Luke 8:41-56.  Fr. Anthony draws on St. Nikolai Velimirovich to describe the relevance of the healing of the woman with the issue of blood and the raising of Jairus' Daughter.

Direct download: 20231029-SicknessandDeath.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

Today we cover part of the genealogy of Noah, focusing on the line of Ham/Canaan.  That means we get to talk about Nimrod, the Tower of Babel, the Divine Council, and how the nations forsook their angelic shepherds.  Enjoy the show!

Direct download: 20231025-Genesis10-11.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

The original class on Genesis 7, 8, and the beginning of 9 did not record well, so I recorded this one while I was getting ready for teaching Genesis 10 and 11.  Thanks for your patience and enjoy the show!

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Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

Luke 8:26-39.  In this homily on Christ's exorcism of the demon (Legion) of Gardenes, Fr. Anthony notes that a dark eye exagerates the danger of storms, graveyards, and demons and encourages us to trust in the God who 1) loves us and 2) has command over all of creation.

Direct download: 20231022-DontFear.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 8:01pm EDT

Today Fr. Anthony takes us through the two primary Orthodox interpretations of Genesis 6: 1-4 (Sethite and supernatural) and the nephalim/giants, sharing a variety of patristic sources.  He ends with the commentary offered in 1 Enoch. 

Here are the verses under consideration (King James Version):  And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.  And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Direct download: 20231004-Genesis_6.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

2 Corinthians 9:6-11; St. Luke 7:11-16.  After sharing a brief meditation on the epistle reading (we are temples, made for divinity), Fr. Anthony talks about the requirement that we love our enemies, noting that it is made harder when our fallen imaginations constantly create them almost ex-nihilo and when our tribal propagandists  are feeding us with a constant stream of opposition research that makes hating people we have not even met seem natural and righteous.  We have to find a different way to think about others, to include those few who really are objectively seeking to cause our ruin.  We have to be transformed into love so that our vision makes the justification for that love obvious (St. Matthew 6:22-23).  Enjoy the show! 

Direct download: 20231001-LovingEnemies.mp3
Category:Orthodox Podcast -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT