Below are podcasts from St. Vladimir's Seminary faculty and staff.
|March 24, 2008||
On March 25, exactly 9 months before Nativity, the Church celebrates the Annunciation to the Theotokos that she will be the Mother of God. God's declaration through the angel Gabriel, however, had a contingency attached. Listen to find out what it was.
|March 25, 2008||
As we continue to remember the significance of the Annunciation, Fr. Tom gives a helpful reflection on the Magnificat.
|March 26, 2008||
The Prayer of St. Ephraim
Fr. Thomas examines the Prayer of St. Ephraim and why it is so appropriate for us during Great Lent.
|March 28, 2008||
The Epistle to the Hebrews
Fr. Thomas explains the significance of St. Paul's letter to the Hebrews in our Lenten journey.
|March 29, 2008||
Sunday of the Cross
On the third Sunday of Great Lent, we concentrate on the Cross of Christ, and Fr. Tom helps us understand what it means to take up our cross.
|April 4, 2008||
4th Sunday of Lent - St. John of the Ladder
It is at this point in our Lenten journey that the Church contemplates the instruction of St. John Climacus and his Ladder of Divine Ascent. Fr. Tom takes us step by step through this treasure and makes it practical for us non-monastics!
|April 6, 2008||
St. Tikhon - April 7
On April 7, we remember the repose of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and Apostle to America. Fr. Tom has 3 stories to tell about this venerable Saint.
|April 9, 2008||
The Fifth Sunday of Lent
Fr. Thomas starts with a review of the Gospel reading of Mark for the Fourth Sunday of Lent and transitions to the Fifth Sunday explaining how reigning with our Lord is dependent on suffering with him.
|April 10, 2008||
Great Lent - Week Five (part 2)
Fr. Thomas gives an overview of the services for the 5th week of Great Lent and their final emphasis on penitence and repentance.
|April 11, 2008||
St. Mary of Egypt
Fr. Thomas contrasts the story of the fallen, then raised Mary of Alexandria with that of another Mary - the Theotokos.