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Livestream on Civil Society, Culture, and Discernment

OrthoAnalytika

Release Date: 10/03/2020

Homily: Achieving Heights by Humility show art Homily: Achieving Heights by Humility

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1 Timothy 1:15-17.  After providing his testimony, St. Paul immediately breaks into a prayer of exultation.  We would do well to imitate that habit and bring back the saying; "glory to God."

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Homily - Repent Into the Kingdom show art Homily - Repent Into the Kingdom

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Ephesians 4:7-13; Matthew 4:12-17.  Sunday after Theophany.  Our minds stand between us and living as God's royal priesthood and holy kingdom.  We have to repent and rebuild our minds in Christ.  Enjoy the Show!

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My Fool Head - On Forgiveness, Righteous Anger, and Other Things show art My Fool Head - On Forgiveness, Righteous Anger, and Other Things

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This "New Year" stream of consciousness celebrates Georgia's victory over Michigan and then talks about how our prior conceptions interfere with objectivity, the relative value of mercy and forgiveness over judgment, and the need to stay away from righteous anger.  My thanks to Max, Dn. Adrian, and Rdr. Seraphim for their questions and comments during the livestream.  Enjoy the show!

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Homily - Theosis as the Gentle Movement of Grace show art Homily - Theosis as the Gentle Movement of Grace

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Matthew 2:13-23; Galatians 1:11-19.  Without effort, we will get truth and love wrong and mess up our relationships.  It was true for Saints Luke and Cleopas, for Saint Paul, and (alas) for Herod.  It will be true for us and will affect our marriages and Church membership, too.  But God is offering us a solution.  Enjoy the show!

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Homily - Three Levels of Pilgrimage  show art Homily - Three Levels of Pilgrimage

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Ephesians 5:8-19; Luke 17:12-19.  A meditation on three kinds of pilgrimage: to the holy site, to a feast, and to the temple of the heart.  Each offers the blessings of beauty, fellowship, and noetic union.  Enjoy the show!

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Homily - Rewriting Our Story from Scratch show art Homily - Rewriting Our Story from Scratch

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Ephesians 5:8-19; Luke 14:16-24.  Fr. Anthony offers a meditation on "Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine upon thee."  He encourages us to let go of the stories of ourselves and the arch of history informed by the evil days, spend time in silent awe at God's feet, and then allow Him to give our stories not just new words, but grace.  Enjoy the show!

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My Fool Head - Drama is NOT Required show art My Fool Head - Drama is NOT Required

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Why is there so much drama? Is drama a sign of conviction or something else? Today Fr. Anthony talks about the need to cultivate trust and trustworthiness in our relationships. Along the way, he talks (with input from Chaplain Deacon Adrian M. and Cantor George M.) about the biggest challenges to marriage, dealing with the death of a child, and the joy of a peaceful home. Enjoy the show!  The Livestream of this is at:

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Homily - Signs of a Disordered Mind show art Homily - Signs of a Disordered Mind

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Ephesians 2:14-22, Luke 12:16-21.  After making a point about the power of Christian unity to transcend war, Fr. Anthony uses the Orthodox conception of the mind to explain the parable of the man who built the barns and then reminds us that we are susceptible to the same self delusion.  Enjoy the show!

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My Fool Head - The Harmony of the Spheres show art My Fool Head - The Harmony of the Spheres

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YouTube livestream from 20211204.  I talk about the pattern of sound and life as liturgy.  Notes are available at orthoanalytika.org.  Enjoy the show!

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Homily - Aslan is NOT a tame lion show art Homily - Aslan is NOT a tame lion

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Luke 10:25-37; Ephesians 2:4-10.  In this homily on Christ's encounter with the rich young man, Fr. Anthony encourages us to let go of our need to uses riches, lists, and spells and open ourselves to follow the living God.  Enjoy the show!

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Audio recording of Fr. Anthony's Livestream from 10/3/2020.  In it, he warms up with a talk about civil society, moves on to parish culture, and finishes with a bit on discernment and prelest.  Enjoy the show!