Homily on the Last Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46).  Fr. Anthony draws on his experience as a retired Army officer (USAR) and the teaching of St. Maximus the Confessor to provide perspective, consolation, and encouragement during this time of war.  Major points include the way the world and its labels darken our spiritual sight and the power Christ has given to His Royal Priesthood to heal the world's pain.  Enjoy the show! 
Direct download: Homily-LoveandWar.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 8:01pm EDT

In tonight's livestream class, Fr. Anthony covers the outline and some of the themes of Resurrection Matins/Orthros.  It's not pretty - he was suffering pretty mightily from a sinus infection - but there you go.  Enjoy the show!
Direct download: 20220222-Matins-OA.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

Homily on 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and Luke 15:11-32 (Prodigal Son).  Fr. Anthony explains how God's imprint enables community and the multiplication of grace.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Homily-NeverAlone.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

Today's class is the beginning of a series on specific services. We start with Great Vespers, the first service of the new day. It's a great way to spend Saturday evening!
Direct download: 20220215_GreatVespers.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

Publican and Pharisee.  After sharing a parable on rock-climbing, Fr. Anthony encourages us to hold our opinions gently and to take some baby steps towards humility by admitting that "we might not be as right as we could have been" and that "they probably aren't as wrong as we thought they were."  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Homily-HeightsbyHumility.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 10:09am EDT

Today Fr. Anthony reviews some of the tricks our minds play with us to believe things that aren't true and then describes the critical role humility and passionlessness play in guarding us against their worst effects and keeping us from doubling down on stupid.
Direct download: 20220208_HumilityandHeresy.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

In this meditation on Matthew 15:21-28 and Corinthians 6:16-7:1, Fr. Anthony talks about the new way of holiness and the transition from smiting enemies to drawing them into the Kingdom through love.  Enjoy the show! 

Direct download: Homily-NoRoomforRascism.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 9:48am EDT

Today I present the main ideas from the research on the psychology of influence (Cialdini) and briefly describe its relevance for theological discernment.  Livestreamed on 2/1/2022.
Direct download: 20220201_Cialdini.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 9:21am EDT