Fr. Anthony talks with Fr. Gregory Jensen, PhD, about how NOT to elicit repentance during confession, some of the differences between confession, interrogation, and therapy, and why love and trust are foundational to the process of reconciliation.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: 20220328-FGJonConfession.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 11:50am EDT

Fr. Anthony rambles a bit about the most wonderful days of services of the entire year: Royal Hours of Pascha, Vespers of Holy Friday, Matins of Holy Saturday, and the First Resurrection Service of PASCHA (Vesperal Liturgy).

Direct download: 20220329-HFrSa.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

In this meditation on the Sunday of the Holy Cross, Fr. Anthony riffs on St. Paul's warning that the Cross could be of no effect (1 Corinthians 1:17 and Philippians 3:18-21), warning us not to use the cross as a talisman or even as a balm to ease the pain, but rather to allow Christ to plant it in the garden of temple of our heart.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Homily-PlanttheCrossinYourHeart.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

We talk about the services of Holy and Great Wednesday and Thursday (kind of).  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: 20220322-HwHTh.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

In this meditation on the witness of St. Gregory Palamas, Fr. Anthony encourages us to allow the peace of the Liturgy - rather than the chaos of the world - to define us and our relationships with others.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Homily-LiturgicalPeace.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT

Join us as we discuss the service that serves as the door into Holy Week: Bridegroom Matins.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: 20220315-BGM.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

In this all but incoherent reflection on the theme of the Triumph of Orthodoxy (icons!), Fr. Anthony draws again from the wisdom of St. Maximos the Confessor to present a vision of a creation infused with grace and perfectability and what that means for the day of judgment.  Alas that he made his main point - that the Incarnation was the best use of flesh - apophatically.  Enjoy the show!  

Direct download: Homily-TheBestUseofWood.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT

In this reflection offered on the Saturday of St. Theodore the Soldier, Fr. Anthony encourages us to take St. Theodore's warning seriously and avoid consuming content (metaphorically) polluted by blood offered to pagan gods in favor of simpler and purer fare.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Homily-SprinklingBloodOnMediaContent.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

Tonight's livestream class covers the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  It's such a beautiful service and epitomizes the Lenten worship experience for many. Enjoy the show!
Direct download: 20220308-PSL.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

In this meditation for Forgiveness Sunday, Fr. Anthony encourages us to see and resonate with the good in everyone so that God's grace can heal our divisions.  Offered at St. Michael parish (Woonsocket RI) on the day after Fr. Michael Abrahamson's ordination - AXIOS and MANY BLESSED YEARS!

Direct download: Homily-Forgiveness-2022.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 7:06pm EDT

In tonight's livestream we cover the service that is central to who we are a defines our pattern of being: the Divine Liturgy.  Enjoy the show!
Direct download: 20220301-DLb.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 9:29am EDT