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 on Palm Sunday - Faith in Christ not Pride
21 Apr 2019 at 3:45pm
Palm Sunday Homily.
Where do we get our spiritual strength? What is the source? Is our spiritual health fragile and dependent on the circumstances, or is it robust?
Homily for the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt (Great Lent)
14 Apr 2019 at 12:00pm
St. Mark 10:32-45. In this homily, Fr. Anthony shared three lessons from the life of St. Mary: the distinction between worldly happiness and an anti-fragile joy; how our sin alienates us from knowing and loving God and neighbor; and the difficult...
Homily - The Mystery of Cross is Sacrificing for Others
31 Mar 2019 at 12:00pm
Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross.
“Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” Matthew 16:24
Christ is talking as if “coming after” or “following” Him is something good. What is that all abou...
24 Mar 2019 at 12:00pm
Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
So, when the saints contemplate this divine light within themselves, seeing it by the divinising communion of the Spirit, through the mysterious visitation of perfecting illuminations—then they behold the garme...
Homily - Transforming the Absurd Theater of our Mind into a Temple of God
17 Mar 2019 at 1:58pm
Turning the Absurd Theater of our Mind into a Temple of God
Triumph of Orthodoxy. Yay Church (back from oppression)! Yay Theology (protected from heresy)! It's good, but to what end? They allow us to experience t...
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.
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 ...
Music (and Memories) with Dn. Michael Abrahamson
17 Mar 2019 at 1:01am
In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks with his long-time friend and evangelical co-conspirator about strolling across the Holy Island of Iona, memories and/of music, and the joy of being in Christ. Enjoy the show!
The Vocation of Lay Theologian: An Interview with Dr. Gayle Woloschak
16 Mar 2019 at 2:36pm
In this episode, Fr. Anthony Perkins speaks with the Vice-President of the International Orthodox Theological Association, Gayle Woloschak (PhD, DMin.) about the vocation of lay theologian. Gayle is a way-cool scientist and theologian with a life...
Bill Black on the Effects of Dependency on Evangelizing Western Kenya
1 Feb 2019 at 1:01am
This conversation with Bill Black, OCMC Missionary to Kenya, was recorded during the International Orthodox Theological Association conference in Iasi, Romania (9-12 January 2019). Bill gave a talk on this subject at the conference and was gracio...
Anaxios Gifts: Perfect Presents for the Priests in Your Life
21 Dec 2018 at 5:41pm
GGWB gave its time in this episode over to its sponsor: Anaxios Gifts! From the Tin-Foil Skufia to a book of feel-good homilies to the "Beards of Love" charity, Anaxios has it all! Tired of acrimonious debates about patriarchal show downs? So w...