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Intro to Orthodoxy: Holy Wednesday and Thursday

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Release Date: 03/22/2022

Confession and the Holistic Art of Healing show art Confession and the Holistic Art of Healing

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In today's conversation on the priesthood, Fr. Gregory Jensen, Ph.D. talks with Fr. Anthony about why we can't get to holiness by maximizing our resistance to certain sins and why an approach based on virtue is bound to be more effective.  He also reminds us that it is best to think of confession as a process, with the confessor meeting the penitent where he/she is and helping (en-couraging!) them to grow from there.  Enjoy the show!  

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Bible Study - Genesis 13 & 14 - The War of the Nine Kings show art Bible Study - Genesis 13 & 14 - The War of the Nine Kings

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Today's Bible Study on Genesis 13 and 14 covers Abram and Lot moving apart, the War of the Nine Kings, and the mysterious encounter with Melchizedek.  While Fr. Anthony relies primarily on St. John Chrysostom, he also draws from Fr. Patrick Reardon, St. Ambrose (numerology!), and academic research (via the Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Old Testemant).  Enjoy the show! +++ Abraham IIFr. Anthony Perkins Chapter 13.  Abram solves a problem and keeps everyone safe; the Lord makes a promise. From Fr. Patrick Reardon When Abram left Egypt, he and his family were very...

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Homily - Unity and the Wall of Division show art Homily - Unity and the Wall of Division

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Ephesians 2:14-22.  Fr. Anthony gives his brain a much needed break by reading the homily.  It's on his favorite theme - harmonious and joyful unity in Christ.  Enjoy the show!    Homily – On Unity (Ephesians 2: 14-22)   The Reading from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Ephesians. [2:14-22]: Christ is our peace, Who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, * by abolishing in His Flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, * and might...

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Preaching as a Job Interview for Confession show art Preaching as a Job Interview for Confession

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St. John of the Ladder writes "we ought first to question and examine, and even, so to speak, test our helmsman, so as not to mistake the sailor for the pilot, a sick man for a doctor, a passionate for a dispassionate man, the sea for a harbor, and so bring about the speedy shipwreck of our soul."  While he was writing for monastics, it is also important that non-monastic believers use discernment when selecting a spiritual father.  In this episode, Fr. Anthony talks with Fr. Gregory about this, starting with the idea that the way the priest preaches and interacts with people during...

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Bible Study - Genesis 11 & 12 - Abraham in Haran, Canaan, and Egypt show art Bible Study - Genesis 11 & 12 - Abraham in Haran, Canaan, and Egypt

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Genesis 11:22-12:20.  We start with a review of the latter part of Shem's genealogy, go through Abram's movement to Haran, his father's death, his movement to Canaan, and his time in Egypt (!).  The latter included a discussion of Abram and Sarai's deception (half-truth).  We rely primarily on St. John Chrysostom for our understanding.  Enjoy the show!

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Class - Confession II (Practical) show art Class - Confession II (Practical)

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In today's Introduction to Orthodoxy class, Fr. Anthony follows up on Sdn. Scott's excellent class last week (alas, unrecorded!).  Whereas Sdn. Scott covered the theology and history of confession, Fr. Anthony gave practical advice on how to prepare and how confession is done at Christ the Savior in Anderson SC.  Enjoy the show!

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Homily - Good Samaritan. and Loving Enemies show art Homily - Good Samaritan. and Loving Enemies

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Luke 10:25-37; 2 Corinthians 9:6-11.  "Some days it starts out chicken and ends up duck".  That was definitely the case today.  Fr. Anthony is planning on reading his homilies for a while to give his brain a much-needed break.  Enjoy the show! 

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Bible Study(ish) - Paranormal Episode show art Bible Study(ish) - Paranormal Episode

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What happens when Fr. Anthony talks about his favorite subjects (the supernatural, the paranormal, the Scriptures, and Theology) without notes?  Well, it's a bit of a meandering mess of well-intentioned talk.  Enjoy the show!

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Homily - Jairus' Daughter and the Loss of Loved Ones show art Homily - Jairus' Daughter and the Loss of Loved Ones

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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.

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Bible Study - Genesis 10 & 11 - Nimrod and the Tower of Babel show art Bible Study - Genesis 10 & 11 - Nimrod and the Tower of Babel

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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!

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