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Pluralism, Polarization, and Discernment; the Challenge and Promise of Diversity

OrthoAnalytika

Release Date: 12/21/2020

Homily - On the Pharisee (and the Antiphons and Little Entrance) show art Homily - On the Pharisee (and the Antiphons and Little Entrance)

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In this homily, given on the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, Fr. Anthony continues to take the parish through the Divine Liturgy.  This week he focuses on the Antiphons and the Little Entrance.  Enjoy the show!

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Homily - Respect Others and Yourself (but not for their/your titles) show art Homily - Respect Others and Yourself (but not for their/your titles)

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Homily given of Zacchaeus Sunday (1 Timothy 4:9-15; Luke 19:1-10).  Fr. Anthony offers a meditation on how love is enabled by cutting through the labels and baggage (i.e. there is a reason God is "not a respecter of persons").  Enjoy the show!

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Homily (DL4) - Why we Sing the Divine Liturgy show art Homily (DL4) - Why we Sing the Divine Liturgy

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In this homily, Fr. Anthony continues his series on the Divine Liturgy, offering a meditation on the benefit of singing the Divine Liturgy (the blessed integration of scripture and poetry, music, voices, incarnation, and Eucharist).  Enjoy the show!

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Fr.Daniel Greeson on the Problem of Discernment show art Fr.Daniel Greeson on the Problem of Discernment

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It was a great blessing to talk with Fr. Daniel Greeson about his new AFR blog, "Every Thought Captive" and especially his series on discernment.  Enjoy the show! Here are my notes: Interview with Fr. Daniel Greeson. Rector of St. Anne’s Orthodox Church in Oakridge, TN Podcaster: “In Heaven and On Earth” Editor and Author of the Ancient Faith Ministry Blog; “Every Thought Captive”   Greeting.  Tell us about yourself and how found yourself wearing a cassock and cross. I love your new blog, Every Thought Captive.  In the introductory post, you use aggressive imagery...

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Homily on Kindness (Colossians 3:12-16) show art Homily on Kindness (Colossians 3:12-16)

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Homily on Colossians 3:12-16. Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual...

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Lessons from the Life of St Anthony the Great show art Lessons from the Life of St Anthony the Great

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This is a recording of Fr Anthony's homily on his name day (1/30, old style), given at Holy Resurrection in Waynesville, NC (the last Divine Liturgy in their tiny starter location!).  Enjoy the show!

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Dylan Pahman on Markets, Morality, and Magic the Gathering show art Dylan Pahman on Markets, Morality, and Magic the Gathering

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After some small talk on the pastoral value of wedding planning, Fr. Anthony and Dylan Pahman (Acton Institute) talk about what Magic the Gathering can teach us about markets and morality and about the general need for economic literacy.  For the last half of the show, they talk about the value of markets, liberal democracy, and international trade, and address some of the objections Christians have about them.  Enjoy the show! 

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Homily - DL3 On the Litanies for Peace show art Homily - DL3 On the Litanies for Peace

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Today Fr. Anthony continues his series of homilies on the Divine Liturgy (offered every other week, when he serves in Anderson).  He explains some of the things the Divine Liturgy does for us and why the Great Litany starts out the way it does.  Enjoy the show!

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Homily - Sunday before Theophany show art Homily - Sunday before Theophany

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Fr. Anthony shares thoughts on the meaning of "The Jordan turned back" and its relevance for us today.  Enjoy the show!

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The REAL Conspiracy - and how we took it hook, line, and sinker show art The REAL Conspiracy - and how we took it hook, line, and sinker

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Listen to find out which of the many conspiracies is occupying space in Fr. Anthony’s fool head.  Without it, the other problems (e.g. injustice, riots, elections, presidential narcissism) would have been handled as normal rather than extra-ordinary problems.  We should have seen it coming.  From Fr. Anthony's YouTube Livestream.  Enjoy the show!

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One of the challenges of our present spiritual situation is that our society has settled for something less than truth. This affects the quality of our opinions, policies, and judgments and undermines our ability to live and spread the Gospel. An indicator of the seriousness of this is our growing inability to listen to, learn from, and love people who think differently than we do. In this presentation, I frame the situation as a problem of discernment, compare scientific and Orthodox methods of knowing, and describe how we are failing to use either well. I conclude with a discussion of the critical role diversity plays in discerning truth, showing how the very things that currently divide us can bring us closer to a knowledge of the truth.