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Bible Study - Context (and Connection with God) is Everything

OrthoAnalytika

Release Date: 09/21/2018

Sex Talk II - Marital Intimacy and the Priesthood show art Sex Talk II - Marital Intimacy and the Priesthood

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Fr. Gregory Jensen PhD and Fr. Anthony begin by talking about three (no four!) indicators of whether a man is a suitable candidate for seminary, then segue into the importance of a healthy marriage and family life (e.g. 1 Timothy 3).  They use the Ecumenical Patriarchate's "For the Life of the World; Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church" as a springboard for talking about contraception, ascetic abstinence, and the benefit of a healthy monastic witnesses.  Recorded on 8/17/2021.  Enjoy the show!

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Homily - Don't Ignore the Owner! show art Homily - Don't Ignore the Owner!

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1 Corinthians 16: 13-24; St. Matthew 21: 33-42. In today’s Gospel, Christ is trying to help His listeners understand who He was, who sent Him, and why it was that the religious leaders rejected Him. As Christians, we grow up understanding that Christ is “God the Son”, the second person of the Holy Trinity; that God the Father, the first person of the Holy Trinity, sent His Son to return the world to righteousness; and that the Jewish leaders rejected His Son because He did not fit into their plans. We know this to be true, and it is true. But our acceptance of these facts is facilitated...

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Orthodoxy and Sex I show art Orthodoxy and Sex I

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Fr. Gregory Jensen, PhD and Fr. Anthony Perkins talk about Orthodox sexuality, chastity, celibacy, and abstinence.  Along the way they also discuss the negative effects the culture wars have had on Orthodoxy and pastoral care.  They hope to make this part of a series.  Warning: it's hard to talk about this euphemistically.  Some graphic terms were used. Enjoy the show!

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Homily - What must I do (to thread the needle)? show art Homily - What must I do (to thread the needle)?

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Matthew 19:16-26 The quotes: If thou hadst ever had an absurd desire to fly and to be borne through the air, how wouldest thou extinguish this unreasonable desire? By fashioning wings, and preparing other instruments, or by convincing the mind that it is desiring things impossible, and that one should attempt none of these things? () Every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.  (St. Matthew 19:29) For God so loved the world, that...

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Homily: Patterning Virtue through Liturgy show art Homily: Patterning Virtue through Liturgy

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1 Corinthians 9:2-12; Matthew 18:23-35.  Fr. Anthony contrasts the way of the world with the Way of Christ, compares the wicked lender with the Passion-bearer Gleb, and encourages us to nurture the Logos within through Liturgy and prayer.  Enjoy the show!

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Homily - Second Anniversary in Waynesville NC show art Homily - Second Anniversary in Waynesville NC

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Fr. Anthony reminds the faithful at Holy Resurrection (Waynesville NC) or who they are, what they have been through, and what they are about.  Unity.  Enjoy the show!

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Homily - A Meandering Mess of  Homily on Something or Other show art Homily - A Meandering Mess of Homily on Something or Other

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1 Corinthians 3:9-17; Matthew 14:22-34.   Here's the text of the homily I was going to give.  Instead of it, I preached on what "the day" has declared in our lives over the last couple of years.  It was partially prompted by recent events in Afghanistan (I worked the Afghanistan situation for several years as an intelligence analyst). +++ Homily – Building a House of GodThe Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 1 Corinthians 3: 9-17; St. Matthew 14: 22-34 A building set on a firm foundation, made well and of the best materials is both more durable and more suiting than one thrown...

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On the Duty of Withholding Sacraments show art On the Duty of Withholding Sacraments

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In this episode, Fr. Anthony and Fr. Harry address the often misunderstood necessity of withholding sacraments.  Framing it as a normal process (beginning with Baptism) allows us to see it less as a political power play or punishment (as the world would have us see it) and more as a valid and necessary part of our life in Christ.  Enjoy the show!

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Homily - Discernment, Disagreement, and Division show art Homily - Discernment, Disagreement, and Division

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1 Corinthians 1:10-18.  How do people dedicated to being One (as God is One) end up being "of" Paul, Apollos, and Cephas?  As we interact and baptize a culture, we are going to disagree about the utility of various symbols, ideas, etc in the local culture.  Disagreements are useful for discernment.  It's when we dogmatize and moralize our differences that they become divisions.  So don't do they (unless our differences really are based on theological or moral necessity; something we rarely judge well).  Enjoy the show!

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Homily on Bearing the Burdens of the Weak can be Sustainable show art Homily on Bearing the Burdens of the Weak can be Sustainable

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Romans 15:1-7.  There is so much need in the world; how can we bear its burden without breaking down?  How does silencing/replacing the ego help solve the problem?   What is the role of Christ in this?  Enjoy the show!

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In this, the first class of the new Liturgical Year (given on the Eve of the Nativity of the Birthgiver of God), Fr. Anthony talks about the need to keep everything, to include Scripture, connected to God through the Church.  He also shares a reflection Fr. Harry Linsenbigler wrote on the Wisdom of Solomon and Autocephaly in Ukraine.