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 - Christ Brings Salvation to our Homes
10 Feb 2019 at 12:00pm
Homily on Zacchaeus Sunday (St. Luke 19:1-10). Christ brought salvation to Zachaeus "and his house"; He wants to do the same for us. How can we get Him there - and how can we get Him to stay? Enjoy the show!
Homily - Seeing Your Neighbor through Faith
3 Feb 2019 at 8:43pm
Homily on St. Luke 18:35-43, the healing of the blind man. How does faith in Christ heal our blindness? Enjoy the show!
Homily - Rich Young Transhumanist
27 Jan 2019 at 6:24pm
Homily on St. Luke 18:18-27. What would you do for eternal life? Transhumanists and quantified selfers are willing to sacrifice A LOT in hopes of living a few extra decades. Fr. Anthony discusses this and why the option Christ offers works (i...
Homily on Sunday after Theophany - Repentence
20 Jan 2019 at 12:00pm
Matthew 4:12-17; Ephesians 4:7-13
The Baptism of John was the Baptism of repentance; we tend to distinguish his ministry from the ministry of Christ. But today we are reminded that Christ – the God who is love – also preached repentance. Why would...
Homily for the Sunday after Nativity - The Light Eradicates Darkness
13 Jan 2019 at 12:00pm
Sunday after Nativity - Matthew 2:13-23
Many of us are still glowing from the joyous celebration of our Lord’s Nativity this past week. And for good reason! It is a time to celebrate with family, sharing stor...
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.
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...
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 ...