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 - Pentecost and the Unifying Language of Love
16 Jun 2019 at 12:00pm
Acts 2:1-11; John 7:37-52; 8:12.
God is love; the Father is love when He creates us and the world we are called to serve; the Son is love when He sacrifices Himself for our salvation; the Holy Spirit is love when He comforts, sustains, and strengt...
Homily on the Blind Man
2 Jun 2019 at 12:00pm
Sunday of the Man Born Blind
I strongly encourage you to spend time studying scripture. Not just reading it; it's not like a novel that is easy to follow or a textbook that lays everything out and then footnotes the hard ...
Homily for the Sunday of the Woman at the Well
26 May 2019 at 7:58pm
Homily on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman; St. John 4:5-42. What are we to learn about water that is more than water and the secret food that sustained Jesus? Listen and find out!
Homily on the Sunday of the Paralytic
19 May 2019 at 7:10pm
St. John 5:1-15; Acts 9:32-42. Three lessons: A Life lesson from St. John Chrysostom: We must persevere, even when there is no clear solution. A moral lesson from St. Augustine: There is a time for being cared for and healed, but there is also a...
2019 St Thomas Sunday Homily
5 May 2019 at 12:00pm
Homily on Belief
Does God hate doubt? Did he shame doubters? No, He had a different approach.
He wants us to know the truth; but this is MUCH less about facts than it is about us knowing Him as the God. In St. John 14:6, He says ...
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.
Healing Opioid Addiction and Parish Culture
10 Jun 2019 at 7:59pm
In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks with Subdeacon John (Robert) Cummings, the Manager of Staff Training and Development at Red Oak Recovery in Waynesville, PA, about opioid addiction, what works in recovery, and how the lessons of effective recove...
Fr. Theophan on the evangelical power of being nice
4 Jun 2019 at 2:00pm
Fr. Theophan (St. Job of Pochaiv parish in Los Alamos, NM) makes a case for treating others the way we would have them treat us, giving evidence that being patient and kind is a good and healthy way to live and spread the the Gospel. Enjoy the sh...
Fr. John on Pascha from his exile in North Dakota
29 May 2019 at 2:39pm
Fr. Anthony and Fr. John (Sts. Peter and Paul in Carnegie, PA) get caught up for the first time since the "Anaxios - Christmas Gifts Shopping Hour." They discuss Fr. John's first Pascha in his new parish, Fr. Anthony's last Pascha before his big ...
On Worship, Parish Culture, and Evangelism
6 May 2019 at 4:22pm
In this interview, Fr. Anthony and Dn. Michael Abrahamson talk about the relationship between a healthy parish culture, worship done well (to the glory of God), and evangelism. Along the way, they talk about funerals, the organic development of l...
Clinical Pastoral Education with Mary Catherine Cole
25 Mar 2019 at 1:01am
This year I (Fr. Anthony) decided to take a unit of "Clinical Pastoral Education" at a local hospital as part of my professional development. While the scheduling has been difficult, it has been well rewarded. In this episode I talk with my CPE ...