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.

Book Discussion - Song of the Sirin with Nicholas Kotar
17 Nov 2017 at 12:31pm

Listen as Nicholas Kotar talks about the benefits of using fairly tales to teach and evangelize and how he does this in his book, The Song of the Sirin.  Enjoy the show!

Bible Study #23 - The Recon of Canaan
14 Nov 2017 at 12:00pm

In this episode on Numbers 13-14 (the recon of Canaan), Fr. Anthony demonstrates what happens when a man who has a fever and can't think straight tries to lead a Bible Study (and forgets to follow his notes).  If you want coherence, the notes are at  If you like stream of consciousness, then this episode is for you!  Enjoy the show!

Homily - On the Anniversary of Great Evil
5 Nov 2017 at 12:00pm

Communism brought great evil to the world, but it did not create it out of scratch; it pulled it from our own hearts.  How should we respond to the evil in the world?  To the evil in our own hearts?  Note: It was the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, not the 75th (Fr. Anthony is math challenged).

Bible Study - Special Ghost Episode
31 Oct 2017 at 10:22pm

Special Bible Study given on Halloween (N.S.); what does the Bible say about ghosts?  You might be surprised!

Homily - Get a Job!
29 Oct 2017 at 1:46pm

What is the one thing needful?  What is sin?  How is being a good human like working at a corporation?  Today's homily helps answer those questions.  Enjoy the show!

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.

Fr. Michael Kon on His Conversion and the Priestly Vocation
13 Nov 2017 at 9:37am
In this episode, recorded at the 2017 meeting of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion, Fr. Michael Kon, a priest of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and a Substance Abuse Counselor, discusses his conversion to Orthodox Christianity (from Judaism) and the lessons he has learned as a bi-vocational priest. Enjoy the show!

How to Hit the Ground Running
3 Nov 2017 at 10:11am
In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks with Fr. Theophan Mackey of St. Job of Pochaiv parish in Los Alamos, NM ( He's only been a priest for three years, but he really hit the ground running (glory to God!). In this "live" episode, he shares his experience serving God as a priest (and jack of all trades) in New Mexico. Enjoy the show!

Communication is Key with and at the Kliros!
26 Oct 2017 at 10:38am
In this episode, Fr. Anthony Perkins interviews Rdr. David Kessler. Rdr. David is the choir director at Holy Annunciation parish in Berwick, PA and a graduate of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary. They talk about how important good communication is between parish priests and music leaders. Enjoy the show!

Response to Listener: “Has it been worth it?”
28 Sep 2017 at 11:24am
In this episode, Fr. Anthony answers a listener's question about whether becoming a priest has been worth it; it has, but the answer is a bit more nuanced. He also offers a solution for choir directors and chanters who serve with tone-challenged priests that works much better than a tuning fork or an organ. Enjoy the show!

The OrthoCuban on BiVocational Ministry
19 Sep 2017 at 4:36pm
In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks with Fr. Ernesto Obregon ( about the special challenges that come with bi-vocational ministry and the ways we can help our bi-vocational ministers thrive. Enjoy the show!

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Saturday, 18 Nov 2017

Learn History so as not to repeat the worst parts – a review of Red Famine
18 Nov 2017 at 9:37am

Friday, 17 Nov 2017

Bible Study #23 – The Recon of Canaan
17 Nov 2017 at 2:42pm

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