode, Fr. Anthony gives a short Summer homily on St. Paul's message to believe and accept the gift of salvation.

20170625-Homily on Thriving in a Hard World
25 Jun 2017 at 1:51pm

This is a recording of the homily from the third Sunday after Pentecost, 2017 (Romans 5:1-10 and Matthew 6:22-33).  In it, Fr. Anthony underscores the reliable of Christ and St. Paul as teachers and focuses on three themes in today's readings: that life is hard; that things are going to get better; and that we need to trust God and The Way.


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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.

Fr. Maximos on Bi-Vocational Ministry and Ghost Hunting
24 Jul 2017 at 12:43pm
Fr. Maximos McIntyre, a ROCOR mission priest in MA, talks to us about the challenges of bi-vocational ministry and shares warnings about ghost hunting. And he knows what he is speaking about; he spent several years as a paranormal investigator working with some of the big names in the field.

Reclaiming Manliness in the Church
26 Jun 2017 at 3:24pm
In this episode, Fr. Anthony and Fr. Hans Jacobse (American Orthodox Institute) lament a culture that denigrates manliness and talk about how priests (and other manly men) can help boys of all ages tame their passions and become the Christian warriors they were called to be. Note: this conversation includes a frank (but not explicit) discussion about pornography.

Tenth Anniversary Remembrances: Things That Helped Me
12 Jun 2017 at 12:57pm
In this episode, Fr. Anthony thinks back over the his first ten years as a priest, focusing on the roles perseverance, good role models/mentors, and a healthy marriage have had in redeeming his time as a "baby priest."

Narcissism and the Priesthood
19 May 2017 at 9:02am
Fr. Anthony and Fr. Harry Linsinbigler (UOC-USA priest and Canonist) discuss the difference between run-of-the-mill pride and full-blown narcissism, how both respond (or don't respond) to Orthopraxis, and the way narcissism poisons the soul and the community. They also call for the Church to be more intentional in keeping narcissists out of seminary and the priesthood, and discuss how we can and should protect ourselves and one another from giving in to the temptation of both pride and narcissism.

Learning to Say “No”
5 Apr 2017 at 1:59pm
Many priests have a problem with committing themselves at a pace that is unsustainable. In this podcast Fr. Anthony and Fr. Gregory Jensen talk about why priests have a hard time saying no and why it is important that it make its way into our vocabulary.

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Sunday, 23 Jul 2017

Homily (mp3 and notes): Bearing the Burdens of the Weak
23 Jul 2017 at 2:05pm

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

Book Talk on The Prayer Book (Notes and MP3)
20 Jul 2017 at 9:11pm

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