Podcasts

Below are podcasts from St. Vladimir's Seminary faculty and staff.

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December 16, 2014 Bishops - Part 55: 19th Century Clergy in Russia

In his continuing series on bishops and Church organization, Fr. Thomas speaks about various clergy figures from that time. He references the book "My Life"s Journey" the memories of Metropolitan Evlogy,

December 3, 2014 Relax, God is in Control - Final Thoughts

Fr. Thomas Hopko takes one last look at the phrase "Relax, God is in Control" and provides information on additional material he has written and spoke about regarding this general topic. Here is the list:
Abba: The Tradition of Orthodoxy in the West by Met. Kallistos Ware
And from his Speaking the Truth in Love series:
Pain and Suffering
The Wrath of God
The Wrath of God - Part 2
Anger and Wrath in Human Life
On Sadness and Grief in Christian Life
Theological Reflections on Calamity
Does God Play Favorites?
Predestination, Providence, and Prayer
Understanding Evil - 9/11 Remembered
God and the World
Sandy Hook
God and Death

December 3, 2014 Deaconesses

Archpriest Chad Hatfield, the chancellor of St. Vladimir's Seminary, interviews Fr. Lawrence Farley, author of the new St. Vladimir's Seminary Press book Feminism and Tradition: Quiet Reflections on Ordination and Communion, about deaconesses and the true extent of their role in Orthodox Church history. Enter discount code FT20 during checkout to receive a 20% discount on Fr. Farley's book.

November 19, 2014 Primacy in Preparation for the 2016 Great and Holy Council

Well-known theologian, composer, and author Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, Chairman of the Department of External Relations for the Moscow Patriarchate, delivered an academic address at St. Vlad's on November 8, 2014, on the topic of primacy in preparation for the 2016 Great and Holy Council. He was also given an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree.

November 5, 2014 Missions Night 2014

On October 27, 2014, Fr. Nicholas Andruchow from Project Mexico was the Missions Night speaker at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

October 29, 2014 Bishops - Part 54: 19th Century Russia

For the next few podcasts, Fr. Tom will be looking at the important 19th century in Russian Orthodox history. He recommended several books but in particular these three.
The Heart of Russia by Scott M. Kenworthy
The Making of Holy Russia by Fr. John Strickland
Russian Orthodoxy on the Eve of Revolution by Vera Shevzov

October 29, 2014 Orthodox Christian Laity Open Forum

Orthodox Christian Laity hosted an open forum at St. Vlad's on the work of the Episcopal Assembly. Speakers included Alexei Krindatch, Bishop Michael of New York and New Jersey, and Archbishop Nathaniel of the Romanian Episcopate.

October 23, 2014 God Is In Control - Revisited

Fr. Tom returns to the subject of his recent episode "God Is In Control. Yes or No?" He responds to the listener feedback and clarifies his thoughts on the subject.

October 16, 2014 Bishops - Part 53: The Impact of the 19th Century on Clergy and Laity

Last time, Fr. Tom talked about the Ottoman Empire and its demise. Today he reflects on the impact of Turkish rule on Orthodox clergy and laity.

October 8, 2014 From Scroll to Book to Net: The Web of Knowledge

Dean The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, author of academic, popular, and spiritual works, presented the keynote address at this year's Education Day at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Fr. John highlighted the symbiotic relationship between Christianity and books, and described how the development of the internet has changed the way people read.