Podcasts

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

Datesort icon Episode Podcast Description
February 15, 2012 Realities of Life in Orthodox Christian Mission Churches

Fr. John Parker, the new chairman of the OCA's Department of Evangelization, describes how his parish, Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, went from having a handful of believers to being a lively and growing body of Christ.

February 2, 2012 The Childhood of Jesus

As we celebrate the Feast of the Entry into the Temple of our Lord, Fr. Tom reflects on the childhood of Jesus. What we know, what we don't know, and what we can surmise.

January 31, 2012 Our Great High Priest: The Church Is the New Temple

Dr. Margaret Barker, an independent scholar who has developed an approach to biblical studies now known as "Temple Theology," delivers the Fr. Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary.

January 31, 2012 Our Great High Priest: The Church Is the New Temple

Dr. Margaret Barker, an independent scholar who has developed an approach to biblical studies now known as "Temple Theology," delivers the Fr. Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary.

January 31, 2012 Bishops - Part 27: The 7th Ecumenical Council part 3

Fr. Tom continues his look at the canons of the 7th Ecumenical Council including those that have to do with the books written by the iconoclasts, relics in the altar, and the financial affairs of the Church.

January 13, 2012 Bishops - Part 26: The 7th Ecumenical Council part 2

Fr. Tom is exploring the canons of the 7th Ecumenical Council held in Nicea and today talks about bishops who are appointed by secular heads of state as well as the frequency and nature of the meetings of bishops.

January 3, 2012 Bishops - Part 25: The 7th Ecumenical Council

The Orthodox Church is the Church of the 7 Councils and the 7th one is far more important than some would believe. Learn about the importance of Icons as well as the importance of the Holy Scriptures.

December 27, 2011 Our Use of Words

Fr.Tom asks us to heed the scriptures and use our words carefully. Specifically he identifies several terms that are often incorrectly used in Orthodoxy today.

December 13, 2011 Bishops - Part 24: 8th Century Iconoclasm

An intense and violent period in Church history surrounded the veneration of icons. Learn about those who gave their lives for the preservation of this important physical demonstration of the Incarnation as well as those Bishops who sided with with the iconoclasts and were later identified as heretics.

December 3, 2011 St. Andrew the Apostle

On November 30, we celebrated the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. On that day, Fr. Tom reflected on this great apostle as well as some of the legends that surround him. In particular, he talks about the dubious history of Andrew's alledged founding of the Church in Constantinople.