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 www.orthoanalytika.org for show notes and additional content.
Homily - The Wasted Investment of the Rich Man
2 Dec 2018 at 12:00pm
Luke 12:16-21 (The Rich Man and His Granaries)
Until we figure out who we are, our actions have no purpose. We will end up doing one thing one day, and something contrary the next.
Because we are fallen, our default purpose is selfish and egoistic...
Bible Study #46: The Continuing Adventures of David and Saul
29 Nov 2018 at 12:00pm
Bible Study #46: The Life of David III
Opening Prayer: Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, and open the eyes of o...
Homily on Our High Calling (Ephesians 4:1-6)
18 Nov 2018 at 12:00pm
Live worthily; live up to your high calling!
What is this calling? We are made in God's image and have been given power to change the world for a specific purpose: to heal the divisions among us and to raise all mankind up into the...
Homily on the Peace of Christ and the Security of the State
11 Nov 2018 at 1:26pm
The Peace of the Cross and the Safety of the State
Christ has “broken down the dividing wall of hostility” between us; reconciling all his believing children to God and one another “through the cross, thereby bringing an end to h...
Bible Study #44: David the Vagabond
8 Nov 2018 at 12:00pm
Bible Study #44: David the Vagabond
Opening Prayer: Make the pure light of Your divine knowledge shine in our hearts, Loving Master, and open the eyes of our ...
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. Stephen De Young on the Joy of Parish Bible Study
6 Dec 2018 at 1:14am
In this episode AFR blogger and podcaster Fr. Stephen De Young talks with Fr. Anthony about parish Bible study, why it is so fun and awesome, why some priests and parishioners are hesitant about it, and ways to draw people in and make the effort s...
Advice from an Iconographer
28 Nov 2018 at 10:54pm
In this episode, Fr. Anthony interviews iconographer Lynette Hull of the Prosopon School (prosoponschool.org). She shares her thoughts on what happens when parishes compromise on icon composition and style, how missions should prioritize their co...
Preparing for Evangelism (and other hard times)
26 Nov 2018 at 2:25pm
Fr. Anthony interviews Fr. John Peck (https://frjohnpeck.com) about the joys and challenges of North American missionary work and ways that those called to it can get themselves and their families ready for it and the many challenges it - and life ...
Parish Life, Confession and the Ontology of the Priesthood
13 Nov 2018 at 9:27pm
Fr. Anthony and Fr. Harry Linsinbigler (canonist for the UOC-USA) talk about recent blessings at the parish Fr. Harry serves (Protection of the Theotokos in Dover, FL), variations on the sacrament of confession, and the ontology of the priesthood...
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...